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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 Performances

Monday, 3/13 – No Practice

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

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)

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

Saturday, 4/29 - Local Highland Dance 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 (Edgewater) (Dancers, Pipers and Drummers)

Sunday, 8/5 - Colorado Scottish Festival (Edgewater) (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)

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