Dean Hall appointed Principal Drumming for Pipe Bands Australia
Dean Hall has been appointed Principal Drumming of Pipe Bands Australia’s Australian Pipe Band College by national management committee on the recommendation of branch vice-principals.
Dean is currently vice-principal in New South Wales but did not participate in the recommendation and selection process. He was one of several applicants for the position reviewed by the other vice-principals who expressed pleasure with the very high calibre of qualified members who expressed a desire to serve in the position of principal.
He has a huge passion for snare drumming and equally a desire to see growth in Pipe Bands Australia for all forms of drumming in the movement.
The new principal has a background in online music education, workshop presentation and administration and has advised national management committee of a desire to develop online education platforms, regional workshop programs and advance the Australian Solo Drumming Championships.
Dean will lead the branch team of vice-principals and their panels. He will shortly relinquish the NSW position after almost eight years and arrange an orderly transition to a new appointment to be made by that branch.
He has been lead drummer with bands in Australia, Britain, Ireland and Germany since beginning his playing career in 1980.
PBA president Chris Earl said the appointment of Dean had come with the recommendation of branch vice-principals.
“We look forward to Dean’s enthusiastic approach to leadership of the drumming division of our college and welcome his aims to develop online education as a key area to lift engagement in the advancement of drumming standards in Australia and other countries where our syllabus is used.”