This information is current as of 27 September 2017.
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We just wanted to let everyone know that our thoughts are with the people of Texas and Florida in the wakes of Hurricane Harvey and Irma. The MWPBA will be holding a fund raiser to help support our piping and drumming friends that have been affected. Full details will follow after things settle down.
In the meantime, we have started a campaign to collect donations on your behalf that will be distributed to bands and related organizations in the areas. Any and all donations of any amount would be greatly appreciated. Distribution will be overseen by the MWPBA Board.
We are seeing tremendous support so far, and thank everybody most sincerely!
Thanks for your help!
-- DONATION COLLECTION IS NOW CLOSED -- THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS!
The results of the MWPBA solo contests at the Central Kentucky Celtic Festival and Highland Games in Eminence, KY on Saturday September 16, 2017 are now available.
Congratulations to all the prize winners and contestants for coming out to the event!
The St. Louis Scottish Games are rapidly approaching; this event is spread out over two days.
This year, the solo piping competition for Open players will take place on 9/29, Friday night at Dressel's Public House, starting at 5:00 p.m. The event will start off with piobaireachd at 5:00, and light music (6/8 March, Hornpipe/Jig, March/Strathspey/Reel) to follow at approximately 7:00 p.m. There is no admission charge, and we encourage bands and soloists that are coming to St. Louis on Friday to stop by Dressel's and watch the open competition!
The order of play for the event is here.
The Order of Play for soloists has been determined for the Central Kentucky Celtic Festival and Highland Games on September 16, 2017, in Eminence, KY. Please note that there are no band contests taking place at this event this year.
This information is current as of 13 September 2017.
And congratulations to our MWPBA members Thomas McCollum, who won the Grade 4 Junior contest and a practice chanter from Jeffers Highland Bagpipes (located in Evansville, IN), and Nathan Wilds, who was Amateur Piper of the Day, winning a gift-certificate and plaque from Celtic Corner (located in Cincinnati, OH)!
Mark McClean, a member of the Louisville Pipe Band, won Amateur Drummer of the Day.
The results of the MWPBA band and solo contests at the 2017 Wisconsin Highland Games at Waukesha, WI on Saturday September 2 are now available (band results, solo results). Thank you to all the band members who endured the rain at the very end of the day.
The band results summary is as follows:
Grade 4 Medley (5) : 1. Dundee Scottish Pipe Band (BBS) 2. Twin Cities Metro Pipe Band 3. Chicago Stock Yard Kilty Band (BDC) 4. Billy Mitchell Scottish PIpes and Drums 5. Chicago Highlanders Pipe Band
Grade 5 QMM (6) : 1. Madison Pipes and Drums 2. Macalester College Pipe Band (BDC) 3. Firefighers Highland Guard of Naperville (BBS)4. Cameron & District Pipe Band 5. City of Rockford Pipe Band 6. Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums