The Dundee, Perth and Angus Branch of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association is committed to promoting continual learning and will strive to run courses for its member bands as long as there is interest from the members. If you are interested in attending any of our courses please contact or

RSPBA Outreach Education Courses 2018

This years programme is being hosted by the Dundee, Perth & Angus Branch, we have secured a full programme of training during Autumn 2018, this course is open to all members of all Branches, offering qualifications in Chanter, Bagpipes, Snare, Tenor & Bass.

This course can ultimately lead to an SQA qualification in chanter, piping and snare drumming or PDQB qualification for tenor and bass.

This years courses dates/venues are as follows:-

Day 1 - Introduction
Sunday 23rd September 2018
Glencarse Village Hall, Main Street, Glencarse
Event Time: 10am start with an anticipated finish time of 2pm
Please bring packed lunches and snack/drinks

Days 2 & 3 - Outreach Workshops 1
Saturday and Sunday 6th & 7th October 2018
Craigie High School,Dundee
Event Time: 1015am start with an anticipated finish time of 4pm
Please bring packed lunches and snack/drinks

Days 4 & 5 - Outreach Workshops 2
Saturday & Sunday 17th & 18th November 2018
Lochgelly High School, Lochgelly, Fife
Event Time: 1015am start with an anticipated finish time of 4pm
Please bring packed lunches and snack/drinks

Day 6 - Examinations
Examination Day- Saturday 8th December 2018
Crieff Community Campus, Crieff
Event Time: 930am start with an anticipated finish time of 3pm
Canteen facilities available

Additional Information for Students

these items are all downloadable/printable free of charge

RSPBA Elementary Book 1 - http://www.rspba.org/documents/learning/Elementary.pdf
RSPBA Intermediate Book 2 - http://www.rspba.org/documents/learning/Intermediate.pdf
RSPBA Advanced Book 3 - http://www.rspba.org/documents/learning/Advanced.pdf
PDQB Certificates & Syllabus link- https://www.pdqb.org/certificates-and-syllabus

For copies of downloadable tutor guides and sample exams please goto https://www.pdqb.org/certificates-and-syllabus for the relvant course level.

Branch Dates

18 January 20Vale of Atholl Junior Solos
02 February 20Branch Meeting
29 February 20MacKenzie Caledonian
 Junior Solos
14 March 20RSPBA HQ AGM
15 March 20Branch Meeting
28 March 20For Info - L&B Solos
04 April 20Kingdom Thistle Solos
 incl WSD Qualifer
18 April 20Dundee Full & Mini Band
 and Trios
26 April 20Branch Meeting
17 May 20Dundee
23 May 20British Championships
07 June 20Markinch
13 June 20UK Championships
14 June 20Strathmore
20 June 20Lochore
27 June 20European Championships
04 July 20Thornton
25 July 20Scottish Championships
09 August 20Perth
14 August 20World Championships
15 August 20World Championships
04 October 20Branch Meeting
24 October 20World Solo Drumming
24 October 20Intl Tenor Drumming
01 November 20Annual General Meeting
13 December 20Branch Meeting

Contact Us

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

Telephone:0771 7758 778

For all website news items and updates please also contact branch secretary using the details above

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