Piping Events

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting some great events for pipers, drummers and bands alike!

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Solo and Band Competitions

The Festival is pleased to offer solo piping and drumming competition. Piping is offered in grades 4 through 2 (including piobaireachd); drumming is offered in grades 4 through 2 and tenor drumming through intermediate. You must be a registered soloist in WUSPBA or other recognized organization to compete. Please see sign up forms for the schedule.

Band competitions are offered in grade 5, 4 and 3 this year. See band entry form for details.

Local On-field Options

This year the Festival has located a beer tent, the “Piper’s Pub”, near the band tents. It is a public beer tent, but the location will allow easy access for the soloists and pipe bands.

Time and interest permitting, the committee will offer “mini” workshops in drumming, general piping and piping for dancers on Sunday. The Col. Craig Chamberlain Memorial Kitchen Piping Contest will be held on Saturday, at the “Piper’s Pub” beer tent, time to be announced. Signups will be at the piping tent.


Piping Entry Fees
Name or Band Name


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Solo Registration Form

Band Registration Form

Host Hotel: Marriott Pyramid North

Use the code:

Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival

Contact for Pipers

Sue Jacobi
Phone: (505) 896-8846


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