The Midwest Pipe Band Association



MWPBA Regional Solos Contest, 2020

Entry Form

Terry McHugh Memorial Solo Piping Contest


  • The top 3 qualifiers in each piping GRADE (not event) will qualify to play at the finals on May 2, 2020, in Park Ridge, Illinois.  The top 3 will be automatically enrolled in the finals.
  • The cost to enter is $11.00 USD. The entry deadline is the Saturday 1 week before the contest; no late entries will be accepted.
  • No refund of entry fees will be made for events entered but not competed in unless the event is cancelled.
  • Entry is open to individual members registered for 2020 with the MWPBA and individual members registered for 2020 in other pipe band associations.
  • Address all questions on the contest to MWPBA President Jim Sim.


The events offered are:

  • Grade 1: MSR
  • Grade 2: 2/4 March + S/R
  • Grade 3: 2/4 March + S/R
  • Grade 4 Senior: 2/4 March
  • Grade 4 Junior: 2/4 March
  • Sr. Novice: 4 parts 2/4 March
  • Jr. Novice: 4 parts 2/4 March


  • MWPBA contest rules apply.   Grade 2 and Grade 3 piping ties will be broken by 2/4 March result.
  • In each event, the competitor may play selections of their choosing, and need only submit 1.
  • All tunes must be 4-parted.  (Junior and Senior Novice have the option of playing 4 parts of 2/4 march, rather than a single 4-parted 2/4 march.) 

The piping qualifier contests are as follows.  More events to follow in the coming weeks. Competitors may enter at any location(s):

Contest Entry Deadline Time and Location
Thu, Jan 16 -- Kansas City, MO Sat, Jan 9, 2020

2020 Winter Storm Weekend - The Pipes & Drums Event campus

Marriott Hotel, Westport Room (3rd Floor)

Thu, January 16, 2020.  3:00 p.m.

Sat, Mar 28 -- Alma, MI Sat, Mar 21, 2020

Dunning Memorial Chapel
Alma College Campus,
614 W. Superior St.
Alma, MI 48801

Sat, March 28, 2020.  Start Time: TBD

Sat, Mar 28 -- St. Paul, MN
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

Falcon Heights United Church
Alma College Campus,
1795 Holton St.
St. Paul, MN 55113

Sat, March 28, 2020.  Start Time: 10:00 am (Doors open at 9:00)

Sat, Apr 4 -- Milwaukee, WI Sat, Mar 28, 2020

The Celtic MKE Center
1532 N. Wauwatosa Ave.
Wauwatosa, WI 53213

Sat, April 4, 2020.  Start Time: 10:00 am (Doors open at 9:00)

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Upcoming Events

Saturday June 27
Brian Conry Memorial Online Solo Submission Deadline