Our aim is to promote, foster and continually develop the Great Highland Bagpipe in Victoria.
2018 VPA Membership & Competition No.1
Competition Draw click here
Contest commences at 9:30am, Sunday 22 April
Haileybury College,Springvale Rd, Keysborough. Enter via Gate 3 to Newlands Preparatory School campus and follow the signs for VPA comp.
Entries are now open: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?embed&eid=372612
Non-VPA members interested in playing in VPA events are most welcome, but please do check for an appropriate VPA grading prior to arrival. 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 (venue TBC)
4. Sunday June 24rd Geelong (venue TBC)
5. Victorian Solo Piping Championships July 28 – Scotch College
Dates to remember: April 16-22nd
The VPA will be hosting legendary piper Terry Tully in Melbourne. Individual lessons along with group sessions offered, and a cracking recital. Details to follow.
2018 Suggested Regrading List
B & C Grade N/A
C Grade N/A
If you have any enquiries about grading please contact VPA Admin to discuss.
Minutes of the 2017 Annual General Meeting are now available to viewed here.
Piper of the Year table has been finalised and can be viewed in full via the Results menu above.
Victorian Pipers Association Piper of the Year aggregate award goes to the following competitors:
A Grade: Jonathan Quay
B Grade: Josh Chandler
C Grade: Liam Stapleton
D Grade: Amy Ryan
Novice: Jasmine Hofen
Congratulations to our Pipers of the Year! Awards will be presented at the AGM.
2018 Piobaireachd Set Tunes have been finalised and can be viewed via the menu above. Please note that 2018 Light Music requirements will be finalised after the VPA AGM.
Piobaireachd workshop details will be published soon!
Congratulations to everyone who competed in this year’s Victorian Championships, a full day of competitions featuring 4 elements per grade. A special thank you to the generous organisation’s who continue to support the growth of piping in Victoria.
Victorian Scottish Heritage Cultural Foundation
The James A Center Family
Clan McClennan & Clan McGillivray
Overall A Grade Champion – Jamie Hawke, Winner of the James Center Memorial Trophy
VPA Gold Medal for Piobaireachd – Jamie Hawke
VPA Silver Medal for Piobaireachd – Josh Chandler
VPA Bronze Medal for Piobaireachd – Andrew Jenkins
Clan MacLennan Trophy for Overall C Grade Champion – Matthew Rutley
Bradshaw Family Shield for Overall D Champion – Johnny Cameron
Clan MacGillivray Shield for Overall Novice Champion – Jasmine Hofen
Thanks to Greg Wilson for being Senior Adjudicator on the day and for his encouraging comments at the presentation following the competition.
Many thanks to all of our judges, Chief Stewards Gavan and Michelle Riches, stewards, runners and of course the Scotch College parents & friends for running food and refreshment stalls and to all who attended to support the Victorian Championships.
Thank you to Scotch College for making their excellent facilities available to VPA.
VPA Gold, Silver & Bronze Medals for Piobaireachd.
Awarded by the Victorian Scottish Heritage Cultural Foundation.
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 19 Geelong
Sept 9 Victorian Championships, Scotch Melbourne
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VPA Membership fees for 2016
Full Membership: $46.00 per season
Family Membership: $92.0amper 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