Author: PBV Admin

Melbourne Tartan Festival Street Parade 2019

Our bands will be to the fore in the centre of Melbourne on Sunday 21 July for the massed band leading the Melbourne Tartan Festival parade down Collins St at 2pm. All welcome to turn out and support not just

2019 Victorian Mini Pipe Band Championships | St Arnaud

                                  The 2019 Victorian Mini Band Championships will be held in St Arnaud on Saturday 12 October as part of a celebration to mark

PLC Solo Drumming Cancelled – Replacement Contest Announced

The solo drumming competition planned for this Saturday has unfortunately been cancelled by the promoter. However, a replacement competition for solo drumming will be held as part of the 2019 Victorian Mini Band Championships in St Arnaud on 12 October.

Vale Garry Minne | funeral details added

Pipe Bands Victoria is sad to advise of the passing of Garry Minne. Garry’s family have advised for those members who may wish to know the funeral details are: Funeral Service for Garry Minne Friday 28th June 2019 2:30pm Horsham

Jonathon Welch AM

Pipe Bands Victoria wishes to acknowledge the achievements of a former member, Jonathon Welch AM. Jonathon has achieved much in music over a 40 years, and in 2008 was recognised as the “Local Hero” in the Australian of the Year

PBV June Meetings

The June meeting of State and Branch Council will be held at Altona RSL 31 Sargood Street, Altona on Sunday 23 June 2019 commencing at 1:00pm. A College meeting will be conducted prior to the Council meetings commencing at 10:30am.

Haileybury Solo Drumming Results

Congratulations to all winners and participants at the Haileybury solo drumming contest on 8 June. Full results can be found at our solo drumming site at

Albury Solo Drumming Contest Results

Congratulations to all winners and participants at the Albury solo drumming contest on 25 May. Full results can be found at our solo drumming site at We also congratulate the winners of the Young Drummer of the Year.

Haileybury Solo Drumming Contest – date change

The Haileybury solo drumming contest has been brought forward by one day to Saturday 8 June 2019 and will commence at 12 noon. Further details for entries, registrations, and playing requirements can be found at our solo drumming site

Results of PBA Ballot of Bands

Please refer to the attached memo from Pipe Bands Australia summarising the outcomes of the recent “ballot of bands” for proposed changes to the Pipe Bands Australia contest rules. Pipe Bands Victoria apologises for the delay in circulating this to