The Arizona Fire Service Pipe Band is proud to offer another installment of the AFSPB Pipe & Drum School for 2023. This is our 7th annual instructional event, and we are proud to invite you to join us for second-to-none instruction from some of the more accomplished names in the world of piping & drumming.
DATE: Fri - Sun, October 20 - 22, 2023
VENUE: Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center
FRIDAY: Optional 1-on-1 Instruction
SATURDAY: Section & Group Instruction
SUNDAY: Section & Group Instruction
Tickets for Sat & Sun $175 until September 20th, (then $195).
Optional Friday 1-on-1 ticket: $50
For this year's school we have once again secured the facilities of the Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center, or as it is affectionately known: GRiPSTiCk.
We have utilized this facility in the past, and are excited to present our school here again. This is a $45M facility that opened in 2007. The main building is 2 stories and 70,000 square feet of classroom, meeting room, and modern amenities. This 56-acre training facility is perfect to accommodate our weekend school.
Official Hotel of the AFSPB 2023 Pipe & Drum School
The official host hotel for the 2023 Pipe & Drum School is the Staybridge Suites & Holiday Inn Express Glendale.
Rooms have been blocked for attendees for the entire weekend. The adjacent sister Holiday Inn Express has also been blocked as a convenience for pricing options. Both properties are very nicely apportioned and have been recently renovated.
● Business Center
● Fitness Center
● Gift Shop
● Swimming Pool
● Complimentary Breakfast
● Social Hour
ROOM RATE/BOOKING DEADLINE IS 28 SEP 2023
The following tunes have been selected by the committee for the focus of this years'
school. You can download the sheet music so you can practice ahead of time. As well there are
instructional videos that can be viewed through our media library via YouTube, to assist you in
• Arizona Fire Service Pipe Band (3/4)
• The Granite Mountain 19 (6/8)
• 2/4 Set (Barren Rocks, High Road, Teribus)
• 6/8 Set (Atholl Highlanders, Bonnie Dundee,
A Hundred Pipers