Reminder: Bass/Mid-Section Workshop & Knockout Contest Tomorrow!

Bass and Mid-Section Workshop with Kahlil Cappuccino

Tomorrow’s Knockout contest will be preceded that afternoon by a bass and mid-section drumming workshop. We are very happy to be joined this Saturday by Kahlil Cappuccino of the Grade 1 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) Pipe Band. Kahlil will cover some of the following tomorrow:

  1. Mastering the fundamentals – technique, bass-player’s role, care, maintenance, tuning

  2. Creating mindsets and being physically prepared

  3. Playing with dynamics, groove and feel

  4. Playing different idioms (e.g. marches, strathspeys, hornpipes, jigs, reels)

Drummers are asked to bring their drums to this workshop

WHEN: February 6, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm – please ensure enough time to find parking WHERE: HMCS Bytown Naval Officers Mess,  78 Lisgar Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 0C1, Canada COST: $25.00 per participant (online registration is now closed)


PPBSO Ottawa Branch Knockout

WHEN: February 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm WHERE: HMCS Bytown Naval Officers Mess, 78 Lisgar Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 0C1, Canada COST: $7.00 per person

The evening features the Allan Quinn Memorial Trophy for the “A” Division MSR

We are very happy to be joined by Chris Bell of Kingston to judge our drumming contests, and Andrew Carlisle of Pittsburgh to judge the piping events and give a short recital afterward.

Note: NEW this year, “B” division pipers are asked to submit a “mini-MSR”. Tunes for this event should be 2 parts maximum.

Order of events (starting at 7:00 pm):

  1. Drumming B – Jig

  2. Drumming Group A – Two 6/8s (4 parts)

  3. Piping Group B – Mini-MSR (maximum 2 parts each)

  4. Piping Group A – MSR (minimum 4 parts each)

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