To put a new twist on the Poppy Campaign launch this year, the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band invite pipers and drummers to come along to an event being held November 1, 2014 at 1:11 pm at the Sparks Street Mall at the CBC TV studio station. Pipers and drummers from all over are welcomed to register their interest on the form below - we want to have 111 sign up - and all will receive a commemorative t shirt for participating. Bring your friends, buy a poppy, and come to the Vanier Legion at 294 Cyr Avenue for a grand after-party. Tunes shall be the Green Hills of Tyrol, When the Battle is Over, Amazing Grace, Scotland the Brave, Wings, and the Maple Leaf Forever - so get tuned, get ready and come along on November 1 to help kick off this year's Poppy Campaign - special guests, tv cameras, and many wonderful legion members and Veterans will be on hand to help us mark the occasion. We hope to see you at 111!
Those signed up to participate so far are:
1. Beth Bisaillion
2. Nicholas Olmstead
3. Tom Kingsbury
4. Pat Grant
5. Norm Villegas
6. Janice Turcotte
7. Madeleine Thompson
8. Keith MacCallum
9. Deb Ahronson
10. Jim Forbes
11. Orrin Kerr
12. Gay Stinson
13. Keith Murison
14. Allan Meltzer
15. Ron Roach
16. David Johnston
17. Greg Kingsbury
18. Caelen Carr
19. Mike Ward
20. John Virag
21. Gail Moran
22. Jamie Dunn
23. Lorna Huiskamp
24. Krista Grant
25. Robert Miller
26. Mary MacDonald
27. Bob Derry
28. Randy Waugh
29. Olga Waugh
30. Charles Dumaresq
31. Muriel Rowe
32. Pierre Brabant
33. Denis Watson
34. Suraj Dayal
35. Trish Guitard
36. Rachel Renaud
An Exclusive Offer for 100 Supporters of the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band
And for those who like fine beer and gifting friends while helping a great group of fine musicians.
For a very limited time, our friends at the Highlander Brew Company in South River, Ontario, are offering 100 of our friends a very special package to support the band’s trip overseas in 2015. Great people, great beer, great fun!
UPDATE - We are pleased to announce that all the friends of the Sons who have participated in this promotion, and any taking part will receive an additional gift of 2 tickets to the band's concert 'Scotland Tonight' on November 15 at the Bronson Centre in Ottawa - a value of $40.00, bringing the total value of this gift pack to $100.00! A great addition to the gift packs, and a great holiday idea! Don't forget the beer tasting party - that will be excellent too - sign up today by donating below using the PayPal button!
For a donation of $100.00, our wonderful band supporters can enjoy some great Highlander Brew Company product which will include Two Highlander gift packs each consisting of 1 bottle ( 650ml) of each of Highlander Scottish Ale, the Highlander Liongrass Ale and the Highlander Blacksmith Smoked Porter beers in a fine wooden case - great for gifting or enjoying yourself!
Valued at $60.00, you will receive your giftpack in Ottawa at a special VIP party to be held in the fall where you will enjoy a free Highland Brew Company tasting! Donate today using the PayPal button below - and don't forget to include your email address so we can invite you to the party! This offer has been extended for a very special reason - our guest of honor is someone you don't want to miss - only those who purchase the gift pack will get the invitation to the get together. Don't delay - makes a great Christmas gift.
Get yours today!
On Wednesday, February 25, Peterborough's 'The Venue' will host for the first time in Canada, Scotland's own hot rock and roll pipers and drummers - The Red Hot Chilli Pipers! Tickets are only $40 and are onsale now - email Adam Vizza at email@example.com
The Quality Hotel in Peterborough at 1074 Lansdowne Street West has arranged a special room rate - call them at 1 877 316 9949 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org and quote 'Celtic Concert' to get your room - only $75.00 plus tax.
Be sure to check out this amazing band at www.redhotchillipipers.co.uk and don't miss them in person in Peterborough, ON.
If you are interested in joining the Sons of Scotland as a piper or drummer, drop us a line. Our history dates back to 1896, but the mandate stays the same - provide free instruction to those who wish to learn, and then go into the community to present that music.
E-mail the band Manager Robert Derry at email@example.com for information
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 on Monday, August 19th, 2013
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:
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.