Bendigo Scots Day Out Results

Please see attached the results from the 2019 Bendigo Scots Day Out held on Saturday 2 March at Rosalind Park, Bendigo.

The Geelong Contest and Victorian Championships 2019 Draw

 

Bendigo SDO Contest Draw – Mark 5 Update

Please see attached the Mark 5 version of the contest draw for the Bendigo Scots Day Out on Saturday 2 March 2019.

This draw has been significantly amended to comply with the weather policy requirements in place by the promoter.

Bands and Band Representatives are 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. This version supersedes all previously published versions of the contest draw and order of play.

Particular attention is drawn to requirements for parking due to new strict controls imposed by City of Greater Bendigo.

We look forward to seeing you all at Bendigo.

SWCPDD 2019 – Warrnambool April 13, 14 & 15

On behalf of Warrnambool Pipe Band, please find attached the enrolment forms for the 2019 South West Coast Piper Drummer Dancer Workshops. We note that there are three registration forms as follows:
• Pipers and Drummers
• Drum Majors
• Highland Dancers
The workshops this year will be on Saturday 13, Sunday 14 and Monday 15 April and again feature a terrific line up of local and international tutors. A copy of a flyer listing some key tutors is also attached. As the band finalises details and enrolments, more tutors will be added as needed to cater for student numbers.
For the first time, the workshop is welcoming Jake Jorgensen from Scotland as one of the lead drumming tutors. Jake is one of the world’s top drummers, leads the Scottish Power Drum Corps, and is a regular in the World Solo Drumming Championships.
Noted composer Terry Tully, a former World Champion Pipe Major and still current musician with St Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band is welcomed back with the assistance of the VPA.
Also featuring in the piping list is current Gold Medallist, Stuart Easton from New Zealand.
The workshop also has an exciting highland dancing program on offer, with noted South African instructor Pat Gush returning, this time accompanied by her son Andrew. We are also fortunate to have Shelley Easton from New Zealand as part of the teaching faculty, and these international dancing instructors, accompanied by local instructors add a different dimension to the dancing faculty.
A marching program directed for Drum Majors and other interested persons is also again on offer.
Further enquiries can be directed via email to moc.d1558907165uolci1558907165@ddpc1558907165ws1558907165

Victorian Pipe Band Championships Contest Draw (Geelong)

Please see attached the Mark 2 version of the contest draw for the Victorian Pipe Band Championships to be held at Geelong on Sunday 17 March 2019.

Bands and Band Representatives are 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.

Particular attention is drawn to requirements for parking and access to the new venue at Osborne Park in North Geelong. This follows recent advice from the promoter that the former venue is undergoing renovations and was no longer available.

We look forward to seeing you all at the Championships.

Ballarat Highland Gathering Results

Please see attached the results from the 2019 Ballarat Highland Gathering held yesterday at Victoria Park, Ballarat.

Change of Venue | Geelong Highland Gathering 2019

Due to unexpected delays in the renovations at Goldsworthy Oval Corio, the Geelong Highland Gathering have advised Pipe Bands Victoria that they have had to move the Victorian Pipe Band Championships another venue. The Geelong Highland Committee were only advised yesterday, therefore the change of venue is outside their control.

The Victorian Pipe Band Championships will now be held at:

OSBORNE PARK

SWINBURNE STREET

NORTH GEELONG.

(please see link to map in the calendar under upcoming events)

The Gathering committee knew that Goldsworthy oval was being renovated and were told it would be ready.  Yesterday at a site walk through with the contractor and council, it was obvious that it would not be good enough for pipe bands to march on. This presented a safety issue for bands and all other participants. Pipe Bands Victoria will continue to publish information as and when it is provided by the promoter.

Members are encouraged to visit the Geelong Highland Gathering website at geelonghighlandgathering.org.au for further information.

2019 Solo Drumming Season

Entries are now open for the Pipe Bands Victoria 2019 solo drumming season. All entries are to be submitted and paid online. For the contest dates, music requirements and entry links visit our solo drumming website solo drumming.info

Ballarat Contest Draw (Updated)

Please see attached the updated Mark II version of the contest draw for the Ballarat Highland Gathering on 24 February 2019.

This versions reflects some amendments to timings for Grade 3 and Novice A and also includes:

  • City of Melbourne No 2 in Grade 4 – original draw had time break but not the Melbourne line
  • Late entry from Watsonia RSL

Bands and Band Representatives are 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.

Band Contest Entries 2018-2019 (Updated)

Contest Entries for the coming 2018-2019 contest season remain open for Bendigo, Geelong and Ringwood. Late entries for Ballarat are about to close.

The electronic entry form is attached in PDF format. This can be completed, saved and returned via email, or alternatively, printed and returned via post.

If you are unable to insert a photo of your band uniform on the Uniform Register page, please attach as a separate photo file with your form. If you have trouble opening the pdf form, right click with your mouse and download to your computer.

Payment MUST be made online via the Try Booking web portal. A small additional administration fee is applicable to each transaction. Below are links to contest entry pages for each band contest and the Drum Major Solo contests:

Ballarat https://www.trybooking.com/VMLF

Bendigo https://www.trybooking.com/VQZN

Geelong https://www.trybooking.com/VQZQ

Ringwood https://www.trybooking.com/VRAF

 

DM solo https://www.trybooking.com/VQZX

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