Category: Vic Branch news

October State & Branch Council Meetings

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 Meetings which commence at 1:00pm in the upstairs room

Remembrance Day 2019

Pipe Bands Victoria has been invited by the Shrine of Remembrance to provide a massed band for the Flag Lowering Ceremony at the Shrine on 11 November at 5pm, the final act of commemoration on Remembrance Day. The requirements would

New Contest Supervisors

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 &

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

Ringwood Highland Gathering Results

Please see attached the results from the 2019 Ringwood Highland Gathering held on Sunday 31 March at JW Manson Reserve, Wantirna. In addition to the results, Pipe Bands Victoria congratulates Ben Casey on winning the Lew Zillies Award as the

Tartan Day Parade 2019 – Invitation to bands

Please see attached an invitation to all Pipe Bands Victoria member bands inviting participation in the 2019 Melbourne Tartan Festival Massed Street Parade. Unfortunately, although Pipe Bands Victoria has advocated strongly, there is no funding currently available to assist bands,

The Geelong Contest and Victorian Championships 2019 Draw


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

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

December PBV & VHPBA Council Meetings (Updated)

The December meeting of Pipe Bands Victoria and the VHPBA will be held on Sunday 9 December 2018 at 10:30am at Watsonia RSL, 6 Morwell Avenue, Watsonia, 3087. A copy of the meeting agenda is attached. All members welcome. For