2023 AGM

Agenda for AGM 2023


  1. The minutes from the previous AGM shall be reviewed and approved.
  2. AGM Minutes 2022

Treasurer Report

2023 AGM Treasurer Report

Secretary Report

2023 AGM Secretary Report


2023 AGM Quartermaster Report

Presidents Business

Society status

No one has investigated further costs/requirements for being registered appropriately for gaming licenses.


Do we need Liability Insurance?

  • Odds of injury during practice, parade or performance is LOW for the cost of the coverage.  Especially with our limited performances.
  • Insurance doesn’t cover instruments. Cost of instruments was basically $1/year for every $1 covered so self insurance is the way to go.
  • Banff/Canmore both required General Liability for us to perform.  Other parades have not said anything. Probably safe to assume assume we have it already.
    • Government events (e.g. AirdrieFest) seem to be consistently requiring insurance.
  • To rent a government facility (Genesys Place, T&C) we would need it.
  • For the year (in the past), it is around $1000.  But that wouldn’t cover Burns (Alcohol). Kevin recently investigated for his Shoppe, and it would be 25/day or 500/year as an event attendee. Last time we purchased it was 100/day as a marching band

Robbie Burns

As always it is almost time to start planning for Robbie Burns. 

2024 Robbie Burns Planning


Pipe Major


Reminder for members to commit to attend practices.


Re-affirm the goals of the band (ASPD) for 2023-2024. Pivot from Parade to Performance/Bagpipe Rock.

Parade Band (ASPD)
  • Designate Massed Band tunes as our parade tunes.
  • Recruit to 6-9 pipers, 2+ snare, 1 bass, 1+ tenor
Performance Band/Bagpipe Rock
  • Continue to build our list of performance tunes (Medleys).
  • Focus on fun/catchy tunes. Mainly dance tunes (Hornpipes, Jigs, Strathspeys, Reels) and Rock Tunes.
Competition Band
  • We don’t have enough players to enter as a competition band. As well, we don’t currently have anyone aspiring to a competition band.
Everyone’s personal goals
  • musical growth?
  • travel?
  • social?

Election of Directors

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Quartermaster
  • Director at Large