There will be little argument that the future of our pipe band tradition here in South Africa lies in the hands of our young musicians.

That’s why, whether they’re learning to be pipers or drummers, it’s critical that they receive the very best musical education and pipe band training possible, and that they’re given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Our aim is not only to help them shine here at home but perhaps, one day, internationally too. We’re also acutely aware that the young talent we’re shaping today will be teaching and moulding another generation of pipers and drummers in the future.

It’s with these thoughts in mind that the PBASA is excited to launch the first ever PBASA Piping and Drumming Summer School.

Here are a few details

Dates to book: 15th / 16th / 17th March 2019

Led by Joshua Hogg (Piping Director) and Anthony Evans (Drumming Director), the intensive three day residential workshop will take place at Parnassus Farm, Magaliesburg.

Registration Form

International Tutors

Craig Munro needs little introduction. A member of the Red Hot Chilli Piper and Grade 1 SLOT front-ranker, Craig is the director of Wallace Bagpipes  He has vast experience at piping and drumming schools literally all around the world.

The PBASA is also investigating additional international tutors who will be announced in due course.

The Best of SA Pipe Band Talent

The course will naturally also feature lessons and practical input from our local pipe band experts, carefully selected for their experience, knowledge and talent.

Course Fee – R2 150.00

The course is great value at just R2 150.00 per delegate. This includes accommodation, meals, all tuition and music books.

Early Bird Discount – Save R300!

Bookings made and paid before 21st December 2018 save R300! The early bird discounted rate is just R1850.00!


This is still being finalised but will cover a wide variety of theoretical and practical subjects as well as important elements of band craft. The programme will be designed in line with the internationally accredited PDQB syllabus and will afford delegates intending to write these exams a distinct advantage.

Social and Fun

Just as important as the hard work and the educational aspect is the fun. We want to make this an unforgettable experience in very way, where everyone involved walks away not just with new knowledge but new friends and a new perspective too. Our planning will include a fun and social element with recitals and other surprises!

As a tutor, it is critical that you’re a part of what promises to be an amazing three day learning experience. It’ll help you better understand your young talent, and will surely give you new skills to become even more effective. It’s simply not to be missed.

To participate, just click here right now : 2019 PBASA Summer Camp Registration Form
Click here to download : Indemnity and Consent Form .


It’s as simple as that!
Payments must please be made by EFT to the following account:

Nedbank Limited
Account number: 1969 1836 91
Branch code: 19876500

Reference: school+your name

We can’t wait for the 2019 PBASA Summer School and we can’t wait to have you along for the experience!

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