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Practices

 

Live Practices

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note

As of the 9th June until the 29th Sept 2024

The Band is going on Summer Hiatus

No Live Band Practices will take place.

Location

Miller Hall

Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church

47-321 Highway 74

Palm Desert, CA 92260

 

Every Sunday

Timings

Beginner Call Time: 1:00-1:59 PM, Intermediate Call Time:1:30-1:59PM,

Bagpipe Practice Time:  02:00 - 3:00 PM. 

***Pacific Time (US)***

 

Note

​Formation & Drill Practice TBC on a weekly basis.

There are no formal drum practice or instructional period scheduled for most Sunday’s.

These are going to be on an

“As Instructors are Available Basis".

Coordination with the DM required for these.

Virtual Practices

Virtual Chanter Practices through Zoom

Note

As of the 19th June until the 4th Sept 2024

The Band is going on Summer Hiatus

No Virtual Chanter Practices will take place.

Location

Your Home

Every Wednesday

Timings

Call Time: 5:50 - 5:59 PM - Practice Time:  06:00 - 7:30 

***Pacific Time (US)***

Contact the DM for the Link, Zoom Meeting ID and Password

Ensure the DM has your email address on file to be included in practice and event distribution lists, by contacting him at

info@palmspringsairmuseumpipesdrum.com .

Verify with DM before traveling to an event. 

Upcoming Events

  • 9/11 Piping  (TBD)
    9/11 Piping  (TBD)
    Wed, Sep 11
    Palm Springs Fire Station
    Sep 11, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Palm Springs Fire Station, 300 El Cielo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
    Call Time: 09:00hrs. Performance: 10:03hrs. Dress # 2 Black. Notes: RSVP to DM or PM by email or with button below.
  • Palm Desert Annual Golf Cart Parade
    Palm Desert Annual Golf Cart Parade
    Sun, Oct 27
    Pacific Premier Bank
    Oct 27, 2024, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM PDT
    Pacific Premier Bank, 74010 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260, USA
    Staging: 10:00AM, CALL TIME: 10:30 or 11:15AM, PERFORMANCE: 12:00 PM. Dress #2 White. We lead Parade again - El Paseo & Portola start. Marine Corps Golf Carts directly behind us. Move off NOON sharp. Meet behind BOA or behind Dailey Grill at 9:30-11:00 PM. Detailed "Event Schedule" in RSVP page.
  • Scott Keeran’s 1 Year Retirement Anniversary
    Scott Keeran’s 1 Year Retirement Anniversary
    Wed, Nov 06
    Location is TBD
    Nov 06, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:10 PM
    Location is TBD
    No event really. Just wanted to remind Scott of all the "Good Things" he gave up on.
  • Veterans Day Palm Springs
    Veterans Day Palm Springs
    Mon, Nov 11
    Downtown Palm Springs
    Nov 11, 2024, 1:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Downtown Palm Springs, S Palm Canyon Dr & W Ramon Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA
    Staging: 1:30-3:00 PM, Call Time: 2:45-3:30 PM, PERFORMANCE: 3:30 PM. Dress: #2 Black. Move off 3:30 PM sharp. Meet Palm Canyon Drive at Ramon Road or at "Hair of the Dog Pub" at 2:30-3:15 PM. We march with the PSAM. Detailed "Event Schedule" in RSVP page.
  • Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade
    Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade
    Sat, Dec 07
    Downtown Palm Springs
    Dec 07, 2024, 3:00 PM – 8:40 PM PST
    Downtown Palm Springs, S Palm Canyon Dr & W Ramon Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA
    Staging: 3:30-4:30 PM, Call Time: 4:00-5:40 PM, PERFORMANCE: 5:45 PM. Dress #1B, White Shirt, Black Tie and Vest, Black Hose-Layer Appropriately. Meet Palm Canyon Drive at Ramon Road or at "Hair of the Dog Pub". We march with the PSAM. Detailed "Event Schedule" in RSVP page.
  • Tour de Palm Springs (TBC)
    Tour de Palm Springs (TBC)
    Fri, Feb 07
    Palm Springs
    Feb 07, 2025, 3:00 PM – Feb 08, 2025, 4:30 PM
    Palm Springs, S Palm Canyon Dr & W Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
    Major Event Call Time: 10:00 AM on the 10th. Cyclists depart in 7 different departure times. Specific departure times as per event schedule below. Dress: #2 White. White Hose, White Short Sleeve Shirt and all other Highland Band Gear accoutrement. There are support activities on Friday the 7th.
  • Palm Springs Air Museum Gala Event  (TBC)
    Palm Springs Air Museum Gala Event  (TBC)
    Sat, Feb 08
    Palm Springs Air Museum
    Feb 08, 2025, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
    Call Time: 1600hrs, Performance: Guest Arrival 1700hrs & End of Cocktail & Seating for Dinner: 1830hrs. Note New Dress # 1B Semi Formal. White shirt, tie, vest and all other Highland Band Gear accoutrement. Notes: Full PSAM Pipe Band playing.
  • Celebrating Canadian Military
    Celebrating Canadian Military
    Sat, Mar 01
    Palm Springs Air Museum
    Mar 01, 2025, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM PST
    Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
    Call Time: 1030hrs, Performance: 1200hrs. Dress # 2 Black. Notes: Full PSAM Pipe Band playing. Mini Concert 1200hrs.
  • St Patrick’s Day Events Palm Springs (Tentative TBC)
    St Patrick’s Day Events Palm Springs (Tentative TBC)
    Fri, Mar 14
    Palm Springs
    Mar 14, 2025, 6:00 AM – Mar 17, 2025, 6:30 PM
    Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA, USA
    TBD. Local repeat gigs.
  • Hockey Night in Palm Desert (TBC)
    Hockey Night in Palm Desert (TBC)
    Sat, Mar 22
    Acrisure
    Mar 22, 2025, 3:00 PM – 9:10 PM
    Acrisure, 75702 Varner Rd, Palm Desert, CA 92211, USA
    Parking: 3:00 PM, Call Time: 3:45, PERFORMANCE: 4:30-6:00 PM. Dress Black Short Sleeve, White Military Hose. Layer Appropriately. We play at the Sound Check(??), Plaza and as part of the Opening Events of the Military Appreciation Night. Detailed "Event Schedule" at bottom of this RSVP Webpage.
  • Memorial Day PS Air Museum Event
    Memorial Day PS Air Museum Event
    Mon, May 26
    Palm Springs Air Museum
    May 26, 2025, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
    Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
    Call Time: 11:00 am, Performances: 12:00 pm, Dress: #2 White. Note: Yearly Event. Details TBD by PM.

