Category: Vic Branch news

The Ringwood Highland Gathering has released a statement to stakeholders including Pipe Bands Victoria to advise that their committee has decided to postpone this year’s event scheduled for 28th March 2021 until early October 2021. The Gathering Committee have postponed …

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The Sir Rupert Hamer Award The Sir Rupert Hamer Award is awarded annually in honour of our inaugural V.H.P.B.A. Chieftain, Sir Rupert Hamer AC, KCMG, ED. Nominees should be persons who have made a significant personal commitment in support of the …

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Pipe Bands Victoria is delighted to announce the winner of the 2020 Sir Rupert Hamer Award is Tom Troup. Tom has been involved in pipe bands and snare drumming since he migrated to Australia in the 1960’s. He learnt to play …

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Please find attached the Notice of the Annual General Meeting for Pipe Bands Victoria (Pipe Bands Australia Inc. Victoria Branch) which has been scheduled for Wednesday 16 December 2020 at 8:00pm. The Branch Officer nomination form and proxy form is …

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Regrettably, on 7 October, Pipe Bands Victoria has received the following from the Federation University Pipe Band, the promoter of the Ballarat Highland Gathering: “At a meeting held earlier this evening, the FedUni Pipe Band has made the decision to …

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The winners of the Annual Trophies for the Victorian Highland Gatherings sponsored by Chris Hosking and Chris Earl for the 2020 season, are; Grade 4B Duncan MacLennan MBE Memorial Cup – Aggregate Piping & Drumming City of Melbourne HPB #2 Ernie …

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A press release was issued on 2 September by the Maryborough Highland Society cancelling the postponed 2020 Pipe Band Championships. Pipe Bands Victoria understands this has been communicated directly to those bands who had entered the Championships. The following link is …

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Pipe Bands Victoria has this week received notification that the 2021 Geelong Highland Gathering has been cancelled due to the ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19. Whilst Pipe Bands Victoria has not been formally advised, it has also been brought to our …

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Pipe Bands Victoria advises that the Secretary, Karen Wallace has resigned and is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) for the position of Secretary. Applications are to be submitted by email to no later than 5:00pm on Friday 12 June …

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The latest communication from the Ringwood Highland Games is as follows. Due to Government restrictions regarding COVID19, and on advice from our local authorities the Ringwood Highland Games and Celtic Festival WILL NOT take place on the 29th March 2020. The Ceilidh …

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