The Comox Valley Pipe Band is a community based organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of Scottish culture in the Comox Valley. Established as a registered non-profit society in 1985, the band regularly participates in a wide variety of parades, community events and Highland gatherings as well as providing individual piping and drumming services for special events. The Band is particularly proud of the large number of young students which have been introduced to piping and pipe band drumming through its' training programmes. Many of the current band personnel were trained from within the band organization.

Outdoor practices to resume Sunday July 4 in the 888 Wing Parking lot. We will not have access to any of the buildings. Social distancing must be maintained, and masks should be warn when not practicing.

Pipe Band Drummer Editorial: Resetting Pipe Band Culture

Link to Pipe Band Drummer instructional web site editorial: https://pipebanddrummer.com/blogs/pipe-band-drummer/posts/if-you-can-t-say-anything-nice-don-t-say-anything-at-all-resetting-pipe-band-culture

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PHSD Registration Deadline July 1

We’re back online for the 28th year of Piping Hot Summer Drummer, bringing all the inspired online instruction and performance in music and dance. PHSD is holding the school online again this year, for 1 week only – July 11th through to July 16th. Please register below. https://register.phsd.net  

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Band Member writes commissioned Piobaireachd to commemorate WW2 US Navy tragedy

Very honoured and proud to have an original composition of mine published in Scotland this week, part of larger collection of music due later this year. Long before 9/11 and the acts of generosity expressed by Newfoundlanders during the terrorist attacks in the USA, Newfoundlanders have been helping our neighbours to the South including thisContinue reading →

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New Bagpipe ‘Moisture Genie’ moisture control system available

New Bagpipe ‘Moisture Genie’ moisture control system available

During extended winter practice sessions my tenor reeds were dropping out every 20-30 minutes because they were getting so wet, and I had to remove the reeds to blow them out and blot the moisture off to continue. The Banatyne bottle trap was not cutting it anymore, and I was going to have to commitContinue reading →

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PHSD Online Winter Weekend Registration Deadline Feb13

Join Piping Hot Summer Drummer for a weekend of online instruction Feb 26-28. Weekend Brochure: PHSD_Winter_Weekend.pdf Registration website: https://www.phsd.net/  

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Glengarry Cup goes to Bruce Gandy

Bruce Gandy captured the annual Glengarry Cup Professional Solo Piping Competition, winning the MSR and placing second in the Piobaireachd to gain the prize. www.pipesdrums.com/article/glengarry-cup-goes-to-bruce-gandy/    

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AGM

AGM

Annual meeting will be held November 23 at 7:00 PM at 888 Wing 1298 Military Row Lazo. RSVP by November 20 to Anna Osmond. Please remember to wear a mask.

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