Boney Music Memorial Invitational Piping Competition and Recital

2020 Boney Music Memorial Invitational competitors and the extended Bonar Family

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 2021:

Due to Covid19, this year’s event will be a virtual review of 2020 performances and interviews with 2020 players and the BC Cancer Foundation. The event will be hosted by Terry Lee and Neil Dickie.

This Facebook event takes place on Saturday, February 13, 2021 starting at 6:00 pm. As a result of the virtual nature of the event this year, BCPA is encouraging donations for the event to be made directly to the BC Cancer Foundation at its Boney Music Memorial Invitational fundraising page for brain cancer research,

http://donate.bccancerfoundation.com/goto/BoneyMemorial2021

The BC Cancer Foundation will issue Canadian charitable tax receipts for donations. However, all donations received via the BCPA Donations webpage for the event will go toward brain cancer research at the BC Cancer Foundation. Enter “Boney Music Memorial Invitational” in the “What you desire your gift to support” field below for your gift to support this cause.

The following players competed in 2020 and their performance will be aired followed by interviews.    Click HERE to access the event on Feb. 13.

2020 Competitors:

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

 

2020 winner Alan Bevan

2020 competitors

Andrew Bonar