The BCPA is pleased to announce the Boney Music Invitational Piping Competition and Recital sponsored by Andrew Bonar.
The top five pipers in the 2015 BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate standing will each perform a medley of various musical styles. The best performance will receive the newly sponsored Boney Music Invitational trophy.
Date and Time: Saturday February 13 at 7:00 pm, Doors open at 6:30 pm
Price: Admission by donation. A donation of $10 per person is recommended. All profits will be donated to the BC Cancer Foundation.
BCPA is accepting donations for the event and will issue Canadian charitable tax receipts for donations of $20 or more. Donations may be made at http://bcp3a.cloverpad.org/page-1157926 and enter “Boney Music Invitational” in the Comments field.
Location: Halpern Centre, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus.
Free parking: Free parking will be available in C Lot from 2:00 pm to 11:30 pm on the day.
As this event follows the BCPA Special General Meeting in the Halpern Centre (from 3:00 – 5:00 pm) BCPA is supporting this event by providing the Halpern Centre rooms and C Lot parking at no charge to the organizer.
Food and Bar Service: Bar service will be available at the Halpern Centre, however there will be no food service.
Club Ilia, located on campus at the Cornerstone Building (8902 University High St, Burnaby), will be offering their dinner menu from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at a discounted price of 10% to attendees of this event.
The Halpern Centre and Club Ilia are fully licensed facilities with all ages permitted.
Come to the BCPA Special General Meeting, enjoy a discounted dinner meal at Club Ilia, and then attend a great night of fine piping by BCPA’s top Open pipers.
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Players will play a 20 minute recital of tunes of their choice. However, within the 20 minutes, players must include the following:
- Ground of a piobaireachd
- At least two two-parted strathspeys
- At least one four-parted 6/8 march
- At least one tune written by a BCPA member
- At least one tune written by a Canadian composer not from BC
Players may tune as often and as long as they feel necessary. However, the longer the player tunes, the less time that the player has to perform, as the tuning time is included in the recital time limit.
2015 BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate
2015 BCPA Annual Gathering Aggregate, MSR, and Jigs
2015 Bellingham HG Aggregate, Piobaireachd, and MSR
2015 Seattle HG Aggregate, Hornpipe & Jig, and Jigs
Prize winner in the Former Winners MSR at the 2015 Argyllshire Gathering
2nd overall 2015 BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate
2015 BC Highland Games Aggregate, MSR, and Hornpipe & Jig
2015 Penticton HG Aggregate, Piobaireachd, and Hornpipe & Jig
2015 Kamloops HG Aggregate, Piobaireachd, and Hornpipe & Jig
3rd overall 2015 BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate
2015 Portland HG Aggregate, Piobaireachd, MSR, and Hornpipe & Jig
2015 Braemar HG Open Aggregate, Marches, and Strathspey & Reel
James P. Troy
4th overall 2015 BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate
2015 BCPA Annual Gathering Piobaireachd
2015 Victoria HG Aggregate and Hornpipe & Jig
Prize winner at both the 2015 Argyllshire Gathering and Northern Meeting Gold Medals
5th overall 2015 BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate
2015 Skagit Valley HG Aggregate and MSR