Alex Dingwall | 1921 - 2016

Posted on 29th November 2016 by Nicola Liddell | Branch Web Liason

Alex Dingwall

It is with great sadness that we have to let you all know that Alex Dingwall (Base Drummer and member of Perth and District Pipe Band for over 82 years!) who was the grand old age of 95, passed away peacefully on the afternoon of 27th November at home. Alex Dingwall, affectionately known as “Old Alec”, was the only member of the band holding honorary membership as well as Life Member of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Alex Dingwall’s funeral will be held on Tuesday 6th December at 11:30 Perth Crematorium. It is very much hoped there will be a good turnout from the Branch band community and all those who knew him, to pay their last respects and as a show-of-support for Alex and his family.

Our most sincere condolences are extended to his wife Maimie and family, he will be sorely missed.

Alistair Duthie - Pipe Major, Perth and District Pipe Band

A bio of Alex can be read here

Nicola Liddell
Branch Committee

Branch Solo | Results

Posted on 25th November 2016 by Nicola Liddell | Branch Web Liason

The branch solos took place on 19th November at Craigie High School, Dundee. The top 3 in each event were as follow:

EVENT 1 - CHANTER
1 Baris Sungurtas - City Of Brechin
2 Hamish Hutchinson - Perth & District
3 James Henderson - Alyth & District

EVENT 2 - 13 YEARS & UNDER NOVICE PIPING
1 Fraser Robson - MacKenzie Caledonian NJ
2 Andrew Symington - Edradour Pitlochry & Blair Atholl
3 Milly Fox - Kelty & Blairadam

EVENT 3 - 14/18 YEARS NOVICE PIPING
1 Brandon MacDonald - Kelty & Blairadam
2 Lewis Duncan - Perth & District
3 Scott Barr - Kelty & Blairadam

EVENT 4 - 18 YEARS & UNDER MARCH
1 Lewis Duncan - Perth & District
2 Isla Broadbent - Kelty & Blairadam
3 Archie McNab - Vale Of Atholl

EVENT 5 - OVER 18 YEARS MARCH
1 Ross Inglis - Dundee City Pipe Band

EVENT 6 - 18 YEARS & UNDER MSR
1 Jordan Ednie - MacKenzie Caledonian
2 Owen Sweeney - MacKenzie Caledonian
3 John Cumming - Kelty & Blairadam

EVENT 7 - OVER 18 YEARS MSR
1 Graham Mulholland - Vale Of Atholl
2 Struan Moffat - Carnoustie & District

EVENT 8 - 18 YEARS & UNDER JIG
1 Jordan Ednie - MacKenzie Caledonian
2 Brogan Townsley - Perth & District
3 Owen Sweeney - MacKenzie Caledonian

EVENT 9 - OVER 18 YEARS JIG
1 Graham Mulholland - Vale Of Atholl
2 Craig Black - City Of Brechin

EVENT 10 - DRUMMING ON PAD
1 Lewis Wilson - Vale Of Atholl
2 Bayley Cudworth - Edradour Pitlochry & Blair Atholl
3 Ben Lackie - Vale Of Atholl

EVENT 11 - 13 YEARS & UNDER NOVICE DRUMMING
1 Tommi McAndrew MacKenzie Caledonian NJ
2 Dana Liddell Perth & District
3 Gregor Cumming Edradour Pitlochry & Blair Atholl

EVENT 12 - 14/18 YEARS NOVICE DRUMMING
1 Caitlin Mann- MacKenzie Caledonian NJ
2 David Edmeades - Vale Of Atholl
3 Blair Stephens - Coupar Angus Burgh

EVENT 13 - 18 YEARS & UNDER MARCH
1 David Edmeades - Vale Of Atholl
2 Caitlin Mann - MacKenzie Caledonian NJ
3 Erinne Black - City Of Brechin

EVENT 14 - OVER 18 YEARS MARCH
No Entries

EVENT 15 - 18 YEARS & UNDER MSR
1 Scott Coyle - Vale Of Atholl
2 Fraser Nicholson - MacKenzie Caledonian

EVENT 16 - OVER 18 YEARS MSR
1 Grant Edwards - City Of Discovery
2 Rory Duncan - Vale Of Atholl
3 Scott Coyle - Vale Of Atholl

EVENT 17 - NOVICE TENOR DRUMMING
1 Mathew Hunter - 6th/8th Dundee Boys Brigade
2 Millie Beeson - Kelty & Blairadam
3 Tamasyn McAndrew- MacKenzie Caledonian NJ

EVENT 18 - TENOR DRUMMING MARCH
1 Jasmine Rapson - Kelty & Blairadam
2 Cameron Pirie - Alyth & District
3 Logan Shanto - Vale Of Atholl

EVENT 19 - TENOR DRUMMING MSR
1 Aaron Bryce - MacKenzie Caledonian
2 Drew Brady - City Of Discovery
3 Amy Hart - Carnoustie & District

EVENT 20 - World Solo Drumming Qualifying
1 Steven Nelson - Spirit Of Scotland
2 Grant Edwards - City Of Discovery

Nicola Liddell
Branch Committee

2017 World Solo Drumming | Qualifier

Posted on 7th October 2016 by Nicola Liddell | Branch Web Liason

The RSPBA Dundee, Perth & Angus Branch are pleased to announce that they will again be hosting an Adult MSR qualifying competition for the 2017 World Solo Drumming Championships.

