Learning

The Dundee, Perth and Angus Branch of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association is committed to promoting continual learning and will strive to run courses for its member bands as long as there is interest from the members. If you are interested in attending any of our courses please contact or

RSPBA Outreach Education Courses 2018

This years programme is being hosted by the Dundee, Perth & Angus Branch, we have secured a full programme of training during Autumn 2018, this course is open to all members of all Branches, offering qualifications in Chanter, Bagpipes, Snare, Tenor & Bass.

This course can ultimately lead to an SQA qualification in chanter, piping and snare drumming or PDQB qualification for tenor and bass.

This years courses dates/venues are as follows:-

Day 1 - Introduction
Sunday 23rd September 2018
Glencarse Village Hall, Main Street, Glencarse
Event Time: 10am start with an anticipated finish time of 2pm
Please bring packed lunches and snack/drinks

Days 2 & 3 - Outreach Workshops 1
Saturday and Sunday 6th & 7th October 2018
Craigie High School,Dundee
Event Time: 1015am start with an anticipated finish time of 4pm
Please bring packed lunches and snack/drinks

Days 4 & 5 - Outreach Workshops 2
Saturday & Sunday 17th & 18th November 2018
Lochgelly High School, Lochgelly, Fife
Event Time: 1015am start with an anticipated finish time of 4pm
Please bring packed lunches and snack/drinks

Day 6 - Examinations
Examination Day- Saturday 8th December 2018
Crieff Community Campus, Crieff
Event Time: 930am start with an anticipated finish time of 3pm
Canteen facilities available

Additional Information for Students

these items are all downloadable/printable free of charge

RSPBA Elementary Book 1 - http://www.rspba.org/documents/learning/Elementary.pdf
RSPBA Intermediate Book 2 - http://www.rspba.org/documents/learning/Intermediate.pdf
RSPBA Advanced Book 3 - http://www.rspba.org/documents/learning/Advanced.pdf
PDQB Certificates & Syllabus link- https://www.pdqb.org/certificates-and-syllabus

For copies of downloadable tutor guides and sample exams please goto https://www.pdqb.org/certificates-and-syllabus for the relvant course level.

Branch Dates

19 January 19Vale of Atholl Junior Solos
03 February 19Branch Meeting
23 February 19MacKenzie Caledonian
 Junior Solos
09 March 19RSPBA HQ AGM
10 March 19Branch Meeting
13 April 19Kingdom Thistle Solos
 incl WSD Qualifer
20 April 19Dundee Full & Mini Band
 and Trios
27 April 19Strathmore Solos
28 April 19Branch Meeting
12 May 19Dundee
18 May 19British Championships
02 June 19Markinch
09 June 19Strathmore
15 June 19UK Championships
22 June 19Lochore
29 June 19European Championships
27 July 19Scottish Championships
06 July 19Thornton - CANCELLED
11 August 19Perth
16 August 19World Championships
17 August 19World Championships
28 September 19Brechin Solos
06 October 19Branch Meeting
19 October 19World Solo Drumming
03 November 19Annual General Meeting
23 November 19Branch Solos
08 December 19Branch Meeting

Contact Us

For all competition entries and registrations please contact branch secretary Gary Mair

Telephone:0771 7758 778
E-mail:

For all website news items and updates please also contact branch secretary using the details above


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