Once again we are staging our ‘Getting Going’ workshop at the end of January. This will be a good chance to blow the cobwebs out of the pipes and get set up for the busy February/March parading time.
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We will be aiming to provide all our learners, whether just starting or more advanced, with individual and group sessions. There will be opportunities to learn new tunes and revise old ones, group and individual sessions, instrument maintenance and of course playing together as a band.
We’ve started the year for our All-Stars group with a workshop. Here are some photos from the four days and the visit to Atawhai in Taradale at the end:
Thanks to Penny and Bill and others for the photos
Here are details of the Getting Going Workshop planned for the week 23-26 January. Note that we will cater for everyone of all abilities so don’t hesitate to be involved. Indications of who is attending are necessary so we can plan the programme of individual tuition. What will you get from the workshop?
1. A chance to get instruments going after the holiday break.
2. Tutoring from one of NZ’s top pipers.
3. Opportunities for more intensive teaching and practice.
4. The All Stars group will have an opportunity to practice together. They will also parade on the last day.
When and Where?
9am to 12noon Monday and Tuesday
9am to 4pm Wednesday
9am to 1pm Thursday
At the Band Rooms, Nelson Park
Tutors: In addition to our own senior members, we are fortunate to have the services of two excellent tutors for this workshop. Cameron Budge will be assisting the drummers over the first three days while Dave Welsh, Pipe Major of the Wellington Red Hackle Pipe Band, will be here on the Wednesday to work with individuals and the group.
Programme: Once again we will be aiming to provide all our learners whether just starting or more advanced with individual and group sessions. On Thursday 26th the group will play at Atawhai at 11am and then go to lunch (own cost). See next page for the workshop programme.
Uniforms: Are to be worn on Thursday as there will a session about the correct wearing of uniforms and it’s the day we perform in Taradale at Atawhai.
So that we can plan the programme to give everyone individual attention please contact the Pipe Major advising the names of those attending. The fee is $5 per day.