Jack Lee Workshop

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Aloha Pipers,

World class bagpipe instruction returns to Maui this winter. Join Jack Lee and the Isle of Maui Pipe Band for the ride of a life-time!

BASIC INFO

WHEN: Feb 16-19 Thu-Sun, 9a – 4p, 2017

WHERE: Our workshop is situated on the side of the Haleakala volcano tucked away in the beautiful “upcountry” Keokea, Kula area. Classes are held in the Keokea Community Center.

Map https://goo.gl/maps/dgdKCJqFhYJ2

CLASS: We work from a packet of tunes and exercises provided by Jack. The packet includes all genres of light music and a piobaireach or two for all levels. Be sure to bring your practice chanter, pipes and maintenance kits.

LODGING / TRANSPORTATION: We offer local advice for lodging and transportation. Our drum sergeant Cary Ritt may help through his vacation rental business.

Website: http://www.mauivacationadvisors.com

Email: caryritt@mauivacationadvisors.com

MEALS: A continental breakfast is provided each morning. Please bring a sack lunch.

TUITION: Our four day workshop is $300. Payment due Jan. 1, 2017.

Please make checks payable to: Isle of Maui Pipe Band

Checks may be sent to:

Isle of Maui Pipe Band

PO Box 831

Makawao, HI 96768

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Dinner with Jack: Friday Feb 17 we all go out to dinner with Jack at a nearby restaurant. Usually a spot upcountry. Spouses welcome!

Lunch at Grandma’s: We’ll pick a day to take a 5 minute walk down the street to a local spot called Grandma’s Coffee House café. (Grandma started her business is 1918). Excellent food and beverage here.

Parade: The morning of Saturday Feb 18 all workshop participants are invited to march with Jack Lee and the Isle of Maui Pipe Band in the annual Parade of Whales to kick off Whale Day in Kihei. This is one of Maui’s more popular events and is well attended.

* To march in parade you must be proficient enough in your bagpiping and marching to do so, and know at least one or two of our band’s march sets. You must also bring your own kilt and gear.

Ceilidh: The evening of Sat Feb 18 get ready for the highly anticipated Ceilidh with Jack at a band member’s lovely home in Kula! This is the occasion to showcase your talents on smallpipes or any other instrument you wish to bring. This is also the occasion to enjoy choice Scotch and local brews!

* Invitation only.

Polar Bear Plunge: This tradition was started by the infamous Mr. John Visentin of B.C., Canada. After our last class on Sunday we’ll meet at one of Kihei’s fine beaches to pipe the sun down. Then toss some “icebergs” (ice cubes) into the water just before diving in the ocean. Now that’s a comfy “polar bear plunge” – because this is Maui and why not? Speaking from experience, this is hands down the best way to end any bagpipe workshop!

 

FURTHER INFO

You may contact me via email or my cell: 808-268-1295 with any questions.

Mahalo Nui Loa,

Allison Jackson

PM, IMPB

www.isleofmauipipeband.com

PHOTOS OF LAST YEARS WORKSHOP:

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