Hurry up and come along to conference 1st September Brentwood Hotel in Wellington. There will be lots of information. All our Group Leaders will be speaking and we have three new ones Libby (Promotions), Bryce (Centres) and Scott (Finance) plus Kerry (Contests), Sheran (Education) and Chris (Publications and Comms) all have lots to offer. We will be giving you some good information about how to apply for grants to help finance your bands, some travel initiatives we are looking at to help your bands get to contests, remit discussions, our contest/rules review outcomes, noise control, speaking about how our grading process works, updates from the organisers of the 2019 contest in Dunedin and 2020 contest in Invercargill. Foundation meeting plus you can table some general items. You will hear some great things, you can offer input into our pipe band world, meet great people and all finished by 4.00 pm. Then you can go to our inaugural RNZPBA drumming Championships at night, at Scots College, (which will be live-streamed too), adjudicated by Joe Noble from Scotland. So if you are in the pipe band world you really should have somebody at conference. Accommodation is tight in Wellington (must be because of our conference) but you will find somewhere for sure. Register with our Executive Officer Penny Wilson; its not too late. See you there!