The Atlantic Canada Pipe Band Association oversees the piping, drumming, and pipe band competitions at events throughout the Atlantic Canadian provinces. The majority of these events take place during local Highland Games during the summer months. The association also hosts several competitions and events in the winter and spring.
An executive team made up of ACPBA members governs the association and ensures that its constitution is upheld and respected. The ACPBA is dedicated to improving all aspects of solo piping, drumming, and pipe band music. It is our goal to inspire our members to carry on the traditions of Celtic culture, and to continually raise the level of our art.
The constitution and by-laws, the rules and regulations governing piping, drumming and pipe band competitions adopted by The Atlantic Canada Pipe Band Association in October 1996. Last Revision - Annual General Meeting, October 18, 2009. [Link]
Rick Crawford – Acting President*
Michael Sears - Vice President
Marla Barton – Secretary
Mike Dupuis - Membership/Treasurer*
Rick Crawford – Chief Steward
David Kershaw – Past President
Kylie MacHattie – Games Liason
Amy MacKenzie – Communications
Lorna MacIsaac - Communications
* The Role of President is vacant at this time. If you are interested in running for this positions, please contact us.
*2.2.4. Membership/Treasurer: The Membership/Treasurer shall maintain the books and records of the Association and shall maintain a bank account in which all Association monies shall be deposited. The Membership/Treasurer shall present an audited financial statement to the AGM. Signing officers of the bank account shall be decided from time to time by the Executive. The Membership/Treasurer is charged with the responsibility of maintaining all membership lists throughout the year. The incumbent of the position will also be responsible for notifying all categories of members when their membership is about to lapse
Regional Representatives 2017-2018
Trevor Kellock – Cape Breton Representative
Ray Halliday – NS North Regional Representative
Tina Oliver – Metro and Valley Regional Representative
Charlie O'Keefe – Newfoundland Regional Representative
James MacHattie – PEI Regional Representative
Colton Patterson - New Brunswick South Representative
Denise Green - New Brunswick North Representative
Rules and Regulations
The Rules and Regulations Governing Piping, Drumming Pipe Band Competitions.
Adopted by The Atlantic Canada Pipe Band Association (October 1996)
Last Revision – Sept 11, 2014
Practice Chanter Tune List, page 17
Music Board Appendix, page 18
Games Sanctioning Policy, page 19
Games Sanctioning Application, page 21
Standardized list of Events for Games Organizing Committees, page 22
Here you will find the updated lists for the Adjudicators and the Standardized Lists. Please put applicable Standardized lists in each of the competition folders for each solo and band competition. These will be a reference for the judges of the ACPBA music requirements for players and will note the changes made to the music requirements effective 2015-2016 which have been bolded for your reference.