News & Updates
*UPDATED: Spring 2022 Online Freestyle Contest
Registrations extended until May 13. Video submissions due same day.
Join in on the fun and submit a video for our NEW Online Freestyle Contest. It's a great way to dust off the instruments in preparation for the upcoming season, explore some music and creativity and engage in the community.
For contest details and rules, visit: www.aspd.ca/spring-
To register: https://www.aspd.ca/
New Massed Bands Scores for Drummers
By now, all ASPD drummers and pipe bands should be aware of the changes to the massed drums scores for snare, tenor and bass approved and rolled out by the Alliance of North American Pipe Band Associations ("ANAPBA") recently. They will now be referred to as “The Massed Band Cadences”.
The initiative has the end goal of improving massed bands while encouraging and supporting drummers at all stages of development, especially the earlier stages. The ASPD has adopted these and most bands within the Society have been working on these scores. It is expected that all pipe bands will be prepared to play these scores, starting at the Red Deer Highland Games in June.
Click here to download the final version of the new Massed Band Cadences for snare, tenor and bass.
ACE Percussion has put together videos featuring tenor and bass including piping and snare accompaniment. Follow the links below for each time signature:
2/4 March: https://youtu.be/XKweRryI7gU
3/4 March: https://youtu.be/8uBQy2TD3qw
4/4 March: https://youtu.be/NOmFn-NVujw
6/8 March: https://youtu.be/lrePEtpve5I
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