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The 2012 Terry McHugh Memorial, results and recital

The First Terry McHugh Memorial Solo Piping Contest was held on Saturday March 24th, 2012 at the Scottish Home in Heritage Hall.  Well done to all competitors ready to compete in this second pre-season solo contest, and congratulations in particular to winners Else Kelley (Senior Novice 2/4 March), Bryan Jirsa (Grade 4 2/4 March), and Mary Thrasher (Grade 3 S/R).  The full results are available here

The contest was judged by world-renowned and respected adjudicator Bob Worrall, who many would also know as the "Voice of the Worlds".

That same evening, Bob performed an outstanding and well-received recital of light music and piobaireachd, and regaled with wonderful anecdotes and histories of tunes and sets performed.  In memory of Terry, proceeds from the event will go to help the Scottish Home and the American Cancer Society.

And if you didn't come on Saturday, well, Ye Missed Yersel's, as we say back in Scotland...

Read more to see the concert tune selections, from Bob's own notes.


The MWPBA Rules for 2012 are now available

The MWPBA Rules have been revised for 2012, and can be viewed here.

All competitions sanctioned by the MWPBA in 2012 shall be run in accordance to these Rules.

They are worth a read, because they do apply to YOU!  :-)


Submit your Band Competition Roster online!

It is now possible to manage your MWPBA season 2012 band competition rosters quickly and conveniently online via the Registration page.

Follow the link to create a roster, and to add and remove players from your previous roster submission. You can even choose to upload a pre-prepared file instead.

There is no charge for this online service, so the canny Scot in you can save the price of a postage stamp by not using the paper form!

Remember, the deadline for band roster submission is March 31!


2012 Contest Music Requirements

The music requirements for each band contest on the MWPBA calendar for 2012 is now available on the Contests page.


Online Registration now Live!

You can now complete your 2012 MWPBA membership application online, and submit payment securely using your credit card or paypal account.

Online registration is available for both Band and Individual Membership, and for Registered Instructor applications.


New MWPBA website launched!

The MWPBA website has been completely revamped, in preparation for introduction of online registration and membership services, which will be coming soon.

Stuart Barr has taken over as MWPBA webmaster from Joe Brady.  Thanks, Joe, for all of your hard work maintaining these past years!

The vast majority of previous content has been retained, where still relevant.  If you detect any problems with the new website, or have suggestions for additional content, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

If you have any piping and drumming related photos that you would like to submit for the image randomizer and Gallery, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it them in.


MWPBA 2011 Champions Supreme

Congratulations to the MWPBA 2011 Champions Supreme!

  • Grade 1 - City of Chicago
  • Grade 3 - Chicago Celtic
  • Grade 4 - North Coast
  • Grade 5 - Milwaukee Scottish

Download the FINAL 2011 Champion Supreme Standings here.


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Note: only MWPBA administrators and managers of MWPBA registered bands require a login account on this website. Regular members need not login. If you need an account, or are having problems, email the webmaster.