Issue 2 of The Reel, the official PBAS news letter.
Contains among other things the results from the Danish and Scandinavian championships.
Download from the link below.
The minutes of the 2010 annual general meeting are now available. Click on the download link below to get the minutes as a PDF file.
Issue 1 of The Reel, the official PBAS news letter.
Contains the 2010 AGM minutes, calendar information and lots of other good stuff.
Download from the link below.
Here is the winning tune of the 2009 PBAS Composition Quaich: Autumn Tour by Sune Harboe Larsen.
Now you drummers have until CWC 2010 to compose suitable drum scores to this tune.
The attached zip archive contains the tune in PDF, Lilypond, and BWW formats.
The minutes of the 2009 annual general meeting are now available. Click on the download link below to get the minutes as a PDF file.
Since I just now had to delete about 50 porn and viagra spam links from the moderation queue and never gotten a "real" suggestion, I have turned off that feature. If you actually do want to suggest a link, send me an email instead.
I decided to add one more thing to the site - a web links archive that you can find under Links in the menu. I have added links to all our member bands and organisations, as well as to many other pipe band organisations, some non Scandinavian bands and a few other sites.
If you feel that some important link is missing, then use the handy suggest link link in the left navigation box. Links that you suggest will not appear immediately, but will get stored in the moderation queue. This means that all spam links will be deleted, so don't even try. But reasonable links will be added.
As you may have noticed, we now have an Image gallery on the site. I intend to use this to finally get the information about all the trophies in the Scandinavian competitons on line. But this also means that I need to have pictures of the trophies themselves.
Please help me by sending such pictures to Sven Axelsson. I also need information about the trophies; when and by whom were they given, what are the conditions of winning them, who were the latest winners? And so on ...
Well, most of the changes I want to do to this web site have now been implemented. One change that I'm sure you all will approve is to use the forum more and more for announcements and information that previously was posted as news items on the PBAS site. This will mean that most of the future news items will be information about changes to the site or forum and such. Everything else will be dealt with on the forum.
Pretty soon I will display the most recent forum posts and the upcoming calendar events on the front page, like we do for Recent news. After that, I think the functionality is pretty much complete. But do let me know if you are missing something.
I have finally done what I've been postponing far too long and updated both the site and the discussion forum. This is a major update - more or less everything has been changed. I'm pretty sure I have managed to move all relevant contents over, both for the site and the forum, but I might have missed something. Please look around and let me know if something is amiss.
If you are wondering, I'm now using the most excellent CMS Drupal for the site with a bunch of customizations by me, and forum software from Simple Machines. The reason I wanted to change forum software is that it was getting increasingly difficult to keep up with the security patches in PhpBB, especially since the forum was heavily modified. SMF has a much smoother way of handling updates and patches.
Hope you all will like it.