2017 Victorian Competition dates announced

Pipe Bands Victoria have announced the dates for the 2017 competition season.  A summary of the dates follows:

3-Dec Daylesford Highland Gathering
1-Jan Maryborough Highland Gathering
11-Feb Scots Day Out Bendigo
26-Feb Ballarat Highland Gathering
19-Mar Geelong Highland Gathering (Includes Victorian Pipe Band Championships)
26-Mar Ringwood Highland Gathering
21-Apr South West Coast Piper Drummer Dancer
11-Aug World Pipe Band Championships

There is also an important change to competition this coming season for Grade 4 bands that may open the door for the Ringwood Highland Pipe Band to compete.

PLEASE NOTE – for the first time the Selection of Marches Contest will be an ‘active’ Grade Four contest element and Pipe Bands Victoria encourages those Grade Four bands who wish to compete but haven’t previously to take advantage of this new contest element and we look forward to seeing you participate. There will also be the usual Aggregate Contest (MSR & Medley), March Off Drill Contest, and Drum Major Contest (Solo).