The Music Board of the RSPBA have issued the following: Promoters of the Scottish and World Pipe Band Championships are considering the March Scottish Government announcement on the phased exit from lockdown, particularly the criteria that needs to be met by the events industry as they look at the viability of running the event.
The Music Board have revised the playing requirements for remaining Championships for the 2021 season as a result of ongoing COVID-19 situation.
We hope that member bands find this useful should the two remaining Major Championships take place.
The MB also understand that preparation time will be dramatically reduced to participate at these Championships and therefore, have taken appropriate action to ease the playing criteria.
The same playing criteria will be applied to both the remaining Championships (Subject to any COVID 19 restrictions). Each Grade will play the same at the Scottish Championships and the World Championships. The only exception is Grade 1, where both MSR and Medley shall be played at the World Championships.
We have taken each grade individually and identified the easement to be put in place.
Grade 1: Only 1 MSR and 1 Medley to be presented.
Grade 2: Only 1 Medley to be presented.
Grade 3 A&B: Only 1 MSR to be presented.
Grade Juvenile: Only 1 Medley to be presented.
Grade 4A & Novice Juvenile A: Criteria unchanged. 1 prescribed MSR to be presented.
Grade 4B & Novice Juvenile B: Criteria unchanged. Prescribed 2/4March set to be presented.
Nov A / 4A
Nov B / 4B
1×4-parted March or 2×2-parted Marches
1×4-parted Strathspey or 2×2-parted Strathspey
1×4-parted Reel or 2×2-parted reel
All tunes to be from RSPBA list of prescribed tunes..
All tunes to be from RSPBA list of prescribed tunes.
|13 and 14 August|
|High / Low|
|Dumbarton||Scottish||16th June 2021||19th June 2021||23rd June 2021||17th July 2021||31st July 2021|
|Glasgow||Worlds||30th June 2021||03rd July 2021||07th July 2021||31st July 2021||13th / 14th August 2021|