Two qualifying places will be awarded at the event for the Semi-finals of the 2017 Adult World Solo Drumming Competition.

This qualifying competition will be an RSPBA Event and is open to all adult competitors who meet the required criteria for the Adult World Solo Drumming.

The qualifying competition will take place as part of the Dundee, Perth & Angus Branch Solo Competitions on Saturday 19th November 2016 in Craigie High School, Garnet Terrace, Dundee DD4 7QD.

See entry form. Can you please return completed entries no later than Friday 11th November.

Late entries will not be accepted.

Nicola Liddell
Branch Committee

City of Brechin | Solo Piping and Drumming

Posted on 26th September 2016 by Nicola Liddell | Branch Web Liason

Please find enclosed the City Of Brechin Pipe Band Piping and Drumming Solos Competition which will be held on Saturday 15th October at Community Campus, Brechin

Closing date for entries is Saturday 8th October

Link to Piping Entry Form | Link to Drumming Entry Form

Nicola Liddell
Branch Committee

Crieff High School | Contest Cancelled

Posted on 26th August 2016 by Nicola Liddell | Branch Web Liason

Apologies for the very late notice but the contest at Crieff High School scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday 27th August has been cancelled.

Nicola Liddell
Branch Committee

Lathallan Schools | Mini Highland Games

Posted on 24th August 2016 by Nicola Liddell | Branch Web Liason

Lathallan School Highland Games will be held again this year at Lathallan School near Johnshaven. There will be piping and drumming competitions at the games and we would like to invite pupils from your school or pipe band to enter.

The games will be held on 17th September 2016 in Lathallan school grounds with a host of traditional highland games events and various stalls and entertainment throughout the afternoon. The games officially start at 2:00 pm, with the registration for pipers and drummers at 12:00 – 1:00 pm, with the piping and drumming competitions starting at 1:15pm. Prize giving will be approximately 5:00 pm. Entries will no longer be accepted on the field. To help with planning and to ensure you are included in the draw for each contest I would encourage you to send your entries (along with payment) as early as possible, and at the latest by 1st September 2016 to Melanie Cassidy, Pipe Band Manager, to the address above, on the attached entry form.

Entry fee is £3 and cheques should be made payable to "Lathallan School Pipe Band".

Competitors may only enter one category from each of the drumming and piping sections as follows – except if playing up into MSR category.

Drumming
01. Drumming - Pads - 2 parted March - Age 12 and under on day of contest
02. Drumming – Snare Drum - 2 parted March - Age 12 and under on day of contest
03. Drumming – Snare Drum - 4 parted March - Age 16 and under on day of contest
04. Drumming – Snare Drum - March, Strathspey & Reel (Min 2 parts of each) - Age 17 and under on day of contest (Open to all competitors to play up)
05. Drumming – Tenor Drum - Any March - Age 17 and under on day of contest

Piping
06. Chanter - Scale, exercise and any Part of a tune - Age 10 and under on day of contest
07. Chanter - 2 parted March - Age 10 and under on day of contest
08. Chanter - Slow air plus 2 parted March - Age 13 and under on day of contest
09. Novice Bagpipes - Any tune - Age 13 and under on day of contest
10. Bagpipes - Slow air plus 2 parted March - Age 13 and under on day of contest
11. Bagpipes - Slow air plus 4 parted March - Age 16 and under on day of contest
12. Bagpipes - March, Strathspey & Reel (Min 2 parts of each) - Age 18 and under on day of contest (Open to all competitors to play up)

Piping and Drumming
13. Dress and Deportment - All competitors will automatically be entered.

Notes:
6 is intended for children who have just started playing the chanter
7, 8 are intended for pipers who are not yet fully competent on the bagpipe
9 is for pipers who have been playing the bagpipe for less than a year
1 is intended for children who have not yet progressed to playing on a drum
1, 2, 3 & 4 - A piper may accompany the drummer and you are responsible for bringing your own piper.
4 & 12 are open to all competitors to “play up” if time so allows after Age 18 & Under entries are counted.

All performances are to be played from memory, no sheet music to be used.

