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2016 Lexington Regional Piping Solos Results

Thank you to all the participants from the Lexington Solo Piping Qualifying event that was held on February 27.

 

The results from that event are as follows:

 

Grade 3:

1st - Jacob Schrader

 

Grade 4:

1st - J. Kevin Chapman, 2nd - A. Bruce Downie

 

Senior Novice:

1st - Marie Roberts

 

Congratulations to all the finalists!

 

You're automatically enrolled in the finals for the Terry McHugh Solo Piping Contest to be held on April 9 in Palatine, IL.  We hope to see you there!

 

2016 MWPBA Regional Solos entry now open (Piping & Drumming)

Update:

Entries are now open for drummers (snare/tenor/bass) for the April 09 Jim Enright, Sr. Memorial Solo Drumming Contest in Palatine, IL.  The closing date is March 27, 2016.

 

Entry is still open for the 2016 MWPBA Regional Solos competition (St. Paul, MN) -- the last chance to qualify for the third annual Terry McHugh Memorial Solo Piping Contest

 

These contests are open to all Amateur Grades in light music piping, snare, tenor and bass. The top 3 qualifiers in each GRADE (not event) will qualify to play at the finals to be held in Palatine. See entry form for details, and for closing dates for entries.

 

For 2016, only piping contests will be held at the regional qualifier events. Drumming contests will be held only at the finals in Palatine, IL on April 09. Piping finalists will automatically be enrolled into the Terry McHugh Memorial contest; there is no need to re-register.  Drummers only need enroll in the April 09 date.

The qualifier dates are:

  • Feb 20 - Alma, MI

  • Feb 27 - Lexington, KY

  • Mar 05 - Milwaukee, WI (New Berlin)

  • Mar 05 - Kansas City, MO

  • Apr 02 - St. Paul, MN

The drumming contest date is:

  • Apr 09 - Palatine, IL

 

2016 Alma Regional Piping Solos Results

A big thanks to everyone who participated in the Alma Regional Piping Solos; its a great start to 2016!

 

The results from the contest are as follows:

 

Grade 1:

1st-Bonnie Hamilton

 

Grade 2:

1st-Joseph Horwarth, 2nd-Ben Elliot, 3rd-John Urdiales

 

Grade 4:

1st-Michael Kazmierski Dunn, 2nd-Dunca Petersen-Jones, 3rd-Gabrielle Neal

 

Junior Novice:

1st-Thomas McCollum

 

These individuals are eligible to compete in the piping solo finals that will take place on April 9 in Palatine, IL

 

Thank you again to all the competitors and for a good turn-out at the Alma regionals.

 
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 2016 Contest Pre-Season
 
Contest Information Contest Details

Regional Solos Contest

Qualifiers:

  • Feb 20 - Alma, MI
  • Feb 27 - Lexington, KY
  • Mar 05 - Milwaukee, WI
  • Mar 05 - Kansas City, MO
  • Apr 02 - St. Paul, MN

Final:

  • April 09 - Palatine, IL

Terry McHugh Memorial Solo Piping Contest

Solo piping only for regional qualifiers

All Amateur Grades in light music piping.

The top 3 qualifiers in each GRADE (not event) will qualify to play at the finals to be held in Chicago (Palatine).

See entry form for details, locations, and for closing dates for entries.

(all regional piping winners will be automatically entered into the Terry McHugh Memorial Solo Piping Contest finals in Chicago after the conclusion of the Regional Contests)

Final:

  • April 09 - Palatine, IL

Jim Enright, Sr. Memorial Solo Drumming Contest

All Amateur Grades in snare, tenor, and bass drumming.

