The High Note

Preparing the next generation of pipe bands for the world stage.
A fully immersive mentorship and support program exclusively for Grade 3, 4 and Juvenile pipe bands.
Congratulations 2019 Winners Culter & District Pipe Band
Nominations Begin




The Opportunity

We’re looking for bands that have the promise, energy and enthusiasm to go the distance. Two Grade 1 calibre players will join your ranks January 1st in preparation for the World Pipe Band Championships, working closely with the band to improve your knowledge of the instrument, music, technique, ensemble and band presentation.

If you have what it takes or know a band who does, we’d love to hear from you. Nominations begin 1st October 2019 with the winning band announced 1st January 2020.

What's Included
Grade 1
Two Grade 1 musicians – piper & drummer.
Monthly video workshop check-ins.
Review and tweak scores, arrangements and ensemble.
Piping Live!
A performance at Glasgow’s Piping Live! Festival.
A performance with the band at the World Pipe Band Championships.
Mentors cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.
Your 2019 Mentors
Jason Briscoe

Jason is a bagpiper with more than 25 years of Grade 1 pipe band experience playing with ScottishPower Pipe Band and the 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band.

Gleren Meneghin

Gleren is a snare drummer with several years of Grade 1 experience, winning Best Drum Corp at the World Pipe Band Championships with Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band.

Our vision is to build a recurring network of top-level players who each year donate their time and talents to help mentor and advance pipe bands around the world. We’re already looking for our 2020 leaders. If you’re interested in helping advance piping and drumming talent around the world, we’d love to hear from you.

One More Thing

Throughout the year, we’ll use High Note to raise money and help advance music education for kids around the world. If you want to find out more or get involved, please get in touch at