Phew! This past weekend was an extraordinarily busy one! A pipe band concert, Highland dancing medal testing and our pipe bands played at the closing ceremonies of both the men's and women's Grand Slam curling event at Credit Union Place. Things aren't predicted to slow down either at the College. Not many free weekends between now and the start of the summer competition season. It's busy, busy, busy!
Hayley Porter (performing in Highland Storm) on the left
Congratulations to all of the College dancers who took part this past weekend in the medal testing. The College Highland Dancers received: 6 highly commended, 4 commended and 8 passed plus. A special congratulations to Hayley Porter on passing her associate's exam. Hayley is now qualified to assistant teach for Highland Dancing. The examiner is said to have been very pleased with Hayley and that she did, "very well and we should be proud!" Kearsney and the College are so proud of all who participated and for doing such a wonderful job! Well done!
In other dancing news, the dance parents committee would like to let all dancers (Step and Highland) know that the end of year dance party is on May 25th at the College of Piping. This is a not to be missed event! Come and celebrate all your hard work with a party!
Thank you to all that came out and supported the College of Piping Pipe Bands at their New London concert this past weekend. The hall was packed, great tunes were heard, some very entertaining live auctions were held and everybody had a fantastic time! A big thank you to Ward MacDonald and Kendall Docherty for their support and great tunes. Keep your eyes peeled to the blog for future concert dates.
Super exciting news at the College! We are now offering official College of Piping apparel online! You can now order the stylish and very comfortable College of Piping apparel from the comforts of your home and from anywhere in the world. You have several different options to access the fancy new swag. You can either click on the banner that will appear on our website or the link can also be found in the About Us and Gift Shop sections of the website. Start shopping!
My favourite quote of the week is one by Hans Christian Andersen. It's very appropriate for the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts no matter what discipline you are in. He is quoted as saying, "where words fail, music speaks." I would have to add not only music but dance as well. Happy practicing!