MWPBA

The Midwest Pipe Band Association

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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