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Alma Games 2015 orders of play

The orders of play for band and solo contests at the Alma Highland Games on May 23-24 are now available on the Contests page.

Good Luck to all competitors traveling to Alma for the second MWPBA sanctioned games of the season.

 

Springfield 2015 Results

The official results from the Springfield Area Highland Games on May 16, 2015 are now available (bands, solos).

Grade 3 MSR (2): 1. Midlothian Scottish (BDC, BBS)  2. Chicago Celtic
Grade 4 Medley (3): 1. Fountain Trust (BDC, BBS)  2. Chicago Highlanders  3. St. Andrews Society of Central IL
Grade 5 QMM (4) : 1. Turlach Ur (BDC, BBS)   2.  Celtic Cross  3.  Cincinnati Caledonian  4. Tunes of Glory

 

List of contest entrants

Did you know that there is no need to wait until the official orders of play come out to see who has entered an MWPBA contest?

Just visit the Contests tab on mwpba.org to see the lookups for solo and band entrants.  You will find View Band Contest Entries and View Solo Contest Entries.

 

Springfield 2015 Orders of Play

It's time.

The orders of play for band and solo contests at the Springfield Area Highland Games on May 16 are now available on the Contests page.

Good Luck to all competitors traveling to Springfield for the first MWPBA sanctioned games of the season.

 

Balmoral School of P&D, 2015 summer sessions and summer concerts

Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming summer sessions present excellent opportunities for pipers and drummers to improve their knowledge and skills through a week of intensive, personalized instruction in small groups of 3-5 students with master instructors:

- Delafield, WI session (June 7-12): Brian Donaldson and Willie McCallum (bagpiping), and Andrew Hoinacki (drumming)

- Salina, KS session (June 21-26): Brian Donaldson and Donald McBride (bagpiping), and Andrew Hoinacki (drumming).

All ages and levels of expertise are welcomed.  Discounts for four or more band members in attendance, and scholarships are available for young pipers with demonstrated skills who need assistance.

Visit www.BalmoralSchool.org for more information and registration.

Concerts by the instructors and other invited guests will be held on Thu June 11 at Delafield, and Thu June 25 at Salina.  All welcome.

 

Good news coming for owners of pipes with ivory

Some good news on the horizon for owners of ivory pipes, according to this CTV news item.  Rules changes are in discussion to make border crossing with legal ivory easier.

The online magazine pipes|drums also has the story.

 

2015 Regional Solos Finals Results

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Terry McHugh Memorial Solo Piping Contest, the MWPBA Regional Solos Finals.

The winners in each grade were:

Grade 1 - Laureano Thomas-Sanchez
Grade 2 - Angus Martin
Grade 3 - Josh Cunningham
Grade 4 - Ray Morrison
Senior Novice - Alexandria Cunningham
Junior Novice - Raiden Ehrenfried

The finals were held April 25, in Palatine, IL, and judged by Tom Weithers, the chair of the MWPBA Music Board.  Full results are available here.

 
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