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Competition History

The Canberra Celtic Pipe Band first competed in 2002. That year the band competed in two competitions- Dapto NSW and Blacktown

When we formed this band, one of our goals was to participate in a couple of pipe band competitions each year as a way of getting constructive feedback, setting goals to work towards, meeting people from other bands, and generally having a good time with each other. As we approach the end of our first year of existence, we have recently achieved that goal, and, with tremendous success.

In our first ever competition at Dapto on 19 October 2002, we came overall 2nd in Grade 4. Later that year, at Britfest in Blacktown. the CCPB came overall 3rd out of 7 bands in Grade 4. The band also came 1st in dress in Grade 4 (looking smart in new Balmorals and yellow hackles!). Since 2002, we have regularly placed in the middle of the ranks of NSW Grade 4 competions. We are a "young" band and we encourage our learners to become part of our Competition band as soon as possible to give motivation for Individual improvement.

The Band generally enters Competitions in Canberra and Dapto most years as a minimum

Latest News

The Band is using an App as link for routine communications rather than this website - go to your APP store - search for TeamApp and install - then search for CCPBand - apply to join - select which teams you want to join - can access via website

What is on soon......
- next Band practice Wednesday Feb 28th 2018 @ 6pm, 18 from 5.00pm for learners / dancers;

Brigadoon - Saturday 7th April 2018 - March Earlier time 9:00am
41st Anniversary - The Street March will start in Erith Street, assembling at Peterson’s Garage (approximately 300m up from the Bundanoon Hotel) at 9.00am. We are 6th so need to be ready & forming up by 8:40am tuned - Pipers aim 8.15am ; Oval performance 1.50pm ; Massed bands full rehearsal at 3.00pm will assemble on the western side of the oval by 3.40pm formed Maybe Committee Meeting 12 noon prior to warmup

White Sands – Easter Saturday 31 March 2018 – Huskisson
Parade starts off again at 10.30 am sharp as in previous – long shirts- from the same start point as before at White Sands Park.Try to arrive 10.00am for tuning. After the parade we will do the massed bands in the same spot in the Oval – after dignitaries ; check times - last year Canberra – 1.00 pm – 1.15 pm, No Massed Bands in the evening

Blessing of the Fleet – Ulladulla Easter Sunday: April 1
Street Parade starts at 11.30 am from the same spot in Crescent St - so if can all be there 11.00 am or before would be good.The Tattoo then at 2.00 pm on the Bitumen Flat as before.

ANZAC Day - April 25 – Tuesday - Yass - 10:45 Parade .
Long Sleeve Shirts- tune up 10.00am

Canberra Celtic Dancing Competition
September 9th 2018

Canberra Pipers Club Workshop & Recital 10th annual 2018
4pmFriday 22nd 4pm to 4pm Sunday ?th September – University of Canberra; recital Saturday night

The New Kilted Van is rolling

Our Band Facebook Page
There is also a unlisted private Band Facebook page - please ask for invite to access

The Piobaireachd Society
Become a member to access downloads

Try Our Haggis Recipe
Exact proportions up to the cook - if in doubt add more Drambuie to recipe or your glass

Band practice is 98.7dB; recommended to reduce exposure to below 85dB - wear your hearing protectors!

The College of Piping
Monthly Radio show Podcast

Irish anthem played by the Army Band of Amhrán na bhFiann

Drummers Rudiments
Please use Youtube link https://youtu.be/e6JtBbgYMwY or access from Bands Facebook page or dropbox - the exercises are in pdf link - please ask if unable to access

Contact Us: +61 (0)2 6285 1767 | email-/- pipemajor@canberraceltic.org

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