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August 31, 2018

National grading committee, in consultation with branch grading committees, has allocated Australia’s juvenile pipe bands following the introduction of the trial rule for grading of those bands.

The trial rule now in effect and to be considered for permanent inclusion in the 2019 ballot bands allows:

  • The grading in Juvenile, Novice A and Novice B

  • The RSPBA prescribed tune list is adopted for use in musical requirements in Novice A (4 parts march in 2/4 time signature, maybe 2 x 2 parts; 4 parts strathspey, may be 2 x 2 parts and 4 parts reel, may be 2 x 2 parts) and Novice B (4 x 2 parted Marches).

  • Branches and promoters (in consultation and agreem...

March 11, 2018

A trial rule for the grading of juvenile bands and music requirements will be developed for implementation from 1 July following consultation with those bands late last year and recommendations made by Australian Pipe Bands College principals in reviewing survey data.

The consultation and review processes were adopted after discussion on proposals presented at the biennial national conference in September.

Under the trial rule:

  • The grading structure of juvenile bands in Australia will align with the structure – Juvenile, Novice A and Novice B

  • Pipe Bands Australia will adopt the Prescribed Tune List of the RSPBA for use in musical requirements in Novice A...

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