Friday, August 5 to Monday, August 8, 2011
Come and enjoy a weekend full of traditional music played on the bagpipes of Ireland, England, Scotland and the border counties. Attend workshops, learn from some of the best instructors in the world, participate in seminars, and meet friends, both old and new, to exchange ideas and tunes throughout the weekend.
Please look at the various options below and then read on to appreciate the background information on these costs:
Full registration (piping activities, accommodation and food)
Early bird special $540
Regular price $560
At the door walk in price $580
Piping activities and food (no accommodation)
Early bird special $418
Regular price $438
At the door walk in price $458
Piping activities only (no accommodation, no food)
Early bird special $334
Regular price $354
At the door walk in price $374
Shared Accommodation (double occupancy)
Reduce the above prices by $15
Accompanying family member (accommodation, food and concert tickets)
Early bird special $236
Regular price $246
At the door walk in price $266
Observer Fee (including accommodation and food and access to concerts)
Early bird special $296
Regular price $316
At the door walk in price $326
Observer fee (no accommodation or food)
Early bird special $90
Regular price $100
At the door walk in price $110
If two parents and two or more children wish to enjoy the Pipers’ Gathering as a family, please contact our treasurer, Mark Stayton, at firstname.lastname@example.org to work out a registration cost that meets your needs.
If you feel that your needs are not covered by the above options, please contact Mark Stayton.
Background Information Concerning the New Registration Costs
The move from Killington to Champlain College has brought about a change in how costs are handled. For the first time, the Pipers’ Gathering is able to offer fully inclusive registration covering accommodation, food and piping activities. We believe that this offers excellent value for money, especially compared to projected costs had the event remained at Killington.
Compared to our previous venue at Killington, the costs at Champlain College have swung from covering luxury hotel accommodation to paying for excellent workshop facilities. All our workshops are equipped with audio/visual equipment and are separate from one another to reduce noise interference between classes. We believe that this, together with the ability to take our meals together and sleep on campus (single accommodation or double where preferred) will provide the best possible atmosphere for meeting new friends and exchanging ideas, tunes, pipe maintenance hints, etc.
This all-inclusive approach has entailed the Pipers’ Gathering providing substantial financial guarantees to Champlain College. To make this work and to ensure that this event continues into the future, we need your support. Please attend and enjoy the Pipers’ Gathering this year.
Handicapped Accessible: The Pipers’ Gathering is handicapped accessible. Please inquire about large-print programs, sign language interpretation, and wheelchair seating at all activities.
Volunteers Needed: We need volunteers to help us run things as smoothly as possible. Volunteers are needed for transporting artists, helping at the information desk, helping with CD/T-shirt sales during the day, assistance at the evening concerts and other tasks. If you are willing to help, please check the box on the registration form.
Continued Support: Those who were at the concerts last year may remember this mantra. "What is the greatest nation in the world? DONATION!" It costs over $20,000 to bring you the Pipers' Gathering weekend each year, only about half of which is covered by registration fees. The balance is raised through grants, donations, sales of T-shirts, CDs, etc. Did I say donations? Please consider a donation to help ensure that one of your favorite weekends of the year will still be there for you in the future.
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