Piobaireachd Club Meeting Report – Friday, October 19th, 2018

PIOBAIREACHD CLUB Meeting Report Friday, October 19th, 2018 What a lovely sunny October we are having, made even better by listening to Piobaireachd at Ron Sutherland’s home in North Vancouver. The first piper for the evening was Jack Lee and he played “Lady MacDonald’s Lament” . The piece commemorates the death of Sir Alexander’s wife, Lady Elizabeth Diana MacDonald…

2018 Nov BCPA Mini-Gathering Schedule of Events

Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the End of World War I

BCPA is encouraging pipers, drummers, and pipe bands across the BCPA region to perform on Remembrance Day/Veterans Day November 11, 2018, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and to remember those who fought and sacrificed their lives for the freedoms in society we have today. A commemorative photo album…

2018 Nov BCPA Mini-Gathering Orders of Play

A link to the Orders of Play for the 2018 Nov Mini-Gathering is now posted here: https://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-NOV-BCPA-MiniGathering-OOP.pdf The complete schedule of events will be posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Other details are located in the Information Guide located here: https://bcpipers.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/2018-19/2018-19%20BCPA%20Mini-Gatherings%20Information%20Guide.pdf  

Entry Deadline for 2018 November BCPA Mini-Gathering is October 20

Piobaireachd Club Meeting – October 19, 2018

The next Piobaireachd Club meeting will be on October 19th 7PM at the home of Ron Sutherland in North Vancouver. Jack Lee was the 2017 overall winner of the Glenfiddich invitational contest and therefore qualified to return this coming October to compete again. He will be the feature piper for this club meeting and will…

BCPA members capture top prizes at the 2018 Nicol-Brown Amateur Piping Invitational competition

BCPA congratulates the following BCPA members on their prizes at the 2018 Nicol-Brown Amateur Piping Invitational competition on October 6 in Scotia, NY. Alistair Bevan – 2nd overall – 1st 6/8 Marches – 3rd March, Strathspey & Reel – 4th Piobaireachd Tori Killoran – 3rd overall – 2nd March, Strathspey & Reel – 3rd 6/8…

The Brittany Angeltvedt Memorial Fund

At the request of the Angeltvedt family, the BC Pipers’ Association is sincerely humbled to be asked to establish the Brittany Angeltvedt Memorial Fund in memory of Brittany Angeltvedt, two-time World Pipe Band Champion with the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band and four-time winner of the BCPA Grand Aggregate Award for Open Tenor Drumming. The…

2018-19 Mini-Gatherings Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2018-19 Mini-Gatherings is now available here. You can also find information regarding tune requirements and rules there as well. Note that for the 2018/19 Mini-Gatherings online entry, registrants must use an email address that is associated with a current BCPA individual membership, otherwise the system will not permit entry. If you have…

Solo Competitor Promotions for the 2018/19 season

BCPA statement on the dissolution of the Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band – Updated

This article has been updated with a full statement from PM David Hilder The British Columbia Pipers’ Association was saddened and disappointed to learn of the dissolution of the Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band. To lose any of the bands in our Association is very unfortunate, but even more so when it is one of…

Important information about upcoming BCPA activities and events Fall 2018

BCPA would like to notify you of the following upcoming activities and events: Tuesday, September 18: The Mandatory Promotions Lists for solo piping and solo drumming competitors will be posted. Band promotions will be posted by the end of September Wednesday, September 19: Online entry for the 2018/19 Mini-Gatherings opens Wednesday, September 19: 2018/19 season…