This information is current as of 27 September 2017.
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If you or your band would like to regrade for the 2018 season, please complete the Band or Solo Regrade Petition forms that are now available.
Regrades will be announced at the AGM, so submit your form soon to be considered in time. Of course, regrade petitions will be accepted through March 31, but now is the time if you want to bask in the glory of being lauded at the AGM!
(Membership forms, etc., for 2018 are not yet available, pending any potential changes that may be decided at the AGM.)
The MWPBA website been upgraded to the latest versions of underlying packages. This brings additional security features to the site, a responsive layout, and an easier to maintain structure.
This was also a good time to revamp the layout. The vast majority of previous content has been retained, where still relevant. Some things have definitely moved around, but it should be able to find everything more consistently now.
The 2017 MWPBA Champions Supreme points standings have been tallied.
* 2017 Champion Supreme SOLO standings
* 2017 Champion Supreme BAND standings
The latest updates are from October 9, 12:26 p.m. (CDT), which includes the St. Louis Scottish Games and Cultural Festival (September 28 & 29, 2017). The previously omitted updates from Solo Piping, G4 Piobaireachd, are now included. Band standings remain unchanged.
The standings are still unofficial, and pending ratification before official announcement of the 2017 MWPBA Champions Supreme at the end of the season. Champion Supreme points are earned only by registered MWPBA members.
The 2017 MWPBA Annual General Meeting will be held on November 4, 2017, at 1:00pm at The Scottish Home, 28th & Des Plaines Ave., North Riverside, IL.
All are welcome and encouraged to attend, and all bands should ensure that they are represented, either in person, or online via the (anticipated) web stream. Agenda details to follow.
We just wanted to let everyone know that our thoughts are with the people of Texas and Florida in the wakes of Hurricane Harvey and Irma. The MWPBA will be holding a fund raiser to help support our piping and drumming friends that have been affected. Full details will follow after things settle down.
In the meantime, we have started a campaign to collect donations on your behalf that will be distributed to bands and related organizations in the areas. Any and all donations of any amount would be greatly appreciated. Distribution will be overseen by the MWPBA Board.
We are seeing tremendous support so far, and thank everybody most sincerely!
Thanks for your help!
-- DONATION COLLECTION IS NOW CLOSED -- THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS!