News » 21st January 2020

RNZPBA Youth Pipe Band 2020/2021

We are pleased to announce that the youth band programme will recommence this year, under the new name “RNZPBA Youth Pipe Band".

After an unplanned absence last year, we have the programme ready to roll once again and  are pleased to announce that Ali McKenzie from Invercargill will be the Musical Director of this new band. Assisting Ali will be Piping Tutor Davey Welsh from Wellington and Drumming Tutor Davy Clark from Invercargill.

This team of top tutors will lead the new Youth Band into the future with an exciting high performance programme that will incorporate rehearsal weekends, professionally run concerts and attendance at festivals and special events with the prospect of an International Tour next year to either Canada or Scotland.

Applications for auditions are now open, with the application forms available on the RNZPBA Youth Pipe Band page or you can contact Mike Sander directly at education@nzpipebands.org.nz for one to be sent to you. Applications will close on 21st February 2020.

A separate band has been selected to represent our Youth for a performance at the 2020 New Zealand Military Tattoo being held in Palmerston North on 4th April 2020. This band will assemble on 2nd April to prepare for their performance.

All inquiries can be made to Mike Sander at education@nzpipebands.org.nz, or you may phone him on 029 773 1441.