With dreams of summer soon upon us, it means it is almost time for Band Camp! :-)
A week at a Davidson summer session is a great way to make major strides towards achieving your goals. It's not too late to register for our 2018 summer sessions. Join us for an unforgettable week of piping and drumming with gold medalists Brian Donaldson, Willie McCallum, and Jim Kilpatrick...and others!
Choose from three locations:
For more information, or to register online, visit www.scottishartsacademy.com/registration.
As most of you know, Keith McDonald, our long standing Chief Steward decided to retire after the 2017 season. Many thanks to Keith for all of his efforts in making the MWPBA a better place!
It is with great joy that we are able to announce our new Chief Steward for 2018. The new Chief Steward of the MWPBA is Sherry Sievewright. Sherry has served as one of our top Stewards for several years and has earned the position. When you see Sherry at Alma or one of the other upcoming contests please wish her well and offer your congratulations.
Welcome aboard Sherry and we look forward to working with you!
All band that intend to compete in Scotland this season MUST complete the Supplemental RSPBA-MWPBA Pipe Band Roster and submit it TWO MONTHS BEFORE the first contest in which they intend to compete. This form lives in the BANDS menu.
Good Luck to the following MWPBA member bands that are planning to make the trip!
Any more out there that we don't know of?
The list of bands registered as MWPBA members for 2018, their websites, official competition rosters, and identified Registered Instructors is now available under the BANDS menu.
There's also a handy-dandy map of all registered bands.
If you see any issues with the content, please have your Band Manager update the roster.
Thanks to all the contestants, judges, volunteers, and spectators on Saturday!
Congratulations to overall PM Ian Swinton Open winner Teddy Krogh!
2018 Terry McHugh Memorial Regional Solo Champions:
Recordings of all PM Ian Swinton Open MSR and Piobaireachd performances are on the MWPBA YouTube Channel in the 2018 PM Ian Swinton Open playlist.
|Jim Stack, Teddy Krogh, Jack Lee|
As implemented for the past few seasons since we've centrally coordinated contest entry using the MWPBA website forms, the closing date for entry to solo and band contests in the regular season is the Sunday midnight 3 weeks before the Games. For the past couple of seasons, there has also been a 48-hour "grace period" of late entry extended until the following Tuesday. Despite repeated advertising of entry deadlines, there is almost always somebody asking for even later entry, which usually causes additional work for the volunteers running the events.
As agreed at the November 2017 AGM, for season 2018 the entry deadlines will be unchanged, but one more week will be permitted for late entry (i.e. the Sunday evening 2 weeks before the event). A nominal late fee will be charged to encourage future on-time entry. The late-fee will be $30 per band (regardless of how many events are entered by that band at the contest), and $10 per soloist (regardless of how many events are entered by that soloist for that day of competition). The late fees will be automatically determined and added by the entry forms, and are due on entry form submission.
The forms will disallow entry after the late-entry period has expired, and requests for very late entry will be denied.
Thanks for your understanding and cooperation to help us streamline the process, and here's to a great season!