Calendar

Apr
4
Sat
2020
Australian Pipe Band Championships
Apr 4 – Apr 5 all-day

The 2020 Australian Pipe Band Championships will be held Saturday 4 and Saturday 5 April 2020 in Maryborough, Victoria.

The Australian Pipe Band Championships are expected to attract bands from across the country and overseas, and will be a celebration of the Diam0nd Jubilee of the Championships held in Maryborough in 1961.

Further information about the Maryborough Highland Society and the Championships can be found at highland society.com.au and highlandsociety.com.au/index.php/about-us/2020-australian-pipe-band-championships or by visiting the Pipe Bands Australia website pipebandsaustralia.com.au

Bands can enter by clicking here.

The Highland Society and Pipe Bands Australia regularly publish update newsletters for bands. Entries are open, and can be lodged via this link.

Apr
7
Tue
2020
“Evening with Gordon Parkes”
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
With assistance from Pipe Bands Australia, Pipe Bands Victoria is hosting an “Evening with Gordon Parkes” following the Australian Pipe Band Championships on Tuesday 7 April at 7pm at the Maroondah Sports Club, corner Dublin & Mt Dandenong Road, Ringwood East.
All members are invited to attend the presentation which will be preceded by dinner at the Maroondah Sports Club. Meals are available at the club from 6pm and bookings can be made directly wth the club on (03) 9879 2922.
Gordon’s presentation will focus on musicianship and leadership in pipe bands. Gordon is a leading RSPBA Adjudicator and former lead drummer of the multiple World Champion pipe band Field Marshal Montgomery.
This presentation not only an opportunity for band leaders and members to hear from Gordon, but is also an opportunity for adjudicators to continue their professional development, as Gordon imparts his experience and knowledge.
A podcast will also be made available by Pipe Bands Australia. We acknowledge and thank Pipe Bands Australia for this initiative.