Date(s): November 21, 2014,
November 22, 2014
Location: Pittsburgh, PA,
Event URL: Link to website
Contact: Link to Email
The 8th Annual Balmoral Classic
November 21-22, 2014
US Junior Solo Bagpiping and
Scottish Snare Drumming
Central Catholic High School
4215 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
The eighth annual Balmoral Classic, featuring the US Junior
Solo Highland Piping and Scottish Snare Drumming Championships are scheduled
for Saturday, November 22, 2014 in Pittsburgh. Piping judges this year are Brian Donaldson, Ed Neigh, and Dr. Jack Taylor. Drumming judges are Gordon Bell and Jon Quigg. (www.BalmoralClassic.org)
Overall winners in
MSR and Piobaireachd events will each receive a set of new bagpipes donated by
McCallum and Inveran bagpipe manufacturers. Overall winner in the Snare Drumming contests (MSR &
H/J) will receive a Premier HTS-800 snare drum donated by Henderson Imports. Former
winners are not eligible to compete.
Contestants who have not reached their 22th birthday by
November 22, 2014 are eligible to apply. Contestants from any country are
The deadline for applications is October 25. Piping application forms can be downloaded from: http://www.bagpiping.org/assets/2014ClassicBagpipingApplication.pdf.
Drumming applications can be downloaded
Medals, scholarships, and additional prizes will be awarded,
similar to those of previous years.
Additional highlights of the weekend include:
Friday night, November 21 reception/ceilidh for the
competitors, families, judges, guests and supporters at one of Pittsburgh’s oldest
Saturday evening concert featuring The Battlefield Band, 2013
winner of the Scots Trad “Album of the Year” Award.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact
All the Best,
Balmoral School of Piping & Drumming
1414 Pennsylvania Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
tel 412-323-2707 w
fax 412-443-5299 c
Balmoral® School of Piping & Drumming is a US non-profit,
tax-exempt 501(c)(3) educational organization.