Thursday, April 6, 2017

Tartan Day!

Happy Tartan Day!  May your day be filled with lots of tartan!  

 The Millenium Tartan that our pipe bands wear at the College

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


A huge congratulations to Jane Michael on winning the College of Piping Pipe Band $2500 Travel Voucher Raffle! Piping instructor, Kylie MacHattie and drumming instructor, Chris Coleman present Jane with her voucher. Thank you for your support of our pipe bands! Photo Credit to Sue McGiveron.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Thank You!

Two of Summerside's finest police officers present the cheque on behalf of the PEI Police Association to drumming instructor, Chris Coleman

A huge thank you to the PEI Police Association for their sponsorship of the 2017 Atlantic Canada Piobaireachd Challenge which is in partnership with the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada.  This year the Piobaireachd Challenge takes place on April 29th with the workshop being held on April 30th at the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada in Summerside.  Returning this year is the march contest for Grade 4 and Grade 5 and an MSR contest for Grade 3 to Professional.  You can register for the workshop up until the day of (which is April 30th).  To find the workshop form, please follow this link:  This year we have the legendary Bill Livingstone as our judge and workshop facilitator. We hope to see you for a weekend of great playing and learning!

Monday, April 3, 2017

We Have A Winner!

The Winning Ticket!

The winner of the College of Piping Pipe Band $2500 travel voucher is Jane Michael! A huge thank you to the island hotels and golf course for their generous donations! Please see below for the full list of winners (and sponsors)! Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket and supported our pipe bands. We really, really, REALLY appreciate the support! Thank you!
Grand Prize of $2500 Travel Voucher: Jane Michael
One night at the Holman Grand Hotel: Dave Buell
One night at the Delta Prince Edward + Breakfast: Carter McBean
Green Fees for two for Andersons Creek Golf Course: Chris Higginbotham
The College of Piping Gift Shop Gift Certificate: Linda Chowen
Highland Storm Tickets for four: Tina Mundy
Highland Storm Tickets for four: Ian LeBlanc
Holman's Ice Cream Parlour Gift Certificate: Nick vanOuwerkerk


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Happy Hump Day!

There are still tickets available for our April 7th pub night! Treble with Girls perform a delightful mixture of Celtic, Maritime, Folk and Country favourites along with original songs and fiddle tunes.  Band members Jolee Patkai, Maxine MacLennan, Sheila MacKenzie and Norman Stewart bring a lot of fun and laughs to their shows, which are highlighted by amazing vocal harmonies. Treble with Girls are very active in the community and support fundraising initiatives whenever they can, and have set a goal to raise $10,000 for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation! Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  Don’t wait to book your tickets, our last three pub nights have sold out!  Doors open at 6:30pm and the performance will begin at 7:15pm. For more information, or to book your tickets, please call 902-436-5377 or email us at:

The entry form for the Atlantic Canada Piobaireachd Challenge is now available on our website (  It will take place on April 29th with a workshop the following day on April 30th. This year's judge and workshop facilitator is the legendary Bill Livingstone. It is an event that is not to be missed for any piobaireachd enthusiast! Even if you aren't super keen on piobaireachd, there will be a light music event in the afternoon! 

And some hump day wisdom:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Happy March Break!

It's started and appropriately on the first day of spring! The construction for the new Scott MacAulay Performing Arts Education Centre is well underway and we are extremely excited here at the College! To learn more about this fantastic project, please follow this link:  Scott MacAulay made a huge impact on so many of our students, parents, volunteers, the community of Summerside, the province of PEI, the Maritimes and in the piping and drumming world. We are thrilled that his legacy on the island will carry on. Here are to new beginnings and remembering a larger than life piper who made such a difference to so many!

At the end of June, the biggest highland dance competition in the world will be held in the capital city of Canada's smallest province, Charlottetown. The competition is set for Canada Day weekend at the P.E.I. Convention Centre. The College's highland dance instructor, Marielle Lesperance, will be looking to defend her Canadian Championship title in the adult section.  Good luck to all of the participants! 

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our Irish Pub Night! It was a sold out show and lots of laughs and good tunes were had! Our next pub night is April 7th and will feature Treble with Girls. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm and all the fun starts at 7:15pm. For more information, or to book your tickets, please call (902) 436-5377 or email us at: We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

College Closing at 5pm Due to Impending Storm

Due to the impending snow storm, Grade 5 band practice has been cancelled for this evening and the College will be closing at 5pm. If you have a class after 5pm, it has been cancelled. Stay safe and warm! Keep practicing!