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SFU ROBBIE BURNS’ DINNER
The SFU Pipe Band Society regrets to announce that we will not be hosting a Robbie Burns event in January 2024. We look forward to seeing you at our future events. Check back to this site for information on all SFUPB organization events.
The Simon Fraser University Pipe Band has garnered a reputation as one of the world’s most accomplished pipe bands and a Canadian music icon. Having won no less than six world championships and recorded albums in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, the band continues to push the boundaries of the artistic world with Scotland’s national instrument. The SFU Pipe Band rose to prominence in the 1980s before winning their first World Championship in 1995 and again in 1996, becoming the first pipe band from outside of the United Kingdom to win the title more than once. Since then, the band has played at venues including the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, Massey Hall, and the Lincoln Centre in New York. The band placed 4th last August at the 2023 World Pipe Band Championships, under Pipe Major Alan Bevan and the band's drum corps won the World Drum Corps Championship for the second year in a row.
The Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band is the SFU Pipe Band’s youth organization, consisting of three bands and a beginner instructional program. It was founded in 1994 after two members of the SFU Pipe Band, Robert Barbulak and Malcolm Bokenfohr, were killed in an automobile accident not of their cause. Since then, the band has grown into one of the world’s largest and most successful youth pipe band organizations. The Robert Malcolm Memorial Grade 3 Pipe Band travelled to Scotland to compete in the 2023 North American Pipe Band Championships, won their qualifying heat and took home 2nd place overall in the challenging Grade 3A category.