Learning

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

20 January 18Vale of Atholl Junior Solos
24 February 18MacKenzie Caledonian
 Junior Solos
04 February 18Branch Meeting
11 March 18Branch Meeting
10 March 18Kingdom Thistle Solos
21 April 18Mini Bands and Trios
28 April 18Strathmore Solos
29 April 18Branch Meeting
13 May 18Dundee
20 May 18British Championships
03 June 18Markinch
16 June 18UK Championships
10 June 18Strathmore
23 June 18Lochore
30 June 18European Championships
28 July 18Scottish Championships
10 August 18World Championships
11 August 18World Championships
12 August 18Perth
08 September 18Pitlochry
20 October 18World Solo Drumming
07 October 18Branch Meeting
04 November 18Annual General Meeting
02 December 18Branch Meeting

Contact Us

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

Telephone:0771 7758 778
E-mail:

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


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