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 recruitment to ongoing professional development are also on the agenda.
The meeting will also discuss the recently-released White Paper following a review of the structure of Pipe Bands Australia over the past year.