PBV Annual General Meeting & October Council Meetings

The Annual General Meetings and October Council meetings of both the VHPBA and Pipe Bands Victoria will be held at the Maroondah Sports Club, Corner Mt Dandenong and Dublin Roads, Ringwood East on Sunday 15th October, 2017.

All members are invited to attend. The AGM will commence at 11:00am followed by a short lunch break. Council meetings will commence from 1:00pm.

Please find attached the agenda and reports for the AGM, and agenda for the Council meetings.

A full agenda with meeting times and relevant reports is available to members from the Secretary upon request.

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Vale Cyril (Syd) Bell

It is with deep regret we advise the sad passing of Cyril (Sid) Bell. The father of drummer and adjudicator Ian Bell, Sid was an enthusiastic drumming tutor in several bands and was responsible for teaching and inspiring some of todays teachers including several on the current PBV Drumming Panel.

Our deepest condolences to Ian and the Bell family.

Funeral details:

BELL. A Service Celebrating the Life of Mr Cyril Bell will be held at the Le Pine Ferntree Gully Chapel,
1096 Burwood Hwy (cnr Brenock Park Dr) Ferntree Gully on THURSDAY (Oct. 5, 2017) commencing at 10.00 a. m.
Private Cremation No flowers by request, donations to Peter MacCallum Cancer Research would be appreciated.
Envelopes will be available at the Chapel.

Posted in Immediate, Uncategorized

Matt Fraser’s Interesting People | interview with Bob Semple OAM BEM

Recent advice has been received of a fascinating interview with Pipe Bands Australia Chieftain, RJK “Bob” Semple OAM BEM.

For those interested in Bob’s story, the following link is to an interview conducted earlier this year. Matt Fraser’s Interesting People is an online podcast, and in this interview, Bob tells the story of his life dating back to his early days as a WWII war veteran.

The link is https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/matt-frasers-interesting-people/id1224880545?mt=2

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Results from Victorian Solo Drumming Championships

Congratulations to all who competed at the recent Victorian Solo Drumming Championships.

We thank Scotch College for their assistance in promoting this event, all who competed for their support.

Full results can be downloaded from solodrumming.info

Posted in Contests

Victorian Solo Drumming Championships | Order of Play

Please see attached the Order of Play for the upcoming Victorian Solo Drumming Championships to be held this Saturday 2 September 2017 at Scotch College. Morrison Street, Hawthorn. The competition performances commence from 12:30pm, but preparation rooms will be available prior.

Posted in Contests, Immediate

Pipe Bands Australia | Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Pipe Bands Australia Inc. will be held Saturday 16 September 2017 at Mantra Tullamarine Hotel, 2-12 Trade Park Drive, Tullamarine, 3043 commencing from 10:00am. All members are welcome to attend.

Following conclusion of the AGM, Pipe Bands Australia National Council and members who registered to attend will continue with the biennial national conference.

Please direct all enquiries including requests for any updates to the AGM agenda directly to the PBA Secretary, Steve Patterson at ua.mo1508226754c.nav1508226754ired@1508226754abp1508226754

Note: This is the National AGM and is not to be confused with the VHPBA & Pipe Bands Victoria AGM to be held on Sunday 15 October 2017.

Posted in APBA News, Meetings

PBV Annual General Meeting 2017

The Annual General Meetings and October Council meetings of both the VHPBA and Pipe Bands Victoria will be held at the Maroondah Sports Club, Corner Mt Dandenong and Dublin Roads, Ringwood East on Sunday 15th October, 2017.

All members are invited to attend. The AGM will commence at 11:00am followed by a short lunch break. Council meetings will commence from 1:00pm.

Formal meeting notices, proxy and nomination forms are attached below.

A full agenda with meeting times and relevant reports will be circulated prior to the meeting.

Posted in Meetings, Vic Branch news

Victorian Solo Drumming Championships

The Victorian Solo Drumming Championships will be held Saturday 2 September 2017 at Scotch College, Melbourne (venue to be confirmed).

For further information and entry forms, please visit solo drumming.info

Enquiries can be sent via completing the information request form at solo drumming.info, or emailing the Pipe Bands Victoria Secretary at secretary@pipebandsvic.com

Posted in Contests, Vic Branch news

2017 Drum Majors Practical Workshops

Pipe Bands Victoria is offering a 2017 practical series of workshops for Drum Majors. Conducted over two sessions, the workshops will be conducted at the Ambulance Victoria Training Room, corner of Brady and Boundary Street, South Melbourne.

Session 1: Sunday 17 September 2017: 10am to 3pm

Session2: Sunday 22 October 2017: 10am to 3pm

For those intending to attend, please return attached form with your registration details.

Posted in Events, Vic Branch news

PBV June Meetings (Updated 15/6/17)

Please see attached the updated meeting agenda with several attachments for College, State and Branch Council meetings to be held on Sunday 18 June 2017 at the Maroondah Sports Club, Mt Dandenong Road, Ringwood East.

Times are as follows:

• Music Board Panel Meetings (Piping, Drumming, Rules and Admin, Dress and Drill) from 10:00am

• College Meeting from 11:00am

• Lunch Break 12:30-1:30

• State and Branch Council Meetings commence from 1:30pm.

Apologies may be recorded with the Secretary, Ross Connolly via phone or email

Panel meetings for adjudicators, if required, will be coordinated by the relevant Vice Principal. If adjudicators require further information regarding individual panel meetings, please contact your Vice Principal.

Further information including previous minutes and other reports has been distributed today to Councillors. Members wishing to attend the State and Branch Council meetings are most welcome, and a copy of minutes and other information is available upon request from the Secretary.

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