Membership

This page contains BCPA Membership related forms and links to online membership application/renewals/payments for the 2019-20 season.

We hope you have enjoyed the programs and services the BCPA provides. We also hope that you will renew your membership to continue supporting the activities that have made the BCPA one of the most respected and progressive piping, drumming and pipe band associations in the world.

NOTE: If you are an existing member, log in, then click “View Profile” to get an option to renew your membership for 2019-20. After October 1st, the renewal options will be presented automatically. Refer to the screenshots below for helpful steps to renew through October 1, 2020 before the end of the season

If you have an existing membership and you want to update the email address for your membership, please login with your current email address and then in the Profile change it to your new email address. Please do not create a whole new membership just to change an email address as BCPA’s IT personnel then have to manually merge your existing and new membership records to avoid duplicate records. 

If you would like to apply for new membership online you can do so using the above link.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with online membership application or renewal or with changing the email address associated with your BCPA membership, please email  wildapricotsupport @ bcpipers.org  (remove the “spaces” around the @ symbol before sending).

Beginning with the 2019/20 fiscal year, new membership applications and membership renewals must be done online and paid via credit card at https://bcpipers.wildapricot.org

No hardcopy forms, cheques, or cash will be accepted for new membership applications or membership renewals.

Information about new member applications and renewal is found in the  BCPA Membership Information Guide 2019/20 

Rebate for Membership in a Local Piping Society BC Pipers’ Association encourages you to support the activities of your local piping society.  Within the BCPA’s competition sanctioning jurisdiction there are four such local piping societies acknowledged by the BCPA: Kelvern Celtic Society (BC Interior), Vancouver Island Pipers Club (Vancouver Island), Washington Pipers Association (Washington state), Oregon Pipers Society (Oregon state). Information on rebates is now available on the second page of the BCPA Membership Information Guide 2019/20

Pipe Band Roster
BCPA Pipe Band Roster Form 2019-20 (Word) – Note: Open on a computer rather than iOS device

Bands are required to use the BCPA Pipe Band Roster Form which must be signed by the appropriate band official. Submitted information not in this format will not be accepted.

Note that an additional BCPA-RSPBA Supplemental Roster form must be completed by BCPA region bands which will be competing in competitions in the United Kingdom. This form must be submitted to BCPA and RSPBA at least two months before the band’s first competition of the season in the UK and each time band personnel changes (the RSPBA’s new 42 day Add/Transfer rule applying for Higher Grade to Lower Grade player transfers and otherwise the 14 day Add/Transfer rule applying). The link to the form is at:

RSPBA-BCPA Supplemental Pipe Band Roster Form 2019 Season (Word) – Note: Open on a computer rather than iOS device

Per BCPA Pipe Band Competition Rules, band rosters must be submitted to BCPA by March 1 each year and are to only include playing members (see the Band Registration & Roster form for more details).If new players are added or existing players removed during the season, an updated roster must be provided using the above form along with a completed Release/Transfer/Add Member form below. Note that proof of a player’s release from a band outside the BCPA jurisdiction of BC, Washington, and Oregon is not required.

Transfers between bands within BCPA must use the Release/Transfer/Add Member form. Both the releasing and the gaining bands must provide updated rosters to BCPA.

Some BCPA sanctioned Highland Games have commented on what appears to be “padding” of rosters to obtain additional admission passes. If this happens, bands could be charged admission by the Games organizers for members on the roster who do not compete. BCPA sanctioned Highland Games are utilizing the rosters on file with BCPA as of their Highland Games’ entries closing date for issuance of admission passes.
Pipe Band Member Release/Transfer/Add Form

The Pipe Band Member Release/Transfer/Add form has been revised slightly for 2019/20 to clarify some information. The form reinforces that the releasing band and the gaining band are both required to submit the Release/Transfer/Add form and an updated Pipe Band Roster form to the BCPA Membership Leader.

BCPA Release Transfer Add Member Form 2019-20 (Word) – Note: Open on a computer rather than iOS device

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