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.

Due to the increased number of Covid19 cases across the Province & the Country, all Pipe Band practices will be suspended until further notice. We are taking this action to help ensure our (& our families) safety during the pandemic.

When it is deemed safe for med/large groups to gather again in indoor spaces, an email will be sent out to inform all members of our plans. For students we will look at the possibility of doing virtual lessons - we will keep you informed.

Thanks for your understanding, & stay safe

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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Calum Brown wins all five top piping events in Shotts online solos

Calum Brown of Aberdeen, Scotland, swept all five Open 18 and Older piping events in the annual Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia Solo Competitions, held online due to the COVID-19 crisis. There was a large entry from all over the world for myriad events over numerous grades in each category of piping and drumming. https://www.pipesdrums.com/article/calum-brown-wins-all-five-top-piping-events-in-shotts-online-solos/

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