Resignation of National Officers

Pipe Bands Australia have announced the resignations of: National Secretary Steve PattersonNation Principal Rules and Administration Jamie ForsythNational Committee Member James Cowie The announcement (download PDF copy) reads: 3 June 2020 Gratitude and appreciation for national service Pipe Bands Australia acknowledges with gratitude the contribution of three highly valued members who have stepped down from … Continue reading Resignation of National Officers

Fraser Martin – 2nd edition of Bagpipe Music Book out now

Fraser Martin has released the second edition of his Bagpipe Music Book, now available in digital format for free from his website. Fraser is a renowned piper all over the world, and is well known to many in the Queensland community. He describes himself as "a musician who, from time to time, plays bagpipes in … Continue reading Fraser Martin – 2nd edition of Bagpipe Music Book out now

Chris Gray – new album out now

Chris Gray – acclaimed piper and composer, former Scots College tutor, and previous Queensland competition judge and recitalist – has launched his new self-titled album. The album features highland pipes, whistles and piano performances, with all original compositions rooted in the tradition of folk music. It also features the talents of Innes White (acoustic guitar), … Continue reading Chris Gray – new album out now

Applications open – Peter Cook Scholarship

Applications for the 2020 Peter Cook Scholarship – which assists in the encouragement and advancement of pipers – are now open, and will close on 30 June.  The scholarship was established last year with the bequest from Peter’s estate and is jointly administered by Pipe Bands Australia and Victorian Highland Pipe Band Association. Awards totalling … Continue reading Applications open – Peter Cook Scholarship

Queensland Piper a World Champion

Congratulations to Queensland piper Aidan Scott, who won the overall Grade 3 Piping title in 2020 World Online Piping & Drumming Championships. Queensland piper, Aidan Scott Aidan is the Pipe Sergeant of the Brisbane Boys College Pipe Band and tutored by Andrew Roach.Congratulations too to Queensland pipers and drummers who placed among 1650 entrants from … Continue reading Queensland Piper a World Champion

ANZAC Day 2020

ANZAC Day is fast approaching. Due to the current social distancing measures that are in place, ANZAC Day memorials and parades have been cancelled across the country. However, this will not stop pipers, drummers, and the pipe band community from continuing our long-standing tradition of paying respects to all those who have served. Pipe Bands … Continue reading ANZAC Day 2020

2020 Queensland Season Cancelled

The current schedule of events for the 2020 Queensland pipe band season is now officially cancelled. Pipe Bands Queensland's committee has been working closely with event organisers, local councils, and organising bands to discuss potential options for postponed events this year, noting that any dates are dependent on whether Federal Government enforcements remain in place … Continue reading 2020 Queensland Season Cancelled

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Australia’s Got Talent seeks pipers and bands for next season

Producers from popular TV show Australia's Got Talent have reached out to Pipe Bands Queensland specifically seeking exciting acts to showcase their talent on live TV. They are currently on the hunt for more amazingly talented and diverse performers to take to the AGT stage once again! After it’s highly successful re-launch, Australia’s Got Talent will be coming … Continue reading Australia’s Got Talent seeks pipers and bands for next season