entry Forms

Dancers, Bands, Pipes and Drums

The Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games offers competitions for dancers, individual bagpipers, individual drummers, and full bands.

Spectators are encouraged and welcomed to watch any of the competitions. Music competitions take place on the softball field , where elevated stand seating is available to insure you can see all the action.  Dance competition takes place on the special dance stage to the right of the lower gate.


Registration Methods
Musicians  via USPS
Registration for INDIVIDUAL MUSICIAN or BAND by USPS mail will begin Jan 1, 2017.  Print the entry forms found on the right and send your entry form with a check for your entry fee to: SMFG, Attn:  John V. Rose, 608 Keller Dr., Maryville, TN 37803. Entries must be postmarked by May 2nd, 2017. 
Dancers via USPS 
Registrations for Dancers and the Dance Workshop will be MAIL-IN only.  Print out the registration forms on the right and follow directions to send in your registraion and entry fee via USPS.
Musicians via Online Registration and Payment

If you prefer electronic registration instead of the USPS method, please be aware that online registration and payment is available here and concludes on May 2, 2017.

Individual Musician Competition - Pipers and Drummers

Pipers will play marches and piobaireachd tunes(pronounced pea-brook). Piobaireachd is an ancient form of bagpipe music which starts with a simple melody and builds from that base to more complex musical movements. They will also play Strathspeys (a dance tune), and Reels (more dance music). Drummers compete with March sets. Competitors are judged on the ability to stay in tune and the ability to play with precision.


Individual Musician Online Registration and Payment


Band Competition

The Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games offers three levels of Band Competition:
Grade V (the entry level), Grade IV and Grade III. Bands will compete in a marked circle on the competition field and will play a medley of Marches, Strathspeys and Reels, as well as standard March sets. Bands are judged on proper starts and stops, musicality, ability to stay in tune, and precision of play.


Piping Workshop

Advance registration for the piping workshop to be held on Sunday morning  is online only.


Piping Workshop Registration and Payment

For questions about the competition, please contact Director of Piping and Drumming John Rose at  
piperofrose@gmail.com or
 (865) 310-2766

For questions about the piping workshop contact Andrew Kerr at