Cincinnati Caledonian Pipes & Drums Band

Cincinnati Indoor Solo Competition & Workshop

The Cincinnati Caledonian Pipes & Drums Band is proud to host the third annual Cincinnati Indoor Solo Competition & Workshop on Saturday, April 7th 2018. A sanctioned solo competition will take place in the morning followed by piping and drumming workshop sessions in the afternoon taught by the competition judges.

Click here to download the registration form for the solo contest and workshop.

Solo Competition Information (8:00 AM-1:00 PM)

Piping: EUSPBA sanctioned

Grade Events/Details
Grade 5 (sanctioned this year – new!) Two-parted march (2/4, 3/4 or 4/4) on the bagpipe
Grade 4 Jr/Sr Piobaireachd (full tune), 2/4 March (1 4-parted tune or 2 2-parted tunes), Slow March, 6/8 March (1 4-parted tune or 2 2-parted tunes)
Grade 3 Piobaireachd, 2/4 March, Strathspey/Reel (1 4-parted of each or 2 2-parted of each), Jig
Grade 2 Piobaireachd (submit 2), 2/4 March (submit 2), Strathspey/Reel (submit 2 of each), Hornpipe/Jig (submit 1 of each)
Grade 1 Piobaireachd (submit 3), M/S/R (submit 3), Hornpipe/Jig (submit 2), 6/8 March (submit 3, play 2)
Grade “Open” (Professional and Premier) Piobaireachd (submit 4), M/S/R (submit 4). Prize money is $100/$50/$25 per event.
Novice (non-sanctioned) March (any time signature). This is a practice chanter event and is non-sanctioned (no pipe band association membership is required).

Snare Drumming: EUSPBA sanctioned

Grade Events
Grade 5 (sanctioned this year – new!) Two-parted march (2/4, 3/4 or 4/4) on the snare drum, piper accompaniment optional
Grade 4 Jr/Sr 2/4 March (1 4-parted tune or 2 2-parted tunes), March Set (quick march set between 1 minute 45 seconds and 3 minutes 15 seconds)
Grade 3 2/4 March, 6/8 March, Strathspey/Reel (4 parts each, may be 4-parted or 2-parted music)
Grade 2 M/S/R, Hornpipe/Jig
Grade 1 M/S/R, Hornpipe/Jig
Professional M/S/R (submit 2), Hornpipe/Jig (submit 2)
Novice (non-sanctioned) March (non-sanctioned practice pad event, 2-parted march in any time signature, no piper required, pipe band association membership required)

Tenor Drumming: non-sanctioned

Level Events
Novice 4-part Quick March (2/4, 4/4 or 6/8), March Set
Amateur M/S/R, March Set
Beginner (non-sanctioned) March (non-sanctioned, any time signature, no pipe band association membership required)

Bass Drumming: non-sanctioned

Level Events
Beginner M/S/R, Medley

Questions? Email Andy Douglas at CincyPipes@gmail.com

Click here to download the registration form for the solo contest and workshop.

Workshop (2:00-4:30 PM)

Piping and drumming workshop sessions taught by the competition judges will follow the solo competitions in the afternoon. Session details will be posted when available.

Judge/Instructor Workshop Sessions
Light music Barry Conway 6/8 Marches / Intro to 4-parted Strathspeys
Light music Scott MacLeod Band Setup / Band Music
Piobaireachd Greg Abbott Chanter Reed Workshop / 2/4 Marches
Piping, General Dave Mason Preparing for Solo Competitions (both sessions)
Snare Jon Quigg Session details TBA
Tenor Anne Roby Session details TBA

Location (map)
Springdale Nazarene Church
11177 Springfield Pike
Cincinnati, OH 45246
(map)

Click here to download the registration form for the solo contest and workshop.