Please note that rules and eligibility are currently under review for the 2018 competition. Updated rules and eligibility will be published on this website as soon as possible.

Pipe bands can be full school bands, or a combined band formed from schools in the same local education authority. Each band must have a minimum of six pipers, two snare drummers and one bass drummer. There is no maximum number of players.

Pupils may play in only one competing pipe band and must be in full time education at their school at the time of the competition. An adult instructor may play as leader/ conductor – no other adults players are allowed.

Please read the full Rules and Eligibility carefully.

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