WUSPBA Massed Bands Settings

NOTE: PDF files that are available below require Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view the information. This is available as a free download for PCs, Mac, and Unix platforms. BWW files require Bagpipe Music Writer Gold, a "for-purchase" program.

Massed Bands Music

Drum Settings
(Updated May 2011)

Bagpipe Settings
(Thanks to Phil Lenihan for his volunteer effort to clean up the pipe settings!)

  • Rowan Tree (PDF)
  • Brown Haired Maiden (PDF)
  • Amazing Grace (BWW) (PDF)
  • Barren Rocks of Aden (BWW) (PDF)
  • Bonnie Dundee (BWW) (PDF)
  • Green Hills of Tyrol (BWW) (PDF)
  • Highland Laddie (BWW) (PDF)
  • Scotland the Brave (BWW) (PDF)
  • We're No Awa Tae Bide Awa (BWW) (PDF)
  • When the Battle's O'er (BWW) (PDF)

MAP Band Tunes for Competition in Scotland under RSPBA Rules.

Grade 4 bands competing in Scotland at certain venues (Majors, such as the Worlds) must adhere to the MAP requirements of the RSPBA. A current requirements and complete list of tunes as well as the music scores in PDF format is available on the RSPBA's page for MAP TunesPlease note that for 2010, requirements for 4A bands has changed. We are also including some of the MAP tunes below in a variety of formats.

Bagpipe Settings 2006. (Drum settings are left to the creativity of the bands.)

All the 2006 MAP tunes listed above are also available in these two zipped archives
GIF, BWW, MIDI files: MAPG4tunes2006.zip
PDF files: MAPG4tunes2006-PDF.zip



These settings are the simplest that RSPBA will allow in a MAP contest. Bands can play more complex settings if they wish, but nothing simpler. The idea behind the simplified settings is to encourage Grade IV bands to focus more on musical presentation and ensemble than on complex technique.