In the Zoom Where it Happens

Monthly meeting of the Northern Branch including updates, educational activities, and general discussion.


Next meeting: Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 7:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Presenter: Colin Berta
Piobaireachd: The Little Spree
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Mark your calendar and plan to join us for this NEW monthly event!

“In the Zoom Where it Happens” starts soon (see schedule below) and is hosted by the Northern Branch of WUSPBA.

Each month we plan to begin with reminders about upcoming events and contests, discuss great online resources, cover a tune and then just hang out to discuss something fun in the world of piping and drumming.

To start, we’ll focus on WUSPBA’s list of Recommended Piobaireachd for Grade 4 pipers and are grateful for the teachers (listed below) who are volunteering to help navigate us through a tune each month. The featured presenters include piping instructors, adjudicators, and professional competitors from throughout WUSPBA.

We hope to have at least 20-30 minutes at the end of each Zoom session just to hang out since we all miss in-person contests and we miss each other. In January, our hangout topic is going to be “how do you overcome performance jitters? What’s worse, solos or band competition?”

To participate in any of the scheduled sessions below, join the Zoom meeting at the appointed time by clicking this Zoom Link or using the meeting logon information:
Meeting ID: 973 5502 0849
Passcode: 197472

Date Presenter Piobaireachd Recording
Wednesday
January 27, 2021
7:00 p.m.
Rob Boyd Alasdair Dearg MacDonnell of Glengarry’s Lament YouTube
Wednesday
February 24, 2021
7:00 p.m.
Ryan Murray The Boat Tune YouTube
Wednesday
March 31, 2021
7:00 p.m.
Adam Blaine Lady Doyle’s Salute YouTube
Wednesday
April 28, 2021
7:00 p.m.
Glen Thompson The Glen is Mine YouTube
Wednesday
May 26, 2021
7:00 p.m.
Ken Sutherland The Company’s Lament YouTube
Wednesday
June 30, 2021
7:00 p.m.
Justin Celek Lament for the Old Sword YouTube
Wednesday
July 28, 2021
7:00 p.m.
Ryan Balchuck The Field of Gold YouTube
Wednesday
August 25, 2021
7:00 p.m.
Colin Berta The Little Spree  
Wednesday
September 29, 2021
7:00 p.m.
Jack Lee Topic: Solos prep and presentation: from a judge’s perspective  
Wednesday
October 27, 2021
7:00 p.m.
Jamie Cuthill Sir James MacDonald of the Isles Lament  
Wednesday
November 17, 2021
7:00 p.m.
Seumas Coyne Lament for the Rowan Tree  
Wednesday
December 15, 2021
7:00 p.m.
Bruce Hitchings Cabar Feidh Gu Brath