The HPSC committee would like to make you aware of an up-coming recital featuring our highly respected international piping judge, Euan MacCrimmon. The recital will be held the evening of Friday 24th October at St Andrews College senior college lounge. Supporting Euan are three of the South Island’s leading graded pipers – Louis Newman, James Wansink and John Wansink. We look forward to seeing there!
Our next Sunday morning competition at St. Andrews College is on the 14th September. See schedule and entry form below for more details:
Our next sunday morning solo competition at St. Andrews College is on 27 July. See schedule and entry form below for more details.
Entries are now open for the 2014 Silver Chanter Solo piping competitions on October 25 & 26 at St. Andrews College.
Schedule for the event can be found below and on our competitions page.
Printer friendly version available here: HPSC 2014 AGM Flyer
Our next Sunday Morning Solos will be held on May 18th, see schedule below. Entries close May 14th
Our first Sunday Morning Solos for 2014 will be held on April 6th. See schedule below. Entries close April 3rd
With over 100 players entered in this years competitions, the HPSC’s 37th annual Silver Chanter competitions at Labour Weekend was always going to be a huge weekend. A huge thanks to everyone who was involved.
A special thanks must go to the judges for the weekend – Jim Murray, Brian Swittalla, Graeme Bilsland, John Hanning and Alan MacKenzie. Thanks also to all the Board Marshalls for donating their time over the weekend, things wouldn’t have run so smoothly without you!
A big congratulations to all the prizewinners over the weekend, including Silver Chanter winner Richard Cox of Dunedin and Former Winners Clasp winner Martin Frewen of Auckland. A full list of results is avaliable here;
Photos will be available on our Facebook page soon
With the Silver Chanter competitions at Labour Weekend almost upon us, the HPSC have some announcements to make.
First and foremost, we have an international judge change. Unfortunately Bruce Gandy has alerted us that for various reasons he is unable to make the trip. We have activated plan B and extended an invitation to James Murray.
Hailing from Fife in Scotland, James Murray is a regular competitor throughout Scotland, and has been for many years. Winner of the Highland Society of London Gold Medal at the Argyllshire Gathering and Silver Star Former Winners MSR at the Northern Meeting, James has earned his place as a top soloist. James also has a successful Pipe Band career behind him, winning two World Pipe Band Championship titles with Shotts and Dykehead Pipe Band. Until recently, James was the Pipe Major of the Fife Constabulary Pipe Band, leading them to regular Top 10 placings at the Worlds and other major championships in the UK. James currently lives in Perth, Australia, where he is Pipe Major of the Western Australia Police Pipe Band.
With the delay in replacing judge, we are running a little behind with the printing of our competition programme. As such, we have loaded the event content and orders of play below for all to view. Programmes will then be available at the desk upon your arrival on Friday night or Saturday morning. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.