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Passing: Bruce Kane, Piping Director
Bruce Kane, of Torrington, CT passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2013. Bruce was the Piping Director of the Connecticut Saint Andrew's Society Piping Competition held each October at the Goshen Fairgrounds.
The family has announced the following:
• Monday, August 19 - 6:00-8:00pm - Viewing at the Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Avenue, Bristol CT. Contact phone: 860-583-4107
• Tuesday, August 20 - 11:00am - Church Service at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 154 Meadow Street, Bristol CT. Contact phone: 860-583-5631

Bruce's many years of dedication and support has been very important to the piping community of the Northeast and Metro areas. He will be greatly missed.
EUSPBA AGM to be Held November 9, 2013
The Executive Committee has announced the date and location of the 2013 Annual General Meeting to be Saturday November 9, 2013 at the DoubleTree by Hilton at Newark Airport. Due to the cancellation of last year's AGM due to weather, the Metro Branch has been permitted to host this year's event. Details can be found by clicking the "more" link. more
Branch Guidelines Updated
The EC has updated the Branch Guidelines to allow for electronic elections at the Branch level. This should promote greater involvement at the Branch level. The updated document can be accessed by clicking the "more" link. more
Passing: Kay Bailiff, Mother of David Bailiff
Kay Bailiff passed away on Friday, June 7, 2013. She is remembered by many Association members. There will be a viewing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Crouch Funeral Home, 127 South Main St., NE, MD 21901.
The funeral will be 11:00am on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at the Calvary Baptist Church, 35 Sylmar Rd. (adjacent to Rt. 273) Rising Sun, MD 21911.
April 13, 2013 Scottish Arts Indoor Contest Results Held
Please note that the results from the 2013 New Hampshire Indoor contest are currently being held. Circumstances at the event resulted in the sanctioning some events to be called into question. An agreement has been put in place to rectify the situation. Once all conditions are met by all parties involved, the results will stand for the 2013 results.
EUSPBA’s 50th Drum Salute Contest Winners Announced
Congratulations to the winners of the EUSPBA 50th Anniversary Drum Salute Contest Winners!
• 1st Place - Alexander Kuldell
• 2nd Place - Roy Barbee
• 3rd Place - Harry Meade
The intention is to play the 1st place “Salute” at the closing mass bands at the Capital District Scottish Games on Saturday, August 31st and the New Hampshire Highland Games on Saturday, September 21st.
Please share the scores with as many drum corps as possible and let’s make this a huge success.
A special thanks to our judges, Tom Foote and Doug Stronach, and all of the contestants for their submissions. more
Policy Manual Updated
The EUSPBA Policy Manual has received minor updates, based on recent EC meetings and discussions. more
College of Piping Survey
The College of Piping is running a 2013 North American Piping Survey. The objectives of the survey are to better understand the piping community in the United States and Canada in order to help the College tailor its programs and offerings effectively. It should take 10 minutes or less to complete the survey. Click on "more" to take the survey. more
Passing: Joe Brady Sr
Joe Brady Sr. passed away on January 23, 2013.
Joe was a longtime active participant in EUSPBA, and was a Judge Emeritus at the time of his death.

There will be a wake on Sunday, Jan 27th from 3:00-7:00pm, at the EO Curry Funeral Home, 313 N. James Street, Peekskill, NY. Tel. 914 737-0083.
There will be a Mass at 12:00 noon on Monday, Jan 28th, at Assumption Church, 131 Union Avenue, Peekskill, NY.
2013 Season Regrades Announced
The Music Board has announced regrades for the 2013 season. This updated list was released on 12/10/2012. more