The pipes|drums Survey

Published: May 31, 2008

The world’s pipers and drummers tell you how they feel about mid-section instruments and judging and how many bass and tenors should be allowed

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The pipes|drums Survey

Published: December 31, 2007

The world’s pipers and drummers tell you how they feel about the size of pipe band sections, overall membership rosters, and competition circles

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The pipes|drums Survey

Published: September 30, 2007

You told us what you think of professional development for and testing of judges, and here are the illuminating results

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The pipes|drums Survey

Published: March 31, 2007

Results from our research on the roles and numbers of pipe band judges

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The pipes|drums Survey

Published: December 31, 2006

Results from our October ’06 research on executive leadership

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The pipes|drums Survey

Published: December 31, 1999

The world’s pipers and drummers tell you how they feel about mid-section instruments and judging and how many bass and tenors should be allowed

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Quality reed selection is a pre-requisite to obtaining a good tone in a pipe corps. Four criteria to consider when testing reeds are balance, vibrancy, volume and strength. Check the High A Low A balance against a single sounding tenor drone – if these two notes are in the ballpark chances are the rest of the notes can be tuned.
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