Band secretaries and solo members of Pipe Bands Australia have this week been sent membership renewal notices for the 2018-2019 year.
National management committee has voted to maintain membership fees at the existing level for both the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 years to ensure bands and members have confidence in their ability to budget beyond a current year and, in fact, fees have been held at the same level since 2016.
In 2018, Pipe Bands Australia welcomed three new member bands including one that has never been a member of Pipe Bands Australia and one that had not been active in the association for more than 20 years.
Principal Rules and Administration Jamie Forsyth and members of his panel have developed a new form for use by band using players under the interchange and dual registration rules.
The form aims to assist bands in meeting their obligations under the Contest Regulations and assist contest supervisors in performing their duties.
Interchange Players section: For each interchange player, bands will indicate which band the player will compete with (No.1 or No. 2), their name and how many times that player would have competed with that band at the conclusion of the contest.
Dual Registration: Bands will list any registered members of their band who will compete with an...