The PBAS is an organisation for everybody with an interest in piping and drumming in Scandinavia. Most of the know-how about piping and drumming is to be found within the bands. The aim of the PBAS is to promote co-operation between Scandinavian pipe bands, to co-ordinate mutual activities and otherwise to solve issues in common. The PBAS is an affiliated member of the RSPBA. This means that member bands of the PBAS who whish to be members of the RSPBA only pay half membership fee to the RSPBA. Note that, in order to compete in Scotland, a band must be a member of the RSPBA.