As of now, all pre-season events, including the McHugh & Swinton events, are cancelled. The Alma Highland Festival and the Milwaukee Highland Games are also cancelled; the Chicago Scots Scottish Festival and Highland Games cancellation was announced previously.
As of 5/27/2020, all events with the exception of the Mid-America Pipe Band Championship in Waukesha, WI have been cancelled. The Secretary/Treasurer has sent out an e-mail to the impacted bands & individuals regarding refunds for their entry fee(s) through to those games. Some refunds have been sent earlier in April that did not include the recently cancelled events in Columbus & Broken Arrow. The MWPBA is rectifying this situation as quickly as possible.
Refunds for entry fees to any cancelled event will be provided. We ask that you be patient with us as we work out the details.
The entry for the 2020 Chicago Scots Scottish Festival and Highland Games is open at:
and lodging has been negotiated with the Westin Hotel & Resorts for the event. Reservations can be made here. Room rates are from $89.00 USD to $118 USD plus the extra charges. The Chicago Highland Games are June 19-20; all of the soloists (except Group Tenor & Drum Major) compete on Friday the 19th. Band competitions are on Saturday, June 20th. Grade 2 and Grade 3 bands will play their March/Strathspey/Reel in a circle formation, and then play their Medley in a concert formation later in the day. Grade 4 bands will also play their Medley selection. Grade 5 bands play their Quick March Medley. Group Tenor & Drum Major solos take place after the band competitions with the duty band.