EUSPBA Sanctioned Competition

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2023 Results

Grade 5

First place
Columcille School of Piping and Drumming

Second place
St Anthony’s Celtic Friars Pipe Band

Third place
Rory O’Moore Pipes and Drums

Grade 4

First place
Philadelphia and District Pipe Band

Second place
Sean McGonigal Memorial Pipe Band

Third place
Claddagh Pipe Band


Competition Rules

  1. The entry fee for pipe bands is $150 and includes admission for uniformed members of the band.
  2. Highland Dress must be worn.
    The draw will be on June 6 and bands will be notified with the contact info provided.

    Start time is 12:30 pm.

  3. Band Competition: First, Second and Third place prizes will be awarded only if there are 4 or more bands participating in each grade. One less prize will be awarded for each entry under 4 for each grade. For example, if there are 3 entries in any grade, that grade will only have 2 prizes awarded.
The Men Playing The Bagpipes On The Street Parade

Grade      1st Place      2nd Place      3rd Place
     1                         Grade not offered
     2                        Grade not offered
     3            $600                  $500                 $400
     4            $550                  $450                 $350
     5             $400                 $300                 $200