The 2017 performance band line-up has yet to be announced. If your band would like to participate, please contact Rob MacNeil with the BC Pipers' Assn. The BCHG offers a 15-min. performance in front of the grand stands, and participation in the Performance Band Massed Bands at 12:30 pm. A limited number of bands will be allowed, so contact Rob soon. In the meantime, here are the bands from 2016.
The Port Coquitlam Legion Pipe Band was formed in 1975 and is a community pipe band in the Tri-City area of the Lower Mainland of BC. The band is closely associated with Branch 133 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Port Coquitlam. The band is active throughout the year, playing for events, attending parades and hosting a popular Robert Burn’s Supper every year. The band is always looking for new players and welcome everyone, whether they are pipers, drummers or just interested in being part of a great band. The PoCo Legion Pipe Band practices every Wednesday evening from September until June at the PoCo Legion.
RCMP E. Division (BC) Pipe Band - 2016 Duty Band
Based in Greater Vancouver, the RCMP "E" Division Pipe Band was formed in April, 2006, and is the newest of the seven RCMP pipe bands currently active in Canada. Under the leadership of Pipe Major Hugh Peden, Lead Drummer Gregor Merry and Drum Major Mike Guillemin, the band is comprised of both active and retired RCMP members and civilian volunteers from throughout BC. The band has undergone an expansion in the past two years, and with a strong pipe and drum corps, is preparing for another major overseas trip. In September, 2016, the band performed in Beijing, China for an international tourism festival. The band’s first CD, “Live in Langley” was recorded in concert with the Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir in October, 2011. The band participated in the Vancouver Celtic Fest "Salute to Scotland" in support of the BC Highland Games on March 18, 2017.
See the Schedule of Events for the performance times