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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. 
I write to let all members of Pipe Bands Australia know of some significant changes that have occurred to the administration of the Association at the national level.
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.
Pipe Bands Australian would like to acknowledge and recognise the service and commitment of the outgoing National Principal of Piping, Mr Brett Tidswell.
Members are advised that the 2023 Conference agenda is now available as shown below. Members are encouraged to make contact with their branch and in turn, National Council Members should they wish to know more about the upcoming event.
Recently Pipe Bands Australia farewelled Anthony (Tony) Bidgood OAM from his role of Principal of Drill & Dress and Council Representative on the National Management Committee in addition to the resignation of Alisdair McLaren.
Members will be aware that health regulations in response to COVID-19, such as movement restrictions, lockdowns and vaccination status rules in specific locations, is the responsibility of the various state and territory governments. As such, Pipe Bands Australia (National) has resisted issuing umbrella advice to members. Instead we are relying on the interpretation and implementation...
The National Management Committee would like to advise members that the National Treasurer, Tim Bodey has announced that he will not be seeking re-election at Conference. Tim came to the Treasurer’s job during a period of great difficulty for the Association.  He has done an incredible job getting the Association’s finances back on an even...
Last week, (Tuesday the 27th of July) a Special General Meeting of the National Council was convened to discuss and make decisions on several administrative matters. As a result Pipe Bands Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Robinson to the Position of Principal of Rules & Administration. Jamie replaces Phil Weber who...
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