2020 February BCPA Mini-Gathering Results and Aggregates

The results of the 2020 February BCPA Mini-Gathering are now posted on the Results page. Photos from the 2020 February BCPA Mini-Gathering are posted on the BCPA Photo Gallery. Our thanks to the White Spot Pipe Band for running the food concession, and all the compilers, stewards, adjudicators, and organizers who helped to put on…

Alan Bevan wins Boney V, the 2020 Boney Music Memorial Invitational

Alan Bevan captured “Boney V”, the newly coined term for the 5th annual Boney Music Memorial Invitational Piping Competition and Recital, held in the Anderson Room of the historic Seaforth Armoury, the home of many BC Pipers’ Association competitions decades ago. The event raised over $2,800 for brain cancer research for the British Columbia Cancer…

Boney Music Memorial Invitational and other major BCPA events this long weekend February 15 to 17, 2020

This long weekend February 15 to 17 offers a significant array of events that will be of interest to many pipers and drummers.. Boney Music Memorial Invitational Piping Competition and Recital The 5th Boney Music Memorial Invitational Piping Competition and Recital takes place on Saturday February 15 at the Seaforth Armoury, 1650 Burrard St, Vancouver.…

2020 BCPA Annual Gathering Online Entry and Tickets is OPEN

Online entry and band contest tickets for the 2020 BCPA Annual Gathering are now open here Please read the 2020 Annual Gathering Information Guide first before entering events or purchasing tickets as there are new events and updated information.. Payment for entries and tickets must be completed within 15 minutes of registering or registration is…

2020 Feb BCPA Mini-Gathering Schedule

The schedule for the February 15, 2020 BCPA Mini-Gathering is now posted here The Mini-Gathering will once again be held at Pitt River Middle School, 2070 Tyner Road, Port Coquitlam, BC, V3C 2Z1 and starts at 11:00 am EXCEPT GRADE 3 and GRADE 2 PIOBAIREACHD WHICH START AT 10:30 AM. Other details are located in…

2020 Feb BCPA Mini-Gathering Orders of Play

Drum Major Workshop, Saturday, February 15, 2020 Pitt River Middle School Gymnasium

A Drum Major workshop will be held in conjunction with the February Mini-gathering on Saturday, February 15. This workshop is for any band members or persons interesting in learning the role of a Drum Major and the basic functions of the role. The proposed topics will be as follows: The role of the Drum Major…

BCPA launches youth piping and drumming educational initiative

The BC Pipers’ Association has launched a youth piping and drumming educational initiative with the objective of increasing the number of children playing bagpipes and drums. The first phase is focused on the Metro Vancouver area and involves an eight week program of free lessons for beginners starting the week of February 24. It will…

BCPA members capture top prizes at Winter Storm, January 16-17, 2020, Kansas City, MO

BCPA would like to congratulate the following BCPA members and member bands players for their competitive achievements at 2020 Winter Storm on January 16-17 in Kansas City, MO. Alastair Lee – 1st United States Gold Medal Ceol Beag – 1st United States Gold Medal Piobaireachd – Winner of the President’s Trophy for double Gold Medals…

Celebrate Robbie Burns Weekend with the BCPA!

The BC Pipers’ Association will be holding our Annual Ceilidh & recognizing our 2019 Volunteers on Friday January 24, 2020. This year this annual event is being held at The Heritage Grill, in New Westminster. Following dinner, stay and enjoy some live music! It should be a fun evening, and we hope to see you…

Celtic Arts Foundation Announces Release of Westering Home CD/DVD Project

The Celtic Arts Foundation announces release of its Westering Home CD/DVD project. For more information on the project or to order the CD/DVD, please visit the link below: https://celticarts.org/westering-home/ The link below has a short 5-minute trailer on the Celtic Arts Foundations’s Masters of Scottish Arts DVD and audio CD project: https://vimeo.com/375519076

2020 Boney Music Memorial Invitational Competition and Recital

The BC Pipers’ Association is proud to announce that the 2020 Boney Music Memorial Invitational Competition and Recital to raise funds for brain cancer research for the BC Cancer Foundation, is planned for Saturday February 15, 2020. Please check out our Boney Music Memorial Invitational page for details. The invited players for this year’s event…