Month: September 2016

Massed Band Tunes for 2016-2017 Contest Season

Vice-Principal Piping Scott Nicolson has advised the following massed band tunes for the upcoming contest season: Daylesford Official opening Advance: Scotland the Brave and Badge of Scotland Retire: Green Hills and Battles O’er Finale Advance: Marie’s Wedding and Barren Rocks

Vale John Ray BEM, Life Member

Pipe Bands Victoria has been advised of the passing of Victorian life member John Ray BEM. John was drum major of Victorian Scottish Regiment Pipes and Drums in its various names from the 1950s through to the 1970s and was


John Ray BEM sadly passed away on Monday 19 September 2016.   John Ray was Life Member of the VHPBA & APBA Vic Branch and his funeral will be held at the Cordell Chapel, Fawkner Cemetery, 10.30am  next Wednesday 28

AGM Update | Venue Confirmed

The venue for the Annual General Meetings and October Council meetings of both the VHPBA and Pipe Bands Victoria will be held at the Maroondah Sports Club, Corner Mt Dandenong and Dublin Roads, Ringwood East. A full agenda with meeting

Pipe Bands Australia | Special Memo – Band & Player Engagement

9 September 2016 Pipe Bands Australia National management committee has been in discussions for some months with a number of Grade 4 and juvenile band members and tutors along with several contest promoters with the aim of increasing participation in