Happy New Year to everyone! The site has been updated with band and solo registration forms for the 2021 season. The MWPBA decided to renew all of our member's registrations from 2020 to 2021, so if you or your band registered to compete with the MWPBA in 2020, you're still eligible to compete in 2021 at our events; no action is required by you. Please check the Registered Bands (2021) list and the Registered Soloists (2021) list for verification.
We will get the entry forms and other associated forms up soon, but here are some key dates in our calendar:
May 1 - Day of Piping; professional and amateur solo contests held in Chicago, IL
May 29 & 30 - Alma Highland Festival, Alma, MI (cancelled)
June 5 - Milwaukee Highland Games, Milwaukee WI (cancelled)
June 18 & 19 - Chicago Scottish Festival & Highland Games, Itasca, IL (cancelled)
More dates will be released as they are known.
The MWPBA is hosting several interviews with piping, drumming, and pipe band celebrities. These interviews will be instructional, educational, and historical. The third in the series is with Jack Lee, Pipe Sergeant of the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band and Gold Medal Winner (2001-Oban) We hope you enjoy the interview!
The MWPBA is hosting several interviews with piping, drumming, and pipe band celebrities. These interviews will be instructional, educational, and historical. The second in the series is with J. Reid Maxwell, lead drummer of the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band. We hope you enjoy the interview.
Thank you to all who attended the 2020 MWPBA AGM on November 7, 2020 via Zoom. The meeting was short, due to the lack of a competitive band/solo season in 2020.
There were no new rule change proposals, keeping the meeting brief. There was an election of officers, a review of 2020, contest dates for 2021, and a few announcements
The 2020 AGM Minutes are now available.
For full details, please read the Minutes.
Link to video-conference recording of AGM: Zoom Meeting
MWPBA members wishing to see a copy of the Financial Report should email the Secretary-Treasurer.