About

about

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. 

Constitution

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]

Executive 2016-2017

Kevin Dugas – President
Tara Wilcox – Secretary
Rick Crawford – Chief Steward
David Kershaw – Past President
Kylie MacHattie – Games Liason  
Amy MacKenzie – Communications

Treasurer - Vacant *
Vice President - Vacant*

Regional Representatives 2015-2016 

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

Jesse Craft - 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

Documents Enclosed:
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

Rules and Regulations.pdf

Standardized Lists

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.

Standardized List for Solo Piping

Standardized List for Solo Drumming

Standardized List for Miscellaneous Competitions and Band Competitions