RSPBA Allocate Judges for Majors 2018/ New Rules for World Solo Drumming

The RSPBA have announced the judges who will preside over the 2018 Major Championships. They have also issued new rules governing the World Solo Drumming Championship (WSD) held each October in Glasgow. WSD Pre-qualifying heats are as follows: Dundee/Perth/ Angus Branch – Kingdom Solos, Fife. (10th March) Lothian and Borders Branch Indoors – Livingston. (24th March) RSPBA NI Branch – Lisburn. (21st April) Glasgow and West of Scotland Branch Indoors…

Worlds: Inveraray Take the Big One/ Scotland Win Every Grade Bar One

Inveraray Pipe Band under P/M Stuart Liddell and L/D Steven McWhirter are the new World Pipe Band Champions. They were placed ahead of Northern Ireland’s Field Marshal Montgomery, so reversing last year’s 1/2. Inveraray also took the drumming title. 220 bands took part across all grades. Conditions were wet in the morning but warm and dry in the afternoon. Scottish bands were to the fore in every grade except 4b…

RSPBA Announce Draw for the World Pipe Band Championships

The RSPBA has completed the draw for this year’s World Pipe Band Championships. Two hundred and ten bands will compete for the main titles at Glasgow Green on August 11th and 12th. Twelve bands will go through to the final from the 20 entered for the Qualifying Heats in Grade 1. For the Friday in Grade 1 the running order of these heats is as follows: Qualifier 1 MSR 11:00…

The Worlds – the Final Lists of All Bands Entered

The full lists of bands entered for the World Pipe Band Championships are published today. A remarkable  234 will be taking part in what is easily the biggest competition of the year. All will gather on Glasgow Green three weeks from this Saturday (August 12 and 13) to battle it out for top honours. The most heavily populated list is, as expected, in Grade 4b where 67 bands have entered with…

Comments on the 2015 World Pipe Band Championships

Today we have the first part of our review of the competitions at Glasgow Green held last Friday and Saturday. It was a momentous day for the pipe band world and the ramifications are still being  considered by enthusiasts. Piping Press has been inundated with thousands of readers from every corner of the globe and we thank everyone for their interest. There is lots more on pipe bands in your…