NZ Pipe Bands

Pipe Bands unite people young and old the world over.
Discover a band in your area — see what we’re all piping on about!

The Royal NZ Pipe Bands' Association has been supporting  New Zealand bands since 1928.  From those early days, bands have grown in numbers and strength, and the level of performance has improved beyond belief.

The RNZPBA is managed by a small, dedicated team.  Our mission is simple - to promote pipe bands, and pipe band membership throughout NZ, by whatever means possible. 

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Latest News

04
Jun

Sheran Hancock of Palmerston North - Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
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04
Jun

Enrolments for Summer School 2019 are now being accepted.
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13
May

Scott Mitchell, from Christchurch, joins the RNZPBA Management Team as ‘Group Leader Finance and Administration’
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09
May

Libby O’Brien joins the RNZPBA Management Team.
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30
Apr

The RNZPBA grading advisory panel met, as it always does, on the final day of our National Contest at Rotorua on March 10th, and has recommended some grade changes which have now been advised to the Bands concerned.
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15
Apr

Detailed fundamentals, experiences, helpful suggestions, and practical exercises will deliver a unique environment for all participants to improve their understanding of Pipe Band Ensemble
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25
Mar

Bryce Gilchrist joins RNZPBA Management Team
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20
Mar

Successful bid to host the 2020 NZ Pipe Band Championships
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20
Mar

RNZPBA National Championships 2021
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10
Mar

Full results available now!
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07
Mar

Details of the live streaming service for Rotorua 2018 are available here.
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09
Feb

Updated Contest Rules now available for download.
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18
Dec

Announcement - fourth quarter edition of NZ Pipeband magazine
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04
Dec

RNZPBA South Island and North Island Championships announced.
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24
Nov

Draft Timetable and Playing Up dispensations for Rotorua 2018 announced.
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Events Calendar

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Year:

September


1st: Solo Drumming Championship

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February


16th: Octagonal Day

17th: Otago/Southland Contest

23rd: WHBPBC Contest

23rd: WHBPBC Contest

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