According to the spring countdown clock on the internet, there are exactly 12 days until spring. For this blogger, that can't come fast enough. As I sit at my desk writing this, I am currently bundled up in my winter jacket and have a heater blaring at my feet. Granted I'm battling a cold but the yearning for double digit temperatures is starting to become unbearable. Speaking of warmer temperatures and spring, on Sunday March 11th don't forget that the clocks "spring forward" an hour to begin daylight savings time. The promise of light a little later has me positively glowing! Now, how many days until summer...
A BIG thank you to everyone that came out and supported the College of Piping Pipe Bands at their whiskey tastings. A HUGE thank you to Frank Scott and his wife, Jackie for making the trek to the island from Fredericton to host the informative and entertaining events. A great time was had by all and the evenings were a success by all accounts. For photos of the Friday evening whiskey tasting, follow this link: http://www.collegeofpiping.com/photogalleries.php?id=4f5367d7de609. Watch this space for future whiskey tasting dates!
An ENORMOUS thank you to Kelly MacArthur for making the journey from one island to the other for the Step, Highland and Choreography workshop that was held on March 4th. Kelly braved the elements on Saturday and travelled from Cape Breton to teach at it. There were a lot of very happy Highland and Step dancers after the day was finished! A fantastic day of learning was had by all who attended! To see the days events, follow this link for photos: http://www.collegeofpiping.com/photogalleries.php?id=4f54c2dab3dc3.
Congratulations to all the pipers who took part in the second of three Halifax Mini Meets. A smaller contingent made the crossing this month but they certainly left their mark! For complete results, follow this link: http://www.collegeofpiping.com/competitionresults.php and for photos from the first mini meet, follow this link: http://www.collegeofpiping.com/photogalleries.php?id=4f4cf7b491e78. Well done to all that attended!
Matthew leading the corps in Antigonish
Congratulations are also in order for Matthew Downey! Matthew is the latest student to earn his bagpipes. Matthew is not only a talented piper but is also the Drum Sergeant in the Grade 5 band. He passed his four tune test and will receive his bagpipes at his next lesson! Well done, Matthew!
Save the date! March 30th is the next ceilidh! There will be a $5.00 cover charge but there will be FREE snacks! Watch this space for more information as it becomes available. There are rumours of Scottish Country dancing happening at this ceilidh...