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 2021 Pre-Season
 
Regional Contest Information Regional Contest Details

Qualifiers (Piping Only):

  • Cancelled

Finals (Piping Only):

  • May 1 - Hope Community Bible Church, 1266 North Northwest Highway, Park Ridge, IL 60068

Enter Contest

(Piping Qualifiers Only):

  • None

Finals (Piping Only):

  • All open & amateur piping grades
  • Contestants only submit 1 tune of each type (this contest only)

 

 

The Pipe Major Ian Swinton Open

Contest Information Contest Details

May 1 -

Hope Community Bible Church of Park Ridge

1266 North Northwest Highway

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

(follows the Terry McHugh Solo Piping Event)

The Pipe Major Ian Swinton Open

Professional Solo Piping Contest

 

$3,500 Total Prize Money

  MSR Piobaireachd Overall
1st Place $400 $400 $500
2nd Place $300 $300 $400
3rd Place $200 $200 $300
4th Place $100 $100 $200
5th Place - - $100

 

 


 

MWPBA 2021 Contest Regular Season

 

Printable details of all 2021 MWPBA regular season contests and events

 

          

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

 

**Please note that band playing requirements for 2021 (shortened season) are different than previous years.  See table

below to determine what set gets played where and in what grade.  A more complete explanation can be found here.**

 

Contest Entry Details Host Games and Event Information

Alma

May 29-30

Entry Deadline:

May 10

US Open Pipe Band Championship (Sunday)

Alma Highland Festival
Alma, MI

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

Milwaukee

June 5

Entry Deadline:

May 16

Milwaukee Highland Games
Wauwatosa, WI

Standard G5 G4 G3 G2 G1
Sat QMM MSR MED    

Chicago

June 18 (solos)
June 19 (bands)

Entry Deadline:

May 30

 

Midwest Pipe Band Championship

Chicago Scots Scottish Festival and Highland Games
Itasca, IL

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

Minnesota

July 17

Entry Deadline:

June 27

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games
Eagan, MN

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

Chicago Solo Contest

Aug. 7

Entry Deadline:

July 19

 

 Chicago Games Solo Contest (@ Caledonia Senior Living)
North Riverside, IL

No Band Contest - Solos Only

(no Group Tenor or Drum Major b/c no bands)

Wisconsin

Sept. 4

Entry Deadline:

Aug. 15

Mid America Pipe Band Championships

Wisconsin Highland Games
Waukesha, WI

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

Columbus

Sept. 11

Entry Deadline:

Aug. 22

Columbus Scottish Festival and Highland Games
Columbus, IN

Standard G5 G4 G3 G2 G1
Sat QMM MED      

Tulsa, OK

Sept. 18
 

Entry Deadline:

Aug. 29

American Grade 5 Pipe Band Championship

Oklahoma ScotFest
Broken Arrow, OK

Standard G5 G4 G3 G2 G1
Sat
QMM