Pipe Band

Competition Categories:

    • 2/4 March (four-part tune)

    • 4/4 March (four-part tune)

    • 6/8 March (four-part tune)

    • Quick March Medley - simple time signatures (eight parts) (*)

    • Quick March Medley - compound time signatures (eight parts) (*)

    • Quick March Medley - freestyle time signatures (eight parts) (*)

    • March, Strathspey & Reel (four-part March, two-part Strathspey, two-part Reel)

    • March, Strathspey & Reel (four-part tunes in each case)

    • Hornpipe & Jig (four-part tunes in each case)

    • Medley - minimum of four tune types - (3 minutes to 7 minutes)

    • March and Deportment

(*) The RSPBA's prescribed list of tunes is recommended (not required)

More info:

Agreed: March 18th, 2010

Updated Medley max duration (from 5 to 7 min): November 27th, 2014

Added Medley "min four tune types": March 20th, 2018

Updated QMM categories, duration and recommended RSPBA's prescribed tunes: July 24th, 2018

Updated March & Deportment on 21-May-2019