The Midwest Pipe Band Association

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2023 Alma Highland Festival.

The official results of the band and solo contests from May 27-28, 2023, are now available (band, solos).

For Saturday, May 27th, the Grade 2 Piper of the Day was Byron Voorheis, and the Grade 5 Piper of the Day was Keegan Oster, both MWPBA soloists.

For Sunday, May 28th, the Grade 4 Piper of the Day was Quinn Castilla.


Pictured: (from left) Scott McCawley, Ian Swinton, Jack Williamson, Alistair Murray, Derek Midgley, Andrew Carlisle, Bobby Durning, Nick Hudson, Avens Ridgeway, Edward McIlwaine, Jim Sim
The results from the 2023 Pipe Major Ian Swinton Open Professional Solo Piping Contest held on May 6 in Park Ridge, near Chicago, are as follows:
  1. Derek Midgley (Tinton Falls, New Jersey)
  2. Avens Ridgeway (Saint Joseph, Missouri)
  3. Andrew Carlisle (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  4. Edward Mcllwaine (Vancouver, British Columbia)
  1. Derek Midgley
  2. Andrew Carlisle
  3. Nick Hudson (Houston, Texas)
  4. Avens Ridgeway
  1. Derek Midgely
  2. Andrew Carlisle
  3. Avens Ridgeway
  4. Edward Mcllwaine
  5. Bobby Durning (Carrollton, Texas)

There were 8 players. Judges were Jack Lee and Bob Worrall.

Congratulations to all competitors!