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.
We wish our competitors a relaxing summer before returning to their practices in September as well as those who are continuing their seasons at other highland games including the World Pipe Band Championships in August, 2015.
RMM PIPE BAND ACADEMY/PROGRAM INFORMATION
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 SFU Pipe Band. Under the SFU Pipe Band organizational umbrella, the highest level of instruction and playing standards are maintained throughout the entire year at our Burnaby Campus of Simon Fraser University. New this year is a BEGINNER BAGPIPE CHANTER AND SIDE DRUMMING CLASS AT THE SURREY CAMPUS OF SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY.
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 ensuress consistent instruction at all levels of playing with emphasis on proper playing technique, execution, hard work & discipline while still maintaining a fun atmosphere while learning and including opportunities for travel across the Pacific Northwest and around the globe.
Weekly instructors include: SFU P/M Alan Bevan, P/M Terry Lee (SFUPB-P/M Retired), SFU P/S Jack Lee, SFU D/S Reid Maxwell plus numerous other world class players and guest instructors who teach our students at the Burnaby Campus of Simon Fraser University every Tuesday night from September - June each year. (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: (BEING UPDATED) 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.
HIRE A PIPER/BAND
Visit our Facebook page at RMM Pipe Band for examples of the bands activities during the year or follow our activities on Twitter @rmmpipebands.