Our aim is to promote, foster and continually develop the Great Highland Bagpipe in Victoria.

VPA Competition no. 4 – Ballarat Grammar

Wendouree Performing Arts Centre
Saturday 1st July, 9:00am

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NOTE ** D Grade Light Music Requirements have changed, check menu above for information.**

PLC Competition Placings available on Facebook for the moment, a full table of results will be available online here asap.

Congratulations to all placegetters! Thanks to our guest judge Marion Horsburgh for her adjudication and for running the Judging Seminar on Sunday – we really appreciate you sharing your knowledge and expertise with us.
Thanks to all competitors, judges, stewards and admin for another very successful competition! 

Marion Horsburgh facilitating the judges seminar @ PLC.

 A Grade Piobaireachd placewinners (l-r): Cameron Ely 1st, Jason Craig (guest judge), Craig Sked 3rd, Jono Quay 2nd.

Chris Cloete (guest judge) & Craig Sked after winning all 3 of his A Grade Light Music events.


Autumn Feast!

A huge thank you to everyone who turned up to Starward Distillery to enjoy fantastic performances by Xavier Boderiou, Will Sincock, Josh Chandler and Stacey Riches. A great night was had and thanks also to the team at Starward Distillery and Bring n Braai for their support!

Here’s a couple of links to performances that night by Xavier Boderiou:

Xavier Clip 1
Xavier Clip 2


Victorian Pipers Association 2017 competition dates.
Full program (Light music and Piobaireachd in all grades)

April 30   Haileybury College, Melbourne
May 20   Camperdown Robert Burns Festival
June 11  National Celtic Festival, Port Arlington. (Invitational)
June 17  PLC, Melbourne
July 1      Ballarat Grammar, Ballarat
Aug 27   Geelong
Sept 9    Victorian Championships, Scotch Melbourne

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VPA Membership fees for 2016
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 2016/17:
President:  Murray Blair
Vice President/ Secretary:  Simon Gibson
Treasurer:     Shannon Ritchie
Players Committee:   Jono Quay (Chairman),  Fiona Manson, Craig McKenzie, Katherine Belcher, Craig Sked, Geoff Smith, Will Sincock, Josh Chandler, Shannon Ritchie, Imogen Williams.
Piobaireachd Committee:     Fiona Manson & Craig Sked

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