There will be a massed pipe band at 4.50PM, which we expect all participants to take part in

If you could please complete the attached entry form and send it marked for my attention to the above address. Please feel free to copy this letter as often as you need.

For any further queries please contact Melanie Cassidy – melaniecassidy@me.com 07850343599

Link to Entry Form

Nicola Liddell
Branch Committee

Kinross and District | Piping Tutor Required

Posted on 29th July 2016 by Nicola Liddell | Branch Web Liason

Kinross & District Pipe Band require a piping tutor to teach junior members. The band meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Kinross but can arrange that junior members meet on another evening to suit a tutor.

For further details please contact Kathleen Mitchell via email or mobile 07818 532 091

Nicola Liddell
Branch Committee

Crieff Event | Solos Added

Posted on 25th July 2016 by Nicola Liddell | Branch Web Liason

The branch has taken the decision to add solo piping, solo drumming and solo tenor drumming to the Crieff High School event on August 27th

We have compiled a pack of entry forms for all solo events.

Please note: That we will not be taking online payments for the solos, the entry forms include payment details which will be by traditional cheque methods.

Nicola Liddell
Branch Committee

Perth Pipe Band Event | Cancelled

Posted on 25th July 2016 by Nicola Liddell | Branch Web Liason

Please note that the pipe band contest at Perth Games on 14th August 2016 has been cancelled.

The Highland Games event will continue as normal.

Nicola Liddell
Branch Committee

Thornton Contest on Saturday 2nd July | Cancelled

Posted on 30th June 2016 by Nicola Liddell | Branch Web Liason

Please note that the pipe band contest at Thornton on Saturday 2nd July has been cancelled.

The highland games events will continue as normal.

Nicola Liddell
Branch Committee

Important Information from Ian Embelton | RSBPA Chief Executive

Posted on 10th April 2016 by Nicola Liddell | Branch Web Liason

Please remember that all trophies must be returned One Month prior to the contest date. This is the requirement as per the Association’s Constitution and Rules.

We would be obliged therefore if the various trophies were returned as follows:

Major Championship Trophies
BRITISH (Paisley) - Return By 15th April 2016
UK (Belfast) - Return By 13th May 2016
EUROPEAN (Forres) - Return By 20th May 2016
SCOTTISH (Dumbarton) - Return By 24th June 2016
WORLD (Glasgow Green) - Return By 8th July 2016

All other trophies must be returned to the Local Contest promoter or Branch.

All returned trophies have to be examined and refurbished or repaired accordingly. This requires a period of at least four weeks. Your cooperation therefore will be greatly appreciated and I would point out that the Major trophies can be returned by any of the following methods:

  • At the RSPBA AGM on Saturday 12th March 2016.
  • Sent to RSPBA Headquarters
  • Handed in at the Trophy Return Point/Registration tent. These will be at all Major Contests (applicable from first Major Championship)

Ian Embelton
Chief Executive

Branch Events | Spectator Entry Fees

Posted on 3rd March 2016 by Nicola Liddell | Branch Web Liason

We kindly remind everyone that spectators attending branch competitions will be asked to pay a nominal entry fee on arrival. Details on specific costs are noted in the contest information shown on the relevant branch calendar entry however concessionary discounts for senior citizens and children are usually available.

Thank you

Nicola Liddell
Branch Web Liaison

Kingdom Thistle Solos | Entry Details

Posted on 3rd February 2016 by Nicola Liddell | Branch Web Liason

For any of our branch members looking to enter the Kingdom Thistle solos on Saturday 26th March you can download an contest rules and an entry form by clicking here.

Entries and payment should be returned directly to event organiser Paul Brown and the closing date for entries is Monday 14th March 2016.

Nicola Liddell
Branch Web Liaison

Online Competition Entries | GO LIVE

Posted on 23rd January 2016 by Nicola Liddell | Branch Web Liason

With immediate effect, all bands entering competitions within the Dundee, Perth & Angus Branch are required to register and pay for all contests during 2016 online via the Branch website. Events will include all indoor and outdoor contests including Drum Major competitions. Please note entry is available online only replacing all paper submissions. This is another welcome addition to the newly updated Branch website.

What do I need to do to enter?
You can go directly to www.rspba-dpa.org/entries or click on the Online Entries link in the menu.

When you are ready to register your entry/entries for the relevant contests, please go to the ONLINE ENTRIES tab on the top header of the Branch website, or by selecting the relevant link.

Following selection, you will have the opportunity to review events entered and make any changes accordingly. On confirming, you will then be directed to make your payment via the secure Paypal link; anyone with a bank card will be able to make payments. Thereafter you will receive an automatic email confirmation summarising events entered together with the total amount paid to retain for your records.

