The Boney Music Invitational is an annual Piping Competition and Recital to benefit brain cancer research. The competition is sponsored by BCPA Life Member Andrew Bonar.
The top five pipers in the annual BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate standing and the previous year’s winner of the Boney Music Invitational will each perform a medley of various musical styles. The best performance will receive the Boney Music Invitational trophy.
2017 Boney Music invitational Information
Date and Time: Saturday February 11 at 7:00 pm, Doors open at 6:30 pm
Price: Admission by donation. A donation of $10 per person is recommended. All profits will be donated to the BC Cancer Foundation. Free Admission for BCPA Junior Members
BCPA is accepting donations for the event and will issue Canadian charitable tax receipts for donations of $20 or more. Donations may be made at http://bcp3a.cloverpad.org/page-1157926 and enter “Boney Music Invitational” in the Comments field.
Location: Halpern Centre, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus.
Free parking: Free parking will be available in the East Parking Lot from 5:00 pm to 11:30 pm on the day.
Food and Bar Service: No bar or food service will be available at the Halpern Centre although non-alcoholic refreshments will be available.
Club Ilia, located on campus at the Cornerstone Building (8902 University High St, Burnaby), will be offering their dinner menu from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at a discounted price of 10% to attendees of this event.
Club Ilia is a fully licensed facility with all ages permitted.
Enjoy a discounted dinner meal at Club Ilia, and then attend a great night of fine piping by BCPA’s top Open pipers.
Players will play a 20 minute recital of tunes of their choice. However, within the 20 minutes, players must include the following:
- Ground of a piobaireachd
- At least two two-parted strathspeys
- At least one four-parted 4/4 march
- At least one tune in 9/8
- At least one tune written by Andrew Bonar or a tune from Boney Music Book 1
Players may tune as often and as long as they feel necessary. However, the longer the player tunes, the less time that the player has to perform, as the tuning time is included in the recital time limit.
2016 BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate
2016 Victoria HG Piobaireachd
2016 Bellingham HG MSR
2016 Skagit Valley HG Piobaireachd, MSR, and Aggregate
2016 Portland HG Piobaireachd, MSR, Hornpipe & Jig, and Aggregate
2nd overall 2016 BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate
2016 BCPA Annual Gathering Piobaireachd
2016 Bellingham HG Piobaireachd and Aggregate
2016 Penticton HG Piobaireachd, MSR, Hornpipe & Jig, and Aggregate
2016 Kamloops HG Piobaireachd, Hornpipe & Jig, and Aggregate
2016 Seattle HG Hornpipe & Jig
3rd overall 2016 BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate
2016 Victoria HG MSR and Aggregate
2016 BC Highland Games MSR and Hornpipe & Jig
2016 Seattle HG MSR
2016 1st prize Argyllshire Gathering Strathspey & Reel
4th overall 2016 BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate
2016 BCPA Annual Gathering MSR, Jigs, and Aggregate
2016 BC Highland Games Piobaireachd
2016 Kamloops HG MSR
2016 Calgary HG Piper of the Day
5th overall 2016 BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate
2016 2nd prize Winter Storm Silver Medal Piobaireachd
2016 6th prize Argyllshire Gathering Strathspey & Reel
James P. Troy
2016 Winner Boney Music Invitational
2016 Victoria HG Hornpipe & Jig
2016 6th prize Argyllshire Gathering March
2016 Blairgowrie HG Aggregate