Newsletter #1 from the 2014 Contest Committee is available for download here as well as the Dispensation for Playing Up form (Rule 4.1.2)
RNZPBA, Centre and Band contacts,
May 2013. See the MANAGEMENT page.
Please visit the Education page for the SummerSchool 2014 enrolment form
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.
2013 Mentor Programme
The Mentor Programme for Bands is a new initiative, replacing the Visiting Tutor Programme. See the Education page for an application form, which needs to be completed and lodged with your Centre Secretary by 1 May 2013
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
Timaru 2013 - Results
Grade 1 Champions : Canterbury Caledonian Scty
Grade 2 Champions : City of Invercargill
Grade 3 Champions : South Cantebrury HPB
Grade 4a Champions : Te Kuiti & District
Grade 4b Champions : City of Sails
Juvenile Champions : St Andrew's College A Band
Grade 1 Aggregate
Grade 2 Aggregate
Grade 3 Aggregate
Grade 4a Aggregate
Grade 4b Aggregate
Grade 1 and 2 Street March
Grade 3, 4a and 4b Street March
Drumming - all grades
NZ Pipeband magazine
The November NZ Pipeband magazine is in the post. Lots of great reading once again - thanks Libby.
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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
2014 NZ Pipe Band Championships
RNZPBA is pleased to advise that Tauranga will be the host city for the NZ Pipe Band Championships, on 7-8 March 2014
2011/12 Champion of Champions
Congratulations to the following bands for winning the latest compeition:
Grade 1: Canterbury Caledonian Society Pipe Band
Grade 2: Manawatu Scottish No.2
Grade 3: Canterbury Caledonian Royal Stewarts
Grade 4: Red Hackle Pipe Band
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.
Tauranga 2012 - Results
2012 results are available on the CONTESTS page
Management Plan and Report
The RNZPBA 2011 Annual Report, and 2012 Annual Plan are available for download on the Management page
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.
Contest Rules - 2011
The Contest Rules book has been updated to include the changes following the recent remit round, and can be downloaded from the Management page.
Canterbury Centre - Drumming
Jamie McEwan has prepared a schedule of rules pertaining to Centre Drumming Solo competitions, 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