The Midwest Pipe Band Association

The MWPBA Music Board creates, facilitates and administers consistent application of competitor grading levels not only within the MWPBA, but, more importantly, across a much broader scale of associations and alliances. This is intended to have all competitors entered at an appropriate level for the overall good of the association and its membership.

All band and solo competitors wishing to change grade must petition the MWPBA Music Board for consideration.

This page will be periodically updated as re-grades are approved by the Music Board.

The following regrades have been approved by the MWPBA Music Board for season 2022.  Congratulations to all those upgraded!


Grade Change Band
To Grade 2  
To Grade 3  Cameron and District
To Grade 4  


Piping : Piobaireachd

Grade Change Soloist
To Open Grade  
To Grade 1  
To Grade 2  
To Grade 3 Steve Hyde


Piping : Light Music

Grade Change* Soloist
To Open Grade  
To Grade 1  
To Grade 2 Ray Cai
Steve Hyde
Clayton Nelson
To Grade 3 Scout Adams
Stella Jacoby
Lillian Prince
Killian Smith
Matthew Turley
To Grade 4  

* Pipers who have already competed for one complete season in either Senior Novice or Junior Novice
(now Grade 5) may automatically register in Grade 4 Light Music without approval of the Music Board.
All Practice Chanter grade pipers are automatically moved to Novice after one season.

Such automatic re-grades are not listed.


Drumming : Snare

Grade Change Soloist
To Open Grade  
To Grade 1  
To Grade 2  
To Grade 3 Allie DeLonay
Caleb Addie
To Grade 4 Molly Turley
Liam Leasure


Drumming : Tenor

Grade Change Soloist
To Advanced  
To Intermediate  Allison Hildebrand


Drumming : Bass

Grade Change Soloist
To Advanced