College meeting discusses education, training

Australian Pipe Band College principals and vice-principals will gather in Sydney on Saturday for the first full meeting of Pipe Bands Australia's education and training body in many years. All divisions of College - Piping, Drumming, Drill and Dress, Rules and Administration - will discuss and review current examination syllabi, future workshop and training initiatives through branches and receive briefings on recent changes to Contest Regulations and their application on contest day as well as reporting and review. The agenda on examinations includes discussion on standardised marking and opportunities to move some aspect of examinations to an online environment. Adjudicator pathways from

Review White Paper released

The White Paper into the review of the structure and core activities of Pipe Bands Australia has been released after 12 months of research, investigation and consultation across Australia by the Review Panel. The White Paper has recommended a streamlined administrative structure within the federal model of representation with further recommendations to transition to a board structure within five years and a branch structure closely mirroring the national model. The Review Panel has made recommendations on the structure of the Australian Pipe Band College and changes to the current incremental examination structure while also placing an emphasis on education and training through establishment

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