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Forum: Competition Results 09-11-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By NoisyPiper
Re: Columbus Scottish Festival (9/8, USA)

Best bass corps. MWPBA awards it as an "applause only" prize.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-10-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,373
Posted By NoisyPiper
Re: Worst venue of 2018...go!

Generally speaking, I think associations in the US (and North America generally) need to be a bit more creative in how they sanction events. A lot of these events only feature band contests, or only...
Forum: Competition Results 09-10-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By NoisyPiper
Columbus Scottish Festival (9/8, USA)

G4 MSR
1: St Louis Caledonian (2,3,2,1)
2: Fountain Trust (1,2,3,2) (BBC)
3: Louisville (3,1,1,3) (BDC)

G4 Medley
1: St Louis Caledonian (1,2,1,2)(BDC)
2: Louisville (3,1,3,1)
3: Fountain...
Forum: Competition Results 09-05-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By NoisyPiper
Re: Pleasanton Highland Games

Does anyone know how many (and which) bands were competing in the Grade 2 contest? It sounds like it was more than 3, since North Stratton and Portland Metro each failed to make the prize list on one...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-05-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,373
Posted By NoisyPiper
Re: Worst venue of 2018...go!

I definitely agree - the entertainment the venue is presenting to the public is significantly poorer when they do this. However, the events survive and even if they lose a small share of their...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-05-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,373
Posted By NoisyPiper
Re: Worst venue of 2018...go!

I do! However, being a terrible storyteller, it's a quickie:

Unfortunately these games no longer host contests, because of an unfortunate incident where a major storm rolled through a day and a...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-04-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,373
Posted By NoisyPiper
Re: Worst venue of 2018...go!

That's mostly my point, EagleJCS, though I apologise for being unclear.

What I mean is even if you only account for low grade prize moneys, it's still cheaper to hire several duty bands than run a...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-04-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,373
Posted By NoisyPiper
Re: Worst venue of 2018...go!

I'd be interested if most (or even a lot) of games do similar surveys, because that'd be some good firepower for piping contest organizers to send the way of their games' boards.

It must be noted,...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-04-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,373
Posted By NoisyPiper
Re: Worst venue of 2018...go!

All true (and I'd love to see more events like it in the calendar), but it's only one example. I strongly believe that bagpipe and drum events at Scottish festivals and games can at the very least...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-04-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,373
Posted By NoisyPiper
Re: Worst venue of 2018...go!

As PiperQ alluded to, though I like complaining about games venues, many organizers are put in a hell of a bind. I've never been on the organizing end of a games (I have studiously avoided such...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-04-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,373
Posted By NoisyPiper
Re: Worst venue of 2018...go!

I'd like to take a moment to complain about the phenomenon that is the beer tent with the "it goes to eleven" amps for the Celtic rock bands.

If I wanted to have my ears blasted out, I'd stand in...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-31-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,323
Posted By NoisyPiper
Re: What happened at McCain's memorial service

I know some "parade band" folks who will run chanter reeds with mold on them, because - and I quote - "I've had this reed for 12 years and it sounds just fine."

Which is to say, not only are you...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-24-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By NoisyPiper
Re: How to deal with Flat Cs

Too much moisture is a possibility - I'll take a look. I just got back from Scotland for Worlds, but I hadn't played them for 4 days in between, and it's been pretty dry where I live, so I'm not...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-24-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By NoisyPiper
Re: How to deal with Flat Cs

Quick reply to this - I tried all of these before wetting any reeds - I only started wetting them after about 45-50 minutes of effort, and a phone call to a P/M who runs tuning set up at his band, he...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-24-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By NoisyPiper
How to deal with Flat Cs

Just what the title says, how do folks deal with Flat Cs?

Right now I'm attempting to set up new reeds in a couple of chanters of mine which I have been neglecting. I can get the chanters pretty...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-24-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,167
Posted By NoisyPiper
Re: Is the Worlds killing the pipe band world?

This applies to all grade levels, incidentally. Where I am Grade 3 contests frequently only have two bands in attendance, and the Grade 4 contests don't necessarily have more than 6 (or even 3, in...
Forum: Competition Results 08-24-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By NoisyPiper
Re: So... how about the Worlds?!?

Second year in a row it's been that big - I struggle to think of other North American Grade 2 contests quite that large - probably just Maxville? Not sure what the organizers are thinking at this...
Forum: Ladies' Room 11-03-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,683
Posted By NoisyPiper
Re: You play like a girl!

Interesting that you pick an example of a sport which does not have a kids-to-professional pipeline for development of female players to suggest that a woman couldn't be the Quarterback on a winning...
Forum: Pipe Bands 02-17-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,328
Posted By NoisyPiper
Re: 4/4 marches

I've run into people who claim 3/4 Marches cannot be marched to because it is "an odd number of beats per bar."

Because no one ever marches to Green Hills and Battle's Over, right?
Forum: Your Announcements 10-20-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 213
Posted By NoisyPiper
Bloomington Pipers Society - October Meeting

Join us at our new location for the first of the 2015-2016 year Bloomington Pipers' Society Gatherings! From 4:00PM to 6:00PM, we will be at the IU Department of Folklore & Ethnomusicology to share...
Forum: Your Announcements 08-13-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 561
Posted By NoisyPiper
Bloomington (IN) Pipers Society Gathering, Friday Aug 13

A few months ago we announced our pipers' society in Bloomington here on the forums, and there was a little bit of interest. We're having another gathering tomorrow, Friday August 13th from 6:00PM to...
Forum: Competing Pipers 06-25-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,156
Posted By NoisyPiper
Re: Best inexpensive kilt?

I don't know if you have in the past addressed this, or if this is a realistic option for you, but have you considered joining a band?

I didn't own my own kilt for the first 12 years of my piping...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-22-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,201
Posted By NoisyPiper
Re: Ivory Crush

What an absolute waste.

The way to prevent elephant poaching is to strengthen the enforcement capabilities of the governments who have the animals in their borders, not destroy existing material....
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 06-22-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,824
Posted By NoisyPiper
Re: Costa Mesa 2015

Out in the MWPBA they make a point of not playing on cement, all the contests out here play on grass. The only one I can't vouch for is the Minnesota Games, as I have not been to that one, and...
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 06-04-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,859
Posted By NoisyPiper
Re: Sick of bagpipe jokes?

I recently visited a practice of a non-competitive band, and two of its members were discussing how they hadn't needed to tune their drones in 3 whole months! Their pipes were just that stable.

I...
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