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Competition season half-way point; Great solo & band results

NWJPB’s Grade 4 band will be ready to compete at Skagit Valley Highland Games, bringing out a lot of new faces, but Highland Games regulars have been seeing a lot from NWJPB soloists, and the Northwest/White Spot United Pipe Band project, currently in 2nd place of four pipe bands competing at the Grade 3 level. Congratulations...

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Pre-Season BCPA results and some Sage Advice

Pre-Season BCPA results and some Sage Advice

“If you are lucky enough to win a major event, always remember, you are still the same player as you drive home from the competition as you were going to it.” ~ Murray Henderson

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Gung Haggis Fat Choy – Cultural Mash-up Feb 20th

Gung Haggis Fat Choy – Cultural Mash-up Feb 20th

NWJPB has been asked to perform again at the wildly popular Gung Haggis Fat Choy-Seattle. The majority of the funds will go to Northwest Junior Pipe Band programs, including support of the NWJPB members competing with the Northwest/White Spot United Pipe Band and their...

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Competition leads to Cooperation in 2011

Competition leads to Cooperation in 2011

After several years of very close competitions, with the bands pushing each other to better and better performances and for the last two years, having the Grand Aggregate Championship for the season come down to just one judge’s placing at the Pacific Northwest Highland...

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Top Twelve Bagpipe Bands in the World

Top Twelve Bagpipe Bands in the World

We encouraged our band members and families to be up in the wee hours last weekend on August 14th to see the top bands in the world compete, broadcast live worldwide for the second year in a row. In this 12 part post,...

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Biggest Comeback in Youth Pipe Band’s History

July 30 through August 1st, the Pacific Northwest Highland Games, the biggest Scottish event the Northwest.  It’s also the last sanctioned games in the BC Pipers’ Association region where NWJPB competes, including Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.  The Grade 4 band had placed first...

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Portland Proves Promising for Future of Piping

Northwest Junior Pipe Band traveled to the Portland Highland Games in Gresham, OR on Saturday July 17, 2010. The youth of the Grade 4/advanced band and soloists faced cool temperatures in the morning which cleared mid-day and reached the low to mid 70′s by...

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Youth Musicians reach a new milestone at the Washington State Pipe Band Championships

Youth Musicians reach a new milestone at the Washington State Pipe Band Championships

Northwest Junior Pipe Band is the 2010 Washington State Grade 3 Pipe Band Champion, as well as the 2010 Washington State Grade 4 Pipe Band Champion, extending the streak to three years as Washington State Champions

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BC Highland Games: Moist morning presents piping challenges, afternoon perfect for piping

NWJPB Grade 4 travelled to Coquitlam, BC, Canada on Saturday June 26th for the British Columbia Highland Games.  The morning started cool and overcast and solo pipers from many different bands were facing challenges with moisture causing tone challenges with their drones and reeds, but...

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Bellingham Highland Games: Great Band and Solo results

Northwest Junior Pipe Band Grade 4 side, tenor and bass recieved their last piece of competition music  1 week before the competition, and all studied and practiced as hard and fast as possible to pull together a surprisingly strong performance for the first outing of...

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Victoria Highland Games solo results for NWJPB

The Highland Games in Victoria, BC highlighted great results again for NWJPB members.  Two Aggregate winners and strong performances from everyone who competed.  It takes great commitment from families and youth to travel to and prepare for these events, but the feedback from top judges...

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