Enter the Festival Piping Events and get individualized feedback on your pipe playing, admission to the free piping workshops, and the fun of meeting and performing next to pipers from Hawai'i, the mainland US, Canada, and Scotland.
Sign Up: Register by clicking on the "Pipers' Registration" link below, or go to the "More" tab at the top of the page and click on the "Pipers' Registration" page. Online registration is just a few taps. Or, e-mail Kim Greeley at HawaiiBagpipers@gmail.com
What to Wear: We're in Hawai'i, a step away from the beach, and the piping dress code is a little more flexible. Choose to wear the modern traditional outfit of long sleeve shirt, vest & tie; or drop the tie and the vest and wear a collared polo shirt. Glengherries, kilts, sporrans, and the rest of Highland Dress complete the requirements. Student pipers in the chanter and Yearlings events are NOT required to wear Highland Dress. Just casual business attire.
Piping Levels & Island Style:
Practice chanter: For piping students who have not graduated to a full set of bagpipes yet.
Yearlings: For pipers who are new to the piping family, and are on the bagpipes (congratulations !!!) but who have been playing on their pipes for a year or less.
Grade 5: Have some tunes under your kilt belt, but are new to the piping competition scene, and are tackling your performance tunes one at a time? New to piobaireachd? Welcome to Grade 5 piping!!! We look forward to hearing an Urlar and Variation I of a tune from the Grade 5 pipers.
Grade 4: Ready to play a strathspey and reel together in performance, and up to trying out your Piobaireachd? - we look forward to hearing tunes from the Grade 4 pipers.
Grade 3: MSR, Jig, Hornpipe, 6/8 March, Piobaireachd.
Grade 2: MSR, Jig/Hornpipe, 6/8 March, Piobaireachd. Submit 2 marches for the Judge to choose from for your MSR. Submit 2 Piobaireachds, and 2 JIG & Hornpipe sets.
Grade 1: MSR, Jig/Hornpipe, 6/8 March, Piobaireachd. Submit 2 sets for the Judge to choose from for your MSR. Submit 2 Jig/Hornpipe sets, 2 6/8 Marches, and 3 Piobaireachds.
Island Style: Open to our island pipers who are residents of the State of Hawai'i.