Myles Wilcott appointed Pipe Major of the Greighlan Crossing Pipe Band

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After a long and successful career, Pipe Major Graham Davidson of the Greighlan Crossing Pipe Band has retired, 14 years after founding the band. This past Labour Day weekend in Pleasanton, California, Graham passed the band to the newly appointed Pipe Major Myles Wilcott. Myles began piping as a child in Pine Falls, Manitoba originally…

September 4, 1976 – Triumph Street Pipe Band captures 4th prize at the Grade 1 European Championships

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Reminiscences by Pipe Major Hal Senyk Triumph Street in 1976 was a very young band – we were short on experience but developing confidence with our sound and musical presentation. We looked forward to our first trip to Scotland to compete in Grade 1 and get ourselves established as a legitimate Grade 1 band. In…

September 4, 1976 – Canadian Pacific Airlines Pipe Band wins the Grade 2 European Championship

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Congratulations to BCPA member prize winners at the 2016 summer major solo competitions in Scotland

BCPA would like to congratulate the following BCPA members for their achievements at this year’s Argyllshire Gathering (August 24-25), Cowal Highland Gathering (August 26), Northern Meeting (September 1-2), and Royal Braemar Highland Gathering (September 3). Jori Chisholm – 2nd Royal Braemar Highland Gathering Gold Medal Piobaireachd – 2nd Royal Braemar Highland Gathering March Alastair Lee…

August 28, 1976 – Canadian Pacific Airlines Pipe Band wins the Grade 2 Cowal Championship

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Reminiscences by Pipe Major Jack Lee 1976 was a very good year for the Canadian Pacific Airlines (“CP Air”) Pipe Band. The band really became a significant force in early 1975 and consisted of many strong young pipers and drummers. As I recall, pretty much everyone in the band at that time was competing at…

40th Anniversaries of the CP Air and Triumph Street Pipe Bands Cowal and European Championships prizes

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It was the summer of 1976. The Olympics were in Montreal. The United States was celebrating its bi-centennial. Long hair and disco music were in fashion. And in mid August, the Canadian Pacific Airlines Pipe Band under Pipe Major Jack Lee and Drum Sergeant Keith Manifold and the Triumph Street Pipe Band under Pipe Major…

The Passing of Ron Marconi – Portland Highland Games Trustee

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Ron Marconi passed away on August 3, 2016 after a brief battle with cancer. Ron was a Trustee of the Portland Highland Games and supported piping and drumming.  At the recent Portland Highland Games, he assisted by handing out the completed adjudication sheets to the competitors. His service will be at the Mt. Scott Funeral…

2015/16 Season Conclusion Thank You message

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With this the close of the 2015/16 BCPA competition season, from the Mini-Gatherings through to the Pacific Northwest Highland Games, 2,836 solo and band critique sheets were written by 60 unique adjudicators. Thank you to all individual players, bands, adjudicators, stewards, scorers, photographers, and other volunteers, and the highland games who again helped to produce…

Final 2016 BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards standings and Award Winners Pictures

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The Final 2016 BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards standings are now posted on the Results page. http://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/2016-BCPA-Grand-Aggregate-Standings.pdf Pictures of the award winners, taken at the conclusion of the Pacific Northwest Highland Games, are shown below. Congratulations to all award winners and to all players and bands who supported the highland games across the region by traveling…

Complete Results of the 2016 Pacific Northwest Highland Games

The complete results of the 2016 Pacific Northwest Highland Games are now posted on the Results page. They include the per event results, the aggregate/overall winners in the solo and band events, and details of the band results. http://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/2016-Pacific-Northwest-Highland-Games-Results-consolidated.pdf http://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/2016-Pacific-Northwest-Highland-Games-Pipe-Band-Master-Tally-Sheets-final.pdf Photos from the Pacific Northwest Highland Games will soon be posted on the BCPA Photo…

White Spot Pipe Band 60th Anniversary Celebration – October 22, 2016

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The White Spot Pipe Band will be celebrating their 60th anniversary on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Riverside Grand Ballroom, 1231 Burdette St, Richmond, BC. Doors open at 5:30 pm with a buffet dinner at 6:30 pm. General admission tickets are $50 ea and children (5 – 10 years of age) are $25 ea. The…

2016 Pacific Northwest Highland Games Schedules

The solo and band events schedules for the 2016 Pacific Northwest Highland Games are posted on the BC Pipers website here: http://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-Pacific-Northwest-Highland-Games-Solo-and-Band-Events-Schedules.pdf They are also accessible in the Orders of Play section on the main page of the BC Pipers website http://www.bcpipers.org  

Changes affecting BCPA sanctioned pipe band competition events and band gradings

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Following a year of consultations with pipe band leaders, Highland Games organizations, and other pipe band associations in North America, the BC Pipers’ Association is introducing the following significant changes beginning in the 2016/17 season.     New and revised music requirements for Grades 5 and 4 band events Webinar on preparing for the new…

2016 Pacific Northwest Highland Games Orders of Play

The Orders of Play for the 2016 Pacific Northwest Highland Games are posted on the BC Pipers website here: http://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016PacificNorthwestHighlandGamesOOP.pdf They are also accessible in the Orders of Play section on the main page of the BC Pipers website http://www.bcpipers.org On July 27, the events schedules will be posted on the BC Pipers website.  

Complete Results and Pictures of the 2016 Portland Highland Games

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The complete results of the 2016 Portland Highland Games are now posted on the Results page. They include the per event results, the aggregate/overall winners in the solo and band events, and details of the band results. http://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/2016-Portland-Highland-Games-Results-consolidated.pdf http://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/2016-Portland-Highland-Games-Pipe-Band-Master-Tally-Sheets-final.pdf The Grand Aggregates Standings are also updated on the Results page. http://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/2016-BCPA-Grand-Aggregate-Standings.pdf Photos from the Portland…