Boney Music Memorial Invitational Piping Competition and Recital

Boney Music Invitational 2016 Competitors

Inaugural Boney Music Invitational Feb 2016

The Boney Music Memorial Invitational is an annual piping competition and recital to benefit brain cancer research. The competition was initiated in 2016 by BCPA Life Member Andrew Bonar and is being continued by BCPA at Andrew’s request following his passing in October 2017.

The top five pipers in the annual BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate standing and the previous year’s winner of the Boney Music Memorial Invitational will each perform a medley of various musical styles. The best performance will receive the Boney Music Memorial Invitational trophy.

NEW for 2020: The event will be held in the Anderson Room of the Seaforth Armoury in Vancouver with the support and assistance of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Pipes & Drums and the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Regimental Association.

2020 Boney Music Memorial Invitational Information

Date and Time: Saturday February 15 at 6:00 pm, Doors open at 5:15 pm

Price: Admission by donation. A donation of $10 per person is recommended. All donations will go toward brain cancer research at the BC Cancer FoundationFree Admission for BCPA Junior Members

BCPA is accepting donations for the event and will issue Canadian charitable tax receipts for donations of $20 or more. Donations may be made at  https://bcpipers.wildapricot.org/page-1157926  and enter “Boney Music Memorial Invitational” in the “What you desire your gift to support” field.

2020 Competitors: Jori Chisholm (2019 winner), Alastair Lee, Zephan Knichel, Alan Bevan, James Beaumont, and Gordon Conn.

Location: Anderson Room, Seaforth Armoury, 1650 Burrard St, Vancouver BC (located at Burrard Street and West 1st Ave)

Please note: There is a strict restriction that no headdresses can be worn in the Messes at the Armoury; please abide by this.

Free Parking: Please park in the on-site parkade. In the event that the parkade is full, there is also metered and non-metered street parking in the immediate area.

Food and Bar Service: There will be bar service available at the venue in the Sergeants and Warrant Officers Mess and the Officers Mess, which are directly adjacent to the Anderson Room. There is no food service planned.

Livestreaming:

Boney Music Invitational Trophy

Boney Music Invitational Trophy

To provide the opportunity for people around the world to watch the event and donate to the cause, the event will be live streamed starting at 6:00 pm on the BC Pipers’ Facebook Live page

https://facebook.com/bcpipers

Competition Format:

Players will play a 20 minute recital of tunes of their choice. However, within the 20 minutes, players must include the following:
• At least two tunes written by Andrew Bonar played at any point during their recital. Both of these tunes must be in different idioms
• Ground of a piobaireachd

Players may tune as often and as long as they feel necessary, and they may address the audience. However, the longer the player tunes and/or speaks, the less time that the player has to perform, as this tuning/ speaking time is included in the recital time limit of 20 minutes.

 

Invited Players:

Jori Chisholm

2019 Winner Boney Music Memorial Invitational

2019 Bellingham SG Piobaireachd

2019 BC HG 2nd prize MSR

 

Alastair Lee

2019 BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate

2019 Victoria HG Piobaireachd, 2nd prize MSR and Jig

2019 Bellingham SG 2nd prize MSR

2019 BC HG Aggregate, Piobaireachd and Hornpipe & Jig

2019 Penticton SF 2nd prize Hornpipe & Jig

2019 Kamloops HG Aggregate, Piobaireachd and Hornpipe & Jig, 2nd prize MSR

2019 Portland HG Aggregate, MSR and Hornpipe & Jig, 3rd prize Piobaireachd

2019 Pacific Northwest HG Aggregate, Hornpipe & Jig and Jig, 2nd prize MSR

 

Zephan Knichel

2nd overall 2019 BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate

2019 BCPA Annual Gathering CPA B Grade Piobaireachd, 2nd prize Jig

2019 Victoria HG 2nd prize Piobaireachd, 3rd prize Jig

2019 Bellingham SG 3rd prize MSR

2019 Penticton SF 2nd prize Piobaireachd, 3rd prize MSR and Hornpipe & Jig

2019 Portland HG Piobaireachd, 2nd prize MSR, 3rd prize Hornpipe & Jig

2019 Pacific Northwest HG 2nd prize Piobaireachd

 

Alan Bevan

3rd overall 2019 BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate

2019 BCPA Annual Gathering Aggregate, MSR and Jig, 3rd prize Piobaireachd

2019 BC HG MSR, 2nd prize Piobaireachd

2019 Penticton SF Aggregate, MSR, Piobaireachd and Hornpipe & Jig

 

James Beaumont

4th overall 2019 BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate

2019 Bellingham SG Aggregate, MSR, 2nd prize Piobaireachd

2019 BC HG 3rd prize, Piobaireachd

2019 Penticton SF 3rd prize Piobaireachd

2019 Kamloops HG 2nd prize Piobaireachd and Hornpipe & Jig, 3rd prize MSR

2019 Pacific Northwest HG MSR, 3rd prize Piobaireachd

 

Gordon Conn

5th overall 2019 BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate

2019 BCPA Annual Gathering 3rd prize Jig

2019 BC HG 2nd prize Hornpipe & Jig

2019 Penticton SF 2nd prize MSR

2019 Kamloops HG MSR

2019 Pacific Northwest HG 2nd prize Hornpipe & Jig and Jig, 3rd prize MSR

 

Past Winners:

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2016 Winner James P Troy

 

Andrew Bonar presents trophy to Andrew Lee - winner of the 2nd annual Boney Music Invitational Piping Competition and Recital.

2017 Winner Andrew Lee

2018 Winner Alastair Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Winner Jori Chisholm