The Midwest Pipe Band Association



MWPBA Band Contests 2024

Master Entry Form


  • Entry is open to bands registered for 2024 with the MWPBA or other ANAPBA affiliated pipe band association.
  • All contests shall be conducted according to the official Rules of the Midwest Pipe Band Association (MWPBA).
  • All contest entries must be made using this online form by the deadline stated for each contest.  Phone or email entries will not be accepted.  No field entries.  Entry fee for all contests is $95 for one day (regardless of the number of events entered at that contest). Late entry is accepted for 7 days after the published deadline, for which a single late fee will be assessed.
  • No Entry Fee Refunds For Any Reason Except Event Cancellation.
  • This entry form supports entering any and all MWPBA contests, and may be submitted multiple times.
  • Games admission is free for competitors (which must be on the official band roster as submitted to the MWPBA); parking fees are not included. MWPBA bands must ensure that their rosters as submitted to the MWPBA are accurate. Bands that are not members of the MWPBA are required to upload a roster on contest entry.
  • Bands must play in their registered competition grade(s) assigned by the MWPBA or home association.
  • Orders of play shall be posted on the MWPBA website approx. 7 days before each contest.  Band representatives are required to attend the MWPBA Band meeting at 10:30am each day of the contest, and to verify event start time, in case of schedule change.
  • Bands of all grades are required to submit their tune selections for each set with this form. Changes are permitted up to the date of entry.
  • Appropriate 'Highland' attire and headgear must be worn by all competitors and performers.
  • Participation in competition and closing and/or opening ceremonies is required to receive the traveling expenses honorarium, unless explicitly excused. Bands must participate with no fewer than the minimum numbers required for competition. Late entry to the field is not permitted. Proper decorum is to be maintained during massed bands, which includes refraining from smoking and drinking alcohol.
  • The MWPBA and event sponsors disclaim any and all liability for injury to person or property related to the events sanctioned. Each event sponsor, by accepting sanctioning, has agreed to defend, indemnify and hold the MWPBA, its officers and agents harmless from all such liability. This disclaimer shall remain in effect despite withdrawal of sanctioning by the MWPBA for any reason.