Entries Closing Date for 2021 February BCPA Online Mini-Gathering – February 5, 2021

A reminder that the entries closing date for the 2021 February BCPA Online Mini-Gathering is February 5, 2021

BCPA would like to clarify some of the points in the 2021 February BCPA Online Mini-Gathering Information Guide.

This event will operate in the same format as the November 7, 2020 BCPA Online Mini-Gathering (i.e. submission of competitor recordings to YouTube)

Competitors in the Grade 1 Piping, Grade 1 Snare Drumming, and Intermediate Tenor Drumming events have additional requirements. These competitors will be required to perform their music event in real-time, at a given time on Feb 20, 2021 according to a posted Order of Play

Specifically, competitors in the Grade 1 Piping, Grade 1 Snare Drumming, and Intermediate Tenor Drumming events will be required to conduct the following steps:

  • join a defined Zoom meeting for their event at their given time, which will be hosted by a BCPA Digital Steward
  • turn on their recording device
  • announce information pertaining to the BCPA February Online Mini-Gathering, date of recording, competitor full name, grade, music event, and tune(s) they will perform
  • perform their music event in real-time. Tuning will be permitted for competitors in the Grade 1 Piping events, per the defined tuning time in the BCPA Competition Rules
  • when the competitor finishes their performance, turn off their recording device, and exit the Zoom meeting
  • within 4 hours upload their recordings to YouTube and submit their performances YouTube links and tunes names to the BCPA online system for this information

Mike Chisholm

Communications Director, BC Pipers' Assn., Exec. Dir., ScotFestBC: The British Columbia Highland Games, Official Piper, Rocky Mountaineer Rail Co.