The form itself is presented in a user-friendly format; you simply locate your band and select the ‘register’ icon. A clear summary of all grades and playing requirements as well as relevant fees applicable are shown. You will notice that data for your band is automatically populated within fields, again to facilitate the easy registration process. All branch bands are listed however any RSPBA registered band can be found by entering any part of the Band name into the “Find Bands” search field.

It is worth highlighting that any outstanding annual Branch levy will be automatically added to the shopping cart before check out. To celebrate the launch of ONLINE REGISTRATIONS, all Branch bands are being offered an incentive of receiving free Branch levy for 2017 if entering and playing at 6 outdoor Branch contests in 2016.

The branch committee are delighted to release this new facility which we hope you will agree is efficient and instrumental in helping to raise the forward-thinking profile of the Branch. On behalf of myself and the committee, I would like to express sincere thanks once again to Jason Lafferty of Scotia Web Design for his invaluable work and ongoing assistance.

Any queries should be directed to Nicola, our Branch Web Liaison via

Nicola Liddell
Branch Web Liaison

Vale of Atholl Juvenile Contest | RESULTS

Posted on 22nd January 2016 by Nicola Liddell | Branch Web Liason

The annual Vale of Atholl Junior Solo Competition was held on 16th January at Pitlochry High School.

Pictured immediately below are the morning prize winners with Chairman Angus Clarke on the left and Gillie McNab (competition organiser) on the right. Pictured at the bottom of the news item are the afternoon winners.


Event 1
1. Brogan Townsley, Perth
2. Archie Clark, Crieff

Event 2
1. Jordan Ednie, Monifieth
2. Cameron Weir, Dundee
3. Cameron Bullard, Glenalmond

Event 3
1. Archie McNab, Methven
2. Jason Townsley, Bankfoot
3. Brogan Townsley, Perth

Event 4
1. Douglas Mair, Kinross
2. Owen Sweeney, Carnoustie
3. Cameron Weir, Dundee

Event 5
1. Brogan Townsley, Perth
2. Jack Liddle, Perth

Event 6
1. Douglas Mair, Kinross
2. Cameron Weir, Dundee
3. Jordan Ednie, Monifieth

Event 7
1._Cailem Townsley, Perth
2. Annabel Charlton, Pitlochry
3. Eilidh Jarrett, Boarhills

Event 8
1. Darragh Gray, Pitlochry
2. Lucy Jamieson, Abernethy
3. = Henry Farron, Blair Atholl
3. = Tommy Mulholland, Kinnaird

Event 9
1. Jamie Sinclair, Dundee
2. Fraser Cumming, Pitlessie
3. Ellie Cudworth, Pitlochry

Event 10
1. Duncan Kilpatrick, Crieff
2. Roddy Kilpatrick, Crieff
3. Cameron Stewart, Crieff

Event 11
1. Jason Townsley, Bankfoot
2. Archie McNab, Methven
3. Max Crawford, Kinross

Event 12a
1. Gregor Cumming, Pitlessie
2. Jamie Wilson, Perth
3. Chloe Moodie, Perth

Event 12b
1. Ava Peacock, Crieff
2. David Edmeades, Scone
3. John Dexter, Pitlochry

Event 13
1. Ewan McDonald, Crieff
2. Ava Peacock, Crieff
3. Tommi McAndrew, Laurencekirk

Event 14
1. Ewan McDonald, Crieff
2. Fiona Downie, Pitlochry
3. Tommi McAndrew, Laurencekirk

Event 15
1. Chloe Taylor, Pitlochry
2. Cameron Bell, Dundee

Event 16
1. Logan Shanto, Madderty
2. Elsie Cheyne, Pitlochry

Event 17
1. Shelley Ferguson, Aberfeldy
2. Logan Shanto, Madderty
3. Elsie Cheyne, Pitlochry

Event 18
1. Cameron Sinclair, Scone
2. Aaron Bryce, Perth

Pictured below are the afternoon winners.

Nicola Liddell
Branch Web Liaison

Page 1 of 2 2016 News 2015 Archive

Branch Dates

21 January 17Vale of Atholl Junior Solos
08 April 17Kingdom Thistle Solos
22 April 17Mini Bands and Trios
29 April 17Strathmore Solos
14 May 17Dundee (Proposed Event)
20 May 17British Championships
04 June 17Markinch
10 June 17UK Championships
11 June 17Strathmore
17 June 17Lochore
24 June 17European Championships
01 July 17Thornton
29 July 17Scottish Championships
05 August 17Crieff High School
11 August 17World Championships
12 August 17World Championships
13 August 17Perth
09 September 17Pitlochry
16 September 17Brechin Solos
21 October 17World Solo Drumming
18 November 17Branch Solos

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For all competition entries and registrations please contact branch secretary Gary Mair

Address: 7 Lathro Lane
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