2021 ASHG Piping and Drumming

  • Jun 26, 2021 8:00 AM - Jun 27, 2021 6:00 PM
  • Alaska Scottish Highland Games

    2075 Glenn Highway, Palmer, AK

Ticket Price $15.00-$70.00 Buy Tickets
Description

2021 Alaska Scottish Highland Games Piping and Drumming Competition Registration

Pipe Band Roster Deadline: May 15th, 2021

The 2021 Pipe Band Roster Form must be completed by the Band Pipe Major and emailed to the Piping and Drumming Committee: ashgpipinganddrumming@gmail.com by May 15th, 2021.

2021 Pipe Band Roster Form

Band/Trio Travel Assistance Request Deadline: May 31, 2021

Travel assistance will be offered to the first four (4) bands and three (3) trios entered with the following arrangements: bands traveling between 200-500 miles one way will receive $750, between 500-1000 miles $1,000, and over 1,000 miles $2000. Please contact the Piping and Drumming Committee pipinganddrumming@alaskanscottish.org to request travel assistance.

Competition Registration Deadline: May 31, 2021

**Registrations after May 31, 2021 will incur a late charge of $20.00 per event. Registrations will not be accepted after June 18, 2021.**

Registration includes admission to the games for the competitor, additional tickets are available at a discounted price in advance.

Prior to Registering, please be sure to review the following documents:

2021 Alaska Scottish Highland Games Events and Music Requirements

2021 Alaska Scottish Highland Games BCPA Rules for Pipe Band Competition

2021 Alaska Scottish Highland Games BCPA Rules for Solo Piping Competition

2021 Alaska Scottish Highland Games BCPA Rules for Solo Drumming Competition

Alaska Scottish Highland Games Competitor Code of Conduct

These documents are also available anytime on the Alaskan Scottish Club Website: www.alaskanscottish.org

Competitive Events

Saturday, June 26 and Sunday June 27, 2021: The Alaska State Fairgrounds, 2075 Glenn Hwy, Palmer, AK: 

Saturday June 26th

  • Drawing for the Band Order:  10:00am
  • Solo P&D Competition: Beginning at 10:00am, Check-in begins at 9:00am
  • Mass Band Opening Ceremony:  12:00pm, Assemble at 11:45am
  • Trio Competition: Following Mass Band Opening Ceremonies
  • Pipe Band Competition (MSR):  Following the Trios (approx 4pm)

Sunday June 27th

  • Piobaireachd: 10am
  • Drum Salute Competition: 2pm
  • Pipe Band Competitions (Medley): Following Drum Salute
  • Massed Band Closing Ceremony: 5pm, Assemble at 4:45pm

*All times and locations are subject to change. See P&D Steward to verify Times. 

Fees and Awards

Individual Piping and Drumming Registration Fees

Piobaireachd:

Amateur $25.00

Open $35.00

Individual Solo Piping:

Beginner $15.00 (Per Event)

All Grades $15.00 (Per Event)

Open $25.00 (Per Event)

50+ $15.00 (Per Event)

Individual Solo Drumming (Snare and Tenor):

Beginner $15.00 (Per Event)

All Grades $15.00 (Per Event)

Open $25.00 (Per Event)

Group Registration Fees:

Pipe Band Competition $70.00 (Per Event)

Trio $45.00 (Per Event)

Drum Salute $45.00 (Per Event)

Piping and Drumming Individual Awards

1 Competitor: 1 Award (Per judges discretion)

2 Competitors: 2 award

3 Competitors: 3 awards

4 or more competitors: 3 awards

Aggregate trophies may be awarded in the individual amateur classes.

Piping, Drumming, and Band Cash Awards

Open Piping

Piobaireachd $200/$150/$100

Other Events $150/$100/$75

Open Drumming

All events $150/$100/$75

Pipe Band

Grade 5 $500/$300/$200 (Per Event)

Grade 4 $600/$450/$300 (Per Event)

Grade 3 $700/$600/$500 (Per Event)

Summary of Rules:

A complete set of rules governing the Alaska Scottish Highland Games Piping & Drumming Competition may be obtained online from www.alaskanscottish.org or clicking the link above.

