Category: Around The World

News of BCPA members and bands from out of area competitions and events

Exciting Opportunity for Young BCPA Piper Linda Robertson

Linda Robertson has auditioned for and been accepted to play with Pipers Trail at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for August 2018. Linda started playing pipes at the age of 14. Her music education began at the age of seven on the flute. She studied under the Principle flutist for the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra for…

Congratulations to BCPA Bands and Soloists for Many International Successes

Congratulations to all BCPA bands and members who have made our association proud with strong representation across the world. World Pipe Band Championships: Grade 1: Simon Fraser University Pipe Band 5th overall (7th in the MSR, 5th in the Medley, tied for 3rd overall in drumming) Dowco Triumph Street 12th overall (12th in the MSR,…

Canadian Snowbird Pipers and Drummers Join the Palm Springs Pipe Band During Your Stay

Robert Heggie, Co-Founder of the Palm Springs Pipe Band, says their numbers swell in the winter with Canadian Snowbirds. Any Canadian Snowbird pipers and drummers who are planning a trip to Palm Springs, CA this winter, bring your instruments along and feel free to join the the Palm Springs Pipe Band during your stay. For more…

Kevin McLean captures the 2015 Nicol Brown Championship

Kevin McLean, 2015 BCPA Grade 1 Piping Grand Aggregate winner, captured the 2015 Nicol Brown Amateur Piping Invitational Championship on October 10 in Albany, NY. Kevin placed 1st in the Piobaireachd, 2nd in the 6/8 Marches, and 3rd in the March, Strathspey & Reel. All events were adjudicated by Callum Beaumont, 2015 Northern Meeting Clasp…