Atlantic Canada Pipe Band Association

A Message from ACPBA President Kevin Dugas

November 17, 2015

Dear Atlantic Canadian piping and drumming community:

Last month at the AGM, I was voted in (uncontested) as President of the Atlantic Canada Pipe Band Association. I’m proud to have been a member of this association since my youth, and I very much look forward to continuing to work on the Executive in this new role! I have ambitious goals, and I’m confident that the great team of executive members and regional representatives the association has assembled will accomplish many objectives in 2016 and beyond. Among some specific goals: we will (1) continue to boost our online presence by keeping our website up to date and providing viewers with more content of interest; (2) provide members with a bi-annual online newsletter; (3) re-instate an official ACPBA Music Board and accredit several new local piping and drumming judges by the spring/summer of 2016 (myself included); and (4) strive to provide more value to members and the community at large in the form of workshops and seminars.

I want to provide a special thanks to outgoing President, David Kershaw, for all of his work and for guiding and encouraging me to take on this role.

Be sure to check out our website and stay in touch with the ACPBA! We’re always interested in getting your feedback and ideas. We also have three vacancies – the VP position is vacant along with both New Brunswick regional representative positions. If anyone knows of individuals who would fit well in these roles, please let us know.

Le meas / With regards