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2018 Christmas Breakup Dinner

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All members are cordially invited to a Musical Christmas Dinner.  The party will be held at 6:30pm on Wednesday 12 December 2018 at the Ringwood RSL.

Guests, family and children are also invited but there will be a small charge for them that will be advised shortly.

Colourful Scottish dress is preferred, and please bring your instruments and party tricks!  Santa has been requested to come – but his attendance depends on his busy schedule and how many letters he receives!

An attendance sheet is available with John Wicks.  Please let him know numbers as soon as possible. See you there.  You can call him on 9723-9278.

2018 Remembrance Day commemoration special event

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The Ringwood Pipe Band along with other Pipe Bands around the world will play the tune ‘Battle’s O’er’ in public places around the world at 5 pm AEDT on 11 November 2018 to commemorate 100 years since the signing of the First World War Armistice. We will join with thousands of pipers and drummers taking part, in shopping centres, on street corners and other places where communities gather.

We will play at the Ringwood Clock Tower, please come along and support this important commemoration.

Date: 11 Nov 2018 (Sat) Start Play: 4:45 pm
Band Arrival Time: 4:00-4:15pm
Estimate Finish: 5:15 pm
Band Meeting Point: Ringwood RSL car park (walk to clock tower) Transport: Own
Band Size: Full Band
Status: Confirmed
Venue: Ringwood Clock Tower Website: Link
Parking:
Ringwood RSL car park  

Please see below a map of the location.  We will meet in the school car park 1:45 pm and 2:00 pm. (map link https://goo.gl/maps/fFQV8hE6NhM2)

Many bands around Australia are taking part, if you click on the following link you can see a map of all the Australian bands participating.

https://www.mapcustomizer.com/map/Battles%20Over%20-%20Australia%20-%2011%20November%202018

Parking.  Please arrive between 4:00 pm and 4:15 pm and park at the ringwood RSL. It is a short walk from there to the clock tower.  We start play around 4:45 pm culminating in the Battle’s O’er at 5pm.

See you there!

2018 Maroondah Festival

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The Ringwood Highland Pipe Band will be appearing at the Maroondah Festival on Sunday 11 November 2018.  Event details follow. If you are in the area, come along and enjoy some traditional Scottish highland pipe band tunes.

Date: 11 Nov 2018 (Sun) Start Play: 11:55 am
Band Arrival Time: 11:00am
Estimate Finish: 12:10 pm
Band Meeting Point: Band Marquee (map below) Transport: Own
Band Size: Full-Band
Status: Confirmed
Venue: Town Park, Norton Road, Croydon Website: Link
Parking:
Very limited see below for more info.  

Please see below a map of the location.  We will meet in the school car park 1:45 pm and 2:00 pm. (map link https://goo.gl/maps/fTH2LYBBS5R2)

Performance Location:  Sounds Stage at the northern end of the athletics track where the community expo is located.

Marquee location: C26 and C27 on the map below.

Parking.  Parking will be a challenge on the day. We will have parking permits for a small number of people to park in the Swinburne Uni car park on Norton road. Norton road is closed for general traffic. You will need a pass to enter. For the rest of us, if you get there early enough you will be able to find parking nearby.  If you arrive later then you may need to walk a bit.  Another option is to park in Eastfield park (Eastfield Road Croydon) and catch one of the shuttle buses to the Festival site.  Buses will run every 10-15 minutes or so.

Chairs.If you plan on sticking around for some time to man the marquee, please bring a chair to sit on. This year we are using festival provided facilities and we are only being supplied 2 chairs.

Festival duration. The festival runs from 10am to 4pm. We will need some people on site from 10am.  If you can please stick around and help us at the marquee for some of the day.  We will be packing up a little early so we can make it to the Remembrance day event in Ringwood.

See you all there Sunday!

 

 

2018 Sacred Heart Primary School Fete

A number of pipers and drummers from the Ringwood Highland Pipe Band will be entertaining the public this coming Saturday at the Sacred Heart Primary School Fete in Croydon Fair.  If you are in the area, come along and enjoy some traditional Scottish highland pipe band tunes.

Date: 10 Nov 2018 (Sat) Start Play: 2:30 pm
Band Arrival Time: 1:45 -2:00 pm
Estimate Finish: 2:50 pm
Band Meeting Point: School Car Park Transport: Own
Band Size: Mini-Band
Status: Confirmed
Venue: Sacred Heart Primary School
Chevalier Drive, Croydon
Website: Link
Parking:
On site parking or on Chevalier Drive.  

Please see below a map of the location.  We will meet in the school car park 1:45 pm and 2:00 pm.

Performers confirmed as playing:

  • Luke
  • Jenny B
  • Iain C
  • Anthony D.
  • Dave
  • Mick
  • Ian S
  • John
  • Pam
  • Rhonda (Tenor)
  • Brynn (Side Drum)
  • Peter (Bass)

Thanks to all band members participating.

2018 Great Ryrie Primary School Fete

Great Ryrie 2018 Fete Flyer

A number of pipers and drummers from the Ringwood Highland Pipe Band will be entertaining the public this coming Saturday at the Great Ryrie Primary School Fete.  if you are in the area, come along and enjoy some traditional Scottish highland pipe band tunes.

