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The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory, CBE, FRSE - Lady Ivory, DL - Sandy Grant Gordon, CBE.    Read More

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  • Apply for the 2017 Balmoral Classic, Pittsburgh USA, by October 17

Apply for the 2017 Balmoral Classic, Pittsburgh USA, by October 17

The Balmoral School Invites Young Pipers and Drummers to its 2017 Competition.

On November 18, 2017, the 11th annual Balmoral Classic, the US Junior Solo Bagpiping and Solo Snare Drumming Championships for entrants 21 years of age or younger, will take place in in Pittsburgh, PA.  
 
Pipers will compete in the Piobaireachd, MSR, and Overall categories. Prizes for the winning pipers include a set of David Naill bagpipes and a set of McCallum bagpipes.

Drumming trophies will be awarded for MSR, Hornpipe/Jig, and Overall. The Overall Winner of the Drumming contest will receive the HTS-800 Premier snare drum donated by Henderson Imports of Traverse City, MI.

Medals, scholarships and additional prizes will be awarded to the first five places in each Piping and Drumming event. The Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming will host the competition.

APPLY BY OCTOBER 17 at:
(Pipers) balmoralschoolofpiping.org/balmoral-classic-2017-bagpiping-application/ 
(Drummers) balmoralschoolofpiping.org/balmoral-classic-2017-drumming-application/
 
Highlights of the Balmoral Classic weekend include a Friday night reception and a Saturday night concert featuring Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland's premier fiddle ambassador, and brilliant Californian cellist Natalie Haas. For additional information about the weekend events, please visit our website at balmoralclassic.org.

The Balmoral School of Piping & Drumming is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization founded and maintained in Pittsburgh, PA since 1979. It is our mission “to raise the standard and promote the appreciation of bagpipe music in the USA by providing world class instruction, cultivating excellence in youth, presenting innovative musical events, and fostering tradition.”
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Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming, 1414 Pennsylvania Ave., Pittsburgh, PA. 15233

 

The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory, CBE, FRSE - Lady Ivory, DL - Sandy Grant Gordon, CBE

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HRH The Prince Charles,
Duke of Rothesay, Patron

with Founders, Sir Brian and Lady Ivory and the Lord Provost Bob Winter on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Opening of The National Piping Centre.

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