Clan Donald Educational and Charitable Trust

Greetings from Balmoral School
...founded in Pittsburgh with a mission to promote the appreciation of bagpipe music in the USA by providing world class instruction, cultivating excellence in youth, presenting innovative musical events, and fostering tradition.
Learning music through the Balmoral School builds character, promotes heritage, and fully supports family values.

Announcing the 2017 summer sessions and concerts
Indianapolis - June 29-July 2 * (new format Thursday to Sunday)
Pittsburgh, PA - July 9-14; East Stroudsburg, PA - July 16-21
8pm Instructors' Concerts: July 1 at Cravens Hall, UIndy; July 13 at Hillman Center, Shady Side Academy; July 20 at Hawthorne Suites, East Stroudsburg University

Gordon Bell heads up the drumming instruction at all sessions
Piping features Jimmy Bell and Nick Hudson at Indianapolis; P/M Terry Tully and P/M Robert Mathieson at Pittsburgh; P/M Robert Mathieson and Duncan Bell at East Stroudsburg; George Balderose at all sessions; Richmond Johnston, on-site administration and teaching at all sessions

Registration is open, click here     2017 School brochure, click here

Immerse yourself for a week on three beautiful campus with some of the best pipers and pipe band drummers in the world. Receive intensive personal instruction in multiple small classes (5 students or less) at all levels, beginning to advanced, for individuals and pipe bands, on the Great Highland pipes, smallpipes, Scottish snare, tenor drum, and bass drum. Plus workshops, music sessions, presentations on choice piping and drumming topics, and friendships that can last a lifetime. Balmoral students have the option of taking the EUSPBA's PCP (Progressive Certification Program) course and examination for certification at various skill levels. Click here to see what students say

The 2016 Balmoral Classic results are in !! Overall Champions were piper Kolya Sier of Gilman, Illinois,
and drummer Blair Beaton of Scotia, New York.

click for the review/results of the Balmoral Classic and program

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Balmoral is a registered service mark of Balmoral School of Piping & Drumming, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization established in 1979 and sponsor of The Balmoral Classic Support for Balmoral School and The Balmoral Classic is made possible, in part, by grants from The Heinz Endowments , Sage Foundation, Clan Donald Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh Firefighters Memorial Pipe Band, and St. Andrew's Society of Pittsburgh. Additional support is provided by Hendersons Pipe and Drum Supplies , David Naill & Company, Ltd. MacLellan Bagpipes, McCallum Bagpipes Pipers Cove, Pipers' Choice, Sandy St. James, Scott's Highland Services , and many other businesses, organizations, and individuals.

Class photo above - 2016 Pittsburgh Session

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