National grading reviews to be conducted annually
National grading reviews by Pipe Bands Australia will be conducted annually following councillors adopting a recommendation in the White Paper at this month’s national conference.
Band reviews will be held each July with gradings announced no later than 1 September, the announcement date endorsing recent practice. Bands may also make regrading requests during July.
National grading committee will have responsibility for all grading recommendations and their administration, including input from branches through branch grading committees and bands.
Branch grading committees where considered appropriate will arrange the videoing of band performances throughout a contest season for the sole use of the branch and national grading committees to assist in the comparative assessment of bands against national and international benchmarks when providing input to national grading committee.