Error in Results Announcement
Many will be aware of an error in announcement of Grade 1 results at the 2014 NZ Pipe Band Championships in Tauranga.
The Royal New Zealand Pipe Band Association unreservedly apologises to the New Zealand Police Pipe Band and the Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band for the error made in the public announcement of the Grade 1 results at the New Zealand Pipe Band Championship Tauranga 2014.
The Royal New Zealand Pipe Bands' Association acknowledges that this error was completely unacceptable.
At the Annual General Meeting of the RNZPBA on Friday 7th March, the following management positions were ratified:
President : Allister Macgregor
Board Members : Iain Blakeley, Penny Wilson
Group Leaders :
Administration and Finance : Murray Venables
Contests : Kerry Marshall
Education : Sherran Hancock
Promotions : Grant Carroll
Publication & Communication : Chris Stevens
See the CONTACTS page for full details
Results are available on the CONTESTS page
RNZPBA, Centre and Band contacts,
November 2013. See the MANAGEMENT page.
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
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
Non-music Judges Guideline
The Non-Muisc judges guideline is available for download here
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