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Pipe Bands are for


The Royal New Zealand 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 New Zealand, by whatever means possible.

About us

Our mission is simple.

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Discover a band in your area — see what we’re all piping on about!

Calendar of Events

Come and see a pipe band event near you.

More Info

Check out all our documents and rules – plus handy ‘How To’ guides.



The RNZPBA Summer School is an annual, week-long school, held for all ages and skill levels from across New Zealand and Australia, with some attendees even coming from further abroad!

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