The Rio Grande Celtic Festival includes competition and performance bands, as well as individual competitors in piping and drumming.
The performance bands will entertain audiences with traditional music between the main stage acts. The competition bands and solo competitors will showcase their skills with marching and tune selection in front of qualified judges.
Solo and Band Competitions
The Festival is pleased to offer solo piping and drumming competition. Piping is offered in grades 4 through 2 (including piobaireachd); drumming is offered in grades 4 through 2 and tenor drumming through intermediate. You must be a registered soloist in WUSPBA or other recognized organization to compete. Please see sign up forms for the schedule.
Band competitions are offered in grade 5 and. See band entry form for details.
Local Onfield Options
Time and interest permitting, the committee will offer “mini” workshops in drumming, general piping and piping for dancers on Sunday. The Col. Craig Chamberlain Memorial Kitchen Piping Contest will be held on Saturday, at a location and time to be announced. Signups will be at the piping tent.