Pipe bands, can be full school bands, or a combined band formed from schools in the same local education authority.
To enter, complete the form below. Please pay close attention to the Rules and Eligibility to help you choose the right category.
Two x two-parted 2/4 marches or one x four-parted 2/4 march (all of own choice).
Any two x two-parted tunes in quick march time signature (i.e. 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 6/8 or 9/8).
For non-RSPBA pipe bands a list of recommended two-parted and four-parted 2/4 marches is available from the RSPBA website – www.rspba.org – but bands may play other 2/4 marches of their own choice.
Two x two-parted 2/4 Marches or one x four-parted 2/4 March; two x two-parted Strathspeys or one four-parted Strathspey; and two x two-parted Reels or one four-parted Reel (Tunes all of own choice).
Four x two-parted 2/4 marches; or two x four-parted 2/4 march (all of own choice).
One march, strathspey and reel (each with a minimum of four parts).
Two x two-parted 2/4 marches or one x four-parted 2/4 march; and two x two-parted strathspeys or one four-parted strathspey; and two x two-parted reels or one four-parted reel.
All tunes must be selected from the list of prescribed tunes on the RSPBA website – www.rspba.org
Four x two-parted 2/4 marches.
All tunes must be selected from the list of prescribed tunes on the RSPBA website – www.rspba.org (which may include parts one and two of any of the four-parted tunes on the list).
Each freestyle musical ensemble must comprise at least six players, of whom at least two must be pipers and one a snare or kit drummer (not necessarily a pipe band drummer). There is no limit to the number of players of other instruments being used.
A musical performance lasting no more than five minutes. Although technical piping/drumming proficiency will be deemed important, general musicianship skills, harmony, originality, innovation, musical interpretation, movement and presentation, musical ensemble and vitality will be particular considerations.