BCPA Special General Meeting, Annual General Meeting, and Annual Ceilidh – Nov 14, 2015

SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING A Special General Meeting of the BC Pipers Association has been called by the BCPA Board of Directors for Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 1:30 – 3:15 pm in Room 10011 of Blusson Hall, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus. At site registration will begin at 1:00 pm. Free parking will be available…

BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards and Mini-Gathering – November 7, 2015

The 2015 BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards will be presented just before the Mini-Gathering on Saturday November 7 at 10:15 am in the Cafeteria of Pitt River Middle School, 2070 Tyner Road, Port Coquitlam, BC. Come out and congratulate the winners of these season long awards. The 2015/16 BCPA Mini-Gatherings start at 11:00 am at the…

Kevin McLean captures the 2015 Nicol Brown Championship

(L-R: Donald Lindsay, Kevin McLean (1st Piobaireachd), James Dyson (1st MSR), Tyler Bridege (1st 6/8s)

Kevin McLean, 2015 BCPA Grade 1 Piping Grand Aggregate winner, captured the 2015 Nicol Brown Amateur Piping Invitational Championship on October 10 in Albany, NY. Kevin placed 1st in the Piobaireachd, 2nd in the 6/8 Marches, and 3rd in the March, Strathspey & Reel. All events were adjudicated by Callum Beaumont, 2015 Northern Meeting Clasp…

Piobaireachd Club begins their 2015/16 season on Friday October 9

The first Piobaireachd Club meeting of the 2015/16 season is on Friday, October 9 starting at 7:30 pm. It will be hosted by Ron Sutherland at his residence, 4169 Lions Avenue, North Vancouver, BC. The feature piper will be Jack Lee, who by winning the 2014 Bratach Gorm in London qualified for the 2015 Glenfiddich…

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.