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THE POLICE PIPE BAND TRIVIA CHALLENGE!
Test your knowledge of the rich history of competitive police pipe band around the world!

THE ALEX DUTHART HISTORY CHALLENGE!
How much do YOU know about the greatest pipe band drummer in history?

OKAY, SMARTY-PANTS. SHOW US HOW MUCH YOU KNOW!
It’s time to test your knowledge of SFU Pipe Band factoids in our fun trivia quiz!

HAVE FUN WITH OUR NEW TRIVIA CHALLENGE!
How much do YOU know about the RSPBA? Test your knowledge in our fun quiz!

TAKE THE NEW TRIVIA CHALLENGE . . .
Test your knowldge of Gold Medal factoids in our fun quiz!

Take the pipes|drums Trivia Challenge . . .
Test your piping and drumming smarts in our fun quiz!

Test your knowledge of factoids!
Take the skill-testing quiz!

How much do you know about Capt. John MacLellan?
Take the skill-testing quiz!

Test your USA piping and drumming knowledge!
Take the skill-testing quiz!

How much do you know about Bill Livingstone?
Take the exclusive quiz!

The World Pipe Band Championships:
Test your knowledge of fun facts!

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  • Toeing a fine line
    Sun, 29 Mar 2015
    Pressuring bands to compete only in sanctioned contests makes some sense. The RSPBA’s most recent alleged request – some use the word “bullying” – that bands not compete at the new Spring Gatherin’ has brought the topic to the for …
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UPCOMING EVENTS April 25, 2015Atlantic Canada Piobaireachd ChallengeCollege of Piping, Summerside, PEI

April 25, 2015139th Anniversary Sacramento Valley Scottish Games and FestivalYolo County Fairgrounds * Woodland, CA

April 25, 2015Brandon Highland FestivalCrocus Plains High School, Brandon

May 2, 2015Savannah Scottish Games & Highland GatheringBethesda Academy 9520 Ferguson Avenue Savannah GA

May 2, 2015The LivingstoneHamilton, Ontario

TIP OF THE DAY
Pipers: Blow your drones without the pipe chanter for a few minutes when you first take your pipes out of the box. Initially, the blades on your pipe chanter reed and the tongues on your drone reeds will be dry (not pliable), which will make the chanter reed stiff and often too much for the drone reeds – causing them to shut off. The warm air that is blown through the drone reeds will make the tongues more pliable and receptive to handling the strength of the pipe chanter. This applies to synthetic and cane drone reeds.
John Cairns, double Gold Medallist

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