Nicol-Brown Appeal

Paula Glendinning has sent this:
Dear friends of the Nicol-Brown,
We’re pleased to announce that the 2014 Nicol-Brown Competition will be held in Albany, New York on Saturday, October 11, and will be judged by Andrew Hayes from Nepean, Ontario; and Michael Rogers from Silver Spring, Maryland. Andrew and Mike are both former Nicol-Brown competitors, and are both Gold Medallists.
On Friday, October 10, the Nicol-Brown committee will be hosting a judges’ recital and reception for the competitors, where they will be given their tune submissions for the following day. We hope you’ll be able to join us for this excellent evening of music at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Albany.
We are always looking for prizes that will be meaningful rewards for our talented competitors. Cash is especially welcome to help us with travel expenses for our judges, and for scholarships for our prizelist. The Nicol-Brown is a 501c3 organization, so your donations may be tax-deductible.
Please let me know if you’re interested in running an ad in the 2014 Nicol-Brown program or sending a prize for our prizelist. If you’ve been a sponsor or advertiser before, we are ready now for your ads and donations!
If you’d like to see the prizes that were donated last year, or download a copy of last year’s program, that is available online at:
Memorial gifts are certainly welcome, and we’d be glad to publish your dedication in our program.
Donations may be sent online using our Paypal button:
We encourage you to help us by forwarding this email to your friends. Please consider joining us in Albany for the Nicol-Brown to see how much the weekend’s events mean to the competitors. If you are teaching young pipers, what better motivation than for them to listen to some of the best amateur pipers (and judges) in North America.
Scroll down for more details on the 2014 Nicol-Brown weekend. Thank you!
Paula Glendinning


Friday, October 10, 2014
7:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
10 N. Main Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

The evening will be a benefit for the Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational Competition, and a welcoming reception for the competitors.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
10 N. Main Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

Ten of the finest Amateur pipers from across North America will be selected to play in an elite invitational contest with three events: 6/8 Marches, Piobaireachd and MSR. The contest is dedicated annually to the memory of Robert U. Brownand Robert B. Nicol.

Andrew Hayes from Nepean, Ontario; and Michael Rogers from Silver Spring, Maryland will be judging the 2014 contests.

For more info, contact Barb McCarthy: 518-682-2814

Celebration Dinner

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Holiday Inn at 205 Wolf Road, Albany, NY

8:30 dinner by reservation ($25.00)
If you'd like to join us for dinner, please email Heather Scott-Wisehart to see if space is available and to arrange for payment.

"Heather Scott-Wisehart"