Piping in Kutztown, PA – Piping & Drumming in Edinboro, PA

Balmoral School of Piping & Drumming will hold two, weeklong Summer Camps, one in eastern Pennsylvania, one in the west. The first session, July 7-12, will be a piping camp at Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA. The following week, July 14-19, we’ll hold a piping & drumming camp at PennWest-Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA.

Teaching at Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA will be:

Bruce Gandy, a member of the 78th Fraser Highlanders, the first non-Scottish band to win the World Pipe Band Championships (1987). Bruce’s solo awards include the Canadian Gold Medal, Gold Medal at the Northern Meeting, Gold Medal at Oban, and Bratach Gorm. He is a 3-time winner of the MacCrimmon Memorial Cairn for Piobaireachd.

Derek Midgley has won B Marches and Silver Medal at the Northern Meeting, 2nd Highland Society of London Gold Medal at Oban; Dunvegan Medal, 6/8 Marches & 2/4 Marches at Dunvegan, Overall at the United States Piping Foundation Championship.

Andrew Carlisle, Director of Piping at Carnegie Mellon University, Andrew has won A Grade Strathspey & Reel at Oban, A Grade Piobaireachd & Overall at The Cowal Highland Gathering, US Gold for both Light Music & Piobaireachd, and three All-Ireland titles at Senior level.

•Bruce Gandy teaching at the Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming.
•Derek Midgley teaching at the Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming.

Teaching at PennWest-Edinboro, Edinboro, PA will be:

Roddy MacLeod, MBE (Piping) 10-time winner of the Piobaireachd and 5-time Overall winner at the Glenfiddich Solo Piping Championship. As Pipe Major, he led the Scottish Power Pipe Band to 45 Grade 1 Championship prizes and was Principal of The National Piping Centre from 1996 -2020.

Terry Tully (Piping) is one of the most influential composers of bagpipe music in Ireland. A former Pipe Major of St. Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band, under his leadership, SLOT was the first pipe band from the Republic of Ireland to win the Grade One World Championship.

Miles Bennington (Drumming) – Principal drumming instructor for the CMU Pipe Band, Bennington’s prizes include North American Champion, Canadian Champion, U.S. Champion, EUSPBA Champion, PPBSO Champion Supreme, and top ten at the World Pipe Band Championships.

•Terry Tully teaching at the Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming.

Balmoral students will receive instruction in small classes and 1-on-1 tutoring sessions, as well as camp-wide activities suitable for all ages. Staff piping instructors Sean Patrick Regan and Richmond Johnston will join our world-class guest instructors at both camps, and Balmoral Pipes & Drums drumming instructor Ian McLeod will teach at the Edinboro camp. Registration will close June 16, 2023. For more information or to register, please visit: www.bagpiping.org 

•Terry Tully’s chanter at the Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming.