Promotions

At the conclusion of each competition season, the BCPA Grading Committees review the results of solo and band competitions at the BCPA sanctioned competitions from the Annual Gathering through to the Pacific Northwest Highland Games and the Performance Ratings of the soloists and bands in those competitions. For soloists and bands, the Performance Rating values are the adjudicator’s assessment of the competitor’s performance relative to the adjudicator’s expectation for the grade. The Grading Committees review all these factors and their recommendations for regrading competitors are presented to the BCPA Board of Directors for final approval.

Note on Band Regrading: A Seasonal Band Grading committee is nominated each season, based largely on those adjudicators who saw the widest variety of bands most often during the season. Relegations are not published. Bands that have not competed for two years are subject to re-evaluation of their grade on their first contest after their absence. The Seasonal Band Grading Committee’s purpose is to make recommendations to the Board on band regradings, both promotions and relegations, based on grading related data during the past season, such as the results of band competitions in the BCPA jurisdiction, performance rating assessments of bands at band competitions in the BCPA jurisdiction, and performance of BCPA bands at national and international competitions. The criteria for the band grades in the BCPA is the world grading standard i.e. the grading standard of the RSPBA grades at the World Pipe Band Championships. As with Solo promotions, the Seasonal Band Grading Committee’s recommendations are presented to the BCPA Board of Directors for final approval.

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BCPA announcement on realignment of band grades and bands for 2018 season (PDF)

BCPA Competitor Promotions for the 2017-2018 season (PDF)

BCPA Regrading Appeal Form 2017-2018 (Microsoft Word Document)

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Past promotion information:

BCPA Competitor Promotions for the 2016-2017 season (PDF)

BCPA Competitor Promotions for the 2015-2016 season (PDF)

BCPA Competitor Promotions for the 2014-2015 season (PDF)

BCPA Competitor Promotions for the 2013-2014 season (PDF)

Band and Competitor Promotions for the 2012/2013 Season (PDF)

Competitor Promotions for the 2011/2012 Season (PDF)

Solo Competitor Promotions for the 2010/2011 Season (PDF)

Solo Competitor Promotions for the 2009/2010 Season (PDF)

Mandatory Competitor Promotions for the 2007/2008 Season (PDF)

BCPA Board Press Release re: Band Regrades. Dec 31/2007

Competitor Promotions for the 2006/2007 Season (PDF)

Competitor Promotions for the 2005/2006 Season (PDF)

Competitor Promotions for the 2004/2005 Season (PDF)

Competitor Promotions for the 2003/2004 Season (PDF)

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