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Recently, three aspiring adjudicators from Australia’s sole Grade 1 band underwent a comprehensive day of training facilitated by the Principal of Piping, Scott Nicholson and enabled by a new, dedicated Pipe Bands Australia College online learning platform. 
Originally from New Zealand, Scott was taught by Pipe Major John Downie of the City of Auckland Pipe Band. After completing a Bachelor of Marketing and Management, Scott relocated to Edinburgh playing with Drambuie Kirkliston Pipe Band for a competition season.  
Pipe Bands Australian would like to acknowledge and recognise the service and commitment of the outgoing National Principal of Piping, Mr Brett Tidswell.
As a result of the retirement of Tony Bidgood OAM, RFD, ED we are now looking for someone to take on the role of Principal of Dress and Drill.
In 2019 Pipe Bands Australia announced an annual scholarship to assist with the education and training of young pipers. This initiative was jointly established with the Victorian Highland Pipe Band Association at the bequest from the estate of the late Peter Cook.
Enrolment for Pipe Bands Australia’s Australian Pipe Band College examination can now be lodged online. The online enrolment links have been added to the national website on the education and training pages for piping, drumming, drill and dress and rules and administration.
A series of Pipe Bands Australia online live-time workshops will be conducted by the College principals over the next five months. With the level restrictions in place to combat coronavirus in Australia, National Management Committee and College Principals reviewed delivery of co-ordinated workshops in each branch that had been planned for 2020. Each 40-minute online...

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