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Jim Enright, Sr.

We are saddened to announce the passing of Jim Enright, Sr. on Wednesday April 18th, 2012.

Jimmy was a founding member of the MWPBA as well as a long time member of the Shannon Rovers Pipe Band.  Jimmy was also a founding member of the Chicago Metropolitan Pipe Band and the Chicago Celtic Pipe Band.  

Jimmy was a fixture in the pipe band scene and a past Board Member of the MWPBA.  Jimmy was always willing to help in any way he could. Jimmy's 4 children all currently play in pipe bands. Jimmy truly loved pipe bands. Jimmy's smiling face behind his bass drum will be sorely missed. What more can be said than Jimmy was a great friend and was a friend to many, many people. We will miss you, Jimmy Enright.

Jimmy will be waked on Friday April 20th from 3-9 at the Smith Corcoran Funeral Home located at 6150 N. Cicero in Chicago.  The Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 on Saturday April 21st at St. Juliana's.


2012 Missouri Tartan Day Solo Drumming Contest results

Here are the official results of the Solo Drumming competition at Missouri Tartan Day on Saturday, April 14, 2012 sponsored by the MWPBA.

Novice Tenor: 1. Braden Rhoads

Group Tenor:  1. Linda Williams   2. Braden Rhoads  3.  Sandy Cahoun

Congratulations to all participants.


List of Bands Registered for 2012 now available

The official list of bands registered with the MWPBA for the 2012 season is now available.

If you see any issues, please let your friendly, neighborhood Band Registrar This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it know.

There is also a handy-dandy map plot of all member band locations, filterable by grade.


The 2012 Terry McHugh Memorial, results and recital

The First Terry McHugh Memorial Solo Piping Contest was held on Saturday March 24th, 2012 at the Scottish Home in Heritage Hall.  Well done to all competitors ready to compete in this second pre-season solo contest, and congratulations in particular to winners Else Kelley (Senior Novice 2/4 March), Bryan Jirsa (Grade 4 2/4 March), and Mary Thrasher (Grade 3 S/R).  The full results are available here

The contest was judged by world-renowned and respected adjudicator Bob Worrall, who many would also know as the "Voice of the Worlds".

That same evening, Bob performed an outstanding and well-received recital of light music and piobaireachd, and regaled with wonderful anecdotes and histories of tunes and sets performed.  In memory of Terry, proceeds from the event will go to help the Scottish Home and the American Cancer Society.

And if you didn't come on Saturday, well, Ye Missed Yersel's, as we say back in Scotland...

Read more to see the concert tune selections, from Bob's own notes.


The MWPBA Rules for 2012 are now available

The MWPBA Rules have been revised for 2012, and can be viewed here.

All competitions sanctioned by the MWPBA in 2012 shall be run in accordance to these Rules.

They are worth a read, because they do apply to YOU!  :-)


Submit your Band Competition Roster online!

It is now possible to manage your MWPBA season 2012 band competition rosters quickly and conveniently online via the Registration page.

Follow the link to create a roster, and to add and remove players from your previous roster submission. You can even choose to upload a pre-prepared file instead.

There is no charge for this online service, so the canny Scot in you can save the price of a postage stamp by not using the paper form!

Remember, the deadline for band roster submission is March 31!


2012 Contest Music Requirements

The music requirements for each band contest on the MWPBA calendar for 2012 is now available on the Contests page.


Website Login

Note: only MWPBA administrators and managers of MWPBA registered bands require a login account on this website. Regular members need not login. If you need an account, or are having problems, email the webmaster.

Export the MWPBA Calendar

The MWPBA Calendar of Events is available as an ICS file that you can add to your own calendar, either via manual import or subscription.

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