Welcome to Pipe Bands Victoria
Current Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events
Welcome to Pipe Bands Victoria, the website of the Australian Pipe Band Association, Victoria Branch, and the Victorian Highland Pipe Band Association.
The Victorian Highland Pipe Band Association, established in 1924, is the oldest pipe band association in the world, and now functions to support the Victorian Branch of the A.P.B.A. Inc and the bands of that branch.
Pipe Bands Victoria is the name used to market both associations, the APBA Inc. Victoria Branch being the body responsible for everyday band activities, the V.H.P.B.A. Inc. (the State Association formerly responsible for everyday band activities) remains active as an administrative facility to support the branch.
There are some forty pipe bands in Victoria. The oldest have attained their centenary, while bands are still being formed in new areas. Most bands offer instruction to learners and players alike. Standards are set, and Certificates of Proficiency awarded by the Australian Pipe Band College.
The Branch issues a newsletter, Pipe Bands Victoria to members, six times annually. Current subscription is $20.00 including postage.
The Victorian Pipe Band Foundation is endeavouring to provide for the future of the arts of piping and drumming in Victoria: for more information, please contact the association.