Current & Recent Events Calendar

View our current and recent calendar events below. To submit an event to the website please click here.

Solo Drumming Championship

The RNZPBA is delighted to announce the inaugural NZ Solo Drumming Championship is to be held on 1 September 2018 at The Drama Theatre, Scots College, Wellington. The competition is an invitation only one independent of pipe band contests or solo piping events. The RNZPBA plan to live stream the event. The events to determine the overall winner will be: 1. March, Strathspey and Reel (competitiors will submit two sets) 2. Hornipipe and Jig. (competitor’s choice) We are fortunate to have secured the services of Joe Noble from Glasgow, Scotland as the Judge. Everyone is warmly invited to attend so please ensure you mark this date in your calendar and aim to be there to hear this exciting line-up of NZ’s top drumming talent.



Auckland Highland Games

A range of activities from traditional and contemporary Scottish culture including: Highland Dancing & Scottish Country Dancing Displays, Heavy Weight competitions, Public Events, Roman & Norse Historic Battles, Fencing, Ancient Weapons, Pipe Band & Solo Piping competitions, Celtic Music Groups, Tossing the Caber, Sheaf & Haggis competitions, Traditional Scottish food (Haggis, Mutton pies) Scottish Stalls, Children’s activities, Wood Turning and Carving, Scottish Clan Societies & the Famous ‘Ode to the Haggis’, Highland Cattle, Highland Terriers, Shetland Ponies & Clydesdales. https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/auckland-highland-games-gathering/auckland/remuera



Christchurch Casino Highland Day

Annual Highland Day Contest run by the Canterbury Caledonian Society Grade One Pipe Band commences at 11am. To be held in the grounds of the Ilam Homestead. Entries due out in October. Queries to Secretary Kim Robertson at kim.robertson@outlook.co.nz



Jenny Mair Highland Square Day

This is the 39th year of Highland Square Day in Palmerston North. For details of entries, contact jennymair@xtra.co.nz



Ashburton's Festival of Pipe Band Music

Ashburton's annual music festival beginning with Street March at 12:30pm, followed by Medleys & Sets in the Domain. Contact Peter MacLean: petermaclean@xtra.co.nz



Octagonal Day

Octagonal Day -  Saturday 16th February 2019 being held in the Octagon Dunedin.

Contact:

Maureen Hurrell

Secretary

Otago Centre

34 Beaconsfield Road

Portobello, Dunedin 9014

email: hurrellm@xtra.co.nz




Otago/Southland Contest

Otago/Southland Contest - Sunday 17th February 2019 being held in Dunedin. This Contest is being held the same at it was in 2017. Street March George Street and then to Alhambra Rugby Grounds, also known as the North Ground. Contact: Maureen Hurrell Secretary Otago Centre 34 Beaconsfield Road Portobello, Dunedin 9014 email: hurrellm@xtra.co.nz



WHBPBC Contest

Annual Centre Contest for Wellington-Hawke's Bay is to be held at the Scots College Grounds.
Contact Sandra Harry : sfharry13@gmail.com



Canterbury Centre Contest

Canty Centre Contest held at Innovation Park once again. Both music events and Street March. Juvenile event and display. Entries will be sent out to bands at the end of 2018. Any queries to Kim Robertson - Secretary at kim.robertson@outlook.co.nz - 0272227330



Canterbury Centre Contest - Dean's Bush

Canty Centre Contest held at Dean's Bush once again. Both music events Juvenile event. 10 Entries will be sent out to bands at the end of 2018. Any queries to Kim Robertson - Secretary at kim.robertson@outlook.co.nz - 0272227330