In 2003, the general feeling from pipers around the State, particularly those actively competing, that solo competitions require a more adequate system of scheduling, rewards, grading and overall logistical efficiency. It thus became apparent, that a new system was created to better accommodate the piping fraternity. The propose therefore was to form an independent, non-profit organization that is a centre point for administrating solo piping events in Victoria. After many years of conducting solo competitions, the Victorian Highland Pipe Band Association recognised the VPA's initiatives and success. As a result of this success the VHPBA has ceased to offer solo piping competitions in support of the VPA scheduled events as of January 2004.