Castle Hill / Lithgow Workshop
- 7th of March 2020
The workshop was created because Castle Hill RSL Pipe Band became more involved in competition. On their judging sheets, they kept getting comments such as “pipers not together” or “” pipes and drums not together”. After asking how this could be fixed, it was decided that to actually cover the content it would need to be over a whole day.
Castle Hill then proceed to contact other bands and found out that this was a very common problem. So a workshop was organized to cover all the things needed to make sure people are able to play together. The workshop is about playing as one unit.
The huge task of performing together (all notes at the same time) is overwhelming and this workshop simplifies it!
With the support of Pipe Bands NSW, the workshop was first held in March 2019 and was hugely successful. Everyone that went to that workshop in coming to the one in March 2020. Everyone learned someone new.
Sadly Castle Hill has been unable to compete due to lack of drummers but will be pushing ahead and playing again starting in March 2020. Thanks to this workshop.
Soloists are also strongly encouraged to attend.
2020 Australian Pipe Band Championships
A reminder to bands that the entries for the 2020 4 January 2020, with player registrations needing to be finalized by 19 March 2020. Entries are on-line, please see the following link: https://www.australianpipebandchampionships.com.au/bands-entries
2019 State Cup Solo Winners
State cup points are available over 4 solo contests in NSW; Combined Scottish, Knox, Central Coast and double points for the State Solos at Bellevue Hill. The contest is designed to reward those who have played consistently over multiple contests. Congratulations to the following winners. Trophies will be presented / available at the first solo event in 2020.
D - Iona MacKenzie
C - Ben Guiney
B - Aiden Bestwick
A - Martin Frewen
D - Greg Shaw
C - Matthew Taylor
B - Julian Kelly
A - Norman McComb
D - Lexie Shaw
C - Lexie Shaw
Open - Michael Smith
D - Ryan Zylstra
Open - Clare Adamson
The Scots College Pipes and Drums
Sydney Highland Gathering 2020
Pipe Band Championship
The Scots College
Sunday 15st March 2020
Early bird Band Entries for this event are open online
book here: https://www.trybooking.com/BFWGP