2015/16 BCPA Membership Application/Renewal and Mini-Gatherings Online Entry Open

BCPA new memberships and membership renewals for 2015/16 are now open here. You can use the online system or print out the PDF form and mail in. Also, the 2015/16 BCPA Mini-Gatherings online entry is now open here. For the Mini-Gatherings, only online entries are accepted. Please support the Association by renewing or taking out a…

Promotions for the 2015/16 season, Mini-Gatherings, Grand Aggregate Awards, and Membership Renewal

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Promotions for the 2015/16 season have been announced and are available on the Promotions page. Congratulations to all competitors for your hard work last year. The 2015/16 BCPA Mini-Gatherings will be on Saturdays November 7 and February 20 at Pitt River Middle School, Port Coquitlam, BC. The 2015 BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards ceremony will take…

The passing of Pipe Major Andy Perrie, Vancouver Police Pipe Band

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Andrew “Andy” Perrie, the longest serving pipe major and band member in the history of the Vancouver Police Pipe Band passed away on September 5, 2015. Andy joined the Vancouver Police and the Vancouver Police Pipe Band in 1951, served as pipe major from 1967 to 1984, and band member until 2011. His obituary will…

Congratulations to BCPA member prize winners at Pleasanton and Braemar

BCPA would like to congratulate the following BCPA members for their achievements at the 150th Caledonian Club of San Francisco Highland Games, Pleasanton, September 5-6, and the Braemar Highland Gathering, September 5. Caledonian Club of San Francisco Highland Games Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band – Grade 1 Overall winner – 1st Grade 1 Medley and…

Congratulations to BCPA member prize winners at 2015 Northern Meeting and 2015 Cowal Gathering

BCPA would like to congratulate the following BCPA members for their achievements at the 2015 Northern Meeting, September 3-4, and 2015 Cowal Gathering, August 28. Northern Meeting James P. Troy – 2nd Premier and “A” Grade Hornpipe & Jig – 5th Gold Medal Piobaireachd Alastair Lee – 3rd “A” Grade MSR Andrew Lee – 4th…

Celtic Arts Foundation Scottish Smallpipe Workshop with Fred Morrison

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The Celtic Arts Foundation is hosting a Scottish Smallpipe Workshop with Fred Morrison on October 1-4 at the Littlefield Celtic Center in Mount Vernon, WA. A gold-medalist Highland piper, composer, and arguably the finest bellows-pipe player in the world today, Fred will also be performing in concert at the Littlefield Celtic Center on Saturday, October…

Congratulations to BCPA member prize winners at 2015 Argyllshire Gathering

BCPA would like to congratulate the following BCPA members for their achievements at the 2015 Argyllshire Gathering. James P. Troy – 2nd Gold Medal Piobaireachd – 3rd “A” Grade March – 6th “A” Grade Strathspey & Reel Alastair Lee – 4th Former Winners MSR Andrew Lee – 2nd “B” Grade March BCPA would also like…

Congratulations to BCPA area bands competing at the 2015 World Pipe Band Championships

Highlighting Performance Bands – Cedar Hills Caledonian Pipe Band

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Over the next several months, BCPA will highlight the activities of performance bands, those bands which do not compete or do not regularly compete but significantly promote piping and drumming in the general community with their many performances in parades, festivals, and community events. The performances of the Vancouver Police Pipe Band, the J.P. Fell Pipe Band,…

Final 2015 Grand Aggregate Awards standings and Thank You message

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The Final 2015 Grand Aggregate Awards standings are now posted on the Results page. With this the close of the 2015 BCPA competition season, from the Annual Gathering through to the Pacific Northwest Highland Games, 2284 solo and band critique sheets were written by 48 unique adjudicators. Thank you to all individual players, bands, adjudicators,…

Complete Results of the 2015 Pacific Northwest Highland Games

The complete results of the 2015 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. Photos from the Pacific Northwest Highland Games are posted on the BCPA Photo Gallery.  

2015 Pacific Northwest Highland Games partial results and BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards

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Under very changeable weather, the final highland games on the BC Pipers’ Association circuit, the 2015 Pacific Northwest Highland Games was held on July 25 & 26 at the Enumclaw Expo Center in Enumclaw, WA. 93 solo players and 12 bands competed. The event concluded with the announcement of the BCPA season long championship Grand…

Updated Pacific Northwest Highland Games Schedules Bands and Solos and Road Closure Info

Links to the UPDATED 2015 Pacific Northwest Highland Games Band and Solo events Schedules are now posted on the main page of the BCPA website http://www.bcpipers.org There are significant changes to the order of the band grades each day so please read carefully and inform your band members accordingly. Also, please be aware of the…

Updated Grand Aggregate Standings and Info on Pacific Northwest Highland Games

The updated BCPA Grand Aggregate Award Standings are posted on the Results page. The Pacific Northwest Highland Games on July 25 and 26 are the final Grand Aggregate Awards status highland games for the 2015 season and the winners will be announced during the Closing Massed Bands ceremony on the Sunday. Other information pertinent to the Pacific…

Complete Results of the 2015 Portland Highland Games