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,

Paul Olson

Stewart Tartan Pipes & Drums of San Francisco

Cameron Highlanders Grade III

The WUSPBA Executive Committee is happy to announce that the Music Board has recommended and the Executive Committee has approved a request from the Cameron Highlanders to restructure the band by adding a Grade III unit.  This band will be in addition to the current Grade IV and Grade V competition units that currently exist.

Congratulations to Charlie Rosenberger and the tremendous amount of work he has accomplished with his band.  We look forward to seeing the new Grade III in action this coming season.

Executive Committee, Western United States Pipe Band Association