Sunday, 8 March 2015

Julius Li performs at Piping Recital

Star of the evening, Julius Li from McNally Memorial Pipe Band  dazzled the audience with a few good tunes at the recently concluded Piping Recital supported  by PBAS on Saturday 7 March 2015.





Mr Wallace, President of the PBAS writes:

Hi All,
Last night I was priveleged to attend a piping recital by Julius Li.
Julius has just returned from a session, at the college in Glasgow, where he has been working on Piobaireachd and light music.

It was enlightening to see a better understanding of rhythm and technique that Julius has achieved over the past few months and his recital (80 minutes) was of a very high standard. Along with this was a confident and light hearted explanation of all the music he played for us.
On a slightly different note, I was so pleased to see one of our Singaporean musicians take on a venture like this. Julius made all the arrangements himself and attracted a passionate audience of around 30. I am hoping this might be the start of a Piping Society in Singapore and I'll give my best support to Julius in instigating this.
Congratulations Julius!
Alan Wallace, President PBAS

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Coming soon... the 2015 Competition Season!


Requirements & Rules for 2015 Season


SOLO PIPING and DRUMMING

In 2015, each player will be required to play two Elements at each level. Both Elements will be played on the same visit to the platform, except for A and B Grades. Once players have completed Element 1, they will re-tune (Pipers) and play Element 2 without leaving the platform. (In A and B Grades the player will leave the platform after element 1 and return in rotation with other competitors).

As a courtesy to the Judge/s, all players must first approach the table to inform the Judge of their tunes selection before they strike up to tune and play.

PIPERS

TUNING                                                                                                                                                    
Players in Novice & D Grade only, can elect to be tuned, by a tutor, on the platform before the commencement of each element.

Players in C, B and A Grade must approach the platform alone and are required to show some level of ability in tuning their own bagpipes. This may be taken into account by the judge, if deemed necessary.

If you strike up to play Element 1 and your pipes are in tune and settled and you decide to play this is fine! If your drones are out and you do not make any attempt to correct them then this could be taken into account. This also applies to tuning for Element 2.

PROTOCOL

On presenting to the Adjudicator and after the first Element, a period of two minutes will be allowed for final tuning. On completion of two minutes the Adjudicator may ask the player to proceed. If the player cannot proceed, he/she must vacate the platform.

DRUMMERS
Snare Drummers must be accompanied by one (or two) Pipers
Tenor Drummers must be accompanied by one (or two) Pipers and one Snare Drummer
Bass Drummers must be accompanied by one (or two) Pipers and one Snare Drummer
Drummers will not rest between the March and the Strathspey, but play the MSR as one element

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
Novice
Element 1. 1 x 2/4 OR 4/4 March of 2 parts
Element  2. 1 x 3/4 March of 2 parts

D Grade
Element  1. 1 x 2/4 March of 4 parts (or 2 x 2 parts)
Element  2. 1 x 6/8 March of 4 parts (or 2 x 2 parts)

C Grade
Element  1. 1 x 2/4 March of 4 parts
Element  2. 1 x Strathspey into 1 x Reel each of 4 Parts 
Drummers will play elements 1 and 2 (March, Strathspey and Reel) as one element


B Grade
Element  1. 1 x MSR each tune of 4 parts or more
Element  2. 1 x Slow Air into 2 x Jigs each of 4 Parts

A Grade
Element  1. 2 x MSRs to be submitted, each tune of 4 parts or more (the Adjudicator     will draw, at the platform, 1 MSR to be played) 


Element  2. 1 x Hornpipe of 4 Parts or more into 2 Jigs each of 4 parts or more

Monday, 29 July 2013

Requirements & Playing Rules for 2014 Season


Requirements & Playing Rules for 2014 Season
Pipe Band Association Singapore

SOLO PIPING and DRUMMING
In 2014, each player will be required to play two Elements at each level. Both Elements will be played on the same visit to the platform, except for A and B Grades. Once players have completed Element 1, they will re-tune (Pipers) and play Element 2 without leaving the platform. (In A and B Grades the player will leave the platform after element 1 and return in rotation with other competitors).
As a courtesy to the Judge/s, all players must first approach the table to inform the Judge of their tunes selection before they strike up to tune and play.

PIPERS

TUNING                                                                                                                                                     Players in Novice & D Grade only, can elect to be tuned, by a tutor, on the platform before the commencement of each element.
Players in C, B and A Grade must approach the platform alone and are required to show some level of ability in tuning their own bagpipes. This may be taken into account by the judge, if deemed necessary.
If you strike up to play Element 1 and your pipes are in tune and settled and you decide to play this is fine! If your drones are out and you do not make any attempt to correct them then this could be taken into account. This also applies to tuning for Element 2.

PROTOCOL
On presenting to the Adjudicator and after the first Element, a period of two minutes will be allowed for final tuning. On completion of two minutes the Adjudicator may ask the player to proceed. If the player cannot proceed, he/she must vacate the platform.

DRUMMERS
Snare Drummers must be accompanied by one (or two) Pipers
Tenor Drummers must be accompanied by one (or two) Pipers and one Snare Drummer
Bass Drummers must be accompanied by one (or two) Pipers and one Snare Drummer
Drummers will not rest between the March and the Strathspey, but play the MSR as one element

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
Novice
Element 1. 1 x 2/4 OR 4/4 March of 2 parts
Element  2. 1 x 3/4 March of 2 parts

D Grade
Element  1. 1 x 2/4 March of 4 parts (or 2 x 2 parts)
Element  2. 1 x 6/8 March of 4 parts (or 2 x 2 parts)

C Grade
Element  1. 1 x 2/4 March of 4 parts
Element  2. 1 x Strathspey into 1 x Reel each of 4 Parts 
Drummers will play elements 1 and 2 (March, Strathspey and Reel) as one element


B Grade
Element  1. 1 x MSR each tune of 4 parts or more
Element  2. 1 x Slow Air into 2 x Jigs each of 4 Parts

A Grade
Element  1. 2 x MSRs to be submitted, each tune of 4 parts or more (the Adjudicator     will draw, at the platform, 1 MSR to be played) 

Element  2. 1 x Hornpipe of 4 Parts or more into 2 Jigs each of 4 parts or more

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Announcement of 2014 SSEAPBC!

The dates for the Singapore-Southeast Asian Pipe Band Championships for 2014 are out! 

Event dates are as follows: 

Solo Competition will be held on the 7th June 2014
Band Competition will be on the 8th June 2014

Venue to be confirm. 

The Pipe Band Association (Singapore) will be looking forward to hearing from you!

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

In response to the Aussie, Kiwi, British, Canadian editions, we've come up with our very own Singapore Edition. Pipers, drummers and even judges had a blast grooving to the music of Fireworks by Katy Perry. Thank you to all for making it possible!