The BC Pipers’ Association Annual Gathering (also known as the “Indoor Meet”) is held on the Friday and Saturday of the Easter long weekend each year.

The Friday features Solo Piobaireachd and Open Drumming competitions, as well as drumming workshops.

Saturday events are the remaining solo events, a full band competition, and the Ceilidh afterward including performances by the solo aggregate winners.

2024 91st BCPA Annual Gathering

will be held on

Friday, March 29 & Saturday, 30, 2024

Seaquam Secondary School, 11584 Lyon Rd. Delta, BC V4E 2K4

Annual Gathering Programme Advertisers Welcome!

Email to advertise your business in this year’s event program and to reserve and pay for your advertisement.

Annual Gathering Volunteers Welcome!

Email to join our team and volunteer with us.

2024 Events Planned

Solo competitions on Friday and Saturday

Band competitions on Saturday

Special Event:

World Amateur Champion of Champions Solo Piping Competition 2024. The winner of the 2024 BCPA Annual Gathering Grade 1 solo piping aggregate will qualify to compete in the Inaugural event April 29, 2024. The new event celebrates the 20 year milestone of THE CLASP, produced by the National Piping Centre in Glasgow Scotland.

Special Event: CPA (Competing Pipers Association) Combined B&C Grades Piobaireachd Event

This event is officially sanctioned and recognized by the Competing Pipers Association. The event will be adjudicated by a BCPA or ANAPBA affiliated association “A” Certificate Piobaireachd Adjudicator, an adjudicator from the CPA Supplementary List of Judges or the Solo Piping Judges Association Adjudicators List.

Senior Adjudicator Drumming Workshops

The Senior Drumming Adjudicator will conduct workshops for snare drummers on the Friday at the Annual Gathering venue. More details to follow.

BCPA “After Hours” Ceilidh

The BCPA “After Hours” Ceilidh begins at the Annual Gathering venue immediately after the Saturday band contest and awards presentation. FREE admission.

Cash and credit cards will be accepted for purchases at the Ceilidh.

Entry Forms for Competitors

Will be available starting February 13th until midnight March 15th, 2024.

Event Entry – WildApricot

BCPA Annual Gathering Info Guide

Band Contest Admission Tickets

Band Competition & Awards Ceremony admission advance purchase price of $10 for age 11 and up for non competitors. There is a separate event on Wild Apricot to purchase tickets.

Admission Fees

There are no admission fees for solo events and spectators are encouraged to attend the Open Solo Piping & Drumming events.

Order of Play – OOP

OOP for both Friday and Saturday events will be posted on home page one week before the event.

Schedule of Events

Schedules for both Friday and Saturday events will be posted on home page 3 days before the event.

Souvenir Program

A link to this year’s Annual Gathering Souvenir Programme will be added here as soon as the on-line program is available.


Sponsors for this year’s BCPA Annual Gathering will be announced soon.


The first Annual Gathering was held in 1932. Further historical information can be found on the BC pipers History page. Further historical information can be found on the BC pipers History page, click here.

The BC Pipers’ Association is pleased to acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.