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Band Regrading

The re-grading recommendations from the RNZPBA Grading Advisory Panel after the 2014 National Championships held at Tauranga are:


* Whangarei & County Pipe Band – to go up a grade from G3 to G2
* ILT City of Invercargill Highland Pipe Band  #2 -  to go up a grade from G4A to G3
* City of Sails Pipe Band - to go up a grade from G4A to G3
* Auckland Police Pipe Band  - to go down a grade from G3 to G4A


The Bands have until 30th June 2014 to make a submission, either supporting the recommendation or suggesting they not be re-graded, but they are not obliged to make a submission

Association Directory

RNZPBA, Centre and Band contacts, updated
March 2014.  See the MANAGEMENT page.

RNZPBA Management

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

Tauranga 2014

Results are available on the CONTESTS page

New Appointment

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:

Karen Wilson
Executive Officer – RNZPBA
PO Box 13-211
Christchurch
Ph: 03 302 6882
Email: info@nzpipebands.org.nz

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