Pipe Band Playing Requirements for 2019 Season Announced by RSPBA

The RSPBA have announced playing requirements for the 2019 season. They are as follows:

British Champs, Paisley, May 18; closing date April 3, draw April 10th
Grade 1: Two MSRs
Grade 2: Medley (4-6 mins)
Grade 3: MSR
Grade Juv: Medley (3-5 mins)
Grade 4A/ Nov A: Prescribed MSR
Grade 4B/ Nov B: Prescribed Marches



UK Championships, Belfast, June 15th; closing date May 1, draw May 8th
Grade 1: Two Medleys (5-7 mins)
Grade 2: 2 MSRs
Grade 3: Medley (3-5 mins)
Grade Juv: MSR
Grade 4A/ Nov A: Prescribed MSR
Grade 4B/ Nov B: Prescribed Marches

St Mary’s Derrytrasna winners of Grade 3B at the 2018 UK Championships

European Champs, Inverness, June 29th; closing date May 15, draw May 22
Grade 1: Two MSRs
Grade 2: Medley (4-6 mins)
Grade 3: MSR
Grade Juv: Medley (3-5 mins)
Grade 4A/ NovA: Prescribed MSR
Grade 4B/ Nov B: Prescribed Marches

Scottish Champs, Dumbarton, July 27; closing date June 12, draw June 19th
Grade 1: Two Medleys (5-7 mins)
Grade 2: 2 MSRs
Grade 3: Medley (3-5 mins)
Grade Juv: MSR
Grade 4A/ Nov A: Prescribed MSR
Grade 4B/ Nov B: Prescribed Marches

Dollar Academy, winners of the Juvenile grade at the 2018 Scottish

Worlds, Glasgow, Aug 16/17; closing date for entries July 3, draw July 10
Grade 1: Two MSRs/ two Medleys
Grade 2: Medley (4-6 mins), 2 MSRs
Grade 3: MSR/ Medley
Grade Juv: MSR
Grade 4A/ Nov A: Prescribed MSR
Grade 4B/ Nov B: Prescribed Marches

City of Dunedin, Florida, G2 World Champions and since promoted to G1

See the RSPBA website for more details. The picture up top is of Scottish Power Pipe Band, the 2018 British Champions. The Association have also announced the branch qualifiers for the World Solo Drumming details of which can also be found on the RSPBA website.


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