The PDQB Info-session, originally planned for September 29th, is being postponed and a new date will be announced shortly.
We have received a high level of interest for this, but a large majority of interested folks have also indicated that they can not attend on the afternoon of September 29th. A later date will also allow for more material and information to be finalized, allowing for a more thorough info-session.
Information shared previously about what PDQB is, and why the Branch is supporting this PPBSO initiative is provided below.
***Please note that all other events planned for September 29th (AGM and Knockout) are proceeding as planned.***
Sign up for the Knockouts
There is still time to sign up for the Knockout contests if you haven’t yet done so! As in previous years, order of play for the first Knockout will be in reverse order of entry, so sign up earlier to secure a later draw.
Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board (PDQB) Initiative
What is PDQB?
The PDQB was established in 2006 “by the RSPBA and the member organisations of the Institute of Piping (Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming, College of Piping, National Piping Centre and Piobaireachd Society), to create a single structure of certificated qualifications in Piping, Pipe Band Drumming, Pipe Bands and associated areas”.
The PDQB offers certificates to pipers, drummers, as well as piping and drumming instructors at various levels.