Date: 10 Nov 2018 (Sat) Start Play: 1:00 pm
Band Arrival Time: 12:15 -12:30 pm
Estimate Finish: 1:20 pm
Band Meeting Point: Small Oval south of the school
Transport: Own
Band Size: Mini-Band
Status: Confirmed
Venue: Great Ryrie Primary School
51A Great Ryrie St, Heathmond
Website: Link
Parking:
On street.
Some parking near school may be available.
 

Please see below a map of the location.  We will meet on the oval south of the school between 12:15 pm and 12:30 pm.

 

Performers confirmed as playing:

  • Luke
  • Jenny B
  • Don
  • Iain C
  • Anthony D
  • Scott
  • Damien
  • Dave
  • Mick
  • Walter
  • Ian S
  • John
  • Pam
  • Angus
  • Rhonda (Tenor Drum)
  • Peter (Bass)
  • Brynn (Side)

Thanks to all band members participating.

2018 Ainslie Parklands Primary School Fair

A number of pipers and drummers from the Ringwood Highland Pipe Band will be entertaining the public this coming Saturday at the Ainslie Parklands Primary School Fair.  if you are in the area, come along and enjoy some traditional Scottish highland pipe band tunes.

Date: 27 Oct 2018 (Sat) Start Play: 12:00 pm
Band Arrival Time: 11:15 -11:30 am
Estimate Finish: 12:20 pm
Band Meeting Point: Small School Oval
Transport: Own
Band Size: Mini-Band
Status: Confirmed
Venue: Ainslie Parklands Primary School
Hinkley Avenue, Croydon
Website: Link
Parking:
On street.
Try to park on Eden St
 

Please see below a map of the location.  We will meet on the school oval between 11:15 am and 11:30 am.  This is a smaller oval alongside the school, not the larger Ainslie park oval.


Performers confirmed as playing:

  • Luke
  • Don
  • Anthony D.
  • Dave
  • Mick
  • John
  • Pam
  • Ian S (Side Drum)
  • Peter (Bass)

Thanks to all band members participating.

2018 Notice of Annual General Meeting

Dear Band Members,

The Annual General Meeting will take place at Croydon Primary School, Crn. Kent Ave. & Croydon Rd. , Croydon 3136 on Wednesday the 15th, July 2018 commencing at 8.30pm.

The purpose of the meeting is to receive the Annual Reports and to elect the Committee for the ensuing Year 2018/2019.

Only fully financial members are eligible to vote. Junior Members under the age of 16 years cannot vote. Junior Members under the age of 18 years cannot hold a position on the Committee.

The Committee is to be comprised of :-

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Administrative Officer
  • Quarter Master
  • Pipe Bands Victoria Councillor’s (1 & 2)
  • Ordinary Members:

Note:- the number of ordinary members as decided by resolution of a general meeting of the band.

Ex-officio Committee members :-

  • Pipe Major
  • Drum Major
  • Drum Sergeant

All current Committee positions will be declared vacant and the above positions be filled from the successful nominations.

If more than one person is nominated for a position, then a secret ballot will be conducted to resolve the successful candidate.

Voting:-

Each Financial Band Member is entitled to one personal vote or one vote by proxy submitted prior to the AGM.

*** Note:- Learners Practice will be conducted from 7.00pm. to 8.00pm.***

Ian K. Stewart,       21/07/2018

Secretary/ Treasurer   –   Ringwood Highland Pipe Band (Inc.)

Encl:

Please find at the following links:

2018 July Committee Meeting date Moved

A quick note for committee members.  During our last meeting we scheduled our next meeting at the Ringwood RSL to be on the Tuesday the 10th July.  The meeting room at the RSL is no longer available so the meeting has been put back 1 week.

The committee meeting is now scheduled for Tuesday 17 July 2018 at 7:30 PM.

 

 

2019 Maryborough Highland Gathering

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The band has been invited to participate in the Maryborough Highland Gathering on Tuesday January 1st 2019.

The day commences with a street march at 11 a.m. with formation at the city square (post office) at 10:45am. The march finishes at Princes Park where lunch and drinks are provided.  We will then get a 10-15 minute window of time to perform on the main oval.  There will be free play areas elsewhere around the ground.  At 4pm there is then a massed band display.

For more information:
http://highlandsociety.com.au/index.php/highland-gathering/
https://www.facebook.com/HighlandSociety

Entry is free for band members in uniform and there will be small number of complimentary passes available for family and friends.

This is a paid performance so it is a good opportunity to raise some money as well as have a great time performing with the band.

Members please pencil this date into your diaries and we will soon be asking around to get numbers of those that can attend.

Thanks,
Peter.

IMPORTANT – Band Practice Venue Change # 2

This post contains important information for all band members.

The East Ringwood Hall was a lovely Venue but it was a little too small for us and it meant with 15 -20 pipers it was extremely loud inside!

The committee has secured a new practice location from 8-Aug-2018 until further notice.

The new venue is:

CROYDON PRIMARY SCHOOL

Crn. CROYDON RD & KENT AVE.

CROYDON 3136 Mel.Ref. Map 50 J 3

Enter Car-Park via Croydon Rd.(50 metres up on left from the intersection)
Croydon Railway Station is a only short walk away).

Building is:- ” BER” just up the slope from the Car – Park.

Practice times remain unchanged.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience this move is causing but hopefully we will all settle into our new facilities over the coming weeks and we can focus on our music again!

Cheers,
Peter.