Tag: PDQB

McCallum sponsors ‘Gillies’ and ‘Duncan’ at Piping Live! / Highland games optimism / Jim steps down at PDQB

McCallum sponsors ‘Gillies’ and ‘Duncan’ at Piping Live! / Highland games optimism / Jim steps down at PDQB

McCallum Bagpipes Ltd. is once again sponsoring both the Pipe Major Alasdair Gillies Memorial Recital Challenge and the Gordon Duncan Memorial Recital Competition at next month’s Piping Live! festival. The Kilmarnock, Scotland-based bagpipe manufacturing company has sponsored the festival’s flagship event since its inception. The ‘Alasdair Gillies Memorial’ evolved from […]

Important changes to PDQB drumming syllabus

Important changes to PDQB drumming syllabus

The Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board (PDQB) has made changes to the drumming syllabus for both snare and bass/tenor examinations. The changes relate mainly to the performance element of the examination and was implemented to align with the performance requirements of the piping examinations. This work was carried out by […]

Members of the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland sitting their PDQB exams last weekend.

Planning for PDQB examinations

The Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board (PDQB) is the certificating body for a range of qualifications offered jointly by The National Piping Centre (NPC), The Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming, The Tri Service Cadet Centre, The Piobaireachd Society and The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (RSPBA).  The various qualifications require […]

Dr Kenneth MacKay tribute planned this weekend

Dr Kenneth MacKay tribute planned this weekend

A tribute to Dr Kenneth MacKay will be held this Saturday (21st) in the highland village where he lived and worked for many years. Dr Kenneth MacKay was an important piping figure during the post-War years. Born in Ross-shire at the turn of the 20th century he lived and worked […]