Glengarries Optional for Bands at Pleasanton!

Due to the extreme temperatures expected this weekend, the WUSPBA rule requiring “head dress” as part of the uniform for competing bands has been waived for Pleasanton this weekend. It will be up to the leadership of each band whether they would like to wear hats or not.

2016 WUSPBA AGM Report

A few major highlights from this year’s WUSPBA AGM in Park City, Utah:

1) The following WUSPBA bands have been upgraded for 2017:

Las Vegas Pipe Band – upgraded to Grade 4
Prince Charles Pipe Band 5 – upgraded to Grade 4
Phoenix Pipe Band – upgraded to Grade 3
Cameron Highlanders 3 – upgraded to Grade 2

2) The Southern Branch has been split into two branches: the Southern California Branch and the Desert Branch, a new branch that encompasses all of Arizona and the Las Vegas area of Nevada.

3) Drum Major competitions are now organized into three (3) grades: Adult Open, Adult Intermediate, and Juvenile.

4) Solo Tenor drumming is now organized into three (3) grades: Open, Intermediate, and Novice.

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Davidson Scottish Arts Academy California Summer Session

Study piping or drumming in the Bay Area this summer!

The Davidson Scottish Arts Academy is in its inaugural year and will be holding a week-long session at Cal Maritime in Vallejo, June 24 – July 1. Instructors are Pipe Major Brian Donaldson and Donald McBride for piping, and Andrew Hoinacki for drumming.

For more information, visit the Davidson Summer Sessions webpage or their California Session Facebook event.