Pictured: RMM4 - 5th place finishers in the 2014 Novice Juvenile World Pipe Band category holding the Tayside Shield.
(Photo courtesy of Andrew Snow)
Welcome to the Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band (RMMPB) webpage, a proud part of the SFU Pipe Band organization located at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
RMM Pipe Band has resumed their 2015/2016 competition season and are welcoming students from Beginner Instruments through our Grade 2, 3, 4 & 5 pipe bands. RMM enjoyed a successful 2014/2015 season and is expecting that our world class instructors from the SFU Pipe Band will be taking us on a similar journey this year.
RMM PIPE BAND ACADEMY/PROGRAM INFORMATION (Classes resume September 22, 2015)
The RMM Pipe Band program is comprised of modivated youth, teens and adults between the ages 6-65 and receives weekly instrument instruction from members of the World Champion Simon Fraser University Pipe Band. Under the SFU Pipe Band organizational umbrella, students & players are exposed to the highest levels of world class instruction in both bagpipes and drums throughout the entire program. New this year is a BEGINNER BAGPIPE CHANTER AND SIDE DRUMMING CLASS AT THE SURREY CAMPUS OF SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY (CLASS CANCELLED) with the remainder of our classes offered at the BURNABY SFU CAMPUS.
Our program takes students from Introduction to Scottish Music (6-8 yrs) and Beginner Instruments (8-14 yrs) up into the adult ranks of our Grade 2 and the SFU Pipe Bands. With a multi-tiered pipe band approach, players remain under a single organizational umbrella and simply change grades rather than uniforms. Few organizations in the world offer such an opportunity and this type of structure ensures consistent instruction at all levels of play with emphasis on proper playing technique, execution, hard work & discipline while at the same time maintaining an atmosphere of fun while learning from world champion Instructors and traveling across the Pacific Northwest and around the globe.
All RMM classes are held Tuesday afternoons (4:30pm-5:30pm in Surrey) and Tuesday evenings (7pm-8:15pm for Intro & Beginner, 7-9pm for all bands in Burnaby) under the direction of SFU Pipe Band players P/M Alan Bevan, P/M Terry Lee (SFUPB-P/M Emeritus), SFU P/S Jack Lee, SFU D/S Reid Maxwell and numerous other world class SFU players and other guest instructors. Classes are based on enrollment each year however are maintained at the lowest possible student to teacher ratio possible in our Intro and Beginner Instrument classes. Placement in our bands is at the discretion of the Band Instructors. All classes begin September 22, 2015 and will finish in mid/ate June 2016 (July for bands).
THANK YOU FOR THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT
THE RMM PIPE BAND WISHES TO THANK THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTERS FOR THEIR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE DURING THE 2014/2015 PIPE BAND SEASON: Government of British Columbia, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #263, Tartantown Ltd., Dr. Wayne Longstaff Chiropractor, City of Port Moody, City of Coquitlam, Gerry’s Vinters, Coquitlam & Mission Starbucks, Gardenworks Burnaby, Vancouver Aquarium, Grouse Mountain, City of North Vancouver, Triple Tree Nursery, Science World, Vancouver Canucks, Abbotsford Entertainment Centre, Vancouver Giants, Zone Bowling, Langley Gymnastics, RBC, TD Bank, Brand Images Marketing, Marten and Henry Chartered Accountants, Amos Tiles, Executive Inn Coquitlam, Charlie’s Chocolate Factory, Loblaws, LORDCO, Rokstad Power Solutions and Kinder Morgan Inc.
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Visit our Facebook pages at RMM Pipe Band & Rmm Pipeband for examples of our band activities during the year or follow our activities on Twitter @rmmpipebands.