The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland will be hosting a brand NEW “Drum for Fun” weekend in April which will see young drummers from around the country come together to take part in a mass collaboration to create a brand new drummers fanfare. The weekend will see high profile drummers in both snare and bass sections take part as guest instructors to act as mentors and to assist with arranging ideas. The fanfare will hopefully be performed for the first time in November at the bands major concert at the Clyde Auditorium, SECC in Glasgow.
The workshop will take place south of Glasgow at Hutcheson’s Grammar Primary School where we will have access to classrooms a main hall and all outside areas.
For students travelling from a distance accommodation may be provided which will include meals. A small lunch will be provided during the day for all students.
Date: 8th & 9th June 2013
Hutcheson’s Grammar Primary School
44 Kingarth Street
Time: 10am – 4:30pm
Fee: £45 Residential – £30 Non Residential
- Jim Kilpatrick
- David Ross
- David Henderson
- Neil Bruce
All drummers attending the event will be placed into groups of similar abilities on the first day so that everyone will hopefully be able to progress at the same speed. This year’s event will only cater for Intermediate to Advanced players. When registering please follow the level guidelines below.
- Intermediate – can read music to an intermediate level / can play simple marches, strathspeys and reels / currently in either a grade 3 or 4 pipe band.
- Advanced – can read music to a high level / able to play or sight read 4 part marches, strathspey and reels / can also play hornpipes / currently or previously played in a Grade 1 or 2 pipe band.
What to bring
Drummers are recommended to bring along their own snare, tenor or bass sticks and practice pads. If you are able to bring a drum with you as well that would be great as we will only have a limited number of drums with us at the camp. We will provide music packs for the workshop but please feel free as well to bring along any ideas that you may like to use during the weekend especially for the fanfare composition sessions.
For any more information regarding this event please email Alisdair McLaren at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0141 3530220.