Sep 26, 2014

October Featured Performer

At the upcoming Oct. 18th OPS our Featured Performer and judge will be Patrick Downing of Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band.

At 10, Patrick started piping with the instruction of his father, Sean. Since then, he has had the privilege of studying with some of the world’s best pipers, including Andrew Wright, Jack Lee and Alan Bevan.

Patrick played with Simon Fraser University Pipe Band for the 2008 and 2009 seasons, and 2015 will mark Patrick’s third season with the Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band. This season, Patrick finished eighth overall in the BC Pipers Grand Aggregate standings for professional solo piping.

Some of his favorite traditional artists include Allan MacDonald, Fred Morrison and Lunasa. Outside of piping, he enjoys traveling and woodworking.

Originally from Massachusetts, Patrick relocated to Washington State, where he studied journalism and English at Western Washington University in Bellingham and is actively seeking careers in public relations and advertising.

Information about the Pipe Band and Local Hero will be coming soon.

We look forward to a fun evening with great music! Held at the OddFellows Hall in Milwaukie, our location is fully handicapped accessible and we welcome all ages. Only $5 for OPS members. $10 for non-members. Become a member today!

Sep 23, 2014

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who attended the Membership Annual Meeting this past weekend. We look forward to a great season and appreciate all the hard work by our members to keep this organization running smoothly.

There are still some volunteer opportunities available! Volunteers can help set-up the hall, assist with the front desk check-in, food and drink serving, and clean-up the hall at the end of the night.

Please contact Business Manager, Laura, if you would like to volunteer at

Renewed and new membership receive your first admission free, and admission is only $5 per event! $10 admission for non-members and children under 12 enter for free. Get the membership form here.

Competitor registration is open. Get the competition entry from and schedule here.

Save the date! - the first OPS competition and performance is October 18th.

Sep 8, 2014

OPS Dates and Upcoming Annual Meeting

The 2014-2015 Oregon Pipers Society competition and performance dates have been set. Join us at Odd Fellows Hall in Milwaukie on the third Saturday of the month. Competition begins at 4:30 pm and evening performance begins at 7:30 pm.

  • October 18, 2014 
  • November 15, 2014  
  • December 20, 2014 
  • January 17, 2015 
  • February 21, 2015 
  • March 21, 2015 
  • April 18, 2015

You're Invited! 

We invite you to upcoming Annual Membership Meeting on Sept 20th, 4 p.m.   The meeting will be held at Maher’s Irish Pub, 352 B Avenue, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. Please join us in the planning of the upcoming season!

OPS is held at:
The Oddfellows Hall
10282 SE Main Street
Milwaukie, OR 97222
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