Sep 28, 2016

Scholarship Winner - Jon Copper

Each year OPS is proud to sponsor music scholarships for pipers and drummers who have participated in OPS competitions throughout the year.  One of our scholarship winners, Jon Copper, shared with us a little bit about his piping experiences. Find out how you can qualify to win an OPS scholarship!

I wish to thank Oregon Pipers Society for this opportunity. I have found that I enjoy piping for adventure. While sailing or hiking. Most of all to support athletes of endurance events, such as Worlds Toughest Mudder. A 24 hour military style obstacle course race, where top athletes put in 90 plus miles. I pipe for 24hrs and put in 15-20 miles for these events.  
During these events I have experienced many equipment failures. Being a relatively new piper, little things are big things to me. I would like to learn how to fine tune reeds, chanters, & drones to improve the sound. Most band practices don't have enough time to dedicate to the depth which I desire.  
I'm looking for an instructor who understands piping for an extended amount of time, and in extreme weather conditions.  
Jon Copper

Sep 7, 2016

2016-2017 Competition Calendar

Download the PDF here.

Competitors may pay $5.00 at the door on the day of competition, or you may prepay for competition by mail, by sending a check and a completed Competition Registration form to:

Barbara Valenti

c/o Oregon Piper's Society
19695 SW Anderson St.
Aloha, OR  97078

Arrive by 4:00pm to sign up. Competition begins at 4:30.  Join us on these dates:

October 15, 2016
November 19, 2016
December 17, 2016
January 21, 2017
February 18, 2017 - Annual Workshop
March 25, 2017
April 22, 2017

Questions? Email Barbara,

Aug 18, 2016

Your participation is crucial in growing a strong piping and drumming community in Oregon. Thank you so much to all our competitors and a special thanks to all the amazing performers who joined us this past season.

Here's what you can do next:
See you at the first OPS of the season on October 15, 2016!

Aug 17, 2016

Sign up to get the latest news and events!

Join Oregon Pipers Society at our monthly gatherings to support pipers and drummers, meet new friends, and enjoy an evening of great entertainment!

By way of monthly events held from October through April each year, OPS has hosted programs featuring competitions, workshops, and recitals or performances by local players, pipe bands, as well as top pipers from the region and throughout the world. OPS also strives to help young local pipers and drummers by providing annual scholarships.

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May 12, 2016

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who has made this season's competitions, performances, and workshop possible!

Thanks to all the people who have attended an OPS event. Your participation is crucial to supporting a strong piping and drumming community in Oregon. Congratulations to all the competitors this year and good luck in all your summer competitions!

Want to be more involved or support OPS? Volunteer positions are available (and a lot of fun)!

Thank you!

See our Facebook page for more photos from this season. And while you're there.... LIKE us too!

Apr 26, 2016

OPS End of the Season Shindig!

Join us on May 7th for an OPS End of the Season Shindig!

All volunteers, members and Scottish music enthusiasts are encouraged to attend. This meeting will include a Board of Directors Meeting, wrap up of the past season and planning session for next season.

Downstairs at the pub is reserved for OPS, food and drinks will be available for purchase, and there may even be some bagpiping.

Please send any questions, concerns or items for the agenda to:

See you there!

Apr 25, 2016

April OPS was a lot of fun! Thank you so much to everyone who competed this year and a special thanks to all the amazing performers who joined us this season.

Congratulations to our scholarship winners! See the list here.

See the April competition results and this season's aggregate results.

Check out more photos on our Facebook page!