November 30, 2003

PPBSO Reinvigorates Highland Ball, AGM

The Pipers & Pipe band Society of Ontario (PPBSO) plans to hold a grander, more creative annual Highland Ball with an event on November 22 at the sumptuous Pentastar Playhouse of the historic Capitol Theatre in downtown Windsor, Ontario. The event shines the spotlight on the recipients of the 2003 Champion Supreme awards in both solo and band categories.

Among the performers will be the Toronto Police and Windsor Police bands, Champion Supreme winners in Grade 1 and Grade 2, respectively.

The event is being managed by the Windsor-Detroit branch of the organization.

Following the show at the Capitol Theatre, a ceilidh will be held at the Riverfront Club in the Radisson Hotel, about two blocks from the theatre. The party is expected to begin at 10:00 p.m. and will go until at least 2:00 in the morning.

Tickets for the Capitol Theatre are priced at $21, and the ceilidh is $10. Further information is available from by clicking here, or by calling (517) 332-4669.

There has been some controversy this fall with the Grade 2 band Champion Supreme award. The North Coast Pipe Band of Cleveland, Ohio, actually gained enough points to earn the title, but PPBSO rules currently state that winners of the award must be members of the organization.

On the same day, the PPBSO will hold its annual general meeting at the Hilton Hotel in Windsor, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Among items on the agenda are election of executive officers, including the position of President. It is thought that incumbent president Bob Allen will stand for another two-year term.


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