Category: Events

Pipe Bands Victoria acknowledges the support and dedication of all our bands who were able to participate in ANZAC Day parades and services around Victoria this year. After the lockdown of 2020 preventing active participation, this was the first event …

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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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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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Formal advice has been received from the Ringwood Highland Gathering secretary that the event scheduled for 11 October 2020 has been cancelled and refund of entry fees to bands will be processed forthwith. The Ringwood Highland Gathering is now scheduled …

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ANZAC Day was a beautiful still morning in Melbourne with stunning red skies over the bay. Although the Dawn Service at the Shrine was not open to the public, many in the community took the opportunity to remember those who …

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The Australian Pipe Band Championships scheduled to be held in Maryborough, Victoria have now been postponed until April 10-11 2021. A memo has been distributed this afternoon to all band secretaries. Please use the following link to the Pipe Bands …

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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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Further to advice from Pipe Bands Australia, please refer attached memo regarding the postponement of the 2020 Australian Pipe Band Championships to be held at Maryborough, Victoria. Please continue to monitor advice from Pipe Bands Australia via official channels for …

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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 …

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With assistance from Pipe Bands Australia, Pipe Bands Victoria is hosting an “Evening with Gordon Parkes” following the Australian Pipe Band Championships on Tuesday 7 April at 7pm at the Maroondah Sports Club, corner Dublin & Mt Dandenong Road, Ringwood …

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