Listing of Past Events

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Event
Date
Time
Location name
Location address
Nature of Event
Memorial Day PS Air Museum Event
05/26/2025
11:00 AM
Palm Springs Air Museum
745 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA

Public

Hockey Night in Palm Desert (TBC)
03/22/2025
3:00 PM
Acrisure
75702 Varner Rd, Palm Desert, CA 92211, USA

Public Paying Event.

St Patrick’s Day Events Palm Springs (Tentative TBC)
03/14/2025
6:00 AM
Palm Springs
Palm Springs, CA, USA

Public. TBD

Celebrating Canadian Military
03/01/2025
10:30 AM
Palm Springs Air Museum
745 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA

Public

Palm Springs Air Museum Gala Event (TBC)
02/09/2025
4:00 PM
Palm Springs Air Museum
745 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA

Private

Tour de Palm Springs (TBC)
02/07/2025
3:00 PM
Palm Springs
S Palm Canyon Dr & W Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade
12/07/2024
3:00 PM
Downtown Palm Springs
S Palm Canyon Dr & W Ramon Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA

Public

Veterans Day Palm Springs
11/11/2024
1:30 PM
Downtown Palm Springs
S Palm Canyon Dr & W Ramon Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA


Scott Keeran’s 1 Year Retirement Anniversary
11/07/2024
5:30 PM
Location is TBD

Private Event in a Public Venue. 

