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 2020 Pre-Season
 
Regional Contest Information Regional Contest Details

Qualifiers (Piping Only):

  • Thu Jan 16 at Winter Storm, Kansas City, MO
  • Sat Mar 28 at Alma, MI
  • Sat Apr 04 at Milwaukee, WI
  • Other Locations TBD

Finals (Piping Only ):

  • May 2 - Park Ridge, IL (precedes the PM Ian Swinton Open)

Enter Contest

Qualifiers (Piping Only):

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

Finals (Piping Only):

  • All open & amateur piping grades

 

 

The Pipe Major Ian Swinton Open

Contest Information Contest Details

May 2 -

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 2020 Contest Regular Season

 

** Printable details of all 2020 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 23-24

Entry Deadline:

May 3

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 6

Entry Deadline:

May 17

Milwaukee Highland Games
Wauwatosa, WI

Standard G5 G4 G3 G2 G1
Sat QMM MSR MED    

Chicago

June 19 (solos)
June 20 (bands)

Entry Deadline:

May 31

 

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 18

Entry Deadline:

June 28

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games
Eagan, MN

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

Wisconsin

Sept. 5

Entry Deadline:

Aug. 16

Mid America Pipe Band Championships

Wisconsin Highland Games
Waukesha, WI

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

Columbus

Sept. 12

Entry Deadline:

Aug. 23

Columbus Scottish Festival and Highland Games
Columbus, IN

Standard G5 G4 G3 G2 G1
Sat QMM MED & MSR      

Tulsa, OK

Sept. 19
 

Entry Deadline:

Aug. 30

American Grade 5 Pipe Band Championship

Oklahoma ScotFest
Broken Arrow, OK

Champion Supreme G5 G4 G3 G2 G1
Sat
QMM