Read the latest news, updates and announcements about Queensland pipe bands, pipers and drummers below.
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Help get Lismore City Pipe Band back on their feet after catastrophic floods damaged equipment and their band hall! On Monday, 28th of February 2022, the town of Lismore in northern New South Wales, Australia was inundated with record-breaking floods that peaked at a staggering 14.4 metres (2 metres higher than ever recorded). The disaster … Continue reading Lismore City Pipe Band Flood Recovery Fund
We’re excited to be kicking off our Queensland competition season in just a few short weeks! As we prepare for bands to head back into the circle, the safety of our community is our highest priority. Players and supporters who plan to attend competitions this season should be aware that our events are often held … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine Message
📣 2022 TOOWOOMBA CONTEST CANCELLED 📣 Unfortunately, the Toowoomba Pipe Band Competition, scheduled for 26 February 2022, has been cancelled due to the current pandemic challenges. This competition was intended to launch an exciting new annual contest in Toowoomba for the Queensland season, and this difficult decision was made with full consultation with Toowoomba Pipe … Continue reading Toowoomba contest canCelled
Pipe Bands Queensland is eager for your feedback! We’re running a survey to assess the needs of ALL pipe bands across Queensland – including registered bands AND the many non-registered community bands that operate throughout the state. The information we collect as part of this survey will be used to help plan activities, services, education … Continue reading We want to hear from you!
World champion piper and founder of the world’s biggest online bagpipe school the Piper’s Dojo, Andrew Douglas, recently announced the release of his new book, called Finding Bagpipe Freedom. Douglas co-authored the book with Queensland’s Camille Layt (President and Pipe Sergeant of the Brisbane Pipe Band) over the course of the last year. Jim McGillivray, … Continue reading Finding Bagpipe Freedom: new book from Queensland piper and Andrew Douglas from the Piper’s Dojo
Unfortunately, Tartan Day celebrations in Brisbane for 2021 – due to have been held on 24 July – have been cancelled. Brisbane International Tartan Day president Ian Campbell issued a statement on Thursday 4 March 2021 to advise that the Australian Scottish Community Qld Inc was unsuccessful in obtaining the extra grant, putting them in … Continue reading Brisbane Tartan Day 2021 cancelled
The Queensland Premier announced on Tuesday 23 February that Anzac Day services in Queensland could proceed in 2021. Pipe Bands Queensland is delighted at the news that our bands will be able to contribute to RSL services in many communities across the state, and we encourage all of our members to be in touch with … Continue reading Anzac Day 2021
COVID-19 has had a massive impact on pipe band activities around the world, but one beneficial result for players has been the increase in online competition opportunities. Associations, bands and groups all over the world have been running more online competitions while their regions are in lockdown, giving international competitors unprecedented access to world-class judging … Continue reading Upcoming online competitions (list)
The latest edition of Scots News magazine is packed with stories, events and prize giveaways. From the editor: “It’s been an interesting lead up to getting this issue produced, with the uncertainty and changing conditions towards events due to the pandemic, and another skin cancer operation on my face that had me sidelined without my … Continue reading Scots News Magazine: February / March edition out now
The Christmas edition of Scots News magazine is packed with stories, events and prize giveaways. The magazine’s editor, Carmel Audsley, is always keen for stories about pipe bands, too, so if you have a story to share (or upcoming events to promote), make sure you get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org. View the December 2020 / … Continue reading Scots News Magazine: Dec/Jan edition out now