The SFU Pipe Band is delighted to be returning to the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. This gem in the Okanagan Valley has been the site of several SFU performances over the years. In August 2015, SFU will be performing the featured concert at Piping Live in Glasgow. Our “Nous Sommes Prets” concert will feature many new and innovative numbers. There will also be some of SFU’s most recognizable and favourite pieces from the past. Come and enjoy an SFU concert in Vernon, BC and be the first to hear “Nous Sommes Prets”.
Lead Drummer Reid Maxwell has been named as a recipient of this year’s BC Community Achievement Award! Congratulations Reid!
Premier Christy Clark and Keith Mitchell, chair of the British Columbia Achievement Foundation, named this year’s recipients of the B.C. Community Achievement Awards.
“These 2015 award recipients have all gone above and beyond to make their communities stronger,” said Premier Christy Clark. “The whole province can be proud of their contributions.”
“We recognize individuals today who have made a significant contribution either as volunteers or in the course of their work,” said Mitchell. “We are privileged to showcase and celebrate the contributions of these exceptional British Columbians.”
An independent advisory council selects the recipients of the British Columbia Community Achievement Awards. The 2015 council members are Mayor Carol Leclerc of the City of Terrace, Mary Sjostrom, former mayor of the City of Quesnel, and past recipients, Roger Barnsley of Parksville, Michael McCoy of Richmond and Catherine Van Alstine of Vancouver.
The recipients of the 2015 British Columbia Community Achievement Awards will be recognized in a formal presentation ceremony at Government House in Victoria on April 24, 2015. Each recipient will receive a certificate and a medallion designed by BC artist Robert Davidson.
The SFU Pipe Band is proud to announce a fundraising concert and ceilidh in support of Andrew Bonar with all proceeds going to the BC Cancer Foundation for brain cancer care and research. The concert will take place at 6:00 PM – 7:30 on March 28 at the SFU Theatre on Burnaby Mountain with the ceilidh following at 8PM at the Club Ilya in the Cornerstone building at SFU. We will be performing alongside the Heather Jolley Highland Dancers, of which Andrew’s daughter, Kate, is a member.
Tickets for the concert are $15 and are available from https://PipeUpForCancer.eventbrite.com
There are a very limited number of ceilidh tickets priced at $35 and include a burger and beverage.
They are available at https://PUFC2015Ceilidh.eventbrite.com
Also read more about the event in the recent Pipes|Drums article.
“If you are able, please consider making a donation directly to the BC Cancer Foundation in honour of Andrew and the impact he has on the worldwide piping community”, said SFU Pipe-Sergeant Jack Lee. “Together, we can make a difference for brain cancer patients now and in the future.”
Donations (eligible for a tax receipt) can be made directly to our fundraising website at http://donate.bccancerfoundation.com/goto/pipeupforcancer
Let us know you’re coming through our Facebook ‘event’
With over 30 years at the helm of the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band, Pipe Major Terry Lee has made the tough decision to take a small step back from the competition band. Terry will still remain very close to all aspects of the band including playing, tuning, music construction, instruction, and administration, but has led the band onto the competition field for the last time.
Terry is passing on the role of active Pipe Major to the two-time gold medalist Alan Bevan who is confident that, with Terry, Reid, and Jack close by his side and a core of dedicated and talented musicians with which to work, the band will continue forward without missing a beat.
Please join the band in congratulating Terry for 36 incredible years as Pipe Major and 30 consecutive years leading the SFU Pipe Band at the World Championships.
SFUPB will take part in the 2014 Hebrides Tattoo.
World class piping, dancing, singing and music in the Hebrides, as part of Homecoming Scotland 2014.
Beneath the beautiful Lews Castle, the Tattoo begins on Friday evening with performances from nine pipe bands from Canada, the Highlands, the Islands and beyond. Dancers from all over the Hebrides will converge on Stornoway to entertain the crowds accompanied by a Samba Band. A horse parade organised by the local Pony and Riding Clubs will add more excitement to the evening. The evening will conclude with the massed Gaelic choirs, massed piping and a spectacular fireworks display.
Saturday will be carnival day in Stonorway with pipe bands and floats parading through the town. In the evening a grand concert will be held in the new Lochside Arena featuring the best in piping, Gaelic and contemporary music of the Hebrides.
Performing live in New York City, on May 4th, 2012, the SFU Pipe Band delivered a 30th anniversary concert that touched on many highlights of the band’s musical history. Live from New York City is their most ambitious concert and reflects the band’s talented membership and diverse musical influences. The band is excited to celebrate thirty years at the forefront of the pipe band world with a new concert and recording. With six World Pipe Band Championship titles and twelve recordings, the band proudly represents Simon Fraser University at home and abroad to help fulfill the University’s mission: Engaging the World.
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After 30 years, Six World Championships, 10 CDs and concerts in many of the World’s great concert halls, the SFU Pipe Band returns to New York for a spectacular weekend of music, instruction and fun. Considered the most comprehensive event of its kind worldwide, this Festival offers an amazing weekend of Scottish music and dance with a wide variety of courses to entice those of all experiences and abilities. Meet our cast of internationally renowned instructors and performers. Join us for a weekend to remember!
Concert and Highland Arts Festival
MAY 4-6, 2012 – New York City, NY
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The SFU Pipe Band will be headlining a weekend in Winnipeg full of instructional workshops, performances and social events. The events are being hosted by the Winnipeg Highland Arts Festival.
April 1 – Meet & Greet
April 2 – Ceilidh
April 3 – Concert ‘SFU Live In Winnipeg’
Information regarding instructional workshops, concert tickets and ceilidh tickets can all be found at the festival website: