Piping and Drumming

One of the main highlights of the Festival is the massed pipe band performances marching on the grass fields twice per day. All of the pipers and drummers at the Festival (up to 500 performers) participate in these massed performances which are watched by thousands of spectators. Most spectators agree that listening to the pipes and drum performances is a very exhilarating and emotional experience!

Another exciting event at the Festival is the drum major performances held throughout the weekend.

Please check back in in early March of 2024

On both May 18 and 19, the VHGA will be holding a solo piping and drumming competition in the morning session, and a pipe band competition in the afternoon session. The 2024 registration form will be made available in early March of 2024. The 2024 Orders of Play for piping and drumming will be posted on the BC Pipers’ Association website 1 week before the Games.

May 21st, 22nd & 23rd 2016