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2017 Kansas City G4/Novice Regional Order of Play

The Order of Play for Grade 4 Junior/Senior and Novice Junior/Senior competitors participating in the Kansas City Regional Solo Contest is available here.  For the higher grade Order of Plays, please visit the MHAF Winter Storm site here.


2017 MWPBA Regional Solos open

A quick reminder that entries are open for all Regional Solo Qualifiers (except Kansas City, which has past its deadline) for pipers only:

  • Sat Jan 21 at St. Paul, MN (Deadline Sun Jan 08)
  • Sat Feb 11 at Alma, MI (Deadline Sun Jan 29)
  • Sat Feb 18 at Milwaukee, WI (Deadline Sun Feb 5)
  • Sat Feb 25 at Lexington, KY (Deadline Sun Feb 12)


These contests are open to all Amateur Grades in light music piping. The top 3 available qualifiers in each GRADE (not event) will qualify to play at the Terry McHugh Memorial Solo Piping Event to be held in Palatine, IL on April 1, 2017.   This is a change from prior years, and should ensure a competitive contest for each grade.


The Pipe Major Ian Swinton Open - 2017

The MWPBA is pleased to announce that The Pipe Major Ian Swinton Open Professional Solo Piping Contest date and registration are now available. Registration is $25.00 (USD), and open to all professional pipers.The event will be held on April 1 at the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, in Palatine, IL.  The church is located at 800 E. Palatine Rd., Palatine, IL, and is a short distance from O'Hare airport.



New Information at Educational Resources

There are some new drumming articles posted in the Educational Resources section of the website; please take a look before the New Year!


2017 Band and Solo Registration forms now available

Band and solo registration forms for the 2017 season are now available, along with regrade petition forms.

The Regional Solo Form is also now open, but only for the Winter Storm Grade 4 (Junior & Senior) Piping Events only!  If you are in Grade 3 or higher, please register through the Winter Storm website.  Other Regional Piping Events will be added as the locations and dates are determined.

Please note that to compete at Winter Storm, all entrants must be Association members for 2017 (MWPBA, or otherwise).


20th Annual George Sherriff Memorial Invitational Competition

A reminder to everyone that the 20th annual George Sherriff Memorial Invitational Competition is happening this weekend in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  Fellow MWPBA member & piping competitor Christian Rhoads has been invited and will be competing.  He placed 3rd overall in this event in 2015; good luck to Christian.


For more information about the event, follow through to the competition's website for further details.


2016 MWPBA AGM minutes, and Rules updates for 2017

The preliminary minutes of the 2016 MWPBA AGM held on November 5th are now available here.  These minutes remain preliminary pending approval at the 2017 AGM.  The detailed Financial Report is available to members on request from the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

A number of modifications to The Rules were approved at the AGM, as captured in the minutes.  These changes can be seen in the 2017 MWPBA Rules and Regulations.


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Export the MWPBA Calendar

The MWPBA Calendar of Events is available as an ICS file that you can add to your own calendar, either via manual import or subscription.

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