BCPA music production seminar with Alastair Lee

Looking to create a music track or video for your pipe band during these pandemic times? Music engineer and award-winning piper Alastair Lee will lead the next BCPA weekend seminar on music production on Saturday, January 22 at 9:00 AM. Alastair’s seminar will explain audio recording, mixing and video editing using both free and paid…

Registration open for 1st. competition of 2022 season

Registration for the February 2022 BCPA Mini-Gathering is now open. The Mini-Gathering will be conducted in an online format due to on-going health restrictions.  Players will: enter the Mini-Gathering through the BCPA Registration Site record and upload their performances to YouTube during the defined period complete a form with music details and YouTube link and…

Bonar youngest winner ever at US Balmoral Championship

BC bagpiper Cameron Bonar has won the 2021 Balmoral Classic Piping and Drumming competition; the youngest person to win the US junior solo bagpiping championship. As the overall winner, 13-year old Cameron won a set of MacRae SL4 Bagpipes by Stuart Liddell. The competition was virtual this year and he was the champion of the…

Merry Christmas from BC Pipers’ Association

As we begin the 2021 Christmas season, BC Pipers’ Association president Graham Davidson, on behalf of the BCPA board and committees, would like to wish all our members and visitors to this site a safe and happy Christmas season. We hope your stockings are full of new sticks, reeds, tuning tape and chanters and your…

BCPA Weekend Seminar with J. Reid Maxwell

Join Simon Fraser University Pipe Band Lead Drummer J. Reid Maxwell for the next 2021 Interactive Seminar brought to you by the BC Pipers’ Association, Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM. Reid’s seminar will look at the evolution of drum scores and other historical elements of pipe band drumming. Reid Maxwell is one of…

‘Piobaireachd’ Seminar with Hal Senyk

If you’re intrigued or fascinated by piobaireachd, this is the seminar for you. On November 27, well-known BC piper Hal Senyk will present an online Saturday seminar on “Piobaireachd for Beginners”. Hal has had a lifelong obsession with the study and enjoyment of piobaireachd. He started playing as a young man with instructor Archie Cairns,…

2021 November BCPA Online Mini-Gathering Results

The results of the 2021 November BCPA Online Mini-Gathering are now posted on the Results page. BCPA is utilizing a new system for adjudication sheets and prize certificates distribution that will send each adjudication sheet and each prize certificate in separate emails. Competitors’ adjudication sheets and any prize certificates they have won will be automatically…

Weekend Seminar with Barry Shears

Former Nova Scotia Champion Supreme piper Barry Shears will provide a seminar on the Cape Breton-style of bagpiping at the next seminar in the BCPA weekend seminar series on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. The Cape Breton style of piping evolved directly from the highlands of Scotland through heavy highland immigration of Gaelic-speaking Scots to Cape…

BC’s Jack Lee wins third Glenfiddich championship

Surrey-based BC bagpiper Jack Lee has won the 48th Glenfiddich Piping Championship. The competition is the preeminent solo piping event on the globe. This is Lee’s third overall championship at the prestigious event since being the first overseas piper to win in 2003. Before an online, and a live audience at Blair Castle in Scotland,…

Important Instructions on Preparing and Submitting Videos for the 2021 BCPA November Mini-Gathering Online

Thank you to the competitors who registered for the 2021 BCPA November Mini-Gathering Online. Please carefully read and follow these instructions to have a smooth experience in preparing and submitting your videos for the competition. For competitors in all grades EXCEPT Grade 2 and 1 and Intermediate Follow the instructions located here For competitors in…