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Applications are now open for a new Victorian Highland Pipe Band Association education and training program that will have two funding rounds in 2020. A maximum of $5000 is available in each round to support initiatives that will benefit pipers, …

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Congratulations to our Chieftain Ted Baillieu who has been made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours List. We also congratulate all other members who received citizenship honours and awards on Australia Day. Ted

Pipe Bands Australia has launched an initiative to raise funds for the national bushfire relief and recovery appeal established by the Bendigo Bank in partnership with the Salvation Army. Bushfires across Australia over summer have impacted many communities and affected …

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City of Melbourne Pipe Band are inviting members of other bands to join with the City of Melb PB for the 2020 Gay Pride march on Sunday 2nd of February. Wear your band uniform and extra pride items as you …

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It is with sadness we have received news of the passing of David Brown. David was an active drumming adjudicator for many years, and was a member of Hawthorn Pipe Band. All his family were involved with the St Andrew’s …

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A practical training workshop for Drum Majors will be conducted on Sunday 3 November in Melbourne. Please refer to the attached registration form. Cost is $40 per person, and payment is via Try Booking link https://www.trybooking.com/BFPQO and registered participants are requested …

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Congratulations to Karen Wallace and Mick Ryan on completing their Advanced Certificate in Rules & Administration and being accepted in to the Australian Pipe Band College. Pictured are Karen and Mick with Ross Connolly (centre), Vice Principal of Rules & …

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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

Congratulations to Inverary & District Pipe Band, 2019 World Champions. Pipe Bands Victoria congratulates Hawthorn Pipe Band on their solid qualifying performance in their very first venture to Scotland, but whilst the band played very well, in an extremely strong …

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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 …

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