1. All rules are subject to change at the discretion of the Piping and Drumming Committee Lead and Chief Stewart so long as it meets with fair play and does not give any one person or band an advantage to said rule change. Pipe Majors will be informed of the rule change in accordance with Section 2.11, Modification of Rules, of "The Alaska Scottish Highland Games BCPA Rules for Pipe Band Competition."

2. Pipers, drummers and pipe band members must be attired in recognized Highland dress. Dress for bands must be of conforming nature, plaids do not have to match, so long as they are recognized in Highland wear.

3. Competitors in individual piping and drumming events play in reverse order of entry (last to enter, first to play). The Chief Steward reserves the right to adjust the order of play due to dropouts. The order of play will be posted outside the Chief Steward Official table.

4. Piobaireachd: Competitors in all grades must submit their chosen requisite list of tunes. A list of tunes must be emailed to the Piping and Drumming Committee (ashgpipinganddrumming@gmail.com) by June 12th, 2020. Competitors will be notified of the judge’s choice at the start of the Grade 4 competition. Competitors will play in reverse order of entry (last to enter, first to play). Each competitor will be expected to immediately follow the preceding player or be disqualified. Competitors may exchange positions with other competitors only with the permission of the Chief Steward.

5. Trio: A trio shall consist of three pipers. No piper may compete in more than a single trio event. Trios will play in reverse order of entry (Last to enter, first to play). Each trio will be expected to immediately be prepared to follow the preceding trio or be disqualified. The Trios are not required to be affiliated with the same band.

6. Drum Salute: Only one group of specified drummers may enter from any one band. There is no limit to number drummers, but a minimum, each must contain 1 bass, 2 snares and 1 tenor drum. Order of play will mirror the draw for band competition.

7. Pipe bands will consist of a minimum number of competitors: Grades 3 &4 shall have a minimum of 10 players; 6 pipers, 2 sides, 1 bass and 1 tenor. Grade 5 shall have a minimum of 9 players; 5 pipers, 2 sides, 1 tenor and 1 bass drummer.

8. No piper or drummer shall be allowed to compete in more than one band, except instructors and players playing dual instruments see games rules Parts 2.5. Every member of a competing band must be listed on the entry form band roster and submitted at the deadline date indicated. No roster = no play, no exceptions.

9. Pipers and drummers are to tune and warm up in designated areas only. Failure to warm up in the designated area may lead to disqualification.

10. All competing bands and/or bands receiving travel or performance funds will be required to play in both the Opening and Closing Massed Bands. The Alaskan Scottish Club attaches great importance to these events as an obligation to generate public support for the Club. Bands failing to participate and maintain the standards set forth in the Games rules, face forfeiture of prize money and travel funds.

11. No outside piping or drumming during the Opening or Closing ceremony program is allowed.

12. The pipe band order of play will be drawn at 10:00AM at the Chief Steward table/tent. Approximate start times will be posted at least two hours prior to the start of the band competition. Bands will be informed of any changes in the event a band scratches.

13. Notice to all professional competitors and pipe bands. Due to US IRS regulations, ASHG is required to collect tax identification information for all entrants capable of receiving cash awards. All US Open competitors must complete and submit IRS form W-9 along with their entry form. Foreign competitors must complete and submit IRS form W-BBEN along with their entry form.

Date & Time

Jun 26, 2021 8:00 AM - Jun 27, 2021 6:00 PM

Venue Details

Alaska Scottish Highland Games

2075 Glenn Highway, Palmer, Alaska, 99645, United States

Alaska Scottish Highland Games
Alaskan Scottish Club, Inc.

The Alaskan Scottish Club is a non-profit organization established to promote the Scottish culture, heritage and teachings to the people of Alaska.  We achieve this through events, workshops, concerts and other social gatherings in Alaska throughout the year.