Cincinnati Caledonian Pipes & Drums Band

Cincinnati Piping & Drumming Solo Competition & Workshop

The Cincinnati Caledonian Pipes & Drums Band is proud to host the second annual Cincinnati Piping & Drumming Solo Competition & Workshop on Saturday, April 8th 2017. 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.

To register, complete and mail this form: Solo and Workshop Registration (entries must be postmarked by 3/25/17 – no field entries will be accepted)

Solo Competition Information

Piping: EUSPBA sanctioned (except grade 5)

Grade Events/Details
Grade 4 Jr/Sr Piobaireachd (full tune), 2/4 March (1 4-parted tune or 2 2-parted tunes), Strathspey/Reel (2 parts each), 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), Hornpipe/Jig (submit 1)
Grade 1 Piobaireachd (submit 3), 2/4 March (submit 3), Strathspey/Reel (submit 3), Hornpipe/Jig (submit 2)
Grade “Open” (Professional and Premier) Piobaireachd (submit 4), M/S/R (submit 4). Prize money is $100/$50/$25 per event.
Grade 5 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 (except grade 5)

Grade Events
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, Drum Solo (2-4 minutes)
Grade 5 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 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

To register, complete and mail this form: Solo and Workshop Registration (entries must be postmarked by 3/25/17 – no field entries will be accepted)

Prize List for Amateur Competitors
With the support of a generous benefactor, we are excited to announce that all amateur competitors will be eligible to win valuable prizes from the following list. All amateur competitors will receive 1 raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize from this list, and additional tickets may be acquired through success in the solo competition, increasing the chances of winning one of these great prizes! New in 2017 – send in your registration postmarked by February 28 and get an extra raffle ticket! Complete details/rules can be found here.

  1. Grand Prize: Kilt (8 yards/high quality), winner’s choice of tartan (conditions and exclusions apply)
  2. Piper Prize 1: $250 gift certificate
  3. Piper Prize 2: $150 gift certificate
  4. Drummer Prize 1: $250 gift certificate
  5. Drummer Prize 2: $150 gift certificate

Workshop

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.

To register, complete and mail this form: Solo and Workshop Registration (entries must be postmarked by 3/25/17 – no field entries will be accepted)

Judge/Instructor Workshop Sessions
Light music Barry Conway Session details TBA
Light music Clark Abercrombie Session details TBA
Piobaireachd Greg Abbott Reed Selection & Setup / Piobaireachd
Snare Jon Quigg Session details TBA
Tenor Anne Roby Flourishing / Solo Work vs. Band Work

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

To register, complete and mail this form: Solo and Workshop Registration (entries must be postmarked by 3/25/17 – no field entries will be accepted)