HIGHLAND GAMES

Solo Piping & Drumming

Order of events will be emailed to competitors following the closing date and published on this website.
All competitors will receive a pass to the event.

 

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Competitions

Solo Piping

  • Grade A MSR (minimum 4 parts each tune)
  • Grade B MSR (minimum 4 parts each tune)
  • Grade C 2/4 March (minimum 4 parts)
  • Grade D  2/4 March (minimum 4 parts)

  • Novice (any age) Own choice March (minimum 2 parts)

Tenor, Bass and Snare Drumming

Drummers please ensure you have organised a piper for your solos. Don’t leave this until the day.

Will be judged by an independent panel on the following criteria:

  • Novice Tenor Own choice March (minimum 4 parts)
  • Novice Bass Own choice March (minimum 4 parts)
  • Intermediate Tenor 2/4 or 6/8 March (minimum 4 parts)
  • Intermediate Bass 2/4 or 6/8 March (minimum 4 parts)
  • Open Tenor MSR (minimum 4 parts each tune)
  • Open Bass MSR (minimum 4 parts each tune)
  • Grade A Snare MSR (minimum 4 Parts each tune)
  • Grade B Snare MSR (minimum 4 Parts each tune)
  • Grade C Snare 2/4 March (minimum 4 parts)
  • Grade D Snare Own Choice March (min 4 parts)

  • Novice (any age) Snare Own Choice March (minimum 2 parts)

Solo Piping and Drumming competitions will start at 8.45 am  Click here for the Running Order
 
Running Order will be loaded the week of the event.  – It is subject to change.
 
This is the Solos running order It is NOT set in stone. Players are to be ready at the start of their grade and in the general area of their board (unless they are playing for Drummers then just let the Marshall know).
 
If players are ready they can go on the board at the discretion of the Marshalls.
Please collect your playing number from the Caravan. These will be available from 8.20am. They must be returned after playing.
The Piping Boards go out from the Circle opposite the Caravan down the fence line. Board 1 is closest to the Caravan. Drumming Boards are on the opposite side of the area, with Tennor/ Bass being closest to the Caravan.
Any questions please contact Clare Fraser by email  [email protected] prior to the day or check with Caravan on the day.
Solo Piping and Drumming competitions will start at 8.45 am. this may change depending on entries.

Please be ready to play for your Grade at the specified start times in the Order of Play.

Some flexibility will be allowed due to Players being required to play for other soloists. Check with your Grade Marshall.

Entries to the 12th Hororātā Highland Games 11th November 2023 are closed. Due to the number of bands we cannot take any late entries as we don’t have time.

There will be no gate sales this year. Buy your supporter’s tickets online.

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$7 per competition.

The entry includes a ticket for the competitor.

Solo drummers and pipers will be able to book 1 supporter ticket when entering at a 50% discount off the General Admission price.

Prize Solo Piping Solo Drumming Tenor & Base
1st Grade A & B – $70
Grade C & D – $50
Novice – Medal
Grade A & B – $70
Grade C & D – $50
Novice – Medal
Open – $70
Intermediate – $50
Novice – Medal
2nd Grade A & B – $50
Grade C & D – $30
Novice – Medal
Grade A & B – $50
Grade C & D – $30
Novice – Medal
Open – $50
Intermediate – $30
Novice – Medal
3rd Grade A & B – $30
Grade C & D – $10
Novice – Medal
Grade A & B – $30
Grade C & D – $10
Novice – Medal
Open – $30
Intermediate – $10
Novice – Medal

Entry Dates

  • Open 1st Septmeber
  • Close 24th October 2023

no gate sales on the day this year.

Your supporters can purchase tickets online.