Join the 2022 St. Andrew’s and Caledonian Society lecture at SFU On Saturday, December 3, 2022 Professor Viccy Coltman (University of Edinburgh) will be the guest speaker at our annual St. Andrew’s and Caledonian Society lecture. For the first time, we are pleased to offer […]Around the World BCPA News Community
The BC Pipers’ Association and indeed the world was saddened to hear of Skyes passing on Sunday, November 20, 2022. The BCPA family would like to extend our sympathies to Skyes family and friends at this time. When we heard the news we reached out […]Around the World BCPA News Memorial
The 2022 BCPA Annual General Meeting held on Saturday, November 12, 2022 and conducted via Zoom meeting, saw the election of a new President and the welcoming of 2 new Directors and 3 returning Directors for another term as Board Members. Taking over as President […]Around the World BCPA News Meetings
Close to 100 people crowded the Place Des Arts salon in Coquitlam on Saturday, November 5 for the 2022 BC Pipers’ Association Grand Aggregate Award Ceremony and Volunteer Recognition Ceilidh. Dave Hilder (Scottish Power Pipe Band) hosted the evening which awarded the top prizes to […]BCPA News Events Feature
Schedules for the 2022 November Mini-Gathering have now been posted for Saturday, November 5th. Schedule November Mini Gathering 2022 Please note the Concession will be cash only. In case you missed it, here is the link to the Order of Play. We’ll see you there!BCPA News Competitions
British Columbia’s most historic annual piping, drumming and pipe band competition, the Annual Gathering, is now a qualifier for the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Assn. (RSPBA) World Solo Drumming Championship. The RSPBA made the announcement Saturday at the World Drumming Championship in Scotland. The competitors […]BCPA News Feature
The 2022 BCPA Grand Aggregate Award Ceremony will be held on Saturday evening, November 5, 2022 at Place Des Arts in Coquitlam. The event will begin with a recognition of all the volunteers who help the BCPA deliver its programs to thousands of people each […]BCPA News Events
As part the BC Pipers’ Association ongoing Education and Player Development initiative that started in September 2019, new players again have the opportunity through both Junior and Adult Pipe Band programs to learn to play the bagpipes and drums with in-person programs being offered once […]BCPA News
Schedules for the 2022 November Mini-Gathering have now been posted for Saturday, November 5th. Schedule November Mini Gathering 2022 Please note the Concession will be cash only. In case you missed it, here is the link to the Order of Play. We’ll see you there!
Close to 100 people crowded the Place Des Arts salon in Coquitlam on Saturday, November 5 for the 2022 BC Pipers’ Association Grand Aggregate Award Ceremony and Volunteer Recognition Ceilidh. Dave Hilder (Scottish Power Pipe Band) hosted the evening which awarded the top prizes to […]
Coming out of COVID-19, the BCPA will be conducting the annual 2022 BCPA Pipe Band Leadership Conference Call on Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 9:00 am to 11:00am PDT. Please allow for up to an extra half hour in case the conference call runs long. […]
Join piper and composer Jim Barrie on February 5, 2022 for the next BCPA Saturday seminar on the Cameron-style of piobaireachd. Jim was taught the Cameron-style by his father, William Barrie, who was a pupil of renowned pipers John MacDougall Gillis and Robert Reid. In […]
Looking to create a music track or video for your pipe band during these pandemic times? Music engineer and award-winning piper Alastair Lee will lead the next BCPA weekend seminar on music production on Saturday, January 22 at 9:00 AM.
Join Simon Fraser University Pipe Band Lead Drummer J. Reid Maxwell for the next 2021 Interactive Seminar brought to you by the BC Pipers’ Association, Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM.
Join former Triumph Street Pipe Band piper Liam Hilder at 9:00 AM January 8 for a BCPA weekend seminar on piping for highland dancing. Liam’s seminar will provide an overview of the types of highland dances, how competitions are structured, the most important skills necessary to successfully […]
If you’re intrigued or fascinated by piobaireachd, this is the seminar for you. On November 27, well-known BC piper Hal Senyk will present an online Saturday seminar on “Piobaireachd for Beginners”. Hal has had a lifelong obsession with the study and enjoyment of piobaireachd. He […]