Australian Pipe Band Assoc. Summer School 2012

Jack Lee said “The APBA summer school was again very well run.  The facilities were top-notch and we combined a lot of piobairchd, light music and pipe band instruction during the week.”

The results for the music writing competition were

1st    Morning Rush Hour by Sally-Anne Richter

2nd  Marching out St. George’s by Wey Shi Ong  

3rd  Macleod College by Adam Wishart

The winners were all delighted to be awarded McCallum chanters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From left to right, Wey Shi Ong, Adam Wishart, Sally-Anne Richter and Jack Lee

Royal New Zealand Pipe Band Assoc. Summer School

“The annual New Zealand summer school was another big success.  There were over 200 students in attendance.  The pipers were encouraged to write original compositions and submit them to a group of adjudicators.  The 3 winning tune-writers were delighted to be awarded McCallum chanters”.

1st James Wansink with the tune ‘Wee Johnny’

2nd Mike Wellwood with the tune ‘Duncan, Ross, Malcolm and Mans’

3rd Fiona Smith with the tune ‘Aunty Jeans’ Jig’



 

 

 

 

 

From left to right, James Wansink, Fiona Smith, Mike Wellwood and Jack Lee

 

New Product (Practice chanter & goose combination)

New product from McCallum Bagpipes; Practice chanter and goose combination. 

As you can see from the photographs you can play it as a practice chanter or you can seperate the practice chanter and add it to the goose bag and play it as a goose.  It is also better value than buying the items separately.

It is available with the McCallum PC1, PC2 & PC4.  Please contact your local distributor for info.