What: The BC Pipers Association Annual Gathering (also known as the “Indoor Meet”) is held on the Friday and Saturday of the Easter long weekend. The Friday features solo piobaireachd and professional drumming competitions, as well as a drumming workshop. Saturday events are the remaining solo events, a full band competition, and the Ceilidh afterward including some performances by the invited adjudicators.
Latest News and updates:
2015 Annual Gathering
The 2015 BCPA Annual Gathering will be held on Friday and Saturday April 3 and 4, 2015 at the same venue as in 2014 namely, Clayton Heights Secondary School, 7003 188 Street, Surrey, BC, V4N 3G6.
The Annual Gathering online entry form will be published in the middle to later half of the week of February 1.
Online Entries Only
Please note that, as originally announced in an October 2014 BCPA eNews Blast, beginning with the 2015 Annual Gathering, all competition entries and their payments shall be done online for all competitions administered, managed and run by BCPA.
Hardcopy entry forms will not be offered and no cheques will be accepted as payment for entry fees.
Several bank gift cards, in Canada and the US, can be accepted by the BCPA’s online entry system. This method may be used by people who do not want to use their personal credit cards for online transactions and by pipe bands. A partial list of these bank gift cards will be published at the time of the Annual Gathering online entry form publishing.
2014 Order of play posted
Visit the home page and click the links to the Friday and Saturday orders of play.
2014 Program Available:
Annual Gathering Program 2014 (Updated schedule, 4/17)
Schedule of events:
Registration closed, but rules and details available: 2014 Annual Gathering Registration Details
Online registration to be active by end of day Saturday 2/22/2014: Purchase tickets to the Adjudicator’s concert Friday, the Saturday band contest and the Ceilidh here: http://bcp3a.cloverpad.org/ click events, and register. The event tickets are near the bottom of the page once you provide an email to register.
After registration, email your tune names, if required, to firstname.lastname@example.org
All events can be purchased online, including ticketed events for all performances including the band competition.
Note: to add multiple competitors on a single registration, use the “add guest” button near the bottom. More info is in the events help page on the registration site if needed.
** NEW VENUE: Friday and Saturday events and activities are at **
NOTE: There are NEW events and several events have changed days.
Important highlights from 2014:
Watch last year’s events online!
Watch the events both days on our new ad-free streaming service at this link, sign up for an account to interact during the event:
Celtic Arts Foundation Winter School is providing one week tuition scholarships to the Grade 2 Piping and Side Drumming aggregate winners at the Annual Gathering
Piping Hot Summer Drummer is providing one week tuition scholarships to the Most Promising Piper and Side Drummer at the Annual Gathering.
Map / Directions to Clayton Heights Secondary School
Some of the past winners of the trophies are listed on the Annual Gathering Trophy History Page.