Thanks to all the contestants, judges, volunteers, and spectators on Saturday!
Congratulations to overall winner Teddy Krogh!
|Jim Stack, Teddy Krogh, Jack Lee|
As implemented for the past few seasons since we've centrally coordinated contest entry using the MWPBA website forms, the closing date for entry to solo and band contests in the regular season is the Sunday midnight 3 weeks before the Games. For the past couple of seasons, there has also been a 48-hour "grace period" of late entry extended until the following Tuesday. Despite repeated advertising of entry deadlines, there is almost always somebody asking for even later entry, which usually causes additional work for the volunteers running the events.
As agreed at the November 2017 AGM, for season 2018 the entry deadlines will be unchanged, but one more week will be permitted for late entry (i.e. the Sunday evening 2 weeks before the event). A nominal late fee will be charged to encourage future on-time entry. The late-fee will be $30 per band (regardless of how many events are entered by that band at the contest), and $10 per soloist (regardless of how many events are entered by that soloist for that day of competition). The late fees will be automatically determined and added by the entry forms, and are due on entry form submission.
The forms will disallow entry after the late-entry period has expired, and requests for very late entry will be denied.
Thanks for your understanding and cooperation to help us streamline the process, and here's to a great season!
13 Open Grade pipers are confirmed for the 2018 PM Ian Swinton Open Piping competition, to be held on April 21 in northern Chicago suburb of Park Ridge, IL. Each piper submits 4 piobaireachd and 4 MSRs and plays one of each as selected by the judges. The aggregate results determines the winner.
The 2018 Terry McHugh Regional Amateur Solos Finals will be held in the same location, that morning. The amateur contest will start at 10am and awards will be presented around 1pm.
The location is Park Ridge Community Church, 100 Courtland Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068. Doors open at 8:30am, and admission is free.
Should be a great day and early evening of piping. We hope to see a nice crowd this year. Good luck to all of the players!
Orders of play:
Monmouth College provides incoming students one of the most competitive scholarship opportunities for pipers and Highland drummers. Our Pipe Band consists of 16 students, a number of whom compete in major competitions. Scholarship auditions must be completed prior to enrollment at Monmouth. If you’re an incoming student with experience participating or competing with a pipe band and would like to continue this passion while enrolled at Monmouth, we invite you to meet with members of our band during your visit to campus. More information can be found on our scholarship website and on the Monmouth College Pipe Band page.
-Wendy Downing, Asst. Director of Admission, Monmouth College
Just a reminder that all MWPBA band rosters and registered instructor forms are due by March 31!
All band and solo regrade petitions must also be submitted by March 31 to be considered this season.
If you plan on competing in the solos this season, the cost of solo membership goes up after March 31.
So, yeah, March 31...
The 2018 Milwaukee Regional Piping Solos have been completed, and the results are posted.
The top 3 contestants in each grade are eligible to compete in the Terry McHugh Memorial Solo Piping Contest, taking place on April 21, 2018 in Park Ridge, IL, and have already been enrolled.