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Sandy Jones, 1938-2023

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our founder Sandy Jones. Sandy entered eternal rest surrounded by his loved ones on Sunday, March 5. We are holding his memory in our hearts and ask that you do the same. Thank you all for keeping his family in your thoughts, especially Dorcas, his wife of 65 years.

We are so grateful for the outpouring of support from the NAAPD family and from the larger community that Sandy helped to build over his lifetime. The family has read thousands of messages and is deeply touched by the sharing of memories, the kind thoughts, and meaningful prayers. We wish to assure you that, in accordance with Sandy’s wishes, the NAAPD will absolutely be in session this summer and the summers to come. There is no better tribute to Sandy’s memory and the family and the instructors are honored to steward his legacy.

Session #10 (One Week): July 2, 2023 - July 7, 2023 (SNARE is available.
TENOR and BASS drum is NOT available)
Session #11 (One Week): July 9, 2023 - July 14, 2023 (SNARE, TENOR and BASS drum available)

The piping and drumming school was started by the late John McFayden, of Glasgow, Scotland, and Pipe Major Sandy Jones. The school's professional instructors conduct one-week classroom instruction on all aspects of piping and drumming.

Covid Safety Protocols: We will continue to observe all relevant guidelines regarding Covid-19. At this time, we are requiring a negative Covid test administered within 72 hours of arrival. Alternatively, you may provide proof of vaccination. Social distancing will be observed where appropriate/in close quarters. We will make every effort to honor any additional requests and look forward to another successful and safe summer.

Ed Neigh Scholarship
The Apostle Brian's First Epistle to the Valle Crucians by Ed Neigh
June 2009 - Second Week Ceilidh



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