Band musicianship presentation by Gordon Parkes

Updated: Mar 17

A special presentation on pipe band musicianship will be given by leading RSPBA adjudicator Gordon Parkes following the Australian Pipe Band Championships.

An Evening with Gordon Parkes will be presented by Pipe Bands Australia as a special Diamond Jubilee Year band education and training initiative and hosted by Pipe Bands Victoria on Tuesday 7 April at the Maroondah Sports Club, Ringwood.

Pipe Bands Australia will also have produced a podcast of the presentation that will be uploaded to the association a website to share the insights of Gordon as a drumming and ensemble adjudicator and his journey in pipe bands that included multiple championships with Field Marshal Montgomery.

The presentation has been facilitated by Principal Drumming Dean Hall assisted by Principal Ensemble Rob Bennett and thanks are extended to Pipe Bands Victoria for agreeing to host the evening.

Gordon’s presentation is designed to assist bands at all levels in leadership and musical development and also provide professional development for adjudicators and aspiring adjudicators.

All band members are invited to attend the presentation that will be preceded by dinner at the Maroondah Club.

The Gordon Parkes workshop is the first in a series of band education and training initiatives across branches throughout 2020 with presentations to be made on piping, drumming, ensemble, drill and dress and rules and administration through Pipe Bands Australia’s Australian Pipe Band College.


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