The competition at the Pikes Peak Celtic Festival is a Western United States Pipe Band Association sanctioned competition. All bands of Grades 3, 4, & 5 along with a selection of solo competition are both invited and authorized to compete. The rules of competition are those which are stated by the WUSPBA. Please download the associated registration form to enter for the competition and send to the festival office. Details can be found inside. Should you have questions; please contact us.
2022 Online Competitor Registration closed.
Piping Competition Event Schedule
Solo Piping – Grade 5, Grade 3, & Grade 1
Solo Drumming – Snare Grade 5 & Grade 4 | All Tenors
Band – G5 Quick March Medley
Band – G4 Timed Medley
Band – G3 Timed Medley
Solo Piping – Grade 4 & Grade 2 & Open
Solo Drumming – Snare Grade 3 & Grade 1 | All Bass
Band – G5 March / Slow March / March (MSM)
Band – G4 MSR
Band – G3 March / Strathspey / Reel
BAND Prize & Travel Money
Grade 5 (In Each Event):
Grade 4 (In Each Event):
Grade 3 (In Each Event):
Traveling 100+ Miles: $150
Traveling 150+ Miles: $300
Traveling 250+ Miles: $500
***Please note that the band must appear in both massed band noon day ceremonies to qualify for both Prize and Travel monies. Travel money is calculated from the bands most regular practice site to the festival field. Prize money is only awarded when more than one band is competition in the same competition. If only two bands compete than only first place prize money will be awarded. If three bands compete than only first and second place prize money will be awarded. If four or more bands compete than first, second, and third place prize money will be awarded.