Apr 4, 2017

Final OPS of the season is on April 22nd!

The final OPS of the season is on April 22nd. 

We look forward to a festive night celebrating a fantastic season of piping, drumming and Scottish fun!

Entertainment begins at 7:30pm. There will be food and beverage available for purchase throughout the evening.  Including pizza, salad, bread, and homemade soup. Beverages include beer, wine, whisky, and soft drinks.

Our Featured Performer is Kevin McLean.

Kevin has been a member of the Simon Fraser University for the past seven years and is an Open piper in the BC Pipers' Association.

Starting out in 2003 with the Robert Malcolm Memorial organization, he quickly moved up the piping ladder and Pipe-Majored the RMM Grade 4 band in 2006 and competed with RMM 3 at the World Championships in 2007 and 2009. In February 2011 Kevin moved into the SFU Pipe Band and played with the band as they captured 2nd place at the worlds that year. In 2014, Kevin competed at the amateur invitational competitions Nicol-Brown in Albany, New York and at the George Sherriff in Hamilton, Ontario. He captured second place in both Piobaireachd competitions and won the MSR at the Nicol-Brown that year. He returned to these competitions in 2015 and won the Piobaireachd event at both competitions. In his first contest in the Open category, Kevin won the CPA B+C Grade Piobaireachd at the BCPA Annual Gathering in 2016.

Outside of piping, Kevin recently graduated with an Undergraduate Degree from SFU and is now enrolled in the Justice Institute of British Columbia's Investigations and Enforcement program.

The Pipe Band will be the The Portland Metro Youth Pipe Band (PMYPB).

PMYPB is made up of bagpipers and drummers ages 8 to 18 years from the Portland and Vancouver area.

These dedicated children and young adults attend band practice weekly, take private lessons with professional instructors, and utilize regular practice in preparation for Highland Game competitions.

The band's mission is to promote and advance the learning and performance of highland music, through youth, in Oregon and Southwest Washington. PMYPB provides a safe age appropriate environment to learn highland music. It is the intention of the PMYPB that at age 18, a PMYPB musician will become a competitive player in the adult Portland Metro Pipe Band.

Our Local Hero is bagpiper John Goff.

A bagpiper since 1984, John Goff has performed at hundreds of weddings, funerals, celebrations and parties. As a competitive bagpiper, John has won numerous band and solo competitions. He is a recording artist inside and outside of the bagpiping world and has worked with countless artists such as Moby, The Crystal Method, and The Noise Project.

John lives and works in Portland, Oregon, and plays with Grade 2 Portland Metro Pipe Band.

Piping competition begins at 4:30 pm. Entertainment begins at 7:30 pm. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Kids 12 and under are Free.