Small but perfectly formed! That might be the description we can give to the 2012 College of Piping New England Summer Camp. One thing is sure, a great time was had by all and I want to thank my fellow instructors Barry Donaldson, Gordon Walker and Andy Donaldson for all their hard work over the week. The students too played major role in making the camp a success. Thank you all and thanks to to the individual chiefs of the US Border Patrol and the various Fire Departments for releasing their pipers and drummers for the camp. I am certain the benefit will be felt each time your Pipes & Drums unit is on parade in the coming months. Congratulations to those who sat and passed their exams and thanks to too the good people of Newburyport for making us so welcome and enjoying our parades with such enthusiasm. Here’s a link to the video/slideshow from our parade and concert. The 2013 camp will again take place in July but we are presently examining a number of possibilities as regards venue. We will notify everyone as soon as we have a decision on that. For now I would urge everyone to keep up the practice and build on the lessons you spent so much time over at Governors. The New England camp is here to stay and I want to emphasise again the College’s commitment to advancing piping and drumming in North America and in particular the eastern states of the US. Good tuition is vital if progress is to be made and we will continue to provide it for the forseeable future. Robert Wallace, Principal.