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2016 MWPBA Professional Solos Results and Videos

Andrew Lewis of St. Paul, Minnesota, was the overall winner of the inaugural Midwest Pipe Band Association Professional Solo Piping Contest, held at the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, Illinois, on May 14, 2016 (see also p|d article).

Contestants submitted four piobaireachds and four MSR sets, with one of each picked by judges Brian Donaldson and Donald McBride.

The overall results are as follows.

Overall: 1. Andrew Lewis 2. Nick Hudson 3. Andrew Carlisle 4. Matt Pantaleoni 5. Adrian Melvin 6. Alastair Murray 7. Dave Mason

The placing for each event is as follows.  Click on each link to view a video recording of each fine performance.

Piobaireachd: 1. Nick Hudson 2. Andrew Lewis 3. Andrew Carlisle 4. Dave Mason 5. Adrian Melvin 6. Alastair Murray 7. Matt Pantaleoni

MSR: 1. Andrew Lewis 2. Andrew Carlisle 3. Nick Hudson 4. Matt Pantaleoni 5. Adrian Melvin 6. Alastair Murray 7. Dave Mason

Judges: Brian Donaldson and Donald McBride.

 

2016 Professional Solo Piping Contest Order of Play

The Inaugural MWPBA Professional Solo Piping Contest's order of play is available here.

 

The judging panel for the contest is as follows:

Piobaireachd - P/M Brian Donaldson

Light Music (MSR) - Donald McBride

 

The contest will be held on May 14 at the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, in Palatine, IL.  The church is located at 800 E. Palatine Rd., Palatine, IL; doors open at 1:00 p.m.. An admission fee of $5.00 will be collected for spectators of the contest.

 

The first event starts at 2:30 p.m.; we hope to see you there!

 

 

 

2016 Terry McHugh Memorial Solo Piping Contest Winners

Here are the individual winners of the 2016 Terry McHugh Memorial Solo Piping Contest:

Back Row (L to R): Philip Jutz-Grade 3, Joseph Horwath, Grade 2, Griffin Hall, Grade 1

Middle Row (L to R): Michael Kazmierski-Dunn-Grade 4, Mike Dickinson-Senior Novice

Front Row: Tom McCollum-Junior Novice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 St. Paul Regional Piping Solos Results

The St. Paul Regional Piping Solos have been completed, and the results are below.  This concludes the pre-season for indoor bagpipe solo events in the MWPBA for 2016.  The finals for both the Terry McHugh Memorial Solo Piping Contest and the Jim Enright, Sr. Memorial Solo Drumming Contest to be held on April 09 at The Presbyterian Church of Palatine, located at 800 E. Palatine Rd., Palatine, IL 60074.

 

The results from the contest are as follows:

 

Grade 2:

1st-Tak Tang, 2nd-Benjamin Reagen, 3rd-Bob Lies

 

Grade 3:

1st-Thomas Stonehouse

 

Grade 4:

1st-Sydney Howieson

 

These individuals are eligible to compete in the piping solo finals mentioned above, and have already been enrolled in the final contest.

 

Thank you again to all the competitors for braving the high winds and decidedly poor weather conditions in St. Paul to get to the contest.

 

2016 Kansas City & Milwaukee Regional Piping Solos Results

Both the Kansas City and Milwaukee Regional Qualiifers for the 3rd Annual Terry McHugh Memorial Solo Piping Contest were held last weekend, on March 5. 

 

The finalists for Kansas City are:

Grade 1:
1st - Griffin Hall

Grade 4:
1st - Christopher Figland

Senior Novice:
1st - Neil Mardis

 

The finalists for Milwaukee are:

Grade 1:
1st - Scott McCawley

Grade 3:
1st - Philip Jutz; 2nd - Lucas Greenlee

Grade 4:
1st - Rhys O'Higgins; 2nd - Kristopher O'Higgins; 3rd - Robert Gough

 

Senior Novice:
1st - Mike Dickinson

 

Junior Novice:
1st - Sean Lambe

All the individuals mentioned are automatically enrolled in the finals for the Terry McHugh Solo Piping Contest to be held on April 9 in Palatine, IL.  Thank you to all the participants in the contests, and to the adjudicators.

 

2016 Lexington Regional Piping Solos Results

Thank you to all the participants from the Lexington Solo Piping Qualifying event that was held on February 27.

 

The results from that event are as follows:

 

Grade 3:

1st - Jacob Schrader

 

Grade 4:

1st - J. Kevin Chapman, 2nd - A. Bruce Downie

 

Senior Novice:

1st - Marie Roberts

 

Congratulations to all the finalists!

 

You're automatically enrolled in the finals for the Terry McHugh Solo Piping Contest to be held on April 9 in Palatine, IL.  We hope to see you there!

 

2016 MWPBA Regional Solos entry now open (Piping & Drumming)

Update:

Entries are now open for drummers (snare/tenor/bass) for the April 09 Jim Enright, Sr. Memorial Solo Drumming Contest in Palatine, IL.  The closing date is March 27, 2016.

 

Entry is still open for the 2016 MWPBA Regional Solos competition (St. Paul, MN) -- the last chance to qualify for the third annual Terry McHugh Memorial Solo Piping Contest

 

These contests are open to all Amateur Grades in light music piping, snare, tenor and bass. The top 3 qualifiers in each GRADE (not event) will qualify to play at the finals to be held in Palatine. See entry form for details, and for closing dates for entries.

 

For 2016, only piping contests will be held at the regional qualifier events. Drumming contests will be held only at the finals in Palatine, IL on April 09. Piping finalists will automatically be enrolled into the Terry McHugh Memorial contest; there is no need to re-register.  Drummers only need enroll in the April 09 date.

The qualifier dates are:

  • Feb 20 - Alma, MI

  • Feb 27 - Lexington, KY

  • Mar 05 - Milwaukee, WI (New Berlin)

  • Mar 05 - Kansas City, MO

  • Apr 02 - St. Paul, MN

The drumming contest date is:

  • Apr 09 - Palatine, IL

 


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