Piping & Drumming

Piping & Drumming Competitions

New for 2024 – Online Entry Form!

ENTRY DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2024

The heart and soul of the Colonial Highland Gathering

The sounds of the pipes and drums are the most recognizable and indispensable sounds of any highland games, particularly when all the bands gather for the massed bands during the mid-day and closing ceremonies.

Piping & Drumming at the Games

The spectacle of all of the pipe bands performing in the arena together as one unit can be described as nothing short of soul-stirring.
In the afternoon the bands compete against one another in graded competitions.
Individual piping and drumming competitions are held in the morning, with competitors, from beginner to professional level, competing and displaying the results of countless hours of tuition and practice.

Piping & Drumming in History

The pipes have been used to call the Scots together for centuries to celebrate, to mourn and to gather for war. We will gather to enjoy the camaraderie and the music.

2024 Judges Will Include:

PIPING:
Andrea Boyd
Brian Donaldson
David Hall
Nick Hudson
Calum MacDonald
Andrew Walker
Scot Walker
DRUMMING:
Adrian Mordaunt, Snare Drum Judge
Mike Cole, Tenor & Bass Drum Judge
DRUM MAJOR:
Patricia Nisco, Drum Major Judge & Parade Marshall



CLICK HERE FOR SOLO COMPETITION DETAILS2024 Solo Piping & Drumming Entry Form
CLICK HERE FOR PIPE BAND COMPETITION DETAILS2024 Pipe Band Entry Form

New for 2024 – Tartan Parade of Clans and Bands!
The massed bands will still perform during the closing ceremony; for the mid-day ceremony we are adding a parade!
Don’t miss the music and pageantry as the clans and competing pipe bands parade through the Main Arena!

Piping & Drumming Schedule:

  • 8:30am – 12:00pm: Individual Piping & Drumming Competitions
  • 12:00pm: Parade – Mid-Day Ceremonies
  • 2:00pm – 5:00pm: Pipe Band Competitions
  • 5:45pm: Formation of the Bands for Massed Bands
  • 6:00pm: Massed Bands – Closing Ceremonies