The complete results of the 2016 Annual Gathering are now posted on the Results page.
They include the per event results, the aggregate/overall winners in the solo and band events, and details of the band results.
In addition, winners of the special event awards are included.
The Grand Aggregate standings are also updated on the Results page.
This year using a two camera configuration and overlays, BCPA livestreamed solo and band events for nearly 12 hours, peaking at over 270 simultaneous viewers during the band competition. The saved videos are at http://livestream.com/bcpipers/AnnualGathering2016 until April 20.
The presentation of the Mary MacKinnon Memorial Service Award to Ken MacKenzie can be viewed starting at 49:40 in the Awards Ceremony video.
Photos from the Annual Gathering are posted on the BCPA Photo Gallery page.
Many thanks to the Annual Gathering Organizing Committee for their dedicated work in planning and executing this event and to the many volunteers, adjudicators, and instructors who contributed their time and effort to make it successful. A special thanks to Mike Chisholm who provided great commentary during the broadcast of the Saturday Open Piping MSR event and the band competitions.
Our thanks to all the performers in the All Instruments Music Session midday on the Saturday and to the bands which participated in the performance bands workshop. These were new activities at the Annual Gathering this year and we are pleased that they were well received by the performers and spectators.
BCPA is seeking feedback on your satisfaction with the 2016 Annual Gathering via the updated Poll on the main page of the BCPA website. Please take the opportunity to provide us your feedback on any or all elements you experienced.
Finally, the Association is very appreciative of the many people and organizations here who took out ads in the 2016 Annual Gathering Souvenir Program, sponsored events, and donated monies to support the Annual Gathering. If you want to see the Annual Gathering continue and advance, please consider donating to support the Annual Gathering on the Association’s Donation page.