The Midwest Pipe Band Association

For pipe band competitions, each band must be prepared to submit the following selection(s) according to grade: 

Quick March Medley

  • Any number of quick marches of any common or compound time signatures played in succession within a time limit of 2:45-4:30 minutes.

Medley

  • Minimum of four (4) different tune categories
  • Grades 4 and 3 play within the time limit 3-5 minutes.
  • Grade 2 plays within the time limit 4-6 minutes.
  • Grade 1 plays within the time limit 5-7 minutes.
  • Grade 1 must submit two at the Piping Tent, by 10:30am and draw at the line which is to be played.

March Strathspey & Reel (MSR)

  • Minimum (Grades 4):  4 parts of 2/4 March, 4 parts of Strathspey, 4 parts of Reel. A selection of 2 different 2-parted tunes in any and all categories is permitted. Not timed.
  • Minimum (Grades 3 and above):  4-parted 2/4 March, 4 parted Strathspey, 4-parted Reel.
  • Grades 1 and 2 must submit two at the Piping Tent, by 10:30am and draw at the line which is to be played.

 

 

       

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