The Midwest Pipe Band Association



Terry McHugh Memorial Solo Piping Contest

Jim Enright, Sr., Memorial Solo Drumming Contest

MWPBA Regional Solos 2022

Entry Form



  • The final of both the Regional Solos Piping and Regional Solos Drumming contents is on May 7th, 2022, in Park Ridge, near Chicago.
  • Solo pipers must enter the regional qualifiers. The top 3 qualifiers in each piping GRADE (not event) will be automatically invited to the finals.
  • There are no regional qualifiers for the solo drummers, who may enter the Final directly.
  • The cost to enter each event is $11.00 USD. The on-time entry deadline is the Sunday 2 weeks before the contest, with a grace period of 1 week for late entrants, for which a late fee of $10.00 will be assessed.
  • No refund of entry fees will be made for events entered but not competed in unless the event is cancelled.
  • Contest entry is open to current solo members of the MWPBA and other associations within ANAPBA with reciprocal membership agreement.
  • Address all questions on the contest to MWPBA President Jim Sim.
  • MWPBA contest rules apply.   Grade 2 and Grade 3 piping ties will be broken by 2/4 March result.
  • In each event, the competitor may play selections of their choosing, and need only submit 1.
  • All tunes must be 4-parted.  (Grade 5 piping and snare have the option of playing 4 parts of 2/4 march, rather than a single 4-parted 2/4 march.) 

The events offered are:


  • 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


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


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


The piping qualifier contests are as follows.  Competitors may enter any location(s):

Contest Time and Location

Solo Piping Qualifier:

Sat, March 26 -- St Paul, MN


(On-time entry deadline Sun, March 13)

Sat March 26, 2022

Doors open at 9:00am

Contest starts 10:00am

Celtic Junction
836 Prior Avenue N.
St. Paul, MN  55104

Solo Piping Qualifier:

Sat, March 26 -- Indianapolis, IN


(On-time entry deadline Sun, March 13)

Sat March 26, 2022

Doors open at noon

Contest starts 1:00pm

Latvian Community Center
1008 W 64th Street
Indianapolis, IN

Solo Piping Qualifier:

Sat, March 26 -- Alma, MI


(On-time entry deadline Sun, March 13)

Sat, March 26, 2022

Doors open 9:00am

Contest starts 10:00am

Alma College Presbyterian Hall
624 W. Superior Street
Alma, MI

#27 on this campus map

Solo Piping Qualifier:

Sat, April 2 -- Topeka, KS


(On-time entry deadline Sun, March 20)

Sat, April 2, 2022
Doors open 1:00pm
Contest starts 2:00pm
Topeka Bible Church
1135 SW College Ave,
Topeka, KS 66604
On site contact: Cliff Davis 785-224-8224

Solo Piping Qualifier:

Sat, April 16 -- Milwaukee, WI


(On-time entry deadline April 3)

Sat, April 16, 2022

Doors open 11:00am

Contest starts noon

St. John's NW Military Academies,
1101 N Genesee St.,
Delafield, WI

  - Solo Piping via qualification
  - Solo Drumming direct entry

Sat, May 7 -- Park Ridge, IL


(On-time entry deadline April 24)

Sat, May 7, 2022

Doors open 9:00am

Contest starts 10:00am

Hope Community Bible Church,
1266 N. Northwest Highway,
Park Ridge, IL 

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