 

MWPBA 2016 Professional Solo Piping Contest

Contest Information Contest Details
May 14 - Palatine, IL

Professional Solo Piping Contest, open to registered pipers (MWPBA or other association)

Total of $3,500 USD in prize money available (see flyer for specific details)

 

MWPBA 2016 Contest Regular Season

** Printable details of all 2016 MWPBA regular season contests and events (bands, solos) **

Contest Entry Details Host Games and Event Information

Alma

May 28-29

 

Entry Deadline: May 8

US Open Pipe Band Championship (Sunday)

Alma Highland Festival
Alma, MI

Orders of play (bands, solos)

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

Milwaukee

June 4

Entry Deadline: May 15

Milwaukee Highland Games
Wauwatosa, WI

Orders of play (bands, solos)

Standard G5 G4 G3 G2 G1
Sat QMM MSR MED    

Chicago

June 17-18

Entry Deadline: May 29

Midwest Pipe Band Championship

Chicago Scots Scottish Festival and Highland Games
Itasca, IL

Orders of play (bands, solos)

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

Minnesota

July 9

Entry Deadline: June 19

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games
Eagan, MN

Orders of play (bands, solos)

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

Springfield

July 23

Entry Deadline: July 3

Springfield Area Highland Games and Celtic Festival
Chatham, IL

Orders of play (bands, solos)

Standard G5 G4 G3 G2 G1
Sat QMM MED MSR    

Wisconsin

Sept. 3

Entry Deadline: Aug. 14

Mid America Pipe Band Championships

Wisconsin Highland Games
Waukesha, WI

Orders of play (bands, solos)

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

Columbus

Sept. 10

Entry Deadline: Aug. 21

Columbus Scottish Festival and Highland Games
Columbus, IN

Orders of play (bands, solos)

Standard G5 G4 G3 G2 G1
Sat QMM MED MSR    

Central KY

Sept. 17

Entry Deadline: Aug. 28

Central Kentucky Celtic Festival and Highland Games
Eminence, KY

Orders of play (bands, solos)

Standard G5 G4 G3 G2 G1
Sat QMM MSR MED    

St. Louis

Sept. 24

Entry Deadline: Sept. 4

St Louis Scottish Games and Cultural Festival
Chesterfield, MO

Orders of play (bands, solos)

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

 

 

Inaugural Professional Solo Contest

ATTENTION: PROFESSIONAL PIPERS!

 

The MWPBA is pleased to announce its Inaugural Professional Solo Piping Contest, to be held on May 14 at the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, in Palatine, IL.  The church is located at 800 E. Palatine Rd., Palatine, IL, and is located a short distance from O'Hare airport. 

 

The event is open to all professional pipers.

 

Start time will be 2:00

 

The Entry fee for this event is $25.00 and the format is as follows:

  • All contestants play a selected piobaireachd (submit 4)
  • All contestants return to play a March, Strathspey, and Reel (submit 4 MSRs)

Prize money for the event is as follows:

Event 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
MSR $400 $300 $200 $100
Piobaireachd $400 $300 $200 $100

 

Overall winners determined from the combined scores of both events will receive

the following additional prize money:

Event 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Overall Winner $500 $400 $300 $200 $100

 

Judges will be announced shortly, as well as registration opening.

 

 

 

 

AGM and Grade 4 MSR Seminar Streaming info

Both the 2015 MWPBA AGM and the Grade 4 Mini-MSR Seminar being held on Nov 7, 2015 will be streamed on-line.

To view the video stream, login to Ustream and view the MWPBA Channel.  The seminar starts at 10am, and the AGM at 1pm.  Get online a few minutes early to get set up.

If you are a voting band representative and you will be voting during the MWPBA, you will need to login to UStream so that you can cast votes by private chat. Anonymous users can still chat but will be unable to vote. For the seminar, anonymous is fine if you prefer.

HERE is the handout for the MSR seminar

HERE is the agenda and handout for the 2015 AGM.

 

2015 Champions Supreme Standings

The 2015 MWPBA Champions Supreme points standings are now being tallied and made available after each Games.

The latest updates are from September 27, which includes the final games of the season at St Louis.

2015 Champion Supreme BAND standings (detailed results)
2015 Champion Supreme SOLO standings (detailed results)

 

 

 

The standings are still unofficial, and pending ratification before official announcement of the 2015 MWPBA Champions Supreme.

Well done to all competitors for a great season!

 


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