2021 February BCPA Online Mini-Gathering Results

The results of the 2021 February BCPA Online Mini-Gathering are now posted on the Results page. https://www.bcpipers.org/services/results/ The results include the aggregate winners for each grade. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BCPA will ensure the winners’ names are engraved on the Mini-Gathering Aggregate shields. In this competition, BCPA deployed the largest number of adjudicators ever…

Celebrating Piping & Drumming Families

The 2021 BCPA Annual Gathering will be held on April 2 & 3. And the Annual Gathering Ceilidh will follow, on April 17 – online. And this year we will be celebrating piping and drumming families. Generations of family members playing together, or passing on the skills and love of their instrument to the next…

2021 BCPA Online Annual Gathering Registration Now Open

With the on-going world-wide global COVID-19 pandemic still in effect, the BCPA is conducting the 2021 Annual Gathering only for solo events and in an online format. As previously announced, players will enter the Annual Gathering through the BCPA Registration Site, then record and upload their performances to YouTube during the defined period, then complete…

Assigned Adjudicators for the 2021 February BCPA Online Mini-Gathering

New format Boney Music Memorial Invitational a success

Thank you to everyone that tuned into the Boney Music Memorial Invitational. It was great to hear stories and memories of BCPA Life Member, the late Andrew Bonar and to revisit the excellent piping presentations from our 2020 event. Click HERE to watch the event on YouTube The Boney Music Memorial Invitational is a piping competition…

Content of Important Email sent to 2021 Feb BCPA Online Mini-Gathering registrants

BCPA has received several reports that the important automated email sent at 5:42 pm on February 14 to the registrants of the 2021 Feb BCPA Online Mini-Gathering has not been received by those registrants in their InBox or caught in their Spam/Junk folders. To ensure that all registered players for the February 20, 2021 BCPA…

2021 Feb BCPA Online Mini-Gathering Orders of Play, Schedules, and Adjudicators Assignments

Players entered for the 2021 February BCPA Online Mini-Gathering have been sent an email with specific instructions and links to the Orders of Play, adjudicator chosen tune(s), as well as schedules for Grade 1 Piping and Grade 1 Snare Drumming. Grade 1 Piping and Grade 1 Snare Drumming competitors will be performing their music event…

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 Full details can be found at the 2021 February BCPA Online Mini-Gathering Registration. 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…

B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters of 1985

The Historical Newsletters page has been updated with the release of archival B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters from 1985. Besides the regular news of competitions and results, BCPA Life Member Bill Elder has compiled the following interesting news of that year: Angus Macpherson continues to write thought provoking Editorials and Peter Aumonier continues with many reports on…

Press Release from Canmore Highland Games

The following information has been provided to BCPA for communication to BCPA members. While the Canmore Highland Games is not a BCPA sanctioned competition, it has been a highland games that many BCPA members, competitors, pipe bands, and adjudicators have attended over the years and readers may find this of interest. Press Release from Canmore…

B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters of 1984

The Historical Newsletters page has been updated with the release of archival B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters from 1984. Besides the regular news of competitions and results, BCPA Life Member Bill Elder has compiled the following interesting news of that year: Ad in Newsletter for the Australian Pipe Band and Highland Dancing Championships in Adelaide S.A. Australia…

BCPA announces details for 2021 Online Boney Music Memorial and 2021 Online Annual Gathering

2021 Online Boney Music Memorial The BC Pipers’ Association is pleased to announce the 2021 Online Boney Music Memorial event, to raise funds for brain cancer research for the BC Cancer Foundation, will be held online Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 6:00 pm Pacific Time. Discussions with the 2020 event’s players determined that the ambiance…