Palm Desert Annual Golf Cart Parade
10/27/2024
9:30 AM
Pacific Premier Bank
74010 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260, USA

Public

9/11 Piping (TBD)
09/11/2024
9:00 AM
Palm Springs Fire Station
300 El Cielo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA

Public

Memorial Day. Air Museum Event at Airfield
05/27/2024
11:00 AM
Palm Springs Air Museum
745 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA

Public

Hockey Night in Palm Desert
03/23/2024
3:00 PM
Acrisure
75702 Varner Rd, Palm Desert, CA 92211, USA

Public Paying Event.

***Cabo San Lucas St. Patrick’s Day Weekend*** (TBD)
03/15/2024
8:00 AM
Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico

TBD

St Patrick’s Day Events Palm Springs (Tentative TBC)
03/15/2024
6:00 AM
Palm Springs
Palm Springs, CA, USA

Public. TBD

Celebrating Canadian Military
03/02/2024
11:30 AM
Palm Springs Air Museum
745 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA

Public

Palm Springs Air Museum Gala Event
02/11/2024
4:00 PM
Palm Springs Air Museum
745 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA

Private

Tour de Palm Springs
02/09/2024
2:00 PM
Palm Springs
S Palm Canyon Dr & W Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade
12/02/2023
3:30 PM
Downtown Palm Springs
S Palm Canyon Dr & W Ramon Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA

Public

Veterans Day Palm Springs
11/11/2023
1:30 PM
Downtown Palm Springs
S Palm Canyon Dr & W Ramon Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA


PS Air Museum Pipe Band & Palm Valley High School Collaboration
11/10/2023
9:30 AM
Palm Valley School
35525 Da Vall Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270, USA
Scott Keeran’s Retirement
11/06/2023
4:30 PM
Desert Princess Country Club
28555 Landau Blvd, Cathedral City, CA 92234, USA

Private Event in a Public Venue. 

Palm Desert Annual Golf Cart Parade
10/29/2023
9:30 AM
Pacific Premier Bank
74010 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260, USA

Public

9/11 Piping (TBD)
09/11/2023
9:00 AM
Palm Springs Fire Station
300 El Cielo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA

Public

***Wednesday's Virtual Chanter Practice***
06/29/2023
6:00 PM
Robert Heggie's Zoom Meeting

Piper What:                      Virtual Chanter Practice. Who:                       You Where:                   Comfort of your home or other suitable location by following this link to join Zoom Meeting. Wednesday's Virtual Practice: RobertHeggie's Zoom Meeting  Meeting ID: 653 810 2085  Passcode: 6TTXZb

When:                     Every week on Wednesday:  Call Time: :550 - 5:59 PM - Practice Time:  06:00 - 7:30 ***Pacific Time (US and Canada)*** Why:                     To Master the PSAMPB 2022 - 2023 Tunes List whose music is available here PSAMPB PDFs // PSAMPBs BWWs (See note 2 below). Misc Notes: 1. For the zoom meeting follow Wednesday's Virtual Practice Link. You'll be prompted to download the drive and then to run it. Once done you might get in or have to go back to this email and press the link button again. The whole process takes about 5-10 minutes. If you have problems, call me (951 438 5857) . I can help from 5:50 PM - 6:05PM. Highly recommend that you log on at about 5:50 - 5:55 PM to ensure you are logged in by 6:00PM. Note that you may be relegated to the waiting area until your host (Rob or Shaun) allows you in. They may open our meeting early, so we're good to go by 6:00PM. The extra couple of minutes will be fun to socialize a little. 2. We use the Bagpipe Player which is a very powerful tool and it’s freeware. Upload the free ware from the net and download the tune files we are providing you. There are some minor issues, the free ware does not operate on Macs. Hence a separate link to a Mac App that does cost a couple of bucks. Tune Files are not compatible with operating systems. Therefore, the files are currently stored on the PSAMPB Google Sky Drive and are accessible to you. You will need to download each file separately onto your computer. Another issue is that the music file is only accessible through the Bagpipe Player. So, open the player and open a tune through the Player itself. Major pain in the a$$ I know but..... Here are the links. Bagpipe Player PC Bagpipe Player MAC. For Android Mobile Phone User's there is an App called Droid Piper. Not sure if it works on computers as I'm using the original Freeware Bagpiper Program. I like it because I have it connected straight to our Website Music files so you always get the latest tune no matter what. I'm not aware of what if anything works on IPhone or IPad.

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