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2021-2022 Virtual Knockouts







Thank you to all of the contestants who were part of the virtual 2021-2022 Knockouts. As we look forward to in person events with the PPBSO on the games’ circuit, we are pleased to announce this year’s finalists. Congratulations and best of luck to all!


A PIPING

Mitchell Arnold

Jean Gamache

Gregory Joseph

B PIPING

Joseph Durst

Cameron Aldous

Charles Samson

Brad McVey

C PIPING

Jack Lockhart

Joanne Drury

Douglas Oneschuk

Xavier Marriott

B SNARE

Gabriel Benay

Grace Morgan

Clara Burgener

C Snare

Christine Brewer

Joseph Lafratta

Andrew Meade

A Tenor

Andrea Jackson


You can find all final points here: https://www.ppbso-ottawa.org/knockout-series


The judges for the final round are as follows:


Jacob Dicker (piping)

Scott Nicholson (snare)

Jamie Alfred (Tenor)


Friendly reminder: the Ottawa Branch has decided to not hold an indoor games in 2022, and do look forward to the event returning in 2023. We will hold a virtual amateur piobaireachd event, details to follow.


Amateur Piobaireachd event


The Ottawa Branch is pleased to once again hold an amateur piobaireachd event, in the Novice, Junior, Intermediate and Senior categories. The deadline to submit and register will be Saturday 7th May 2022, 11:00 PM (EST).


The judges for this contest will be:


Amy Garson

Jenny Hazzard

Colin MacLellan

Brian Williamson

It’s not too late to register for Summer Blast!


Summer Blast is an annual summer school presented by The Pipers' & Pipe Band Society of Ontario with the aim of improving the musicianship of pipers and drummers of all ages and skill level. This year the school will run July 4-8.

The school is staffed by some of the world's most experienced and skilled instructors for five days of collegial online music-making.


Find out all the details and register here.


2022 Highland Games Entries are Open!


The 2022 Highland Games season supported by The Pipers’ & Pipe Band Society of Ontario is scheduled and set to go! Master entry forms for both pipe bands and solo competitors are now online and available for easy sign-up.


The calendar of Highland Games once again assures all participants a full and music-filled summer season:


  • June 11 – Georgetown “Central Canadian Championships”

  • June 18 – Cobourg

  • June 25 – Kingsville “Ontario Championships”

  • July 1 – Embro

  • July 2 – Kincardine

  • July 16 – Cambridge

  • July 29-30 – Maxville “North American Championships”

  • August 13 – Fergus “Canadian Championships”

  • August 27 – Almonte


Get ready for the new season with PPBSO Merchandise


Pick your product, create your 2022 look! Check out the new PPBSO merchandise store:

https://thepiperspipebandsocietyofontario.entripyshops.com/