The Pipe Major Ian Swinton Open

Professional Solo Piping Contest, 2018

Entry Form


  • One solo piping contest with two events - Piobaireachd and MSR
  • The cost to enter is $25.00 USD for the entire contest (not per event).  No refund of entry fees will be made for events entered but not competed in unless the contest is cancelled.
  • Entry is open to Professional Grade pipers only; entrants need to be registered with the MWPBA or other pipe band associations for the current year, 2018.
  • The deadline for contest entry is Sunday, April 8.
  • Address all questions on the contest to MWPBA President Jim Sim.


The events offered are:

  • Professional: Piobaireachd
  • Professional: MSR
  • In each event, the competitor must submit 4 tunes (4 Piobaireachd and 4 each 2/4 March, Strathspey, and Reel)
  • All light music tunes must be 4-parted, at a minimum.

The Pipe Major Ian Swinton Open will be held on April 21, 2018 at the Park Ridge Community Church, 100 Courtland Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60074. Start time to be announced soon.

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