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. A petition form and full guidelines is available here.
This page will be periodically updated as re-grades are approved by the Music Board. (Most recent update: May 17, 2012)
The following regrades have been approved thus far by the MWPBA Music Board for season 2012. Congratulations to all those upgraded!
|To Grade 3||
Midlothian Scottish Pipe Band
The Frost Pipe Band
|To Grade 4||Milwaukee Scottish|
|To Grade 5||
Madison Pipes and Drums
Grand Traverse Pipes and Drums
Piping - Piobaireachd:
|To Grade 1||Chris Farruggia|
|To Grade 2||Ian Ebrecht, Phillip Keppel, Colin Tait|
|To Grade 3||Martha Davis, Jack Williamson, Dennis Miller, Scott McCann, Ryan Behnke, Brian Bergevin-Smith, Alexandra Peterson, Mary Reuter, Graham MacMaster, Tony Karcz|
Piping - Light Music:
|To Grade 1||Chris Farruggia, Keith Murphy|
|To Grade 2||Ian Ebrecht, Jack Williamson, Colin Tait, Tony Karcz|
|To Grade 3||Stuart Barr, Scott McCann, Ryan Behnke, Steve Kidwell, Mary Thrasher, Griffin Cobean, Alexandra Peterson|
* Pipers who have already competed for one complete season in either Senior Novice or Junior Novice
may automatically register in Grade 4 Light Music without approval of the Music Board. Such automatic re-grades are not listed.
Drumming : Snare
|To Professional Grade||Cameron Bolley|
|To Grade 1||Ariana Dymerski|
|To Grade 3||Max Reagan, Brad Miller, Alex Williamson|