†††† The Sixth
Annual Red Stick Regional will be held on Saturday, July 23rd 2016 from 8:00am
to 5:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church, located in downtown Baton Rouge,
Louisiana. This year we are again holding a fully sanctioned drumming
competition as well as sanctioned solo piping events, along with a drumming
workshop Saturday afternoon.†† We are
also holding both piping and drumming
workshops on Saturday evening, 7am-9pm, at the same location, with a
jambalaya dinner available as well.
The competition will include all events for piping and
drumming in Grades I through V, including non-sanctioned Grade V events for
practice chanter, on pipes and on drum pad. This year we are also including
unsanctioned Piping Duets, and an
unsanctioned ďMicro BandĒ competition.
The Micro Band
requirements are 2 or 3 pipers, AND 2 or 3 drummers; 4 to 6 players required.† The Piping Duets and the Micro Band require
2-4 minutes of music, any time signature.†
†For more details on these events,
please see the registration form.
REGISTRATION FORM LINK
To date, the following manufacturers and suppliers have
donated prizes this year:† please support
Hendersonís Pipe Band Supply
Jim McGillivray Piping Partnerships
Ken Eller and the Captainís Corner
We have the following three judges adjudicating our
events this year:
††† Paula Glendinning
has been a member of the Eastern US Pipe Band Association panel of judges for
solo piping and pipe band events since 2003, and has been teaching piping for
over 40 years. She is the advanced piping instructor for the Rockville High
School Pipe Band, and gives private lessons to pipers of all ages. †Over the past 13 years, Paula has taught at
the Invermark College of Piping summer school
sessions in Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, and Scotland. †She has an Education degree from the
University of Maryland, and a Teacherís Certificate and Senior Certificate from
the Institute of Piping in Scotland.
††† Paula was a member of the City of Washington
Pipe Band from 1970 to 2009, beginning with the band when it was called Denny
and Dunipace, under the leadership of P/M Sandy
Jones. ††During those years, she made 14
trips to Scotland to compete with the band, and several more trips to compete
in solo competitions at Oban, Inverness, and London. †She encourages opportunities for young pipers
to travel for piping competitions, and has supported several contests that
offer travel as prizes. †Paula has been a
member of the organizing committee for the Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational
Competition since 1997, and works there to encourage amateur pipers to strive
††† John is the
Pipe Major Emeritus of the Atlanta Pipe Band, retired after 20 years with the
band and 15 years as the Pipe Major. He has been playing pipes for more than 48
years in both solo and band contests, and reached the level of Open
Professional piper in solos. John has played with pipe bands at a grade 1 level
in Ontario, Canada, and has competed at the Worlds Pipe Band Championships,
held annually in Glasgow, Scotland in August many times over the years.
besides playing with the band, he is an accredited adjudicator for both solo
and band competitions, and serves on both the Eastern U.S. Pipe Band
Association and the Pipers Pipe Band Society of Ontario judgeís panels.
Ed Best is a qualified, professional educator with over 30 years of
successful pipe band experience and has a Bachelorís Degree in Music Education.
He has held many band and solo titles in all grades including North American Champion, East Coast Champion Supreme, Ontario
Champion Supreme, West Coast Champion of Champions, and Canadian Champion.†† Ed also spent 10
years as a School Music Teacher in all grades from Elementary through the
Ed has competed in, and placed at
the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland in many grades up to and
including Grade I.
Ed is active as an adjudicator at
Highland Games throughout the United States. He is an ďAĒ panel drumming
and ensemble judge in the WUSPBA and a drumming judge in the EUSPBA. He
also serves on the Music Board of WUSPBA, where his primary functions are
grading of bands and soloists and adjudicator training/education and certification.
††† Our Host Hotel is the La Quinta University
Area, located at 2333 S Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA† 70808.†
We have a number of rooms booked, but you must call the hotel directly
at (225) 924-9600 OR the La Quinta Group Desk at 1-800-642-4239, Option 1, and
ask for the special rate for Red Stick Regional Competition.† The rates are $62.10 plus tax per night, and
you must make your reservations by July
1, at which time the rooms will be returned and available to the general public.
†† We have added
the optional Jasonís Deli box lunch to the registration form, rather than
sending out a notice later for you to sign up for a lunch. ††Please look through the choices and add your
payment of $10 per lunch to the event fees, so you donít need to worry about
paying at the competition.
†† There are a few
restaurants in the area, but by having your lunch delivered you wonít need to
worry about going out and being back in time for your next event. ††You can of course opt to bring your own food,
and complimentary snacks and drinks will be provided.
††† Since we will be continuing the workshops
Saturday evening at the same location, we will have a catered Jambalaya dinner
available at the church for $10 per person. ††You may sign up for this on the registration
Events like this are never entirely paid for by
competition and workshop fees, so we welcome any and all sponsorships! ††Both monetary and prize donations are needed
to keep this event going.† †We offer the following sponsorships:
Silver - $50
Gold - $100
Platinum - $200
Thank you in advance for any contributions you may wish
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