Tartantown Ltd

Fourth in our company profile series is Tartantown Ltd Tartantown Ltd was originally started as a convenient location for highland…

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Long & McQuade

Second in our series of company profiles is Long & McQuade Long & McQuade Musical Instruments has been serving Canada’s…

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McCallum Bagpipes

First in our series of company profiles is McCallum Bagpipes McCallum Bagpipes was formed in 1998 by existing partners, company…

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BCPA Reminder videos for the JUNE period of the 2020 BCPA Online Performance Assessments close July 3

Reminder that video submission for the June period of the 2020 BCPA Online Performance Assessments are now due. The closing date for video submission for those players who registered for the June period is: July 3 at 11:59pm Please refer to your email used to register for instructions on video submission.

BCPA Reminder Email for June period Online Performance Assessment Video Submissions

This morning an email went out to all BCPA Online Performance Assessment registrants as a reminder to those players who registered for June assessments to submit your June videos by July 3rd. If you have not received this email, please check your spam or junk folders for the email. If you did not receive it…

BCPA Online Performance Assessments Monthly Draw Winners – May 2020

As part of the BCPA Online Performance Assessments, our sponsors and suppliers have generously donated items to be drawn monthly during our random draws from those who participated, with the draw conducted by BCPA Sponsorships Leader, Jessica Reid. The random draw recipients for May are: Aaron Malcolmb $20 discount coupon, Tartantown Ewan Jones $20 discount…

BCPA Player Initiated Promotion Requests at the end of the 2020 season

BCPA is initiating the opportunity for Player Initiated Promotion Requests at the end of the 2020 season for players whose continued musical development during this COVID-19 pandemic period meets particular requirements and criteria. Details of the process, requirements, criteria, and application closing date are described here BCPA Player Initiated Promotion Requests. BCPA continues to encourage…

Reminder BCPA Online Performance Assessments Registration for June Closes June 26

We are fast approaching the second registration closing date of June 26, 2020 for the BCPA Online Performance Assessments for June. Full details can be found at the BCPA Online Performance Assessments Registration Now Open here. BCPA would like to clarify some of the points in the BCPA Online Performance Assessments Information Guide, the updated…

Registration for the BCPA Forum on Planned Grade 5, 4 and Adult Grade Changes

Registration for the BCPA Forum on the planned Grade 5, 4 and Adult Grade changes will be held on Saturday June 20, 2020, from 9:00 – 10:30 am Pacific Time via the Internet webinar service Zoom. Date & Time: June 20, 2020 at 9:00 am Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrce-qrTMpHdNOo8ReiYVxCAG1GeoM_ija After registering, you…

BCPA Adult Grade Rule Changes – Meeting Date Preference Survey

The BCPA has initiated rules changes that may be of interest to you and you are a past, current or future players of the Adult Grade. On May 7, BCPA announced upcoming rule changes found here: BCPA Rules Changes for 2020 and 2021 (which had been approved in February but the announcement delayed due to…

Competing Pipers’ Association Online Competition

The Competing Pipers’ Association (CPA) is holding a series of competitions online over the summer of 2020. There will be two events per grade: Piobaireachd and March, Strathspey & Reel. The competition will be held in stages: C Grade in July, B Grade in August and A&P Grade in September, depending on the success of…

Reminder: Application Closing Date for Spring BCPA Bursaries is June 7, 2020

The application forms and information for the 2020 BCPA Bursaries are now posted at: https://www.bcpipers.org/services/grants-bursaries/ There are three bursaries available for 2020: Neil O. Stubberfield Piobaireachd Bursary BCPA Tuition Bursary Brittany Angeltvedt Memorial Bursary for Tenor Drummers. The Spring closing date to apply for the BCPA Bursaries is Sunday June 7, 2020. Please note that…

Reminder BCPA Online Performance Assessments Registration for May Closes May 29

We are fast approaching the first registration closing date of May 29, 2020 for the BCPA Online Performance Assessments for May. Full details can be found at the BCPA Online Performance Assessments Registration Now Open here. BCPA would like to clarify some of the points in the BCPA Online Performance Assessments Information Guide, the updated…

BCPA Online Performance Assessments Registration Now Open

BCPA Online Performance Assessments registration is now open here In this unprecedented time when the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the cancellation of this season’s highland games in the Pacific Northwest and with it the loss of solo piping, drumming, and pipe band competitions, the BC Pipers’ Association, in partnership with the highland games, is providing…

“The Roots of Scottish Folk Music” with Dr. Gary West Fundraiser

BCPA is bringing this Celtic Arts Foundation fundraising event to your attention. “Join us for a fascinating presentation on the history of Scottish folk music, told in Dr. Gary West’s signature blend of music and lecture! As our members know, the third weekend of May marks our annual Scotch-tasting Gala, the only major fundraising event…