Tonight is the March Ceilidh Fundraiser. Doors open at 6:30 and the festivities start at 7pm. There will be music, dance and general merriment! This month we are joined by Scottish Country Dancers who promise to get your heart rate up. There is a $5 admission fee but there are FREE snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. After the scheduled programming, there will be an open mic session. Start warming up your vocal chords, start tuning your instrument and limber up. This is not to be missed as the next ceilidh isn't until May 4th. All proceeds from the ceilidhs go toward the College of Piping Dancers and Pipe Bands. Come out and support our students and have a time while you're at it!
The College of Piping Pipe Bands are hosting a concert on April 21st. They will be joined by acts such as Kendall Docherty, Ward MacDonald, our own multi talented Jordan Chowen and others to be announced. The concert will be at the New London Community Complex and it will start at 7pm. Not only will there be fabulous performances but there will also be a silent auction, quilt raffle, cake auction and more! Everybody loves good music and cake! Come and support the College of Piping Pipe Bands!
It's not too late to purchase your John Deere Lawn Tractor tickets! Tickets are 1 for $10 or 3 for $25. Please see any College dancer or dance instructor to purchase your ticket. The draw date is June 17th. Just think, on the scorching days of summer, would you rather be pushing a lawn mower or comfortably riding your lawn tractor?! One arm on the steering wheel and the other holding a nice cool drink (of the non alcoholic variety, of course). Please support the College dancers and make your summertime chores a little bit easier!
It's not too late to sign up for the College of Piping Pipe Bands 50/50 "Gold Rush" style draw. The draws take place every Thursday. You can enter as many times as you like (with a new number) to increase your chances of winning! For a toonie you can enter at any of these participating locations:
- College of Piping, Summerside
- Samuels Coffee Shop, Summerside
- Gateway Petroleum Esso, Borden-Carleton
- Gass's Store, New Haven
- Book Mark, Confederation Court Mall (Charlottetown)
- Beanz Coffee Shop, Charlottetown
- Gallant Clover Farm Store, Rustico
- Kensington Food Basket, Kensington
Congratulations to Briana Pineau! Briana competed at the Halifax Highland Dancing Association Spring Competition on March 25th and represented the College extremely well and made us all very proud! She placed 4th in the Fling, 3rd in the Seann Triubhas, 4th in the Lilt and 1st place in the Flora. Briana competes in the Beginner category. Well done, Briana!
Good luck to all our pipers making the jaunt to Halifax this weekend to compete at the Halifax Citadel Mini Meets. Our own Director of Education, James MacHattie is judging as well. Last month, piping instructor, Kylie MacHattie was honoured to judge at this terrific event. Keep your eyes peeled to the results page for the very latest results (http://www.collegeofpiping.com/competitionresults.php).