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Vale Garry Minne | funeral details added

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

Jonathon Welch AM

Pipe Bands Victoria wishes to acknowledge the achievements of a former member, Jonathon Welch AM. Jonathon has achieved much in music over a 40 years, and in 2008 was recognised as the “Local Hero” in the Australian of the Year

Aggregate Contest Awards for 2019 Season

Results from the 2018-2019 Competition Season for a number of awards sponsored annually by Chris Hosking of Access Auto Parts are listed below. We thank Chris and Access Parts for their continued support of our bands. These awards are based

Peter Cook Memorial Scholarship for Solo Pipers

                Pipe Bands Australia has today announced an annual scholarship to assist with education and training of pipers jointly established with Victorian Highland Pipe Band Association with a bequest from the estate of

SWCPDD 2019 – Warrnambool April 13, 14 & 15

On behalf of Warrnambool Pipe Band, please find attached the enrolment forms for the 2019 South West Coast Piper Drummer Dancer Workshops. We note that there are three registration forms as follows: • Pipers and Drummers • Drum Majors •

Australia Day Honours 2019

Pipe Bands Victoria is extremely pleased to congratulate Dr John Menzies OAM who has made a significant and life long contribution to the communities of south-west Victoria. He is also a member of the Robert Burns Festival organising committee, the

Victorian Youth Pipe Band | Belfast Tattoo Preparations Continue

Well done to our Victorian Youth Pipe Band on a fantastic weekend of piping and drumming. The band has just completed a very successful and rewarding weekend or rehearsal culminating in a very polished evening performance at the Maryborough Highland

Brett Staley wins Peter Clohesy Award

At Daylesford Highland Gathering on 1 December, Brett Staley was announced as the 2018 recipient of the Peter Clohesy Memorial Shield for services to highland drumming. Brett has played drums throughout much of his life, including City of Melbourne, Geelong

VYPB Tutor Appointments

Pipe Bands Victoria is pleased to announce that the two female tutors that will accompany the Victorian Youth Pipe Band to Belfast have been selected and accepted their appointments. We welcome Merran Moir from Warrnambool and Sara Hamza from Victoria

Vale David Ramsay

It is with sadness we acknowledge the sudden passing of David Ramsay. David ran the Scottish Shop “Celtic Affairs” with his wife Anne and other family members. David was a quiet achiever and supporter of bands and highland activities and

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