HIGHLAND GAMES

Solo Piping & Drumming

The Hororata Highland Games will be run under the rules of the Piping and Dancing Association of NZ, as appropriate.

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. Remember to purchase your discounted supporters tickets!  Your supporters can purchase tickets online.  Follow us on Facebook to keep up-to-date with all entry information.

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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 Tenor 2/4 or 6/8 March (minimum 4 parts)
  • Open Tenor MSR (minimum 4 parts each tune)
  • A Grade Snare MSR (minimum 4 Parts each tune)

  • B Grade Snare MSR (minimum 4 Parts each tune)

  • D Grade Snare Own Choice March (min 4 parts)
  • C Grade Snare 2/4 March (minimum 4 parts)

  • Novice Snare Own Choice March (minimum 2 parts)

Solo Piping and Drumming competitions will start at 8.45 am 

Click here to download running order

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. The Marshalls will be in Royal Blue T-shirts with Clan Hororata in yellow on them.   
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  clare.fraser@xtra.co.nz 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 11th Hororata Highland Games 5th November 2022 are closed. Due to the number of bands we cannot take any late entries as we don’t ahve time.

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

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

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$7 per competition.
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 2022

  • Close 14th October 2022
Entries are closed

no gate sales on the day this year.

Your supporters can purchase tickets online.

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