Please find attached the master sheet for the band competition for the Daylesford Highland Gathering held Saturday 7 December 2019.

Please see attached the Mark 3 version of the contest draw for the Daylesford Highland Gathering to be held at Victoria Park, Daylesford on Saturday 7 December 2019. The Street March will commence in Vincent Street from 9:30am.

Bands and Band Representatives are requested to note the sign in and performance times, and carefully read the appended notes relating to other contest matters. Massed band tunes are also listed in the appended notes.

The promoter has requested that all players be in highland dress and have their wristbands attached prior to entering the ground.

We look forward to seeing you all at Daylesford.

Pipe Bands Victoria has been notified by the Warrnambool Pipe Band that the South West Coast Pipe Drummer Dancer Workshops will again be held in Warrnambool in 2020. Please note change of date for 2020 from April with the workshops scheduled for 3-4 October 2020.

Further information will be provided as it is progressively released by the promoter.

If you have any enquiries, please contact the promoter directly via email at 

Please see attached the Mark 2 version of the contest draw for the Daylesford Highland Gathering to be held at Victoria Park, Daylesford on Saturday 7 December 2019. The Street March will commence in Vincent Street from 9:30am.

Bands and Band Representatives are requested to note the sign in and performance times, and carefully read the appended notes relating to other contest matters. Massed band tunes are also listed in the appended notes.

The promoter has requested that all players be in highland dress and have their wristbands attached prior to entering the ground.

We look forward to seeing you all at Daylesford.

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 Ladies Pipe Band where David was also drumming tutor.
In more recent years, both David and his wife June were actively involved with the Wangaratta Pipe Band where they both enthusiastically tutored. David also assisted and tutored the then City of Shepparton Pipe Band for a period as well, now the Goulburn Valley Pipes & Drums.
At this time, the family has requested privacy for June and that she not be contacted just at the moment.
 
A celebration of Davids life will take place on Monday 25 November at 2:00pm at Altona RSL, Sargood Street, Altona.

At the Annual General Meeting of the VHPBA Inc. held on Saturday 16 November 2019, following the close of the election ballot for positions on the executive committee the following were declared elected:

President, Tim McLeod

Vice Presidents, Chris Earl & David Telford

Secretary, Tim Calderan

Assistant Secretary, Helen Dilks

Treasurer, Tim Bodey

Thanks were recorded for retiring members from the executive team, Anthony Sell OAM, Mick Ryan, and Ross Connolly. Upon being re-elected, the President acknowledged all candidates and congratulated all who were elected.

The next State Council meeting of the VHPBA will be on Sunday 15 December 2019 immediately after the PBV College Meeting and immediately prior to the PBV Branch Council meeting.

Contest Entries for the coming 2019-2020 contest season are now open. Entries close four weeks prior, and late entries close three weeks prior to each contest.

Please note that as approved by Branch Council, Pipe Bands Victoria has moved to online entries.

The electronic entry form is attached in PDF format. This can be completed, saved and returned via email, or alternatively, printed and returned via post. If you are unable to insert a photo of your band uniform on the Uniform Register page, please attach as a separate photo file with your form. If you have trouble opening the pdf form, right click with your mouse and download to your computer.

Payment MUST be made online via the Try Booking web portal. A small additional administration fee is applicable to each transaction. Below are links to contest entry pages for each band contest and the Drum Major Solo contests:

Daylesford https://www.trybooking.com/BFRKP

Ballarat https://www.trybooking.com/BFRLW

Bendigo https://www.trybooking.com/BFRMI

Geelong https://www.trybooking.com/BFRML

Ringwood https://www.trybooking.com/BFRMQ

 

DM Solo https://www.trybooking.com/BFRMU

 

2020 Australian Pipe Band Championships

The link for band entries is https://www.australianpipebandchampionships.com.au/bands-entries

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 at 1:00pm in the upstairs room at the Maroondah Sports Club, Corner Mt Dandenong & Dublin Roads, East Ringwood.

Due to the requirement to conduct an election for the office bearers of the VHPBA, a Returning Officer has been appointed to conduct an election in accordance with the rules of the association.

Therefore, on advice from both the Returning Officer and separate legal advice, and to ensure there is sufficient time between the closing of nominations and the Annual General Meeting to enable compliance with Rule 21 of the VHPBA in its entirety, and taking into account the requirements of Rule 13, the Annual General Meeting of the VHPBA will be postponed and at that date, the election of officers shall proceed in the usual fashion.

The new date for the AGM of the VHPBA shall be advertised following further consultation with the Returning Officer.

All welcome. Please find attached the agenda for the meeting.

Please remit apologies to the Secretary via email at

Attached is the master sheet from the Victorian Mini Band Championships held at St Arnaud on Saturday.

A big thank you to all the bands who participated, including Hamilton & District Pipe Band who also participated in the event.

Please refer attached the contest draw for solo drumming at the upcoming St Arnaud contest this Saturday.

Solo drumming will commence immediately following the conclusion of the band contest.