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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 CVO, CBE, FRSE, FRSA, MA, CA - Lady Ivory, DL - Sandy Grant Gordon, CBE.    Read More

Homburg Winter School

Welcome to the Homburg Winter School 2019

Dates: 10th - 17th February 2019 

Venue: Jugendherberge (youth hostel), Saarland, Germany

The ninth annual Winter School in Homburg will be held at the Jugendherberge (youth hostel) in the town in Saarland, Germany, from 10th - 17th February 2019. We are just confirming our line up of teachers for all our pipers, drummers and drum majors for wath we know will be another fantastic year at this school, so we would encourage you to register early! 

A residential place on the school is £520 (around €580) per student, based on four people sharing a room.
There are also a limited number of twin rooms available at £625 (around €700) per person, based on two students sharing a room. 
Non-residential fee for the week is £420 (around €470)

This year we have the option for students to pay in full at the time of booking, or secure their place with a 50% deposit, with the remaining balance to be paid before 31st January 2019. 

Groups of five or more will receive a discount. Anyone interested in the group rate, or any other special requirement should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with Homburg Group Discount in the subject line. 

If you would like to register your interest for the School now please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with Homburg School - Register Interest in the subject line. 

Residential prices include meals, tuition and accommodation. Each student will recieve a PDF downloadable copy of the music pack for this school shortly before the start of the week. You can also purchase printed copy which will be given to you on the first day of the school through the booking form. 

PDQB Exams can also be taken during the week. Please select the right option through the booking form. Please find out more about the levels here on our PDQB information page. 

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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 CVO, CBE, FRSE, FRSA, MA, CA - 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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