Sunday, September 3, 2023
Individual Piping and Drumming events start at approximately 8:30 am and run during the morning at various judging stations throughout the park. Competitors will be notified of their competition times in advance.
Early afternoon brings the Pipe Band competition.
The finale of the day is the closing ceremony where all bands will join the Massed Pipes & Drums of the Canmore Highland Games, at 5 pm.
We would love to have you join us this year and look forward to reuniting with you all.
INFORMATION FOR COMPETITORS
The Piping & Drumming Competition Entry for 2022 will be posted here approximately 6 weeks before our date – July 22nd – look for it here.
- All competition entries are non-refundable.
- We wish you all good luck and look forward to a great day of competition!
The Piping & Drumming Office opens at 8 am. Only pre-registered competitors will be accepted – no same-day entries available.
Please pick up your kilt numbers at the ASPD booth adjacent to the Piping & Drumming Tent at Canmore Highland Games.
ALL COMPETITORS – PLEASE BE AT YOUR JUDGING PLATFORM AT YOUR CORRECT, POSTED TIME.
Individual Pipers & Drummers
The Piping and Drumming competition for individual competitors begins at 8:30 am. These continue until all entrants have played.
You must be properly attired in Highland dress (with the exception of Novice Chanter and Drum Pad players) and your kilt number must be pinned to the front of your kilt. No competitor will be allowed to play without a kilt number.
Band Competitions take place in the afternoon, beginning at approximately 1:45 pm.
If you are interested in coming out to the Games to perform an exhibition segment and take part in the Massed Bands, please register by emailing: email@example.com.
Participants to begin lining up for Massed Bands at 4:30 pm. Massed Bands performance, piping & drumming awards and closing ceremony to begin at 5 pm.
Drum Major Clinic – Sept 3 & 4, 2022
Sept 3 – 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sept 4 – 9 a.m. – early afternoon
This clinic consists of a full day and a half of instruction on the Role of the Drum Major. Topics and skills covered will include dress, drill, mace, and hand signals – all of which are required to be able to maneuver the band around when on parade. The clinic is open to anyone from complete beginners to those who just want to brush up on current skills. On day two there is a Regimental Drum Major Competition at the Games. This clinic is a great opportunity for Drum Majors to meet and network with others in the same role.
We are excited to welcome back Drum Major Bill O’Donnell of the Surrey Fire Fighters Pipes and Drums to run this event. Last year the clinic was a huge success and a great crowd pleaser. Bill is excited to be returning to Canmore again this year and hopes to see one or two of the clinic participants from last year as well as some new faces for a fun and informative weekend. Register by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
ACCOMMODATION FOR BANDS
If you require assistance finding hotel rooms please contact us directly and we will try to help.