Band Promotions for the 2012/2013 season

Colin MacKenzie, James P. Troy, and Scott Robertson were asked to serve on the seasonal band grading committee by the BCPA Board. The committee met on September 23rd and provided recommendations, approved by the Board of Directors, using the following information: The 2012 season Band Performance Ratings Summaries compiled and provided by Andrew Bonar, Solo…

In Memory of Genevieve Marie MacNeil August 7, 1923 – September 28, 2012

Genevieve Marie MacNeil passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of September 28 at the age of 89. Genevieve is predeceased by her husband Michael Angus. She will be lovingly remembered by her sister Rose, children Robert (Maureen), Deborah (Kelly), Donald (Linette) and Patrick and grandchildren Kerry, Dana, David, Shannon, James, Ewan and Arianna. Genie…

In Memory of Mary Helen (Ella) Gallaher September 17, 1923- September 14, 2012

Ella Gallaher, mother of Bob Gallaher (Kamloops Pipe Band) and Jack Gallaher (formerly of Triumph Street Pipe Band) passed away on September 14th. Ella was the second dancer to be registered with the B.C. Highland Dancing Association at the age of 16, and competed for many years throughout Western Canada, the United States, and Scotland…

BCPA 2012/2013 Membership and Mini-Gathering / Knockout entries available

Welcome to the 2012/2013 Season and the 81st season for BCPA!Membership information and registration is now available on the membership page. Note the change to discounts for joining other piping associations and societies this year, we will be providing rebates rather than up front discounts as registration happens at different times during the season for some societies.…

Notice of Special General Meeting September 30, 2012

Notice of Special General Meeting Date: Sunday, September 30, 2012 Time: 10:30 am Venue: Lecture Hall AQ 3182, Academic Quadrangle, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BCPlease see this attached document for details on the proposals and rationale.Please note that comments or questions can be directed to secretary@bcpipers.org

Mandatory solo promotions for the 2012/2013 season

Upcoming dates and events

With the return to school for many members and the start of a new season soon upon us, the BCPA would like to provide advance notice of the dates and venues of several important events occuring over the next several months. Mini-Gatherings The Mini-Gatherings return to their previous location of Pitt River Middle School, 2070…

Competition rule updates and background

Spokane Highland Games results

Top results from BCPA bands at the Worlds 2012

The top result of the day from the BCPA bands who worked so hard this year and took on the world was Robert Malcolm Memorial Grade 3A winning the World Championship. Congratulations to the band for the dedication, talent and success on the day. Robert Malcolm Memorial Grade 4 took on the challenge in the Novice Juvenile grade…

Final 2012 BCPA Grand Aggregate Standings

Congratulations to all of the competitors who worked hard to prepare music for evaluation by talented adjudicators from both our region and abroad this season. It’s a valuable skill, learning to prepare for competition events and being able to take constructive criticism and apply it, and then try to improve with the next competition. Final…

BCPA Bands at the World Pipe Band Championships 2012 Grades 1 through 4

British Columbia Pipers’ Association bands are among the top bands in the world, and nothing illustrates that more than seeing the commitment of bands at every level to take on the World Pipe Band Championships on August 11th in Glasgow, Scotland. BCPA wishes the best of luck to the following bands. Watch the Grade 1…