Workshop - Curriculum and General Information
January 9-11, 2015
Pipers, drummers, and drum majors, beginner to expert, will gain a meaningful and enjoyable educational and social experience at the Winter Storm Weekend Workshop. The faculty is comprised of a large international line-up of world-class pipers and drummers, the vast majority of whom are World Champions and/or Gold Medalists, from around the globe.
This All-Star faculty places Winter Storm as one of the largest and most prestigious workshops of its kind in the World.
Winter Storm students may pick and choose from a list of curriculum topics and instructors; customizing their educational experience. Students may also mix and match piping, drumming, and drum major classes. Winter Storm advisors will be available on site to answer student questions and to guide students as to their best curriculum options.
The Winter Storm Campus sits within a city block that is adjacent to the famous Country Club Plaza. The majority of the Winter Storm Piping and Drumming classes are held in the meeting spaces and ballrooms of the two Winter Storm hotels. In addition, a number of classes, as well as The Pipes and Drums Concert, are held at the Community Christian Church and annex, just one block from the hotels.
Students should plan to arrive on Thursday afternoon/evening, January 8, 2015, so as to be on-site to take advantage of watching Friday's solo piping and drumming competitions; ranked among the most prestigious in North America and the World. An excellent learning opportunity. Plus there are numerous amateur contests to enter.
Workshop Registration Includes:
- Six workshop master class sessions over two days, January 10 & 11, 2015
- Free ticket to the Saturday night Pipes & Drums Concert, January 10, 2015
- Free workshop T-shirt
- Free admission to Winter Steam, the after-concert party (Souvenir pint glass is $20- enjoy unlimited refills of Summit Brewing products) All are welcome, but must be 21 to consume alcohol. No exceptions.
- Vendor booths and Manufacturer Representatives on-site. Talk with the experts. Check out the latest piping and drumming gear. Special Offers on-site.
- Valuable coupons and special offers from nearby restaurants and Winter Storm vendors
- Special rates at the Winter Storm hotels
- Early registration is $150.00 if paid by December 31, 2014. Register on-line to take advantage of the $20.00 discount.
- Online Registration paid after December 31, 2014 is $170.00
On-site Registration is also available for $170.00; 2nd floor of the Marriott Hotel. Cash, Checks, and Charge Cards accepted during Winter Storm weekend.
The Winter Storm Workshop, Competitions, Concert, and Winter Steam Party will take place on the Winter Storm Campus.See Event Schedule.
What is more, the Winter Storm Competitions, to be held on Friday, January 9, 2015, have tremendous appeal to enthusiasts who enjoy the excitement of world-class piping and drumming contests, and are an excellent learning opportunity for students. The acclaimed Winter Storm Silver and Gold Medal piping and drumming contests attract many of the finest players in North America and the World. The 2015 contests will be held at the Winter Storm Hotel Complex. Spectator Tickets: $25.00 Allows spectator access to all of the days piping and drumming competition events. Spectator Tickets may be purchased as part of Workshop Registration, at Shop MHAF, or at the door.
Weekend Workshop Session topics will include, but are not limited to, the following outline with numerous curriculum options per session. A curriculum matrix with classroom topics, times, locations, and instructor assignments will be available upon arrival, along with a packet containing a free Winter Storm Workshop T-shirt, name badge, a free Pipes and Drums Concert ticket, free CD recording from a Winter Storm Concert, and other useful materials, valuable coupons, and information.
Questions? Click here for Winter Storm contacts.