Recent Announcements and Updates
December | 4 | 2013
Queen Mary Games 2014
I want to reach out to make sure you know that we are now in process of getting the games organized for 2014. We have digitized all of the Entries for 2014. This includes Bands as well as Solo’s. You can go on to the Queen Mary Website and everything you need will be there. You will have to enter the band this year through the website. We are doing this for several reasons. Mainly to make sure you get all the information for the weekend. Discount Parking, Tickets, W-9, and all info for you to have a great weekend. Bands will receive tickets for the band members and a handful of parking passes.
We will only be having a Grade 3 and 4 Band competition this year. Based on number of entries, we might be able to have grade 5 bands play up into grade 4.
I have sent this e-mail to all bands that have attended the past few years. Please confirm that your band will be attending. I have spoke to some of you already but please respond to this e-mail. As in the past we will have a great Judging panel for your band and solo players.
Also, We will be expanding the Piping area this coming year so we will have a larger area for bands. It is possible the contest area will move back to the area in front of the ship. More info to come soon! We also are looking into a VIP Area for Bands/Competitors ONLY for Food and Beverage. This will be a great area for band members to get food and drink quickly and not stand in lines with the public. I am sure it will be a limited format but it will be a place that will be available for the band members. More coming on this.
Let me know if you have any questions. See you soon and be safe over the Holiday season.
Queen Mary Games
28581 Rancho Maralena
Laguna Niguel,CA 92677
December | 3 | 2013
Stolen Bagpipes and Uniform- Burlingame
The Northern Branch has asked that I send out this alert
Dear Pipe Majors,
Our band members experienced a theft of two pipes and full dress uniforms last night. If I may impose, please alert your membership to be on the lookout for a set of silver mounted pipes and another set. As soon as I get a more detailed description I will forward that along. For anyone in the California piping world reading this, please keep an eye out for any advertisements selling bagpipes — one set is McCallum and the other Shepherd. Both sets were wearing a dark green pipe bags with the Stewart Tartan Pipes & Drums Logo. Both also had Stewart Tartan ribbon covering the cords.The police have been notified.
Any help you and your band may provide would be greatly appreciated.
All the best,
Stewart Tartan Pipes & Drums of San Francisco