Category: APBA News

ANZAC Day was a beautiful still morning in Melbourne with stunning red skies over the bay. Although the Dawn Service at the Shrine was not open to the public, many in the community took the opportunity to remember those who …

ANZAC Day Commemoration 2020 Read More »

The Australian Pipe Band Championships scheduled to be held in Maryborough, Victoria have now been postponed until April 10-11 2021. A memo has been distributed this afternoon to all band secretaries. Please use the following link to the Pipe Bands …

Australian Championships date – April 2021 Read More »

Further to advice from Pipe Bands Australia, please refer attached memo regarding the postponement of the 2020 Australian Pipe Band Championships to be held at Maryborough, Victoria. Please continue to monitor advice from Pipe Bands Australia via official channels for …

Australian Championships Postponed Read More »

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 …

“Evening with Gordon Parkes” Read More »

Bob’s family has advised that the funeral service will be held at The Scots Church 156 Collins Street Melbourne Wednesday 22 January 2020 at 10.30am In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to the Royal Children’s …

Funeral arrangements for the late RJK Semple OAM BEM Read More »

Our Pipe Bands Australia chieftain Bob Semple, in his 100th year, passed away this morning in Melbourne after a short illness. Bob will be remembered as a great Australia who unselfishly served his nation and the pipe band community with …

Vale RJK (Bob) Semple OAM BEM Read More »

Bands are advised that the promoter, the Maryborough Highland Society, in consultation with Pipe Bands Australia, has decided to extend the closing date for registration for the 2020 Australian Pipe Band Championships. This decision was made due to the devastating fires …

Entries period for 2020 Australian Pipe Band Championships extended Read More »

Pipe Bands Australia has today published the updated Contest Regulations 2019. A copy of the Contest Regulations can be downloaded from the Pipe Bands Australia website http://www.pipebandsaustralia.com.au/rules-handbooks

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 …

Results of PBA Ballot of Bands Read More »

Please see attached memo distributed by Pipe Bands Australia regarding registrations and the 2018 Australian Pipe Band Championships. It is important bands ensure their details are correct, and player lists and records accurate. Pipe Bands Australia also draw attention to …

Member Registrations & Australian Pipe Band Championships Read More »