Application: Eligible pipe bands can apply for membership only once every 12 months.
Acceptance: Membership of new pipe bands must be accepted by at least 60% of the SPBASA's Executive Committee.
Focus: Membership applies only for piping (Great Highland Bagpipe) and pipe band drumming topics. No time or effort must be allocated to any other activity.
Number of fully equipped active performers: Should a member pipe band's number of pipers and drummers ever fall below SPBASA's membership eligibility minimum number of fully equipped active performers, it will lose SPBASA voting rights while still retaining all other rights and obligations. Member pipe bands will remain in this condition until they achieve SPBASA's required minimum pipe band size.
This clause can be waived if the member pipe band presents evidence of teaching new pipers and/or drummers. This evidence must be dated within the same member registration period.