Looking for photos!

The BCPA is looking for photos of competitors in the recent 88th BCPA Annual Gathering, held April 3, 2021. Please send us a photo taken by the competitor or photos taken of the competitor while recording or competing from home or elsewhere. This will assist the BCPA in marking this unique event in the long…

2021 Annual Gathering Awards Ceremony & Ceilidh

Registration is now underway for the 2021 BCPA Annual Gathering Awards Ceremony & Ceilidh, Saturday, April 17 starting at 6:30 pm (Pacific Time). The free, online Zoom event begins with BCPA Life Member Bill Elder announcing the winners from the Easter weekend annual gathering competition, followed by a ceilidh hosted by BCPA directors Mike Chisholm…

Adjudicators for the 88th BCPA Annual Gathering

Chris Armstrong is regularly featured in the prize lists on the solo competition piping scene with his most notable result being a Gold Medal win at the prestigious Northern Meeting Piping Competitions. He is now a senior judge for the Solo Piping Judges Association. Chris was appointed the Pipe Major of the Scottish Power Pipe…

BCPA President’s 88th Annual Gathering Message

I want to welcome all participants to the 88th BC Piper’s Association Annual Gathering.  It is great that we can still participate and grow the music we love to play. I wish all the competitors the best of luck and look forward to congratulating the winners at the awards ceremony on April 17, prior to…

REMINDER – UPDATED Important Instructions on Preparing and Submitting Videos for the 2021 BCPA Online Annual Gathering

On the morning of April 1, the following reminder message was emailed directly to 2021 BCPA Online Annual Gathering registered competitors. It is reproduced here in case the competitors did not receive the email. This is a reminder of several important items for you to be aware of in your preparations for the 2021 BCPA…

The Piobaireachd Society Meeting

In lieu of this year’s Piobaireachd Society Conference, the first of the society’s online papers will be presented on Wednesday, March 31 at 8pm BST (GMT+1). The presenter will be long time society member John Shone, who will be speaking about ‘The Boys Brigade and its Contribution to Piping and Piobaireachd’. John’s talk will feature…

Prizes Announced for 88th BCPA Annual Gathering

As the 88th British Columbia Pipers’ Association Annual Gathering takes place, a number of companies and individuals have donated prizes for winners. Piping Hot Tuition:  A tuition scholarship to the 2021 Piping Hot Summer Drummer Summer School (donated by Piping Hot Summer Drummer) will be awarded to the Most Promising Piper as jointly determined by…

Duncan Johnstone Concert 2021

In March 2020, the annual Duncan Johnstone Memorial Piping Competition was one of the first piping events to be cancelled as the effects of the pandemic took hold. With the event postponed for a second year due to the continuing government restrictions, The National Piping Centre has created a new event to celebrate the life…

Important Instructions on Preparing and Submitting Videos for the 2021 BCPA Online Annual Gathering – UPDATED

March 31, 2021: This post has been updated with a new link in the section pertaining to “For competitors in Grade 1, Open, CPA B and CPA C Piping, Grade 1 Snare Drumming, and Intermediate Tenor Drumming”. It is important that all these competitors read this updated document. On the morning of March 27, the…

World Online Piping & Drumming Championships Spring 2021

A Competition for Pipers and Drummers All Across the Globe. Seattle, Wash., March 15, 2021. BagpipeLessons.com announces the return of their online piping and drumming competition, The World Online Piping & Drumming Championships, for Spring 2021. While most of the world’s bagpipe competitions and Scottish Highland Games are still either cancelled, postponed, or reduced in…

Final Reminder to Annual Gathering Competitors

The deadline to register and enter the 88th BCPA Annual Gathering is Friday, March 19. Entries must be received by midnight. This year, the BCPA is conducting the 2021 Annual Gathering only for solo events and in an online format. Players will enter the Annual Gathering through the BCPA Registration Site, then record and upload…

2021 February BCPA Online Mini-Gathering Results

The results of the 2021 February BCPA Online Mini-Gathering are now posted on the Results page. https://www.bcpipers.org/services/results/ The results include the aggregate winners for each grade. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BCPA will ensure the winners’ names are engraved on the Mini-Gathering Aggregate shields. In this competition, BCPA deployed the largest number of adjudicators ever…