Town Hall Q&A With EUSPBA President Eric MacNeill Podcast III

Friday, December 10, 2010

The first ever town hall webinar with Eric MacNeill was a success! Thanks to Andrew Douglas and The Piper’s DoJo tapping Pipehacker to host the podcast. For those…

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The Path to Better Pipe Band Competitions

Monday, November 8, 2010

We’ve all seen them. The Highland dancers and their entourages working hard off in the corner of the Highland games grounds. We pipers tend to ignore them but the path to better pipe band competition is found in their example. Eastern U.S. piping could learn a few things from the way those dancers structure their competitions.

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No Lack of Piping and Drumming Ideas Here in the EUSPBA

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

People lament the lack of ideas and progress in our eastern competition sphere. Much lip service is given to “thinking outside the box” in order to shake up eastern piping and drumming competition. Each year, the EUSPBA hosts their Annual General Meeting (AGM) and each branch brings forth proposals to do just that. Yet there are still those who lament the lack of progress. A quick glance of proposals brought up at past EUSPBA AGMs reveals that plenty of folks have had plenty of great ideas over many years for revamping our scene and fostering improvement.

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Las Vegas Pipe Band Contest the Least of Their Worries

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Amidst the whining about funding for travel and hints at organizational bumbling, it would seem that the now canceled premier International Celtic Festival of Las Vegas pipe band invitational has much to grapple with besides a disgruntled piping community.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

For those who struggle with mental aspects of performing or competing, this article is a must-read! An excerpt, below. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PERFORMINGBy P/M Brett Tidswell INTRODUCTION Piping,…

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