The bagpipes exist in many forms and traditionally have been found extensively in Ireland, Russia, Finland, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal and Egypt. In each country the basic instrument is the same, a bag with a chanter and possibly one or more drones. Some are mouth blown while other use a bellows attachment to supply the air. There is little doubt that nowhere has the bagpipe been received with such enthusiasm as Scotland. The Great Highland bagpipes are synonymous with Scotland. When you think of Scotland, you think of Bagpipes.
The Gulf Coast Celtic Fling & Highland Games are currently holding registration for its 2005 Bagpipe Competitions. If you or anyone you know is interested in competing please "click" the icon below.
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BAGPIPE COMPETITION RULES & REGULATIONS
Competitors may enter only one grade, class or section. All competitors must obtain competition numbers at the registration table. Times of play for all individual piping and drumming events will be posted at 8:30 am.
Competition will begin at promptly 9:00 am.
ANY COMPETITOR NOT PRESENT WHEN NUMBER IS CALLED WILL BE DISQUALIFIED UNLESS PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE WITH THE EVENTS COORDINATOR BEFORE COMPETITION BEGINS.
The Gulf Coast Celtic Fling & Highland Games Committee, reserves the right to add or omit events from the schedule, and to make other changes, as long as such actions are within the scope of SUSPBA rules and in the judgment of the committee, is in the best interest of the Games. Decisions of the judges are final. All competitors should remain in FULL UNIFORM until all medals and trophies have been awarded. No medals shall be worn during competition. There must be at least one more competitor than prizes to be awarded, (i.e., If there are three competitors, only two prizes will be awarded.)
NO INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES WILL BE PERMITTED ON THE DAY OF THE GAMES.
Band Registration fee will be $50.00 (Non-Refundable).
Entries must be postmarked on or before February 1, 2005.
Each band will be issued three vehicle passes for on-field parking.
The first 16 bands registered will be eligible to receive travel allowance based on the distance to the games in Bradenton, Florida..
50 to 100 miles....................$100
100 to 200 miles..................$200
200 to 300 miles..................$300
Over 300 miles ....................$400
Determination will be based on the 16 earliest postmarks. To qualify for travel allowances, bands MUST compete and participate in opening and closing Massed Bands performances and any additional performance as requested in full uniform. Travel allowances will be paid regard-less of whether or not the band wins a prize.
Band representatives must report to the registration table before 10:00 am. The band draw for playing position will take place promptly at 10:00 am -- bands will compete in order. ANY BAND MISSING ITS TURN WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. There will be a meeting for mass band direction
following the draw. A member of each band is required to attend this meeting. All bands will be required to play and perform on field as needed and play in both Massed Bands.
THERE MUST BE TWO OR MORE BANDS TO HOLD COMPETITION IN EACH EVENT.
P4 - Grade 1
P5 - Grade 1
P6 - Grade I
P7 - Grade II
P8 - Grade II
P9 - Grade II
P10 - Grade III
P11 - Grade III
P12 - Grade III
P13 - Grade IV
P14 - Grade IV
P15 - Grade V
P16 - Grade V
Piobaireachd (Submit 3)
4-part 2/4 M/S/R (submit 2/2)
Hornpipe/Jig (submit 1/1)
Piobaireachd (submit 2)
4-part 2/4 March (submit 2)
Strathspey&Reel (submit 1 & 1)
Piobaireachd (submit 1)
4-part 2/4 March (submit 1)
Strathspey & Reel (submit 1)
Piobaireachd (submit 1)
4 Part 2/4 March (submit 1)
(under 30) 2-part minimum March, any time signature (submit 1)
(over 30) 2-part minimum March, any time signature (submit 1)
(All bands must submit roster with their registration.)
B03 BAND GRD III B04 BAND - GRD IV
3-5 Min Medley of Choice Quick March Choice
1st $500, 2nd $300 1st $400, 2nd $300
3rd $200, 4th $100 3rd $200, 4th $100
B05 BAND - GRD V OPEN TO ALL BANDS
Medley 3-5 Minutes Slow March to
1st - $350 2nd $250 4 part 6/8 March
3rd $150, 4th $75 1st $300 2nd $200
3rd - $100, 4th $50
D1 — Snare Drum-March, Strahspey & Reel
D2 — Snare Drum –Hornpipe/Jig
———–1st - $80, 2nd $60, 3rd - $40———–
D3 — Bass Drum—MSR
D4 — Tenor Drum—MSR
———–1st - $40, 2nd 30, 3rd - $20 ————
D5 — Drum Major Slow March, 6/8 March
—–1st $80— 2nd $60—3rd $20— 4th $20—–
AMATEUR SNARE DRUMMING
Submit 1 each for all
D6 - Grade I D7 Grade II
4-part 2/4 March 4-part 2/4 March
Strathspey & Reel Strathspey & Reel
trophy, 3 medals 1 trophy, 3 medals
D8 – Grade III D9 - Grade IV
4-part 2/4 March As stated in
1 trophy, 3 medals SUSPBA rules
1 trophy, 3 medals
D10—Drum pad competiton
D11—Bass Amatuer 3-5 Minute Medley
D12—Tenor Amateur a 4 parted March in 2/4,4/4, or 6/8 time..
D13 Amateur Drum Major (Slow March 6/8 March)
1 trophy and 3 medals for each event D10, D11, D12
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2005
Entry fee $20.00 per event
Q1 Open Piping Quartet Medley 3-7 Minutes
1st $300. 2nd $250. 3rd $200.
Q2 Open Piping Quartet, March, Strathspey and Reel
1st $300. 2nd $250. 3rd $200
CLICK HERE to submit the members names in quartet.