Electronic Application

PETITION TO JOIN THE GREAT FALLS BAGPIPE BAND AS AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER

Name of Applicant:*

Name of Parent if Applicant is a Minor:

Address*:

City*:

State*:

Zip*:

Phone Daytime*:

Phone Evening:

Email Address*:

Requirements for associate member

* Purchase a practice chanter and the “Green Book” of lessons with CDROM (about $108.00 depending on where it is purchased, the band has these sets for sale if the student would like to purchase them from us) if a piper. Drummers will need to purchase sticks, a practice pad and a tutor book of the instructor’s choice (this has yet to be determined).

* Agree to attend the scheduled group lessons with an instructor for the pipe band.

* Pay the Band a commitment fee of $30.00. (this fee is non-refundable)

Pipe band’s commitments to new member*

* Provide instruction at no cost to the associate member with a current playing band member.

* Supply a set of bagpipes for the associate member’s temporary use when their instructor declares them proficient on the chanter (this will allow you to learn to play the full pipes prior to purchasing the full instrument) if a piper. The pipe band will provide a chanter for all pipers’ use during band events. Drummers will be provided a drum for use during band events.

* Furnish a portion of the band uniform for the associate member’s use during band activities (normally a kilt will be provided in the band’s chosen tartan) – This will only be provided after the instructor and Pipe Major agree that the associate member is ready to appear with the band in public.

Electronic Signature of Applicant*:

Date*:

Signature Parent of Applicant if Minor (An actual signature will be required prior to lessons occurring for all minors):

Date:

*Note, a parent or legal guardian of any minor must be present during all lessons and band events.

*Nothing in this agreement will require the pipe band to provide any instruction, equipment or other service when it is determined that providing said instruction, equipment or other service is not in the best interest of the pipe band or its membership. The pipe band reserves the right to refuse membership or its services to anyone.

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