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Colorado Youth Pipe Band Schedule - 2023

Pipe band members are encouraged to attend practices, performances and competitions - they are fun and a great experience! But it is also understood that kids and families have a variety of commitments and priorities throughout the year.  This schedule is designed to give pipe band families an idea of what to expect in the coming year - additional dates may be added and some dates may be cancelled. Kids that are new to the band can start taking lessons at any time during the year. 

 

January

Monday, 1/2 – Holiday Break (No Practice)

Monday, 1/9- Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Monday,1/16 - Martin Luther King Jr Day. Band will meet for Regularly Scheduled Practice that evening (6:00 – 8:00pm) due to  proximity to winter break. (Of course, it is always understood if a family is observing the holiday or traveling during practice.) 

Monday, 1/23 - Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Monday,1/30 - Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

February

Monday, 2/6 - Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Monday, 2/13 - Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Monday, 2/20 - President's Day (No Practice)

Monday, 2/27 - Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

March

Monday, 3/6 - Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Saturday, 3/11 - St Patrick's Day Performances

Cherry Cricket (Cherry Creek) Performance at 12:00pm - Full band (dancers, pipers and drummers)

Abbey Tavern (Park Hill) Performance at 2:00pm - Full band (dancers, pipers and drummers)

Cherry Cricket - Ballpark (Downtown) Performance at 4:00pm - Full band (dancers, pipers and drummers)

Clancy’s (Wheat Ridge) at 6:00pm - Pipers and drummers (no dancers)

​Sunday, 3/12 - St Patrick's Day Private Performances at Senior Living Communities

          11:00 am - Westminster - Full Band (Pipers, Drummers and Dancers)

            1:00pm - Littleton - Full Band (Pipers, Drummers and Dancers) 

Monday, 3/13 – No Practice

Friday, 3/17 - St Patrick's Day Performances​

The Irish Rover Pub (Baker) Performance at 4:30pm -Pipers and drummers (no dancers) 

Abbey Tavern (Park Hill) Performance at 6:30pm - Full band (dancers, pipers and drummers)

Monday, 3/20 – Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Monday, 3/27 – Spring Break (No Practice)

April

Monday, 4/3 – Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Monday, 4/10 - Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Monday, 4/17 – Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

6:50 - 7:10pm - "Senior Ceremony" honoring the time, hard work and leadership graduating seniors have dedicated to the band. 

Monday, 4/24 - Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Saturday, 4/29 - Southwest Regional Closed Championship & Colorado Celtic Indoor Competition (Dancers Only)

May

Monday, 5/1 – Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Saturday, 5/6 - Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival (Dancers, Solo Pipers and Drummers)

Monday, 5/8 – Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Monday, 5/15 – Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Monday, 5/22 - Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Monday, 5/29 – Memorial Day (No Practice)

June

Monday, 6/5 - Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Monday, 6/12 - Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Monday, 6/19 – Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Saturday, 6/24 - Cortez Celtic Fair (Dancers, Solo Bagpipers and Chanter Students)

Monday, 6/26 – Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

July

Monday, 7/3 -  No Practice

Monday, 7/10 - Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Saturday, 7/15 – Elizabeth Celtic Festival (Dancers, Pipers and Drummers)

Sunday, 7/16 – Elizabeth Celtic Festival (Dancers, Pipers and Drummers)

Monday, 7/17 - No Practice

Monday, 7/24 – Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Monday, 8/31 - Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 - 8:00pm) 

August

Saturday, 8/5 – Colorado Scottish Festival in Sedalia (Dancers, Pipers and Drummers)

Sunday, 8/6 - Colorado Scottish Festival in Sedalia (Dancers, Pipers and Drummers)

Monday, 8/7 - No Practice

Monday, 8/14 - Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Monday, 8/21 – Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Monday, 8/28 – Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

September

Monday, 9/4 - Labor Day but band will still meet for Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm) due to proximity to break. (Of course, it is always understood if a family is observing the holiday or traveling during practice.) 

Saturday, 9/9 – ScotFest Longs Peak Scottish and Irish Highland Festival (Estes Park) (Dancers, Pipers and Drummers)

Sunday, 9/10 - ScotFest Longs Peak Scottish and Irish Highland Festival (Estes Park)(Dancers, Pipers and Drummers)

Monday, 9/11 – No Practice

Monday, 9/18 – No Practice

Monday, 9/25 -Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

October

Monday, 10/2 – Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Monday, 10/9 - Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 - 8:00pm)

Monday, 10/16 – Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Monday, 10/23 – Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Monday, 10/30 – Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

 

November

Monday, 11/6 – Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Monday, 11/13 – Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Monday, 11/20 – Thanksgiving Week – No Practice

Monday, 11/27 – Regularly Scheduled Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

December

Monday, 12/4 – Regularly Scheduled Band Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Monday, 12/11 – Last Practice of 2023! 

Annual General Meeting and Potluck – 6:00  – 6:45pm                  

Ceilidh (Pronounced Kay-Lee meaning “Informal Party with Music & Dancing") - Pipers, drummers, dancers and chanter students, instructors, etc.. perform - 7:00 - 8:00pm

Monday, 12/18 – No Practice

Monday, 12/25 – No Practice

Monday, 1/1/24 -  No Practice

Monday, 1/8/24 – Regularly Scheduled Band Practice (6:00 – 8:00pm) 

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