All solo competitors must be members of the Midwest Pipe Band Association (MWPBA), or another recognized North American pipe band association, such as EUSPBA. To register, go to the MWPBA website (www.mwpba.org
). Click on the “SOLOIST” tab on the top of the menu. Select “Submit Individual Registration (2019)”. This will take you to the registration page. There you will see the fee of $30 for an individual (this is good for one calendar year). If you are new to all this, there is a brief explanation of the grading system on this page. You can determine what grade you fall into by reading the explanation. You will need this information to complete the form on the next page. Veterans will already know their grade. Click “Next” at the bottom of the page. You will then proceed through a series of four pages where you will fill out your (1.) member information, (2.) competition grade, (3.) confirmation of the submitted data, and (4.) submit and pay. You pay with a credit card or PAYPAL. Once you submit the application, you will receive a confirmation with your member number by e-mail. You will need this number, when you register for a contest.