Category: Immediate-old

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 »

Pipe Bands Victoria in consultation with our promoters has continued to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) as it impacts on our community. Attached is a memo from PBV and a media release from the Geelong Highland Gathering Committee. In …

Cancellation of Geelong Contest, Ringwood Contest postponed (updated) Read More »

Please see attached the Mark 1B version of the contest draw for the Victorian Pipe Band Championships to be held at the Ringwood Highland Gathering at JW Manson Reserve, Wantirna on Sunday 29 March 2020. Access to the reserve is …

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Please see attached the contest draw, Mk10 for the Geelong Highland Gathering to be held Sunday 15 March 2020 at Osborne Park, Swinburne Street, North Geelong. We look forward to seeing everyone at Geelong. Geelong Draw 2020 Mark 10

Please find attached the updated contest draw (Mk 4) for the Scots Day Out at Bendigo to be held Saturday 29 February 2020 at Rosalind Park, Bendigo. We look forward to seeing you all there. Bendigo Draw Mk 4

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 reminded that entries for the 2020 Australian Pipe Band Championships which opened 1 January 2019 will close on 4 January 2020. Entries must be made online and the link to the entries page for the championships is https://www.australianpipebandchampionships.com.au/bands-entries …

Entries for 2020 Australian Pipe Band Championships closing soon Read More »

Please refer attached the contest draw for solo drumming at the upcoming St Arnaud contest this Saturday. Solo drumming will commence immediately following the conclusion of the band contest. SOLO DRUMMING DRAW – ST ARNAUD COMPETITION