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2019 Ringwood RSL ANZAC Commemoration

Ringwood Clock Tower

The Ringwood Highland Pipe Band is honoured to again be performing during the annual Ringwood RSL ANZAC Commemoration ceremony on Sunday 14th April 2019.  As per previous years the band will meet at Ringwood Square at 0900 to march to the Clock Tower where the commemoration ceremony will be held.  Please join us for this solemn ceremony.

Arrival Time

Band members please be ready with your pipes and drums to tune up at 09:00 am.

Uniform

Please bring your jackets – if its warm there will be cars in the car park where we can leave them if need be.  Better to have them with us. Similarly please bring your Inverness Capes if you have them

Parking

There is ample parking in Ringwood Square (corner of Maroondah Hwy and New Street Ringwood).

Some band members will be parking their cars in the Ringwood Railway Station car park just opposite the Ringwood RSL.  I will be running a pseudo shuttle service for pipers and drummers, so if you’d like your car to be at the end of the march please look out for me to give you a lift.  Also, if you do take up this offer, please look out for band members that may need to walk back to the march start and offer to give them a lift to their cars.

Program

  • Meet at 09:00 am in the Ringwood square car park
  • Form up on Seymour Street approx. 09:45 am
  • Step-off time is 10:00 am
  • Commemoration and wreath laying at the clock tower from 10:30 am
  • Reform at 11:00 am and march to the RSL where refreshments are provided.

More information is available from the Ringwood RSL website.

Meeting Point

Route

Route Map Key

  • Orange star = meeting point
  • Red line = main march route
  • Blue Square = Clock tower – location of service
  • Green line = reform and march to the RSL
  • Maroon star = finishing location
  • P in a circle = parking locations at the start and end of the march

Hope to see you there!
Peter.

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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).