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As pipes|drums Magazine had predicted based on data from the organization’s survey, the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association has announced that the 2014 World Pipe Band Championships will take place over Friday, August 15, and Saturday, August 16th, at Glasgow Green in Glasgow.
But next year’s event will discontinue the more full-on nature seen in 2013, and only the Grade 1 Qualifying competition will take place on the Friday, in line with feedback from the survey. The Grade 1 Final and all other competitions will be held on the Saturday.
The association acknowledged that there was strong desire to hold the competition on one day, but, with more than 300 separate performances – and as many as 50 in Grade 1 alone – that the volume alone demands an additional day.
“We have listened to the feedback of the competitors and spectators and responded to ensure we continue to host the premier pipe band competition in the world,” the RSPBA said in a statement on its website.
Other details on the competition and its format were not made available.
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