The Midwest Pipe Band Association

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About the MWPBA

The Midwest Pipe Band Association is organized and authorized by member bands to sanction competitions and to grade competitive pipe bands and solo competitors throughout Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

The MWPBA was formed in 1964 with ten pipe bands.  It now comprises over forty bands and over 300 individual members.

It is the mission of the MWPBA to:

  • Further the development of pipers, drummers, and pipe bands through friendly and fair competition.
  • Foster and promote excellence within and aid in the improvement of our membership.
  • Provide increased visibility and prestige to the activity in our member regions.
  • Aid members in performing the necessary functions for the further development of the arts of Highland bagpiping, Scottish snare drumming, tenor and bass drumming, Drum Majoring and related cultural endeavors within the Midwest territory of the United States.

Full details about the MWPBA, its rules, and regulations can be downloaded here.

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The MWPBA is a member of ANAPBA, the
Alliance of North American Pipe Band Associations.


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