Thursday, October 25, 2012

It's the time of year where the shine of the new school supplies and back to school clothes have worn off.  School sports have started and games have been lost and games have been won.  The cycle of a new school year has begun.  Our routines have now been established and the doldrums of an impending winter are already starting to make us tired. It's also the time of year where practising starts to wane.  We put off what we can do tomorrow.  Tomorrow comes and we put it off once again.  That becomes a regular non practice routine.  Think about how much easier lessons would be with a little practice! How much you would retain between each lesson.  For dancers and pipers, think about how much more stamina you would have at your lesson and how much more productive they would be.  The Christmas recital is fast approaching (yes, you did read that correctly) and you'll want to show off what you've learned thus far.  Don't stop practising!  Let the excitement of an audience inspire you!  Get practising!!!

If you know that you are going to miss your lesson, please have the courtesy to let your instructor know as soon as you do.  We realise that things come up at the last moment and you are not able to attend.  This also applies if you are in a band or part of the dance company.  Please either call/email your instructor directly or email/call our fabulous registrar, Jane Magee (  The College phone number is: 436 5377 and all instructor emails can be found on the College of Piping website (  It's very much appreciated when we know in advance that you won't be attending your lesson.

The College of Piping pipe bands are selling basketball tickets!  20 Summerside Storm Basketball tickets for $100.00!! That is only $5.00 a ticket. You can use these as season pass tickets or take several friends and family to several games. Individual tickets are priced at $10 each.  The choice is yours!  There are a limited number of tickets so you need to act soon. Come in to The College of Piping or call Jane at 436-5377.

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