HOW DO I SIGN UP?

SOLOISTS

ASSOCIATION REGISTRATION

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.

Soloists Registration

Click the button to visit the Midwest Pipe Band Association's Soloists Registration page.

CONTEST REGISTRATION

Go to the MWPBA website (www.mwpba.org). Click the “CONTEST” tab at the top of the page. Select “Regular Season Contests”. Then select “Master Soloist Competition Entry”. Fill in the information. When you put in your grade, the system will automatically bring up all the contests sanctioned by the MWPBA as well as the types of contests qualified for your grade level that you may enter. Each event is $11. Click the entries you are eligible for and want to enter, and proceed down the page in filling out the rest of the information. You pay through PAYPAL or a credit card at the end of the process.

BANDS

ASSOCIATION REGISTRATION

All band 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 “BANDS” tab on the top of the menu. Select “Submit Bands Registration (2019)”. This will take you to the registration page. There you will see the fee of $250 (this is good for one calendar year). Note: the March 31 deadline applies only to renewing bands, not first time registrants. Click “Next” at the bottom of the page. You will then proceed through a series of three pages where you will fill out your (1.) member information, (2.) confirmation of the submitted data, and (3.) 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.

Band Registration

Click the button to visit the Midwest Pipe Band Association's Band Registration page.

CONTEST REGISTRATION

Go to the MWPBA website (www.mwpba.org). Click the “Contest” tab at the top of the page. Select “Regular Season Contests”. Then select “Master Band Competition Entry”. Fill in the information. When you put in your grade, the system will automatically bring up all the contests sanctioned by the MWPBA as well as the types of contests qualified for your grade level that you may enter. Total fee for a competition day is $80, regardless of the number of events a band may enter. Click the entries you are eligible for and want to enter, and proceed down the page in filling out the rest of the information. You pay through PAYPAL or a credit card at the end of the process.