BCPA Rules Changes for 2021 and 2022

The BCPA Rules subcommittee would like to thank the members of the Adult Aged Pipers Stakeholders Group, BCPA Solo Grading subcommittee, Highland Games Associations, instructors and other interested parties for their input and feedback for the following changes to our Music Requirements and Rules. The following revisions were approved at the BCPA Board Meeting on…

Upcoming Weekend Seminar with Bruce Gandy and Terry Lee

Join us this Saturday morning, October 16 as the BCPA weekend seminars continue.  Starting at 9am (Pacific Time) former SFU Pipe Major Terry Lee talks about the judges’ point of view, followed by Bruce Gandy discussing the preparation before the contests. This event is already filling up quickly. To register for the seminars, please use…

Colin MacKenzie August 21, 1949 – October 10, 2021.

Colin MacKenzie died peacefully in his sleep on October 10, 2021, following a long struggle with Parkinson’s. Colin was born in Portland Oregon to Johanna and Duncan MacKenzie. He was the oldest of four children. At the age of seven, Colin began learning the bagpipes from his father, and along with his siblings, the MacKenzie…

2021 November BCPA Online Mini-Gathering Registration Now Open

With the on-going world-wide COVID-19 pandemic still in effect, BCPA has encountered a situation where facilities are not renting suitable and sufficient rooms to external entities. Thus, the November 2021 Mini-Gathering will be conducted again in an online format. Players will enter the Mini-Gathering through the BCPA Registration Site, then record and upload their performances…

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BCPA Grade and Music Changes for Adult Aged Pipers for upcoming 2021/22 Season

Following extensive consultation over the past year with the Adult Aged Players Stakeholders Group, Piping Instructors, Adjudicators and Highland Games Stakeholders a series of recommendations were presented to the BCPA Board of Directors for changes to the grades, events and player development and progression through the competition ranks. The rule changes were trialed in the…

81st Annual Competition of the Scottish Piping Society of London

The Committee of the Scottish Piping Society of London is delighted to announce that our 81st Annual Competition of the Scottish Piping Society of London will take place on the weekend of Friday 5th and Saturday 6th November. Entries are now open, via the online entry form: http://www.scottishpipingsocietyoflondon.co.uk/events/spsl-annual-competition-2021/ The Committee will be building on feedback…

Complete Results of the 2021 ScotFestBC – The British Columbia Highland Games

The results of the 2021 ScotFestBC – The British Columbia Highland Games are now posted on the Results page. They include the per event results and the aggregate winners in the solo events. Some photos from the 2021 ScotFestBC – The British Columbia Highland Games are in the BCPA Photo Gallery with more to be…

BCPA Fall/Winter Interactive Seminars

The BC Pipers’ Association is pleased to present a fall and winter series of online seminars with some of the top pipers and drummers in North America. These interactive seminars are free for BCPA members, and $10 per seminar for non-members. The 2 hour Saturday morning seminars will start at 9:00 AM Pacific Time and…

Notice on BCPA Player Initiated Promotion Requests at the end of the 2021 season

BCPA is again providing the opportunity for Player Initiated Promotion Requests for the upcoming season. Please refer to the information document on the initiative HERE. You must be logged into a Google account to access the online application form. The closing date for applications for Player Initiated Promotion Requests is Friday September 17, 2021  

Note to Solo Piping and Drumming Competitors for the 2021 ScotFestBC – The British Columbia Highland Games

This note includes explanations of new protocols during pandemic times that are being used for the solo piping and drumming competitions at the 2021 ScotFestBC – The British Columbia Highland Games. BCPA has created these protocols to keep everyone as safe as possible. At the Piping & Drumming Registration area, you will sign yourself in…

2021 ScotFestBC – The British Columbia Highland Games – Schedule – Solos

A link to the Schedule for the 2021 ScotFestBC – The British Columbia Highland Games is now posted here: 2021 ScotFestBC – The British Columbia Highland Games – Schedule More information about ScotFestBC – The British Columbia Highland Games can be found at their website: https://scotfestbc.com/