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 2019 Pre-Season
 
Regional Contest Information Regional Contest Details

Qualifiers (Piping Only):

  • Fri Jan 18 at Winter Storm, Kansas City, MO
  • Sat Feb 23 at Louisville, KY
  • Sat Mar 09 at Milwaukee, WI
  • Sat Apr 6 at Alma, MI
  • TBD at St. Paul, MN

Finals (Piping Only ):

  • May 4 - Park Ridge, IL (precedes the PM Ian Swinton Open)

Qualifiers (Piping Only):

  • Grade 4 & Novice, Junior & Senior only
  • All amateur piping grades
  • All amateur piping grades
  • All amateur piping grades
  • All amateur piping grades

Finals (Piping Only):

  • All amateur piping grades

 

 

The Pipe Major Ian Swinton Open

Contest Information Contest Details

May 4 -

First Baptist 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 2019 Contest Regular Season

 

** Printable details of all 2019 MWPBA regular season contests and events **

 

          

 

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

 

Contest Entry Details Host Games and Event Information

Alma

May 25-26

Entry Deadline:

May 5

US Open Pipe Band Championship (Sunday)

Alma Highland Festival
Alma, MI

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

Milwaukee

June 1

Entry Deadline:

May 12

Milwaukee Highland Games
Wauwatosa, WI

Standard G5 G4 G3 G2 G1
Sat QMM MED MSR    

Chicago

June 14 (solos)
June 15 (bands)

Entry Deadline:

May 26

 

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 20

Entry Deadline:

June 30

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games
Eagan, MN

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

Wisconsin

Aug. 31

Entry Deadline:

Aug. 11

Mid America Pipe Band Championships

Wisconsin Highland Games
Waukesha, WI

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

Columbus

Sept. 7

Entry Deadline:

Aug. 18

Columbus Scottish Festival and Highland Games
Columbus, IN

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

Kentucky

Sept. 14

Entry Deadline:

Aug. 25

Central Kentucky Celtic Festival & Highland Games
Eminence, KY

(Piping Solos Only)