The Midwest Pipe Band Association


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 2022 Contest Pre-Season

Entry forms are on the MWPBA home page, and CONTESTS menu.

 

Terry McHugh Memorial Regional Solos

Regional Contest Information Regional Contest Details

Qualifiers:

Sat, March 26 -- Indianapolis, IN

Sat, March 26 -- Alma, MI

Sat, March 26 -- St Paul, MN

Sat, April 2 -- Topeka, KS

Sat, April 16 -- Milwaukee, WI

 

Finals:  (top 3 in each qualifier progress to Finals)

Sat, May 7 -- Park Ridge, IL

Events offered:

  • Piping:

    • Grade 1: MSR
    • Grade 2: 2/4 March + S/R
    • Grade 3: 2/4 March + S/R
    • Grade 4 Senior: 4-parted 2/4 March
    • Grade 4 Junior: 4-parted 2/4 March
    • Grade 5 Junior: 4 parts 2/4 March
    • Grade 5 Senior: 4 parts 2/4 March 

 

Jim Enright, Sr., Memorial Regional Solos

Regional Contest Information Regional Contest Details

Qualifiers:

No qualifiers - enter direct into the Final

 

Finals

Sat, May 7 -- Park Ridge, IL

Events offered:

  • Snare:

    • Grade 1: MSR
    • Grade 2: MSR
    • Grade 3: MSR
    • Grade 4: 4-parted 2/4 March
    • Grade 5: 4 parts 2/4 March

    Tenor:

    • Intermediate: MSR
    • Novice: 4-parted 2/4 March
    Bass:
    • Intermediate: MSR
    • Novice: 4-parted 2/4 March 

  

The Pipe Major Ian Swinton Open

Contest Information Contest Details

 Contest canceled for 2022

The Pipe Major Ian Swinton Open

Professional Solo Piping Contest

 

 

 


 

MWPBA 2022 Contest Regular Season

Click here for a printable overview of all 2022 regular season contests and events offered.

Orders of play will be posted on the home page about one week before each contest.

Entry forms are on the MWPBA home page, and CONTESTS menu.

 

Contest Entry Deadline Host Games and Event Information

Alma

Sat May 28
Sun May 29

Entry Deadline:

Sun May 8

US Open Pipe Band Championship (Sunday)

Alma Highland Festival

Alma High School, 1500 Pine Ave, Alma, MI
*new location!*

http://www.almahighlandfestival.com/

Champion Supreme G5 Band G4 Band G3 Band G2 Band G1 Band
Sat QMM MSR MED MSR MED
Sun QMM MED MSR MED MSR

Milwaukee

Sat June 4

Entry Deadline:

Sun May 15

Milwaukee Highland Games

Croatian Park, 9100 S. 76th Street, Franklin, WI
*new location!*

http://www.milwaukeescottishfest.com/

Standard G5 Band G4 Band G3 Band G2 Band G1 Band
Sat QMM MED MSR    

Chicago

Sat June 18
 
(Most solos on Fri June 17)

Entry Deadline:

Sun May 29

Midwest Pipe Band Championship

Chicago Scots Scottish Festival and Highland Games

Hamilton Lakes, 2 Pierce Place, Itasca, IL 60143

https://chicagoscots.org/festival/

Champion Supreme G5 Band G4 Band G3 Band G2 Band G1 Band
Sat QMM MED MED & MSR
(Concert)
MED & MSR
(Concert)
 

Minnesota

Sat July 16

Entry Deadline:

Sun June 26

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games
(TBD), MN

http://www.mnscottishfair.org/

Standard G5 Band G4 Band G3 Band G2 Band G1 Band
Sat QMM MED & MSR MED & MSR    

Wisconsin

Sat Sept. 3

Entry Deadline:

Sun Aug. 14

Mid America Pipe Band Championships

Wisconsin Highland Games

Waukesha, WI

https://www.wisconsinscottish.org/

Champion Supreme G5 Band G4 Band G3 Band G2 Band G1 Band
Sat QMM MSR MSR MED  

Columbus

Sat Sept. 10

Entry Deadline:

Sun Aug. 21

Columbus Scottish Festival and Highland Games

Columbus, IN

http://www.scottishfestival.org/

Standard G5 Band G4 Band G3 Band G2 Band G1 Band
Sat QMM MED & MSR      

Tulsa, OK

Sat Sept. 17
 

Entry Deadline:

Sun Aug. 28

American Grade 5 Pipe Band Championship

Oklahoma ScotFest

Broken Arrow, OK

https://okscotfest.com/

Sanctioned G5 Band G4 Band G3 Band G2 Band G1 Band
Sat
QMM