Category: Vic Branch news

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 …

Victorian Contest Season Annual Trophies Read More »

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 …

Australian Pipe Band Championships cancelled Read More »

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 …

Update on Victorian Pipe Band Contest Season 2020-2021 Read More »

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 …

Postponed – Ringwood Highland Gathering latest news 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 »

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

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 »

The October State Council of VHPBA and Branch Council meeting of PBV will take place on Sunday 20 October 2019. The meetings are scheduled to commence immediately following the Annual General Meeting of the Branch (Pipe Bands Victoria) which commence …

AGM’s & October State & Branch Council Meetings (updated) Read More »