pipe bands

2022 we have 20 bands competing at the Hororata Highland Games from all around the South Island. The massed bands march at 11.45am is going to be amazing, don’t miss it!

All competitions are played in the Pipe Band arena.

Non-competitive bands are welcome on the day, please email games@hororata.org.nz to discuss options.

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The Band competitions will follow the solos.  There will be a March Past in conjunction with the Welcoming Ceremony, so bands all need to be at the Grounds at approximately 10.45 when Solos finish. We may run the Juvenile prior to March Past (this may change depending on entries and timing).
  • All bands are expected to take part in a  March Past for the Welcoming Ceremony at approximately 12 pm. This is an amazing way to celebrate the bands at the event in front of a large crowd. The bands will exit the arena once they have played so not expected to stand for the whole ceremony.
  • There will be no Massed Bands or March Past at the end of the day.
  • Only those bands that take part in the March Past will be eligible for the competition prize money.
  • Bands Tunes for March Past will be advised – but will probably be Scotland the Brave, Green Hills, and maybe Amazing Grace.
  • Competition will be run under RNZPB Ass. rules
  • The Band Presentation will be in the Circle at the conclusion of the Band Competitions. We will also announce Solo Winners.
  • All band members will be issued wristbands as tickets, these must be worn to gain admittance. There will be a competitor entry gate open from 8.00 am–11.00 am which is closer to the competition area. Supporters accessing this gate must have a ticket as there will be no ticket sales at this entry point.
Entries to the 11th Hororata Highland Games on the 5th of November 2022 are now closed.

Click here to enter.

The event will be run in line with all government COVID guidelines in place at the time.

All competitors will be issued a competitor pass and will need these to enter the event, regardless of age.

Grade 1 – 4




Prizes Full Band Set Juvenile Band of the Day
1st $200 per grade Certificate Hororata Highland Games Trophy

Entry Dates

  • Open 1st September 2022

  • Close 14th October 2022.

no gate sales on the day this year.

Your supporters can purchase tickets online.