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Celebration of the life of Willie McErlean

The Passing of Willie McErlean, Life Member – Updated

Willie McErlean, BCPA Life Member, Adjudicator, and former Lead Drummer of the Triumph Street Pipe Band, passed away on April 25. Willie’s innovative and highly musical drumming style, influenced by his jazz drumming studies under Joe Morello of the Dave Brubeck Quartet, had a significant impact on many drummers and bands, not just within the…

Steve Geddes Memorial Celebration April 26

Memorial George Stephen Geddes 1950 – 2014

Steve Geddes, an outstanding piper and one of the founding members of the City of Victoria Pipe band passed away on March 4, 2014. For the 30 year life of the band, he successfully wore two hats as pipe sergeant and band manager.   Stevie, as he was affectionately known in the band, was a formidable…