NPC’s Metro Express New Jersey contests to be sanctioned by EUSPBA

Published: December 4, 2013
(Page 1 of 1)

The amateur solo piping competitions introduced to the Newark, New Jersey, Metro Express workshops last year by Scotland’s National Piping Centre will be sanctioned this year by the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association, according to sources.

The February 14 weekend of workshops and competitions coincide with the well-established Metro Cup solo piping contest for professionals at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Newark.

The amateur Metro Express competitions in Grades 1 to 4 are sponsored by?R.G. Hardie & Co., and all of them will be officially part of the EUSPBA’s governance and points system on Valentine’s Day, with the overall winner entered into a draw to win a?set of Peter Henderson pipes. Hardie is contributing a full slate of other prizes.

The weekend continues with workshops put on by piping and drumming luminaries, including Roddy MacLeod, Willie McCallum, Angus MacColl, Chris Armstrong, Glenn Brown, Callum Beaumont, Alasdair Dunn and Margaret Dunn.

Most of the events will be adjudicated by teaching staff. Angus MacColl of Benderloch, Scotland, was the winner of the 2012 Metro Cup.

VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5
VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0

THIS DAY IN HISTORY:
November 1, 1990Bob Hardie dies.
MOST RECENT POST
  • Hatred unwelcome
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014
    The Highland pipes draw attention. The volume and distinct sound of the instrument โ€“ especially when played poorly โ€“ get a reaction from people, so pipers are often seen in protests and parades. Pipers who work their entire lives …
Read more ยป
UPCOMING EVENTS November 8, 2014PPBSO AGM and GALABest Western Brant Park Inn, 19-Holiday Inn Drive, Brantford

November 15, 2014Angus Macdonald ChampionshipsLakeside, CA

November 21, 20142014 Balmoral ClassicPittsburgh, PA

November 23, 2014Scotch Tasting Fundraiser14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey.

February 25, 2015Red Hot Chilli PipersThe Venue, Peterborough, Ontario

TIP OF THE DAY
Pipers: When travelling long distances on a plane with pipes – especially for those using a hide bag – cork the stocks, and store the pipes in a large plastic bag. It prevents excessive drying-out caused by the dry, pressurized air in the cabin.
Sean Somers, Calgary

FROM THE ARCHIVES