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2019 Croydon Multicultural Festival

The Ringwood Highland Pipe Band will be marching at the Croydon Multicultural Festival in the morning of Sunday 17th March. Details follow.

The band will step off at 9:40 am from the car park near the Croydon cricket club behind main street. We will follow the route map below and finish at the stage at the end of Main street. Once we arrive to the stage the MC will welcome everyone and then we will have a performance on stage from 10.05 am to 10.25 am

Date:Sun 17th MarchStep-off Time:9:40 am
Band Arrival Time:9:00 amBand transport:Own
Venue:Croydon Main Street
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Approx Finish:10:25 am

2019 Warrandyte Festival

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The Warrandyte Festival is an annual celebration of community, participation and friendship that is held on the banks of the Yarra in March. The Festival is an opportunity for local people, families, schools, community groups and services to come together over a weekend of fun activities. The 2019 Festival will be held from 22 – 24 March 2019. A major part of the festival is the street parade held on Saturday morning where performers and members of the community travel along Yarra Street from central Warrandyte down to Stiggant’s Reserve. The Ringwood Highland Pipe Band is pleased to be a regular participant in the Warrandyte festival and we will again be participating in 2019.

Band Members; its a good idea to work together to have some cars up the top of the walk (where we start) and some parked down at Stiggant’s reserve so we can then ferry people to their cars prior to and at the end of the march as it is a bit of a walk otherwise 🙂

Date:23 March 2019Time:11:00am – 12:00pm
Band Arrival Time09:45amBand TransportOwn
Venue 207 Yarra Street
Warrandyte, Victoria 3113 Australia
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Website:www.warrandytefestival.org

Maroondah City Council Smarty Grant

Ringwood Highland Pipe Band Snare Drummers are thrilled with the recently arrived Flint Snare Lightweight Drums and are now using them in all parade activities. Sincere thanks to Maroondah City Council for the $3.000 grant which substantially contributed their purchase. See how good they look! All marching bands should use these in the safety OHS interest of their organisation.

2017 Victorian Competition dates announced

Pipe Bands Victoria have announced the dates for the 2017 competition season.  A summary of the dates follows:

3-Dec Daylesford Highland Gathering
1-Jan Maryborough Highland Gathering
11-Feb Scots Day Out Bendigo
26-Feb Ballarat Highland Gathering
19-Mar Geelong Highland Gathering (Includes Victorian Pipe Band Championships)
26-Mar Ringwood Highland Gathering
21-Apr South West Coast Piper Drummer Dancer
11-Aug World Pipe Band Championships

There is also an important change to competition this coming season for Grade 4 bands that may open the door for the Ringwood Highland Pipe Band to compete.

PLEASE NOTE – for the first time the Selection of Marches Contest will be an ‘active’ Grade Four contest element and Pipe Bands Victoria encourages those Grade Four bands who wish to compete but haven’t previously to take advantage of this new contest element and we look forward to seeing you participate. There will also be the usual Aggregate Contest (MSR & Medley), March Off Drill Contest, and Drum Major Contest (Solo).