Piping and Drumming

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VHGA is holding two full days of solo and Drum Major competitions in 2017


Please come back to our site in Mid-March
for the online entry form for the various events.


Piping, Drumming and Drum Major Registrations

The VHGA has been attracting more competitors (Dancers, Solo and Pipe Band, Heavy Events and Drum Majors) and increasing attendance at the Victoria Highland Games over the last few years by adding new events and format changes.

Based on the feedback that we have received over the years, in 2016 expanded the pipe band and solo competitions to a full 2 day schedule. This year the Solo, Pipe Band and Drum Major contests will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21, 2017.

It is our hope is that more solo competitors and bands will attend the Games and take in the high quality and variety of events, including the Heavy events, Highland and Irish dance competitions, Celtic sports, Whisky school, Celtic music, Entertainment stages and the Heritage and Clansman tents.

Three days

The new 3-day format (including the holiday Monday) has expanded the number of activities held at the Games, which will continue to grow in 2017.

The Highland Games & Celtic Festival will continue to run through to Monday with a Drum Major demonstration featuring Jason Paguio, the multiple World Drum Major Champion. The Irish Dance Feis dance competition will also be held on the Monday.

We are also happy to announce that the Vancouver island Caledonia and Greighlan Crossing Pipe Bands are the Duty Bands for the 2017 Highland Games & Celtic Festival over the 3 day weekend

The 2017 Canadian Invitational Drum Major Championship will also be running at the same time and we are pleased to announce that Kevin Conquest will be coming from California to act as the head drum major judge.

In addition, Scott MacDonald from California will be joining the judging panel. The Macaloney Distillers Ltd Open Piobaireachd competition will again be held on Saturday at the Games’ site.

May 21st, 22nd & 23rd 2016