Please see attached the contest draw for the Ringwood Highland Gathering on Sunday 25 March 2018.
Bands are requested to read and familiarise themselves with the appended notes. Although yet to be confirmed by the promoter, due to the number of band entries, there may be limited parking within the East Ringwood Reserve. The promoter has also advised that there may be access restrictions for vehicles entering and leaving the ground from 10.00am as part of their Traffic Management Plan approved by the local Council.
Bands utilising the new Dual Registration rule are also asked to ensure that they fully understand and comply with this rule, and that the Contest Supervisor is notified in accordance with the rule by both the player’s registered band as well as the “senior” band.
Bands are specifically requested to note the sign in and performance times, and carefully read the appended notes relating to other contest matters, and the assembly of the Finale Massed Band. Massed band tunes are also listed in the appended notes.
PBV also advised bands that at the December 2017 meeting of Branch Council it was moved that entries not received 3 weeks prior to the date of the contest be declined. This is to ensure that promoters have sufficient time to prepare programs and if necessary, adjust the layout of their venues, as well as to ensure PBV can facilitate the required number of officials, and publish the contest draw in a timely manner for the benefit of all bands attending.