Draft Draw - Tauranga 2014
A draft timetable for Tauranga 2014 is available on the CONTESTS page
Enrolments for the 2014 Summer School have CLOSED
RNZPBA, Centre and Band contacts,
November 2013. See the MANAGEMENT page.
Entries for the 2014 NZ Pipe Band Championships in Tauranga have closed.
Newsletter #2 from the 2014 Contest Committee is available for download here as well as the Dispensation for Playing Up form (Rule 4.1.2)
The RNZPBA Management Board congratulates and welcomes Karen Wilson to the position of Executive Officer. Karen and her husband are ex-members of the Christchurch Metropolitan Pipe Band and one of their children plays in the St Andrews College Pipe Band.
Please address correspondence to:
Executive Officer – RNZPBA
PO Box 13-211
Ph: 03 302 6882
The Grading Advisory Committee met after the 2013 National Contest and has made the following grading recommendations:
* City of Invercargill HPB No. 1 - G2 to G1
* Canterbury Caledonian Royal Stewart PB and South Canterbury PB - G3 to G2
* Te Kuiti and Districts PB and the Red Hackle PB - G4a to G3.
* City of Sails PB and Balclutha PB - G4b to G4a
The affected bands have been notified and they, and any other band affected by these recommendations, have until 30 June to make submissions to the Grading Committee.
After 30 June the Grading Committee will decide whether to accept the recommendations of the Advisory Panel.
2015 NZ Pipe Band Championships
At the AGM of the RNZPBA, held Saturday 2nd March 2013, a submission by Celtic Pipe Band was successful in securing the right to run the 2015 NZ Pipe Band Championships in Nelson. Dates will be 13th and 14th of March 2015. Venues will be focused around Trafalgar Park and the Trafalgar Centre
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Foundation Judges funding application
Visit the Pipe Bands Foundation of NZ page for a funding application form, to support Foundation Judges at contests
Visiting Tutor Programme
Applications for the 2012 Visiting Tutor Programme must be submitted by 1 May 2013, using the appropriate application form
Foundation Youth Band Results
Congratulations to the Foudation Youth Band, winning the Grade 3 Australian Pipe Band Championship and the Juvenile competition.
Non-music Judges Guideline
The Non-Muisc judges guideline is available for download here
Foundation Youth Band - 2012/13
Applications for Auditions for the 2012/13 Foundation Youthband are now being called. See the Education page for the application form.
RNZPBA Tutorial Series
The tutorial series prepared by Greg Wilson (Principal - College of Piping) has resumed. The latests and all previous tutorials are available for download here
Band Secretary's Year Planner
The RNZPBA Education Group has prepared this year planner for all band secretaries. If your band has not received your copy, please download from here