Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Chris is still sick

Chris Coleman has been hit with the flu, so all of his classes and Grade 5 band drum corps practice has been cancelled for this afternoon and evening.  Get well soon, Chris!

Monday, September 26, 2016

No Drumming Lessons Today--September 26th

Unfortunately Chris went home sick today so there are no drumming lessons today at The College. Get better soon, Chris!

Busy Weekend!

It was a busy day this past Saturday!  While we were hosting our open house, one of our highland students was also competing in the Forever Highland Competition in Saint John, NB!  Sherra Rogers won the high aggregate trophy in the Intermediate category.  Congratulations Sherra!

Sherra Rogers with her high aggregate trophy from the Forever Highland Competition!

A huge thank you to our community, our talented students and stalwart volunteers who came out and supported our open house today! A special thank you to Kerri Wynne from Ocean 100 for spending the afternoon with us! We had a blast! Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Below are some photos from the day.  Keep your eyes peeled to our photo gallery page, http://collegeofpiping.com/gallery/, as more photos will be added there from the open house!

 Past recipients of the Volunteer of the Year award, Jamie MacKay and Barry MacLean, welcomed the community to The College!

Patsy Martin (also a past recipient of the Volunteer of the Year award), Kiley Kitts and Rachel Kitts were ready to help in the gift shop! 

Step dancer, Eithne Brydon danced for the crowds! 

Grade 4 band member, Alyson MacLean and her dad, Barry MacLean, were all smiles! 

Ocean 100 was with us during our event! 

Piping Instructor, Kylie MacHattie and daughter Briar gave some piping tips to Ocean 100's, Kerri Wynne! 

Grade two band tenor drummer, Erin Mundy, The College's Principal, James MacHattie and Minister Tina Mundy enjoyed the afternoon!

Summerside's Mayor, Bill Martin,was on hand for the festivities! 

Premier Wade MacLauchlan and Liberal candidate Chris Palmer stopped by The College (seen here with piping instructor, Kylie MacHattie, wee Briar and Principal James MacHattie) 

Green Party Leader Peter Bevan-Baker and Green Party candidate Lynne Lund also stopped by The College (seen here with Principal James MacHattie).

Step Dance Instructor, Samantha MacKay, and student Isla Rousseaux-Bridle dance outside The College! 

Friday, September 23, 2016

What Time Is It?!

It's open house time!!!  Don't forget that tomorrow, September 24th, we are holding an open house at The College in Summerside.  Meet our staff, instructors, extraordinary volunteers and students!  Tour our facility and find out what we do and what we can offer not only the community of Summerside but the island and even further afield.  If you are interested in piping and drumming, ask us about the Hall Scholarship! If you live off island and have always wanted to take lessons, we can make that happen!  We teach by Skype!  Become a student now!  All this fun starts at 1:30pm and lasts until 4pm.  Did we mention there will be free cake?!

Finally, it's Friday....

Our Highland dance instructor, Marielle, is always very poised in her dancing but sometimes that isn't always the case....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crd_LjqaLxk

Happy Weekend Everyone!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Open House This Saturday!

FREE CAKE!!!
Now that I have your attention...

This Saturday, September 24th, The College is inviting all islanders to an open house! It will take place from 1:30pm to 4pm and will consist of: tours of The College, demonstrations from all of our disciplines, cake and refreshments! Come and meet our students and faculty! The afternoon will also feature short performances from our pipe bands and cast and crew of Highland Storm! The open house will take place rain or shine. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The College Closed Today--September 21st

Due to the ongoing security threats The College will be closed today and all classes and Grade 4 band practice will be cancelled. To read more about this ongoing story, please follow this link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-schools-evacuation-1.3772113. Please stay safe everyone!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Happy Canada Day!

Photo Credit to Susan Topping

June is almost done and dusted!  Tomorrow will see the start of July and it will get off to a bang with our pipe bands participating in the Canada Day celebrations in North Rustico at 10am.  It is a fantastic parade that brings out the whole North Shore community!


The Highland Storm cast has been diligently rehearsing these past few weeks and preview night is this Sunday and opening night is this Monday!  Paul Simon and Glass Tiger make appearances as well as some contemporary twists on some classic tunes!  To get your tickets to one of the island's best shows, please follow this link: http://collegeofpiping.com/events/highland-storm/.  Don't miss out on the all new production for 2016!