February 25, 2005, The Monterey Celtic Arts Academy is launching the
Monterey Bay School of Piping which will be held from Sunday, June 12
through Friday, June 17, 2005 at Stevenson School in Pebble Beach. The
Board is currently doing fund-raising to help offset the costs of
establishing the school.
Coordinated by Michel dAvenas, a 30-year bagpipe instructor and the
Pipe Major of the award-winning Monterey Bay Pipe Band, and the Board of
Directors of the Monterey Celtic Arts Academy (a 501(c)3), the new
Monterey Bay School of Piping will feature outstanding internationally
renowned piping instructors from Scotland, Australia, Canada, and the
United States. Featured instructors will include Murray Blair (Scotland
Victoria Police Pipe Band), Ann Gray (Canada Western Canadas Celtic
Band Seanachie), Adam Quinn (United States formerly of the world
championship Simon Fraser University Pipe Band), Mark Saul (Australia
Victoria Police Pipe Band), Matthew Welch (United States world
championship Simon Fraser University Pipe Band), Aaron Shaw (United
States Wicked Tinkers/Los Angeles Police Pipe Band), and more. All ages
and skill levels will be welcome to participate in the school.
Attendees will be able to enjoy cost-effective
room and board rates at Stevenson School or take classes at the school
daily and stay at hotels throughout the region. Local day students will
also be welcome, and a limited number of scholarships will be
available. Donations and sponsors are being sought to underwrite some
of the initial costs of the school and scholarships.
For more information, call Michel dAvenas at
831-333-9423 or 831-372-2020 or email
email@example.com. To make a donation, please send a
check to Beth Fergon, MCAA, 35 Bonifacio Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940.
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