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Bands play on in the face of the novel coronavirus

In the bedrooms, living rooms and kitchens of the members of the Northwest Junior Pipe Band, the novel coronavirus COVID-19 may have shut down in-person practices in Washington State, but the band plays on. Around the Pacific Northwest, the novel coronavirus pandemic is reeking havoc among pipe bands preparing for the upcoming competition season, but…

Alan Bevan wins Boney V, the 2020 Boney Music Memorial Invitational

Alan Bevan captured “Boney V”, the newly coined term for the 5th annual Boney Music Memorial Invitational Piping Competition and Recital, held in the Anderson Room of the historic Seaforth Armoury, the home of many BC Pipers’ Association competitions decades ago. The event raised over $2,800 for brain cancer research for the British Columbia Cancer…

BCPA launches youth piping and drumming educational initiative

The BC Pipers’ Association has launched a youth piping and drumming educational initiative with the objective of increasing the number of children playing bagpipes and drums. The first phase is focused on the Metro Vancouver area and involves an eight week program of free lessons for beginners starting the week of February 24. It will…

BCPA members capture top prizes at Winter Storm, January 16-17, 2020, Kansas City, MO

BCPA would like to congratulate the following BCPA members and member bands players for their competitive achievements at 2020 Winter Storm on January 16-17 in Kansas City, MO. Alastair Lee – 1st United States Gold Medal Ceol Beag – 1st United States Gold Medal Piobaireachd – Winner of the President’s Trophy for double Gold Medals…