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2016 Waukesha Order of Play

The Order of Play for both bands and soloists has been determined for the Wisconsin Highland Games on 3 September, 2016 held in Waukesha, WI.  The band contest is the Mid America Pipe Band Championship.  Please select the appropriate link above.


This information is current as of 30 August 2016.


2016 World Pipe Band Championships Links

The World Pipe Band Championships for 2016 (Grade 1) start August 12, 10:30 BST (04:30 CDT in Chicago), and will be streamed live, over the internet.


The link to Friday's qualifying events is here.


Of the 21 bands entered, 14 will move past the qualifying rounds to the finals on Saturday, August 13, 10:15 BST (4:15 CDT in Chicago).


The link to Saturday's final events is here.


The final results from all grades will be part of Saturday's stream.


The MWPBA wishes the best of luck to all competing bands, particularly our member bands that have journeyed to Glasgow Green to compete!


Flint Scottish Pipe Band Seeking New Pipe Major

The Flint Scottish Pipe Band, based out of Flint, MI, is currently seeking a new pipe major for its organization.


If you are interested in the position, please read their listing here, or on their website for more information and whom to contact.


Springfield Area Highland Games and Celtic Festival Cancelled

The Springfield Area Highland Games and Celtic Festival has been cancelled due to the extreme heat warning in the area.
From Jim Sim, Pres. MWPBA:
Thank you to everyone who was planning on attending, and to everyone who helped put the event together.  It was a tough decision to make, but the right one based on the extreme heat forecast.
More information to follow.

Minnesota Highland Games 2016 Results

The results of the MWPBA band and solo contests at the 2016 Minnesota Highland Games at Eagan, MN on Saturday July 9 are now available (band results, solo results).

The band results summary is as follows:

Grade 3 MSR (1) : 1. Macalester College
Grade 3 Medley (1) : 1. Macalester College (BDC, BBS)

Grade 4 MSR (2) : 1. Twin Cities Metro 2. Brian Boru
Grade 4 Medley (2) : 1. Twin Cities Metro (BDC, BBS) 2. Brian Boru

Grade 5 QMM (2) : 1. Minnesota Police (BDC, BBS) 2. Macalester College


2016 Games Update - Grade 3 band contest added to Columbus and Kentucky

Grade 3 band events have been added to the contests taking place at the Columbus Scottish Festival and Highland Games, and at the Central Kentucky Celtic Festival and Highland Games, on September 10 and 17, respectively.  Prize money for these new events are listed here.


The games forms have been updated, and bands can enter these contests immediately.


2016 Champions Supreme Standings

The 2016 MWPBA Champions Supreme points standings are now being tallied and will be made available after each Games event.

The latest updates are from July 18, which includes the Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games.

2016 Champion Supreme BAND standings
2016 Champion Supreme SOLO standings




The standings are still unofficial, and pending ratification before official announcement of the 2016 MWPBA Champions Supreme at the end of the season.

Well done to all competitors so far!

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