Our aim is to promote, foster and continually develop the Great Highland Bagpipe in Victoria.
2018 Victorian Solo Piping Championships, 28th July, Scotch College Melbourne.
• VPA Gold, Silver, Bronze Medals for Piobaireachd
• James Center Medal for overall A Grade champion piper
• Trophies for Champion piper in every grade, March, Strathspey & Reel
• Clan MacLennan Shield for overall C Grade Champion Piper
• Bradshaw Family Shield for overall D Grade Champion Piper
• Clan McGillivary Shield for overall Novice Champion Piper
• Cash prizes in every grade
VPA Gold, Silver & Bronze Medals for Piobaireachd.
Awarded by the Victorian Scottish Heritage Cultural Foundation.
Non-VPA members interested in playing in VPA events are most welcome, but please do check for an appropriate VPA grading prior to arrival at the contest. The entry fee is an additional $5 compared to a VPA member. The VPA is not affiliated with PBA.
2018 VPA Competition Dates
1. Sunday April 22, Haileybury College
2. Saturday May 19, Camperdown
3. Saturday June 2nd, PLC
4. Sunday June 24rd Geelong (Geelong College)
5. Victorian Solo Piping Championships July 28 – Scotch College
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VPA Membership fees for 2018
Full Membership: $46.00 per season
Family Membership: $92.00 per season
Members: $10.00 per element entered online
Non-members: $18.00 per element
Entries on the day. VPA members: $15.00 per element, Non members $18.00 per element
The VPA Office Bearers for 2017/18:
President: Murray Blair
Vice President/ Secretary: Simon Gibson
Treasurer: Shannon Ritchie
Players Committee: Jono Quay (Chairman), Katherine Belcher, Josh Chandler, Fiona Manson, Craig McKenzie, Stacey Riches,Shannon Ritchie,Will Sincock, Craig Sked, Geoff Smith, Robert Wilkinson, Imogen Williams.
Piobaireachd Committee: Fiona Manson & Craig Sked