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COLLEGE NOTES Dates for 2012 California Summer School


Staff and students at the 2011 summer camp at Carlsbad D


ugald MacNeill reports: ‘The dates for the 2012 California Summer School are June


15th – 22nd at the Academy by the Sea, Carlsbad, with full board and lodging available. Students must be 10 years or older. Click onTuition on the College of Piping website at www. collegeofpiping.org or call registrar John Keys on (001) 760 724 6844. There were a few more drummers at last year’s school under the tutelage of Andrew Hoinacky. They, along with everyone, else made excellent progress. Chris Parks has many years experience as a piper but continues to improve. He was awarded the silver practice chanter to reflect that continued progress. Bagpipemakers McCallums again donated a very fine set of pipes which were presented to Erin Thomson. Erin is soon to graduate from university with a music degree with her main instrument the bagpipe.’ Across the other side of the US


the New England School will take place at Byfield, MA, from July 5-11. Again full details on the College


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website. Robert Wallace writes: Following the very successful camp in 2011 the College of Piping is pleased to announce the continuation of its summer teaching programme in the eastern United States. Fees are $710USD depending on currency fluctuations, and include all meals, accommodation and tuition. 25% deposit secures place. The schedule for the camp is: gather 11am July 5; auditions and lessons, supper and then recital or lecture. Each day thereafter will have Reveille at 7am, Breakfast 8am, Assembly 9am and classes 9.30am. Daily band practice is at 4pm and I will conduct a piobaireachd class which will open to all levels of ceol mor students. Supper will be circa 5pm with the recital/talk to follow at 7pm. A full range of exam options will


be available and these will take place on July 9 and closing concert and awards ceremony July 10. Farewell and evaluation July 11. All welcome. All levels and ages catered for. For queries email me at: thepipingtimes@ gmail.com.


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