2019 Location – University of Winnipeg Campus

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019

Registration: Available on Eventry.net

2019 Solo Order of Play – TBA

Catch the afternoon pipe band competition. Bands will compete in various events to see who will be victorious. Expect to see some very innovative and musical performances.

The Pipe Band contest is one of the larger attractions at this year’s games. Over 15 bands attend regularly from all areas of the province as well as from outside Manitoba. The contest itself is adjudicated by world-class judges in attendance from all over the world. There are four levels of competition that bands can compete in at the games— Grade Two, Grade Three, Grade Four and Grade Five. Grade Two is the highest level of competition at the games. Be sure to attend the closing ceremonies at 5:00 PM where the winners of the pipe band events will be announced.

Throughout the morning, over 220 individual pipers and drummers will compete in solo competitions. Competitors will play various pieces of music ranging from marches, strathspeys and reels, to the classical music for the bagpipes— Piobaireachd (pee-ba-rock).