MWPBA

The Midwest Pipe Band Association

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MWPBA Band and Solo Contests (2017)
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 2017 Pre-Season
 
Regional Contest Information Regional Contest Details

Qualifiers (Piping Only):

  • Fri Jan 13 at Winter Storm, Kansas City, MO
  • Sat Jan 21 at St. Paul, MN
  • Sat Feb 11 at Alma, MI
  • Sat Feb 18 at Milwaukee, WI
  • Sat Feb 25 at Lexington, KY

Finals (Piping Only ):

  • April 1 - Palatine, IL (precedes the PM Ian Swinton Open)

Qualifiers (Piping Only):

  • Grade 4 & Novice, Junior & Senior only
  • All amateur piping grades
  • All amateur piping grades
  • All amateur piping grades
  • All amateur piping grades

Finals (Piping Only):

  • All amateur piping grades

 

 

The Pipe Major Ian Swinton Open

Contest Information Contest Details
April 1 - Palatine, IL (follows the Terry McHugh Solo Piping Event)

The Pipe Major Ian Swinton Open

Professional Solo Piping Contest

 

$3,500 Total Prize Money

  MSR Piobaireachd Overall
1st Place $400 $400 $500
2nd Place $300 $300 $400
3rd Place $200 $200 $300
4th Place $100 $100 $200
5th Place - - $100

MWPBA 2017 Contest Regular Season

** Printable details of all 2017 MWPBA regular season contests and events (bands, solos)**

Contest Entry Details Host Games and Event Information

Alma

May 27-28

 

Entry Deadline: May 7

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 3

Entry Deadline: May 14

Milwaukee Highland Games
Wauwatosa, WI

Orders of play (bands, solos)

Standard G5 G4 G3 G2 G1
Sat QMM MED MSR    

Chicago

June 16-17

Entry Deadline: May 28

 

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 MSR MED & MSR MED & MSR  

Minnesota

July 15

Entry Deadline: June 25

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    

Wisconsin

Sept. 2

Entry Deadline: Aug. 13

Mid America Pipe Band Championships

Wisconsin Highland Games
Waukesha, WI

Orders of play (bands, solos)

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

Columbus

Sept. 9

Entry Deadline: Aug. 20

Columbus Scottish Festival and Highland Games
Columbus, IN

Orders of play (bands, solos)

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

Kentucky

Sept. 16

Entry Deadline: Aug. 13

Central Kentucky Celtic Festival & Highland Games
Eminence, KY

Orders of play (solos)

St. Louis

Sept. 30

Entry Deadline: Sept. 10

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 & MSR MED & MSR