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Addendum to the Mid-Atlantic Branch Report in the Voice Winter2014
1/6/2015
Please note that Robert Mitchell is teaching Scottish smallpipes again at this year's Delco Workshop. It was an oversight on my part in listing this year's instructors. Please accept my apologies. - Mary Wallace
Florida Branch Dissolved
12/18/2014
Due to economic reasons, the Executive Committee has decided to merge the Florida Branch into the Southern Branch. If you prefer not to be associated with the Southern Branch then you may choose another Branch or remain Unaffiliated.
2015 Season Regrades Announced
12/14/2014
The Music Board has announced regrades for the 2014 season. This updated list was released on 12/14/2013. Click on 'More' to see a list of upgrades. more
Upgrade Process
11/20/2014
The Music Board will be meeting on the first weekend in December to review the 2014 Season Results and any upgrade requests received prior to November 1.
Grading Committee recommendations will then be sent to the Executive Committee for approval.
Notices are sent to each requestor, and then posted here on our Website. This process is typically completed within two weeks.
If you have any questions about the process, please contact Sheldon Hamblin, Executive Secretary at zecsec@euspba.org.
2014 EUSPBA AGM Proposals Available
11/15/2014
The proposals that were presented at the 2014 EUSPBA AGM are now available for your review. more
2014 EUSPBA AGM Reports Available
11/15/2014
The Annual Reports presented at the Annual Meeting on November 8, 2014 are now available for download. more
Election Results Announced at 2014 AGM
11/9/2014
Election results were counted on the eve of the 2014 AGM in Cleveland OH, and announced at noon during the AGM. Dan Cole, former VP, is our new President; Jim Dillahey is our new Vice President; and Wayne Holscott was reelected for his position as Officer at Large.
To all those who participated, thank you for taking the time to carefully consider your choices. Voting is an important way to take part in your Association.
Rule Change for Grade 4 Bands, Effective 1/1/2015
5/7/2014
The following change in the rules for Grade 4 Band MSR competitions, have been approved effective for the 2015 competition season.

Four parts 2/4 march, two parts strathspey and two parts reel OR four parts 2/4 march, four parts strathspey and four parts reel. For the 2/4 march, either two 2-parted marches or one 4-parted march may be played. For the four parts of strathspey and reel, bands must play two 2-parted tunes (4 parts of one tune not allowed).
2014 Season Upgrades Announced
12/12/2013
The Music Board has announced regrades for the 2014 season. This updated list was released on 12/12/2013. Click on 'More' to see a list of upgrades. more
EC Election Results Announced
11/9/2013
Votes were counted on the eve of the AGM and results announced at noon at the meeting. All incumbents who ran were reelected, so there are no changes to the Executive Committee.
Thanks to all who carefully considered the candidates and took the time to cast votes. This is an important way to take part in your EUSPBA.
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