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Announcing Our 2017 Competitors!

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Announcing Our 2017 Competitors! Balmoral Classic

The Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming, host of the Balmoral Classic’s US Junior Solo Bagpiping and Drumming Championships, announces its 2017 Competitors. Piping Contestants 2017 Gemma Briggs, Alex Burlew, Evan Burlew, Kevin Darmadi, Tyler Destremps, Robert Dunn, Joseph Horwath, Colin Johnstone, Liam Macdonald, Steven MacDonald, Drew Mackay, Calum MacNeil, Colin Tait, Callum Younger Alternates Ana Fairbanks-Mahnke, Kayleigh Johnstone Drumming contestants 2017 Ian Bielski, Matthew Darmadi, Isabella Jackson, Connor Whitley The application […]

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Novice Drumming Competition at the Balmoral Classic

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Balmoral Classic Novice Drumming Competition

Announcing the Balmoral Classic Novice Drumming Competition! For the first time ever, the Balmoral Classic is sponsoring a Novice Snare Drumming Competition. The competition will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2017, in Pittsburgh, PA, as part of the 11th Annual Balmoral Classic.  To compete as a drummer in our Novice Competition, apply here. Highlights of […]

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Concert: Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

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In concert, Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas at the Balmoral Classic

In concert, Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, Scottish fiddle & cello music of unrivaled beauty, eloquence & passion. The Balmoral Classic Concert features master Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser & vibrant young cellist Natalie Haas, plus bagpipers, drummers & dancers! The musical partnership between consummate performer Alasdair Fraser, “the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling,” and brilliant Californian […]

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Balmoral Classic Competition

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Bagpiping competition, Drumming competition, The Balmoral Classic 2017

ANNOUNCING THE 2017 BALMORAL CLASSIC COMPETITION! The Balmoral School’s Championships for Young Pipers and Drummers On November 18, 2017, the 11th annual Balmoral Classic, the US Junior Solo Bagpiping and Solo Snare Drumming Championships, will take place in in Pittsburgh, PA. The competition, for entrants 21 years of age or younger, is part of a weekend-long celebration of Highland […]

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Bagpipe Music at Summer Strings

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George Balderose, Director of the Balmoral School, teaches bagpipe music at Summer Strings.

From June 19-23, 2017, Balmoral School Director George Balderose taught over 60 young musicians in attendance at the 2017 Carnegie Mellon University Summer Strings Program, an annual event for 10-16 year old students of the violin, viola, cello, and bass. The students received instruction on the history and fundamentals of Scottish bagpipe music and the playing […]

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Pipers Invade East Stroudsburg

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It’s time for Balmoral’s Summer Music Program at ESU. From July 16-21, 2017, at East Stroudsburg University, the Balmoral School will run an intensive summer program for pipers and drummers of all ages. Both beginners and accomplished musicians will immerse themselves in a week of music with some of the best pipers and pipe band […]

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Pipes and Drums Come to Pittsburgh

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Balmoral Pipers March in Pittsburgh

Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming’s Pittsburgh Program begins today! From July 9-14. 2017, just five minutes north of Pittsburg at Shady Side Academy, Fox Chapel, PA, the Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming will run an intensive summer program for pipers and drummers of all ages, Terry Tully is Pipe Major of St. Laurence […]

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Indianapolis Session Begins Today!

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Indianapolis Balmoral Summer Session Group Shot

Balmoral School Kicks off its Summer Music Program at UIndy. From June 29-July 2, 2017, at the University of Indianapolis, the Balmoral School runs an intensive summer program for pipers and drummers of all ages. Both beginners and accomplished musicians will immerse themselves in a week of music with some of the best pipers and […]