Recent Announcements and Updates

  • February | 17 | 2014

    Queen Mary Unofficial Band Results

    I experienced an incredibly great weekend at the Queen Mary.  Many thanks go out to Scott MacDonald and the LA Scots as well as the others who took their own time to volunteer at this historic venue. The Queen Mary has grown since last year and had many more bands competing.  Everyone I spoke with had a great time.  Thanks again Scott!

    The band results for the Saturday and Sunday contests:  (Note: the official results will be coming soon.)

    Saturday’s Band Competition:

    Grade IV Medley

    1st place- LA Scots

    2nd place- Long Beach Fire Department

    3rd place- Kevin R. Blandford Memorial Grade V (Playing up)

    4th place- Glendora High School

    5th place- U.C. Riverside

    6th place- Wasatch & District

    7th place- Cameron Highlanders

    Irish Pipers Grade V (playing up) dq for time issues.

     

    Grade III- Medley

    1st place- Irish Pipers

    2nd place- Wasatch & District

    3rd place- Pasadena Scots

    4th place- Cameron Highlanders

    5th place- Kevin R. Blandford Memorial

    6th place- Mesa Caledonian

    7th place- Nicholson

     

    Sunday’s Band Competition

    Grade IV Quick March Medley

    1st place- L.A. Scots

    2nd place- Wasatch & District

    3rd place- U.C. Riverside

    4th place- Glendora High School

    5th place- Kevin R. Blandford Memorial

    6th place- Irish Pipers

    7th place- Cameron Highlanders

    8th place- Long Beach Fire Department

    9th place- 7 Celtic Nations

     

    Grade III M.S.R.

    1st place- Irish Pipers

    2nd place- Wasatch & District

    3rd place- Cameron Highlanders

    4th place- Nicholson

    5th place- Kevin R. Blandford Memorial

    6th place- Mesa Caledonian

    My congratulations to the bands and for all of the hard work that the bands and games sponsors go to in making these great competition events.

    -Jeff Mann, President WUSPBA

     

     
  • December | 26 | 2013

    Western United States Pipe Band 50th Anniversary Tune Collection

     

    WUSPBA Golden Jubilee Collection cover image

    Greetings:

    I am happy to announce that we now have in print and ready to order the WUSPBA 50th Anniversary Tune Collection Book.  This is a collection of ninety contemporary tunes for the Great Highland Bagpipe compiled by the Western United States Pipe Band Association to commemorate their Golden Jubilee year 2013 and comprising tunes composed by pipers with the Association area.

    To order your copy click on the link below for ordering information.  The cost for the book is $25.00 and all proceeds go back to the WUSPBA for educational purposes.

    http://www.thebookpatch.com/BookStoreResults.aspx?search=wuspba&ddl=any