The Midwest Pipe Band Association

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 2018 Pre-Season
 
Regional Contest Information Regional Contest Details

Qualifiers (Piping Only):

  • Fri Jan 12 at Winter Storm, Kansas City, MO
  • (TBD) St. Paul, MN
  • Sat Feb 10 at Alma, MI
  • Sat Feb 24 at Louisville, KY
  • Sat Mar 03 at Milwaukee, WI

Finals (Piping Only ):

  • April 21 - Park Ridge, 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 21 - Park Ridge, 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 2018 Contest Regular Season (registration links available soon)

** Printable details of all 2018 MWPBA regular season contests and events (coming soon)**

Contest Entry Details Host Games and Event Information

Alma

May 26-27

 

Entry Deadline: May 6

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 MSR MED    

Chicago

June 15-16

Entry Deadline: May 27

 

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

TBD

Entry Deadline: TBD

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. 1

Entry Deadline: Aug. 12

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

TBD

Entry Deadline: TBD

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

TBD

Entry Deadline: TBD

Central Kentucky Celtic Festival & Highland Games
Eminence, KY

Orders of play (solos)

St. Louis

TBD

Entry Deadline: TBD

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