Competition rule updates and background

These documents are a followup to BCPA Board of Directors decisions in February and April 2012 on proposed revisions to competition rules submitted by members from the call for submissions in January 2012

Solo Piping Rules, Rev 13

Competition Rules proposed changes and background document

Spokane Highland Games results

Top results from BCPA bands at the Worlds 2012

The top result of the day from the BCPA bands who worked so hard this year and took on the world was Robert Malcolm Memorial Grade 3A winning the World Championship. Congratulations to the band for the dedication, talent and success on the day. Robert Malcolm Memorial Grade 4 took on the challenge in the Novice Juvenile grade…

Final 2012 BCPA Grand Aggregate Standings

Congratulations to all of the competitors who worked hard to prepare music for evaluation by talented adjudicators from both our region and abroad this season. It’s a valuable skill, learning to prepare for competition events and being able to take constructive criticism and apply it, and then try to improve with the next competition. Final…

BCPA Bands at the World Pipe Band Championships 2012 Grades 1 through 4

British Columbia Pipers’ Association bands are among the top bands in the world, and nothing illustrates that more than seeing the commitment of bands at every level to take on the World Pipe Band Championships on August 11th in Glasgow, Scotland. BCPA wishes the best of luck to the following bands. Watch the Grade 1…

2012 Pacific Northwest Highland Games results

All results from the Pacific Northwest Highland Games can now be found on the RESULTS page. A few photos from the games are available on the ALBUMS page, please email with any photo albums from the weekend we can share. Updated and final Season Grand Aggregate results will be uploaded tomorrow.

New photos linked from Victoria, Skagit, and Portland Games

New Photos have been added to the 2012 Photo Album Page. BCPA is beginning to provide links to your photo albums on social media or personal/business web pages to help provide a more complete photographic record of the games. See new photos from Victoria, Skagit, and Portland.

Portland Highland Games Results

All results from the Portland Highland Games can now be found on the RESULTS page. Photos from the games are available on the ALBUMS page. Updated Grand Aggregate results can now be found on the RESULTS page. The photos are now an external link, if you have photo albums from these or any other previous games you would like to share…

Canmore Gets Kilted! Canmore Highland Games September 2nd

Several BCPA region pipers and drummers have signed up for these games, others may be interested: The well-known Canmore Highland Games is coming Labour Day weekend when Canmore gets kilted – Sunday, September 2nd at Centennial Park in the incredible Rocky Mountains of Canmore, Alberta. In the presentation of its’ 22nd Annual event, expect the colours, sounds…

Celtic Arts Foundation Announces Campaign

The Celtic Arts Foundation, presenters of the Skagit Valley Highland Games, Masters of Scottish Arts Concert, and Celtic Arts Winter School programs announced a capital campaign to acquire an office space for the non-profit organization in Mount Vernon, WA.  Over $133,000 has already been raised in pledges and donations, more than two thirds of the $200,000 campaign…

BC Highland Games Results

Learn to Play Pipes & Drums

BCPA has an 80 year history of encouraging youth and adults to learn and improve their skills at the  Great Highland Bagpipe and Scottish Snare, Tenor, and Bass drumming.  Experience the enjoyment of playing music, working together in teams, traveling, and developing leadership skills and life-long friendships across the world Piping and drumming offers many benefits to…