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2021-2022 Virtual Knockouts













March newsletter


2021-2022 Virtual Knockouts


Given the continued public health guidelines provided by Ottawa and Ontario, the Ottawa Branch has decided that all the remaining knockouts will take place virtually. The next event deadline is March 26, 2022, 11:00 PM (EST).


We are pleased to share with you the results of the February 26, 2022 events. Thank you to our judges (in alphabetical order): Khalil Cappuccino, Amy Garson and Joe Kiah.

B Piping

1 David Brown

2 Joseph Durst

3 Cameron Aldous

4 Lou Lanaro

5 Charles Samson

6 Allan Kerr

B Snare

1 Gabriel Benay

2 Grace Moran

3 Ron Flanagan

4 Clara Burgener


There were no entries for Piping 40+, Snare 40+, Tenor B, and Bass B.


The remaining knockouts will take place as follows:

March 26

April 23 - Final


You can find all the tune requirements, registration and points information here: https://www.ppbso-ottawa.org/knockout-series


The Ottawa Branch has decided to not hold an indoor games in 2022, and do look forward to the event returning in 2023. We will hold a virtual amateur piobaireachd event, details to follow.


Tenor and bass town hall


The Ottawa Branch is pleased to be working with some community leaders to organize and host a town hall on the subject of tenor and bass drumming in Ontario. Learn about new massed bands cadences, solo drumming structure and participate in a round table discussion.


When: Sunday, April 3, 7:00 PM

Who (alpha order): Kate Dudek, Karine Mayers, and Jackie Terrence

Register here to receive the zoom link.

Summer Blast


Summer Blast is an annual summer school presented by The Pipers' & Pipe Band Society of Ontario with the aim of improving the musicianship of pipers and drummers of all ages and skill level. This year the school will run July 4-8.

The school is staffed by some of the world's most experienced and skilled instructors for five days of collegial online music-making.


Find out all the details and register here.


PPBSO Merchandise


Get your PPBSO Valentine’s hoodie! Or maybe you want to get ready for the 2022 Games Season? Someone’s birthday is coming up? Check out the new PPBSO merchandise store:

https://thepiperspipebandsocietyofontario.entripyshops.com/