Celebration of the life of Willie McErlean

A celebration of the life of Willie McErlean will take place on Monday, May 5 at 2:00 pm at the Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club, 1630 Parkway Blvd, Coquitlam, BC V3E 2Y5 Directions are at  http://www.westwoodplateaugolf.com/contact-us/maps-directions/

The Passing of Willie McErlean, Life Member – Updated

Willie McErlean 2007

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…

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

Bruce Gandy Pro Piping Piobaireachd winner AG 2014

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…

Live streaming of the BCPA Annual Gathering events – Update

The fourth live broadcast of BCPA TV Season 4 will be this Friday and Saturday, April 18-19, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm Pacific Time each day featuring the Professional Piping and Drumming events and the pipe band competitions of the 82nd BC Pipers’ Association Annual Gathering. The session will include a video and audio stream,…

Live Internet Broadcast of BCPA Annual Gathering Draws

The BCPA is again leading the way in the live Internet streaming of solo piping and drumming events by being the first piping and drumming association to live broadcast a competition’s draws. On Tartan Day Sunday April 6 at 6:00 pm Pacific Time, the BCPA will be live streaming the draws for the Annual Gathering…

Alastair Lee and Grant Maxwell win the 2014 BCPA Knockout Finals

Reid and Grant Maxwell Alastair and Terry Lee BCPA AD 2014 (IMG_1042)

Alastair Lee of Coquitlam, BC and Grant Maxwell of Surrey, BC won the BCPA Knockout Finals in Piping and Side Drumming, respectively, at the association’s Annual Dinner on Saturday, March 15  before an audience of over 100 attendees. Alastair captured the Davie Moore Memorial trophy, which was dedicated over thirty years ago by the Clan…