BCPA members capture top prizes at the 2017 Nicol-Brown Amateur Piping Invitational competition

BCPA congratulates the following BCPA members on their prizes at the 2017 Nicol-Brown Amateur Piping Invitational competition on October 7 in Scotia, NY. Alistair Bevan – Overall winner – 1st March, Strathspey & Reel – 1st 6/8 Marches – 2nd Piobaireachd       Charlie Morris – 3rd Overall – 4th Piobaireachd – 5th March,…

St. Andrew’s Ball Ticket Information & Details

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, You are cordially invited to the 2017, St Andrew’s Ball, Vancouver. Saturday, Nov 18th, 2017, 6pm-11pm, Ticket price $130 at the Coast Plaza Hotel, 1763 Comox Street ​ Four course formal dinner and all night Scottish Country dancing, with music provided by the Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra and entertainment by Shot of…

2017-2018 Mini-Gathering Registration Now Live

Registration for the 2017-2018 Mini-Gatherings are now available here. You can also find information regarding tune requirements and rules there as well. Please remember you can sign up for a BCPA membership here as well and find out more information about memberships here. We look forward to seeing you at the first contests of the…

2017-2018 Membership Registration, Pipe Band Roster Forms, and Add/Release/Transfer Forms Updated

The online BCPA membership registration is now available here. For a hard-copy Membership registration form as well as the Pipe Band Roster forms and the Add/Release/Transfer forms, please visit the membership page. We urge both new and returning members to take out or renew their memberships as soon as possible. BCPA membership fees help fund and…

2017-2018 Solo Competitor Promotions

2018 St Andrew’s Ball – Saturday, November 18th

Have you saved the date?  Sat, Nov 18th. Are you bringing a table of 8 (or 10)? Get your tables ready or we can help place you! Coast Plaza Hotel, 1763 Comox Street – $130 per ticket (limited discount tickets available) Formal attire – Have you heard of ‘Affordable Kilts’?  www.affordablekilts.com We’ve got all your…

Congratulations to BCPA Bands and Soloists for Many International Successes

Congratulations to all BCPA bands and members who have made our association proud with strong representation across the world. World Pipe Band Championships: Grade 1: Simon Fraser University Pipe Band 5th overall (7th in the MSR, 5th in the Medley, tied for 3rd overall in drumming) Dowco Triumph Street 12th overall (12th in the MSR,…

Canadian Snowbird Pipers and Drummers Join the Palm Springs Pipe Band During Your Stay

Robert Heggie, Co-Founder of the Palm Springs Pipe Band, says their numbers swell in the winter with Canadian Snowbirds. Any Canadian Snowbird pipers and drummers who are planning a trip to Palm Springs, CA this winter, bring your instruments along and feel free to join the the Palm Springs Pipe Band during your stay. For more…

Burnaby Ladies Pipe Band 50th Anniversary Reunion

MHAF Winter Storm 2018 Dates Announced!

The MHAF Board announce dates for MHAF Winter Storm 2018! Dates: January 12-14, 2018 The Midwest Highland Arts Fund board continues to confirm staff for the 2018 workshop. Midwest Highland Arts Fund, incorporated in 2001, promotes the Scottish Highland performing arts every January with its Winter Storm Weekend – The Pipes & Drums Event; consisting…

August 29, 1970 – Vancouver Kiwanis Boys Pipe Band wins the Juvenile grade Cowal Championship

Forward by BCPA President Rob MacNeil The 1970 Scotland trip by the Vancouver Kiwanis Boys Pipe Band was a remarkable competitive achievement and a catalytic event that sparked the rapid rise of BC pipe bands on the international competitive stage. The pioneering vision and drive of piping instructor and BCPA Life Member Malcolm Nicholson to take…

Final 2017 BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards Standings and Award Winners Pictures

The Final 2017 BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards standings are now posted on the Results page. http://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/2017-BCPA-Grand-Aggregate-Standings.pdf Pictures of the award winners, taken at the conclusion of the Pacific Northwest Highland Games, are in the the BCPA Photo Gallery http://www.bcpipers.org/photo-albums/ Congratulations to all award winners and to all players and bands who supported the highland games…