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New Zealand – City of Gisborne Highland Pipe Band

The following background information and request for support has been submitted by Rachel Parkinson. Rachel is a New Zealand citizen currently living in Metro Vancouver, and has recently competed in the New Zealand Pipe Band Championships in Rotorua (about 300 km from Gisborne). New Zealand has traditionally had a very active and vibrant pipe band…

Highlighting Performance Bands – Cedar Hills Caledonian Pipe Band

Over the next several months, BCPA will highlight the activities of performance bands, those bands which do not compete or do not regularly compete but significantly promote piping and drumming in the general community with their many performances in parades, festivals, and community events. The performances of the Vancouver Police Pipe Band, the J.P. Fell Pipe Band,…

BCPA welcomes Phil Cunningham and the New Zealand Youth Pipe Band to BC

BCPA is pleased to welcome renowned Scottish folk musician Phil Cunningham and the New Zealand Youth Pipe Band to BC during the weeks of July 6 and 13. Phil Cunningham is producing a BBC documentary “Pipe Dreams” and will be filming at the Piping Hot Summer Drummer School at Silver Star Resort in Vernon during the week of…