Saturday 16th July 2016
Tartan Field, Walker Street, New Glasgow, NS
- All competitions will be carried out under the rules and regulations of the Atlantic Canada Pipe Band Association.
- All competitors must report to the Steward’s tent upon arrival for time check and playing positions. Failure to arrive on time may result in disqualification.
- Runners will not be provided. Competitors must present themselves to the steward or judge two minutes prior to their posted event playing time.
- No refund of entry fees submitted.
- Passes for entry onto the games site will not be issued. The roster of competitors will be at the gate and if your name is not on the list you will be required to pay the admission price.
- Drum Fanfare must have a minimum of three members and be a minimum of 3 – 5 minutes in length.
- Tents not available.
- Please check the ACPBA website www.acpba.ca for current music requirements.
- The sponsoring society will not be responsible for loss, damage, or injury occurring at the Festival of the Tartans.
- Travel money will be paid to bands that perform in the massed bands.
Time: Commencing 9am
Entry Fees: Individual $10 Drum Fanfare $15 Bands $50
All entries must be postmarked on or before 30th June 2016 Please check this website for updates
Registration: Download printable pdf here
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The SANDY MacLEAN Memorial Trophy
Presented to a Piper who exhibits great potential and exemplifies a love and appreciation of the Scottish Tradition at the annual New Glasgow Festival Of The Tartans.
Sandy MacLean was Chair of the Festival of the Tartans for several years and was a pipe major for Cadet Corp 219 during his youth. He always took special interest in young piping talent, particularly during the Festival and always wanted to encourage our young Pictou County pipers… -seeing the Festival of the Tartans as a great venue for them to perform and hone their skills. He had a deep love for the culture and traditions of his Scottish roots.
2016 Award Winner - Christopher Menezes
See bio below
Christopher started playing the chanter in Sept of 2013 as a 397 Trenton Air Cadet attending cadet Pipes & Drums lessons in New Glasgow. He continued lessons from Scott MacIntosh and Capt Cathie MacIntosh with 374 F/L Chisholm Air Cadet Squadron where he joined their Pipe Band and became a valuable member of the Regional Cadet Pipes & Drums.
By May of 2014 he was invited to travel with the Regional Cadet Pipes & Drums playing band to play with them in Charlottetown, and at various Reviews in the province.
By December 2014, he had qualified as a Level 3 Piper in the Canadian Cadet Organization and continued taking lessons with Capt Darin Knox. In July of 2015 he performed in the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo with the Cadet Pipes and Drums. That summer, he took the Intermediate Pipes & Drums Course at CTC Argonaut where he achieved his Level 4 Piper qualification. He returned to the RNSIT in 2016 and is taking Advanced P&D this summer in CTC Argonaut where he will be working on his Level 5, the highest cadet piping qualification. He’s been assisting with the instruction of other cadets for the last two years. Christopher has put a lot of effort into his piping and is an eager student. He has qualified for the Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award, with piping as his skill.
Christopher is 15 years old and is the son of Jose and Brenda Menezes from New Glasgow.