BCPA Membership related forms and links to online membership applications, renewals, and payments for the 2021-22 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.
2021-22 On-Line Membership Application and Renewal
NOTE: If you are an existing member, log in using your existing membership account, then click your name in the top right corner to get an option to renew your membership for 2021-22.
After October 1st each year, the renewal options will be presented automatically.
If you have an existing membership and you want to update the email address for your membership, please login using 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 Wildapricot support 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about new member applications and renewal is found in the this guide.
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 Information Guide.
Pipe Band Roster (Initial Roster Due – 1 May 2022)
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 2020 Season|
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 was revised slightly in 2019 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.