Annual Gathering

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 2015 Annual Gathering online entry form is locate on the Events page here. New for 2015 are

  • Grade 4 and Adult Piobaireachd events (ground and next variation)
  • Professional grades have been renamed to OPEN but still keep their highest calibre criteria
  • Ability for junior bands and non-competing adult bands to offer piping and drumming information sessions and guided tours for the general public on the Saturday. Bands may offer recruiting for beginners.

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 is contained in the Information Document associated with the Annual Gathering online entry form.


2015 Orders of Play Posted

Visit the home page and click the links to the Friday and Saturday orders of play.
2015 Schedule of Events Posted
Visit the home page and click the links to the Friday and Saturday schedules.
Registration is closed, but rules and details available at
Online registration to be active by end of day Friday 3/13/2015: Purchase tickets to the Saturday band contest and the Ceilidh here: 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

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 **
** Clayton Heights Secondary School, 7003 188 St, Surrey, BC V3W 7J1**

NOTE: There are NEW events and several events have changed days.
Please examine the entry form carefully


Watch 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 Snare 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.


Times are subject to change, updates will be added here and on Facebook and Twitter if necessary

Map / Directions to Clayton Heights Secondary School

Latest results

Past Winners

The first Annual Gathering was held in 1933. Further historical information can be found on the BC pipers History page.

Some of the past winners of the trophies are listed on the Annual Gathering Trophy History Page.


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