Month: April 2014

Celebration of the life of Willie McErlean

The Passing of Willie McErlean, Life Member – Updated

Willie McErlean, BCPA Life Member, Adjudicator, and former Lead Drummer of the Triumph Street Pipe Band, passed away on April 25. Willie’s innovative and highly musical drumming style, influenced by his jazz drumming studies under Joe Morello of the Dave Brubeck Quartet, had a significant impact on many drummers and bands, not just within the…

Steve Geddes Memorial Celebration April 26

Bruce Gandy, Grant Maxwell, and Mackenzie Webster capture top solo awards at BCPA Annual Gathering

Bruce Gandy won the Professional Piping aggregate and the MacCrimmon Memorial Cairn for Piobaireachd, Grant Maxwell captured the Professional Side Drumming aggregate, and Mackenzie Webster won the Professional Tenor Drumming aggregate at the BC Pipers’ Association 82nd Annual Gathering on April 18 and 19 at Clayton Heights Secondary School in Surrey, BC. John Lee took…