All MWPBA sanctioned contests are open to the following:
Member bands and member soloists in good standing of the MWPBA, and
Member bands and member soloists in good standing of another association of ANAPBA, or any other association properly recognized by the MWPBA Advisory Board.
Champion Supreme points are awarded only to MWPBA member bands and MWPBA individual members in regular season competitions with official sanctioned status. Events at Champion Supreme games are awarded double points. Where multiple events are offered at a standard sanctioned games, available points are split between the events.
The music requirements (described here) for each band contest is shown, either
QMM - Quick March Medley
MSR - March, Strathspey, and Reel
Medley - Timed Medley
MWPBA 2016 Contest Pre-Season
Regional Solos Contest
Feb 20 - Alma, MI
Feb 27 - Lexington, KY
Mar 05 - Milwaukee, WI
Mar 05 - Kansas City, MO
Apr 02 - St. Paul, MN
April 09 - Palatine, IL
Terry McHugh Memorial Solo Piping Contest
Solo piping only for regional qualifiers
All Amateur Grades in light music piping.
The top 3 qualifiers in each GRADE (not event) will qualify to play at the finals to be held in Chicago (Palatine).
See entry form for details, locations, and for closing dates for entries.
(all regional piping winners will be automatically entered into the Terry McHugh Memorial Solo Piping Contest finals in Chicago after the conclusion of the Regional Contests)
April 09 - Palatine, IL
Jim Enright, Sr. Memorial Solo Drumming Contest
All Amateur Grades in snare, tenor, and bass drumming.
MWPBA 2016 Professional Solo Piping Contest
May 14 - Palatine, IL
Professional Solo Piping Contest, open to registered pipers (MWPBA or other association)
Total of $3,500 USD in prize money available (see flyer for specific details)
MWPBA 2016 Contest Regular Season
** Printable details of all 2016 MWPBA regular season contests and events (bands, solos) **
The MWPBA is pleased to announce its Inaugural Professional Solo Piping Contest, to 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, and is located a short distance from O'Hare airport.
The event is open to all professional pipers.
Start time will be 2:00
The Entry fee for this event is $25.00 and the format is as follows:
All contestants play a selected piobaireachd (submit 4)
All contestants return to play a March, Strathspey, and Reel (submit 4 MSRs)
Prize money for the event is as follows:
Overall winners determined from the combined scores of both events will receive
the following additional prize money:
Judges will be announced shortly, as well as registration opening.