Category: Immediate

Daylesford Highland Gathering – CANCELLED

Pipe Bands Victoria has just received advice from the Daylesford Highland Gathering that the entire gathering scheduled for Saturday 2 December 2017 has been cancelled. The promoter apologises for any inconvenience, but due to severe weather forecasts and in the

Daylesford Highland Gathering Arrangements

Due to the recent imminent weather forecast for inclement weather, in consultation with the Daylesford Highland Gathering, a contingency has been put in place to ensure the safety and comfort of all participants. Please refer to the attached memo for

Victorian Youth Pipe Band | Update & Briefing of new structure

Pipe Majors, Drum Sergeants, Drum Majosr (or other representative) of each Victorian band are invited to attend a brief meeting during the lunch break at the Daylesford Highland Gathering. The meeting will be held at, or adjacent to the Scorers’

Vale Cyril (Syd) Bell

It is with deep regret we advise the sad passing of Cyril (Sid) Bell. The father of drummer and adjudicator Ian Bell, Sid was an enthusiastic drumming tutor in several bands and was responsible for teaching and inspiring some of

Victorian Solo Drumming Championships | Order of Play

Please see attached the Order of Play for the upcoming Victorian Solo Drumming Championships to be held this Saturday 2 September 2017 at Scotch College. Morrison Street, Hawthorn. The competition performances commence from 12:30pm, but preparation rooms will be available

Sir Rupert Hamer Award Presentation

Following the announcement of Les Hardy as the winner of the Sir Rupert Hamer Award at the Ringwood Highland Gathering in March, Chairman of Pipe Bands Victoria Tim McLeod attended the Federation University Pipe Band (Ballarat) Annual General Meeting on

Australian Pipe Band Championships 2018 | Change of Date & Venue

Just announced by Pipe Bands Queensland, the host Branch of the 2018 Australian Pipe Band Championships. Change of location and date The decision has been made to change the date and venue of the Championships, they will now be held

Bendigo Highland Pipe Band – 80th Anniversary Celebrations

Join with Bendigo Highland Pipe Band to commemorate its 80th Anniversary. To celebrate its 80th Anniversary, the band is putting on a free concert on Saturday the 13th of May in Eaglehawk’s beautiful Canterbury Park Gardens. The concert, starting at

April State & Branch Council Meetings

The April State Council of the VHPBA and Branch Council meeting for Pipe Bands Victoria will take place on Sunday 9 April 2017 commencing at 1:00pm. The venue is the Maroondah Sports Club, Mt Dandenong Rd, Ringwood East. A redacted

Les Hardy, Sir Rupert Hamer Award winner 2017

Congratulations to Les Hardy, formerly of the Federation University (Ballarat) Pipe Band who won the Sir Rupert Hamer Award for 2017. The Award for outstanding services to the Pipe Band movement is presented annually at the Annual Ringwood Highland Games

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