MWPBA Regional Solos Contest, 2019

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 4, 2019, 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 Sunday 3 weeks before the contest, with a grace period of 1 week for late entrants, for which a late fee of $10.00 will be assessed.
  • 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 2019 with the MWPBA and individual members registered for 2019 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.  Competitors may enter at any location(s):

Contest Entry Deadline Time and Location
Fri, Jan 18 -- Kansas City, MO Sun, Dec 30, 2018

2019 Winter Storm Weekend - The Pipes & Drums Event campus

Community Christian Church, Main Sanctuary.

Fri, January 18, 2019.  3:00 p.m.

Sat, Feb 23 -- Louisville, KY Sun, Feb 3, 2019

Louisville Scottish Rite, 200 E. Gray St., Louisville KY

Sat, February 23, 2019. Time 10:00 a.m.

Sat, Mar 9 -- Milwaukee, WI Sun, Feb 17, 2019

CelticMKE Center

1532 N Wauwatosa Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53213

Sat, Apr 6 -- Alma, MI Sun, Mar 17

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

Sat, April 6, 2019.  Approx. Start Time TBD

other locations TBD TBD TBD

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Upcoming Events

Saturday February 23
Kentucky Regional Solo Qualifier
Saturday March 9
Milwaukee Regional Solo Qualifier
Sunday March 17
Alma Regional Solo Qualifier Deadline
Saturday April 6
Alma Regional Solo Qualifier
Sunday April 28
PM Ian Swinton Contest Entry Deadline
Saturday May 4
Ian Swinton Open & Terry McHugh Solo Piping Competition (Park Ridge, IL)