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2016 Professional Solo Piping entry is now open

 

2016 MWPBA Regional Solos entry now open

Entry is now open for the 2016 MWPBA Regional Solos competition -- the third 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 2016, only piping contests will be held at the regional qualifier events. Drumming contests will be held only at the finals in the Palatine, IL on April 9. Registration for the drumming event(s) will open soon.

The qualifier dates are:

  • Feb 20 - Alma, MI
  • Feb 27 - Lexington, KY
  • Mar 05 - Milwaukee, WI (New Berlin)
  • Mar 05 - Kansas City, MO
  • Apr 02 - St. Paul, MN

 
All MWPBA sanctioned contests are open to the following:
  • Member bands and member soloists in good standing of the MWPBA, and
  • Member bands and member soloists in good standing of another association of ANAPBA, or any other association properly recognized by the MWPBA Advisory Board.
Champion Supreme points are awarded only to MWPBA member bands and MWPBA individual members in regular season competitions with official sanctioned status.  Events at Champion Supreme games are awarded double points.  Where multiple events are offered at a standard sanctioned games, available points are split between the events.
 
The music requirements (described here) for each band contest is shown, either
  • QMM - Quick March Medley
  • MSR - March, Strathspey, and Reel
  • Medley - Timed Medley
 
MWPBA 2016 Contest Pre-Season
 
Contest Information Contest Details

Regional Solos Contest

Qualifiers:

  • Feb 20 - Alma, MI
  • Feb 27 - Lexington, KY
  • Mar 05 - Milwaukee, WI
  • Mar 05 - Kansas City, MO
  • Apr 02 - St. Paul, MN

Final:

  • April 09 - Palatine, IL

Terry McHugh Memorial Solo Piping Contest

Solo piping only for regional qualifiers

All Amateur Grades in light music piping.

The top 3 qualifiers in each GRADE (not event) will qualify to play at the finals to be held in Chicago (Palatine).

See entry form for details, locations, and for closing dates for entries.

(all regional piping winners will be automatically entered into the Terry McHugh Memorial Solo Piping Contest finals in Chicago after the conclusion of the Regional Contests)

Final:

  • April 09 - Palatine, IL

Jim Enright, Sr. Memorial Solo Drumming Contest

All Amateur Grades in snare, tenor, and bass drumming.

(entry opening soon)

MWPBA 2016 Professional Solo Piping Contest

Contest Information Contest Details
May 14 - Palatine, IL

Professional Solo Piping Contest, open to registered pipers (MWPBA or other association)

Total of $3,500 USD in prize money available (see flyer for specific details)

MWPBA 2016 Contest Regular Season (Coming Soon)

 

Inaugural Professional Solo Contest

ATTENTION: PROFESSIONAL PIPERS!

 

The MWPBA is pleased to announce its Inaugural Professional Solo Piping Contest, to be held on May 14 at the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, in Palatine, IL.  The church is located at 800 E. Palatine Rd., Palatine, IL, and is located a short distance from O'Hare airport. 

 

The event is open to all professional pipers.

 

Start time will be 2:00

 

The Entry fee for this event is $25.00 and the format is as follows:

  • All contestants play a selected piobaireachd (submit 4)
  • All contestants return to play a March, Strathspey, and Reel (submit 4 MSRs)

Prize money for the event is as follows:

Event 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
MSR $400 $300 $200 $100
Piobaireachd $400 $300 $200 $100

 

Overall winners determined from the combined scores of both events will receive

the following additional prize money:

Event 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Overall Winner $500 $400 $300 $200 $100

 

Judges will be announced shortly, as well as registration opening.

 

 

 

 

Chicago Prize Money Increased for 2016

The prize money for the Chicago Games in 2016 has increased to the following levels:

 

Grade 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
G2 $1,500 $1,100 $750 $500
G3 $1,400 $1,000 $700 $400
G4 $1,300 $900 $600 $300
G5 $500 $300 $200 $100

Grade 2 & 3 prize money will be based on a combined MSR & Medley score

 

2016 Outdoor Contest Season Update

Update for 2016 Sanctioned Outdoor Contest Season:

 

Location Date Status G1 G2 G3 G4 G5
Alma, MI (Day 1) May 28 - MED MSR MED MSR QMM
Alma, MI (Day 2) May 29 CS MSR MED MSR MED QMM
Milwaukee June 4 - - - MED MSR QMM
Chicago June 18 CS - Both Both MED QMM
Minnesota July 9 - - - Both Both QMM
Springfield, IL July 23 - - - MSR MED QMM
Waukesha, WI Sept. 3 CS - MSR MED MSR QMM
Columbus, IN Sept. 10 - - - - MED QMM
Central KY Sept. 17 - - - - MSR QMM
St. Louis Sept. 24 - - - MSR MED QMM

"Both" indicates MSR & Medley set to be played at event

 

2016 Regional Solos Competition Dates (McHugh/Enrigh)

The locations and dates for the 2016 MWPBA Pre-Season Regional Solos for the Terry McHugh Solo Piping Contest are as follows:
 
Location Date Venue
Alma, MI February 20 Dunning Memorial Chapel
Lexington, KY February 27 Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Milwaukee, WI March 5 Free Methodist Church, New Berlin, WI
Kansas City, MO March 5 Community Christian Church
St. Paul, MN April 2 Landmark Center

There are no solo drumming events at the regionals; the Jim Enright, Sr. Memorial Solo Drumming Contest will be held during the finals on April 9, along with the piping finals.

The date and location for the finals is April 9, 2016, at the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, Palatine, IL.

Registration forms for the 2016 contest will be updated shortly to reflect the new dates for 2016.

 
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