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MWPBA 2015 Regional Solos results

2015 MWPBA Regional Solos
Terry McHugh Memorial Solo Piping Contest
Jim Enright, Sr. Memorial Solo Drumming Contest


This post will be updated as results from each qualifier become available.

Contest Results
Alma, MI results
St Paul, MN results
Lexington, KY  
St Louis, MO  
Cleveland, OH  
Milwaukee, WI  



2015 MWPBA Regional Solos entry now open

Entry is now open for the 2015 MWPBA Regional Solos competition -- the second annual Terry McHugh Memorial Solo Piping Contest and Jim Enright, Sr. Memorial Solo Drumming Contest.

The contest is open to all Amateur Grades in light music piping, snare, tenor and bass. The top 3 qualifiers in each GRADE (not event) will qualify to play at the finals to be held in Chicago. See entry form for details, and for closing dates for entries.

For 2015, only piping contests will be held at the regional qualifier events. Drumming contests will be held only at the finals in Chicago (date to be announced).

The qualifier dates are:

  • Feb 7 - Alma, MI
  • Feb 15 - St Paul, MN
  • Feb 21 - Lexington, KY
  • Feb 28 - St. Louis, MO
  • Mar 21 - Cleveland, OH
  • Mar 28 - Milwaukee, WI


2015 Contest Schedule

The schedule for highland games in 2015 is now available. Playing requirements for each contest will be finalized soon!

  • May 16: Springfield Highland Games, Springfield, IL
  • May 23-24: Alma Highland Games, Alma, MI
  • June 6: Milwaukee Highland Games, Milwaukee, WI
  • June 20: Chicago Highland Games, Itasca, IL
  • July 18: Minnesota Highland Games, St. Paul, MN
  • September 5: Wisconsin Highland Games, Waukesha, WI
  • September 19: Central Kentucky Highland Games, Eminence, KY
  • September 26: St. Louis Highland Games, St. Louis, MO

Winter Storm 2015

Winter Storm 2015


George Hillocks, Jr

A memorial service for George Hillocks, Jr will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 2:00 at the Bond Chapel on the University of Chicago campus.  It will be immediately followed by a reception in the third floor theater at Ida Noyes Hall at 1212 E. 59th Street.   The reception will end at 7:00.

George Hillocks, Jr. was a professor at the University of Chicago and had in the past been Pipe Major of the Invermich and University of Chicago pipe bands.


2015 Registration Forms are Live

Band and solo registration forms for the 2015 season are now available! Make sure to register soon to take advantage of the early-bird discounts. If you plan to change grades for next season also make sure to submit a grading application. The deadlines for discounted registration are January 31, 2015 for bands and March 31, 2015 for soloists. We look forward to having a great season next year and wish all our members good luck!


2014 AGM Agenda

The agenda for the 2014 MWPBA Annual General Meeting is now available. There are several great topics to be discussed this year. Band representatives are encouraged to attend in person on Saturday, November 1st at 1:00 pm:

The Scottish Home
Heritage Hall
2800 S. DesPlaines Ave.
North Riverside, IL

Get directions via Google Maps


For those who are unable to attend in person, the event will once again be streamed live on the MWPBA Ustream channel:


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