Wisconsin Scottish
Mid America Pipe Band Championship

Saturday September 2, 2023
Tom Cobb Memorial Piping Field
Waukesha County Expo Center

1000 Northview Road, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Information for Bands

This is Preliminary. Please check back in August for updates as some information will change!

Google map to Expo Center

Expo Center Map


Travel allowances have changed (read more)

The Gr4 and Gr5 Slow Air and 3/4 March contests have been cancelled

PIPE MAJORS: Please share these items with your bands.

1) MASSED BANDS is at 5:30 PM
Doug Weisheit (Fountain Trust Pipe Band) may be the Senior Drum Major

2) Band Meeting at 10:30 AM: Please have a band representative there to get instructions for Massed Bands.

3) Bands may erect pop-up canopies along the walkway south of the Arena and in the grass south of the VIP parking area (marked in Map above). You may erect your tent frame on Friday Night. If you must attach the canopy cover, please lower the legs of the frame in case we get winds overnight. We had 20 bands in attendance in 2022 so please be neighborly and make room for other bands. If you cannot find room for your band, please come to the band tent and we'll help locate another space.

4) Each competing band gets one VIP parking spot free, presumably for shelters or drums. (You get one per grade if you have two bands.) Enter via Gate 3 on the west side of the Expo Center (click on Map above) and give the attendant your band name (and Grade if your organization has more than one grade at the contest).

NOTE: Only 1 person may be in the vehicle entering Gate 3. At this time, I am trying to arrange for a drop-off point for other people in the band vehicle.

The County charges to park in the other lot (Gate 1)-- $5 per car (cash only), so we encourage you to car pool.

5) No outside food or beverages, especially alcohol. Bottled water and food for special dietary needs is okay. Coolers will be inspected.

6) Soloists and band members should check in at the "Volunteers/Participant" table at the admission gate (click on Map above). Participants should tell the volunteer they are with "Pipes and Drums" and give their Last Name. (The Admissions list is not organized by Band Name.)

Admission is $10 for non-band members (Cash only; children 12 and under are free). You may pre-order tickets in August for $7 at https://www.wisconsinscottish.org/tickets; pick up the tickets at the "will call" window at the Admissions tent. These prices may change.

7) We will be awarding Best Drum and Best Bass/Midsection plaques in each grade.

8) We will provide water during the day along "band row" and also by the MWPBA tent. Please stay hydrated!

If you have questions about the Pipe & Drum contests, please e-mail

Dave Bruning
Pipes and Drums chair
Wisconsin Highland Games

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