November 20-21, 2015. Ninth Annual Balmoral Classic (www.BalmoralClassic.org), the US Junior Solo Bagpiping and Solo Snare Drumming Championships (21 years of age or younger). No citizenship requirements. Deadline for submitting an entry is October 26.
Piping Judges: Dr. Bill Wotherspoon, Bill Livingstone, Duncan Bell.
Drumming judges: Gordon Bell, Donald Bell.
Among the many prizes are new sets of McCallum and David Naill Bagpipes donated by the manufacturers, and an HTS800 Premier Snare drum donated by Henderson Imports of Traverse City, MI.
Piping entry forms available at: http://balmoralclassic.org/webfm_send/203 .
Drumming entry forms available at: http://balmoralclassic.org/webfm_send/202
The event also includes a Friday evening welcoming reception with music by Road to the Isles, Scottish Country Dancing, musical selections by the judges, a silent auction and refreshments, and a Saturday evening concert featuring Alasdair Fraser (Scottish fiddle) and Natalie Haas (cello).
Contact: info@BalmoralClassic.org ; 412 323-2707