Two Pipe Bands from BCPA nominated for Pipe Band of the Year

Pipes|Drums magazine asked “a panel of 30 expert and informed pipers and drummers around the world for their votes across several categories for the people, bands and products that made the most news, the biggest impact and the best contributions in the piping and drumming world in 2011.” Congratulations to Field Marshall Montgomery who had a…

Piobaireachd Club – December 2, 2011

PIOBAIREACHD CLUB Friday, December 2nd, 2011   The pre-Christmas club meeting was held at Jack and Christine Lee’s house. The last meeting of each year has typically been where some of the younger pipers come to play and where the attendees get to sample a wide array of Christmas edible goodies.   The piper of…

Piobaireachd Club – September 30, 2011

PIOBAIREACHD CLUB September 30, 2011   The first Club meeting of the fall was held at the home of Ron and Eileen Sutherland. It was well attended with newcomers, returning members and regular attendees. Kyle Banta opened the meeting with MacKintosh’s Banner followed by Ed McIlwaine with “Lament for Alasdair Dearg MacDonell of Glengarry”. The composer of this tune is uncertain but it…

Membership Survey on Proposed Changes to Grand Aggregate Status

The BCPA Board of Directors is requesting the input of all BCPA Members with respect to proposed changes to the granting of Grand Aggregate Status to Highland Games Associations operating in the BCPA jurisdiction. Please take a few minutes to read this letter to the membership and complete the membership survey. A link to the survey is…

Piobaireachd Club – March 25th, 2011

PIOBAIREACHD CLUB Friday March 25th, 2011 A thank you to Bob and Mary McIlwaine who hosted a fine night of piobaireachd playing. The first piper of the night was John Lee playing “Lady Margaret MacDonald’s Salute”.  John won the C grade piobaireachd at the Cowal Highland Games playing this tune. Lady MacDonald was the second wife of Alexander MacDonald…

Piobaireachd Club – February 25th 2011

PIOBAIREACHD CLUB Meeting Report February 25th 2011 A bitterly cold day in February, but there was a warm reception at the Hilder family household for a fine night of piobaireachd. Andrew Bonar was the first piper of the evening. Andrew played  “I Got a Kiss of the King’s Hand” which was the tune he played to win the silver…

BCPA Knockout Semi-finals, Feb 12 2011

2011 KO Finalists; BCPA Professional Piping and Drumming finalists were decided Saturday, February 12. Those going through are pictured here. Full results of the semi-final round can be seen HERE. Scott Wood, Jori Chisholm, Kyle Wallis, Will Nichols and Grant Maxwell, Missing, Andrew Bonar.

Piobaireachd Club – December 3rd, 2010

PIOBAIREACHD CLUB  Meeting Report December 3rd, 2010 The pre-Christmas club meeting was held at the home of Jack and Christine Lee.  The pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts were treated to many tunes and also a wide variety of tasty treats at Christine’s laden table. First piper to play was Hal Senyk.  Hal warmed up his instrument with a…

Piobaireachd Club – October 22nd, 2010

Piobaireachd Club Meeting Report October 22nd, 2010 The birth of the piobaireachd club was Fall of 1990 so we were in fact starting into our 20th year. The first meeting of the fall was held at the home of Ron and Eileen Sutherland in the highlands of North Vancouver. The first piper of the night…

Piobaireachd Club – March 5, 2010

PIOBAIREACHED CLUB Report Friday, March 5th , 2010 The next Piobaireachd Club meeting will be at the home of Ron and Eileen Sutherland. When: Friday, October 22nd, 2010 Address: 4169 Lions Avenue,  North Vancouver. Time: 7:30 P.M. Featured Piper: Jack Lee Jack won the Clasp this year at Inverness.   Jack will play  “MacLeod of Tallisker’s Salute”…

Piobaireachd Club – Friday, December 4th, 2009

Piobaireachd Club Report Friday, December 4th, 2009 A big thank you to Ron MacLeod who has managed the e-mail list for the Piobaireachd club since the club started to use e-mails.  He asked if I would take on this task and I’m sure he will keep a watchful eye to make sure I cross my…