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.
2018 Boney Music Memorial Invitational Information
Date and Time: Saturday February 24 at 7:00 pm, Doors open at 6:30 pm
Price: Admission by donation. A donation of $10 per person is recommended. All profits will be donated to the BC Cancer Foundation. Free 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.
Location: Halpern Centre, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus.
Free parking: Free parking will be available in the East Parking Lot from 5:00 pm to 11:30 pm on the day.
Food and Bar Service: No bar or food service will be available at the Halpern Centre although non-alcoholic refreshments will be available.
Club Ilia, located on campus at the Cornerstone Building (8902 University High St, Burnaby), will be offering their dinner menu from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at a discounted price of 10% to attendees of this event.
Club Ilia is a fully licensed facility with all ages permitted.
Enjoy a discounted dinner meal at Club Ilia, and then attend a great night of fine piping by BCPA’s top Open pipers.
Players will play a 20 minute recital of tunes of their choice. However, within the 20 minutes, players must include the following:
• At least one tune written by Andrew Bonar played at the beginning their recital
• Ground of a piobaireachd
• At least two two-parted strathspeys
• At least one four-parted 4/4 march
• At least one tune in 9/8
Players may tune as often and as long as they feel necessary. However, the longer the player tunes, the less time that the player has to perform, as the tuning time is included in the recital time limit.
2017 BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate
2017 Victoria HG Piobaireachd
2017 Skagit Valley HG Piobaireachd
2017 Portland HG Piobaireachd, MSR, Hornpipe & Jig, and Aggregate
2017 Seattle HG Hornpipe &
2nd overall 2017 BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate
2017 2nd prize Winter Storm Professional Ceol Beag Competition
2017 BC Highland Games MSR, Hornpipe & Jig and Aggregate
2017 Penticton HG MSR
2017 Kamloops HG MSR, Hornpipe & Jig, and Aggregate
2017 Seattle HG MSR, Piobaireachd, and Aggregate
3rd overall 2017 BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate
2017 Winner Boney Music Invitational
2017 Winter Storm Gold Medal Piobaireachd
2017 Kamloops HG Piobaireachd
2017 5th prize Northern Meeting ‘B’ MSR
James P. Troy
4th overall 2017 BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate
2017 BCPA Annual Gathering Jig
2017 Victoria HG MSR, Hornpipe & Jig, and Aggregate
5th overall 2016 BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate
2017 2nd prize BC Highland Games Piobaireachd
2017 3rd prize Kamloops HG MSR
2017 2nd prize Portland HG Piobaireachd, MSR, Hornpipe & Jig, and Aggregate
2017 2nd prize Seattle HG Piobaireachd