Piping and Drumming/Pipe Bands
The cutoff date for on-line piping/drumming/band registration is April 1.
No outside alcoholic beverages of any kind are allowed into the festival.
Alcoholic beverages are available for sale in multiple locations on the festival grounds.
Piping and Drumming
(E.U.S.P.B.A. Piping and Drumming Competitions)
Individual piping competitions are held for amateurs in grades V through I and for professionals in the Open Grade. All events are sanctioned and conducted under the rules of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association, the EUSPBA.
Individual drumming competitions are held for snare, tenor and bass drummers. As in the case for pipers, drumming events are sanctioned and conducted by grade.
The preliminary Schedule of Competitors will be available here (as an Excel file) to be downloaded.
(E.U.S.P.B.A. Pipe Band Competitions)
Competitions are held for grades V through III bands.
Bands registering on-line by Ticketleap must provide a competition roster, legal-size SASE, and current IRS Form W-9 by mail by April 1 to Helen Harlow at the following address:
24 Highlander Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
(Here is a link to the IRS Form W-9 and its instructions: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf)
The schedule for competing bands will be available the day of the Festival.
All Festival Competition Participants (individuals and bands) must complete an online Hold Harmless Agreement prior to the day of the event. Children under the age of 18 years must have a parent or guardian complete an online Hold Harmless Agreement prior to the event.* Completed registration (by a participant, parent, or guardian over the age of 18) will constitute implied acceptance of the contents of this document.
*Paper copies of the ‘Hold Harmless Agreement’ are still available to download and must be signed and brought on the day of the event.