CCPD Practice and Rehearsal Evenings
Tuesdays, 7:30 - 10:00 pm
St John’s Church Hall, Constitution Ave, Reid, Canberra 
Learners: lessons to continue via virtual lessons. Check with your tutors for further info.
CCPD welcomes enquiries from new playing and social members - please contact admin@ccpd.org.au
REMINDER: COVID PROVISIONS ARE STILL IN FORCE - See below
 

 *** ANNOUNCEMENTS ***

Plans firming for CCPD Ulladulla Concert

CCPD Playing members will be well along with learning the repertoire for our anticipated concert later this year. PM Steve has been busy coordinating the logistics, and has managed to lock in a date, and a venue for the performance.
Please lock in 4th September, 2021 at 2pm in Ulladulla, NSW. Further details will be posted as they become available.
CCPD will be working closely with Ulladulla Rotary Club who will be helping with the logistics. Many thanks to all concerned.

Members will be focussing on "Dollar Sunrise" a tune that will be added to our repertoire in the first few months of 2021,
along with fine tuning Beaches of Harris and our MSR. If you don't have a copy of the music, please contact the PM or D/Sgt

A reminder that the Bundanoon Committee has cancelled "Bundanoon is Brigadoon" this year due to COVID19 restrictions.
CCPD has committed to participating in a limited performance, in conjunction with the Highlands Pipe Band.
Note that this is subject to organisers being satisfied that it is safe to proceed with the event.

CCPD Achievement Awards

 On the final rehearsal for 2020, PM Steve announced the winners of the CCPD Annual Players Achievement Awards,
(affectionately known as the "Ronnies and Rexies") ... Congratulations to:

Jess Jeffery - the Ron Gillespie Piping Achievement Award
Phil Weber - the Rex French Drumming Achievement Award

Congratulations also to all others nominated.

Burn in the City II

Canberra Burns Club Pipe Band and Canberra City Pipes and Drums
came together for the second year running to perform "Burn in the City II" on the Kingston Foreshore.

On Saturday 5 December 2020, Kingston locals were entertained by the sound of bagpipes and drums 
at the Jack Ross Park, named after Canberra Burns’ first Pipe Major John William (Jack) Ross.
(view event details on TeamApp)

COVID-19 - Continuing requirements for Rehearsals

 We're open for regular practices ... but ... 
In conjunction with St John's and the ACT Government, we have developed a Covid-safe plan, to ensure we are complying with ACT health directions and doing everything possible to keep us all safe!
 
We also continue virtual ZOOM practices and tutoring, Contact PM Steve or see our TeamApp pages for details to join in.

The following precautions MUST be observe by any member attending in person.

  1. If you are feeling unwell, PLEASE STAY AWAY. DO NOT ATTEND.
  2. Hand Sanitizer will be provided. PLease sanitise your hands IMMEDIATELY on arrival ... and throughout the evening as necessary.
  3. ALL members attending will ensure they have their name and contact details recorded to assist with contact tracing if necessary. These records are shared with St John's management.
  4. Maintain social distancing - no hugging, handshakes, or sharing chanters
  5. ONLY the unisex/disabled toilet is to be used. The mens / womens toilets are not available for use. Toilets surfaces touched must be cleaned with the disinfectant and wipes by each individual before leaving the bathroom.
  6. Kitchen will be off limits for the next few weeks, so please bring your own water/snacks.
  7. PM Steve has distributed a document detailing specifics of how instrument tuning will be done in a safe responsible manner. Please understand your role, and assist. 
  8. All surfaces including tables, chairs and door handles utilised during the bands attendance at the hall must be cleaned with the disinfectant and wipes before leaving.
 
Finally, because of the unknown nature of how this virus is spread, could any members developing symptoms  (or testing positive) please notify PM Steve, President Peter or Secretary Carole. We will respect your privacy, but alerting other members to possible infection can help prevent this disease spreading further. 
 
Still the best source of information at the moment is the Australian Governments Health Alert Page which is updated daily. https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

If you’re concerned you may have been infected, call the Coronavirus Health Information Line for advice. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on 1800 020 080

 
We hope to see you soon.
 

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Who we are

Canberra City Pipes and Drums was formed and registered as an incorporated body in the ACT in November 1991. It was formed with two purposes:

  1. To provide an outlet for pipers and drummers who no longer wished to compete but wished to continue playing their instruments in a band setting, and
     
  2. To become the premier ceremonial band in the region.

In 1993 the band was appointed as the honorary band to the Australian Federal Police. In 2005 the status of the AFP affiliation was upgraded when Canberra City Pipes and Drums was asked to be the official AFP Band and now is known as the AFP Pipes and Drums as well as the retaining the Canberra City Pipes and Drums name for non-AFP performances.

In 2006 the band was invited to participate in the International Police Tattoo in Adelaide and subsequently performed in the 2008 Adelaide International Police Tattoo. In September 2007 the Band participated in the inaugural Kremlin Zoria which took place in Moscow's Red Square.

After appearances with other local pipe and drum bands at the Andre Rieu shows in Sydney and Melbourne in late 2008, the Band had its first appearance at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in August 2009 and a follow-on appearance at the Edinburgh Tattoo in Sydney in February 2010 and again in Edinburgh in 2012. The Band has also performed at the Basel Tattoo in Switzerland in July 2010 and the Pacific Tattoo, Victoria BC, Canada in July 2013. As well as returning to Edinburgh to perform in REMT in 2014, the Australian Federal Police Pipes and Drums took part in the REMT 2016 in Melbourne, and travelled once again to Edinburgh in August 2017 to grace the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle for REMT 2017.

 Ask CCPD to your event - when it is safe to do so* 

We love the glamour of the international events ... but we also love performing for Canberra. If you have an event that you would like to add a 'splash of Canberra tartan' to, contact us to receive a copy of our 'Performance Request Form'

(if the above link isn't working, send an email 'admin@ccpd.org.au' with "Performance Request Form" in the subject line.)

*Your event's risk mamagement must comply with any requirements or restrictions on public gatherings. CCPD reserves the right to decline performances if our members are concerned for their health or safety in any way.