Appreciation expressed to retiring drumming principal

Greg Bassani has relinquished his position as Principal Drumming of the Australian Pipe Band College after more than 20 years in the role.

Pipe Bands Australia acknowledges and thanks Greg for his long-term contribution in the role towards the advancement of drumming standards and proficiency in Australia through the development of a comprehensive syllabus.

Under Greg’s stewardship of the drumming division of college, the state branch network of vice-principals has engaged hundreds of drummers at workshops and in structured progressive examinations over the two decades.

The Australian drumming syllabus is also used in several overseas countries, including Hong Kong and other south-east Asian countries where regular examination days are held.

Greg was also pivotal in developing adjudicator training and assessment modules for Australian adjudicators.

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified members of Pipe Bands Australia for the position of Principal Drumming.

Expressions of interest are to include details of pipe band and other music experience supported by two references and to be with the secretary (email secretary@pipebands.asn.au) no later than 14 April.

The drumming vice-principals will review all expressions of interest and make recommendation/s to national management committee for consideration.

Following the recent vacancy on national management committee to be held by a College principal and call for expressions of interest, national management committee has appointed Principal Drill and Dress Tony Bidgood in accordance with the Rules of Pipe Bands Australia


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