National Tartan Day
Thank you to everyone who came along to our event on Sunday; we had 77 different tartans on display, some great entertainment,and even a bit of sunshine!
We hope to see you out next year for the 9th annual 'National Tartan Day' celebrations on Parliament Hill, Ottawa!
Did you sing along to Amazing Grace on Tartan Day, and would you like to be able to sing along to this famous and much beloved tune? Here are the words in English and Gaelic (pdf file) and here is an audio file with the Gaelic spoken to assist you with your learning
The Sons Visit Royalty
Listen to Pipe Major Bethany Bisaillion's breaking interview with Alan Neal on CBC's All In a Day where she describes what it was like to meet and perform for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II this past Monday, August 19th:
Check out the piece aired by CBC News Ottawa: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Ottawa/ID/2399839028/
As well as a clip from CTVs Canada AM: http://canadaam.ctvnews.ca/canadian-bagpipers-prepare-to-play-for-the-queen-in-scotland-1.1399472
The Ottawa City Piping College
The Sons of Scotland Pipe Band are pleased to be affiliated
with the Ottawa City Piping College which supports its mandate
to teach and train musicians in both piping and drumming in
our region. Our curriculum follows the course of the prestigious
College of Piping in Glasgow, Scotland, and our 3 accredited
examiners follow their testing guidelines. We have 2 Ottawa based teachers and one in Montreal, Quebec who can assist you with your lessons.
For information on lessons, please email school Director
Bethany Bisaillion at firstname.lastname@example.org for times,
costs and locations in Ottawa and information on the school in Montreal. All new members are asked to have a basic knowledge of exercises, tunes, and have taken a session of admission with one of the band's officers.
For more information on the College of Piping in Glasgow, please visit their site at
www.collegeofpiping.org Exam information is available on this page: http://www.collegeofpiping.org/examinations/sqa-piping/
The OCPC is proud to support the beginner program of the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band.
The Queen and I - with Pipe Major Bethany Bisaillion
Donating to a great cause...
The Sons of Scotland are pleased to be supporting youth in our community with piping and drumming classes. The school of the Ottawa City Piping College supports the work of the Sons of Scotland - if you want to donate to this wonderful program, please email us at email@example.com The Ottawa City Piping College is a registered non profit organization. We contribute to the teaching and travel of the many members of the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band.
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Vice Regal Patron of the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band
The Caring Canadian Award
The Sons of Scotland have been awarded the Caring Canadian Award by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston. The ceremony took place on April 7 at Rideau Hall, and members of the band were given pins on behalf of the pipe band.