2018 INDIVIDUAL PIPING AND DRUMMING online registration and payment

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Individual Piping/Drumming Entry Fee

One person per form per instrument (piper, snare, tenor, bass).

$22 per individual and must be postmarked by May 2nd, 2018.

Entries may be considered after the deadline by special permission and are subject to a $10 late fee. Make checks payable to SMSFG (Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games). We will contact you by e-mail with further information as we get closer to the time of the competition. Tickets will be available at the Piping and Drumming Tent at the gate. There is no need to send a SASE.

Questions? Contact:

John V. Rose 
Cell: (865) 310-2766
Prefers email over phone

Individual Piping and Drumming Rules:

  1. All events shall be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA).
  2. Please be advised that competition times will begin promptly at time designated in email and it is imperative that the times be strictly enforced. Each soloist will receive advance notice of his/her competition times which will be accompanied with gate admission tickets prior to competition. Start times are subject to change based on number of competitors.
  3. Although field entries are discouraged, it will be at the discretion of the pipe and drum committee if field entries can be accepted and that such late entries will not disrupt the competition schedule.
  4. The order of play will be first to enter, last to play determined by postmark.
  5. Drummers must provide their own accompanist according to EUSPBA rules.
  6. Competitors must be ready when called or be disqualified.
  7. Decisions by the Directors, Stewards, Monitors, and Judges will be final. Protests must be submitted in writing before the final awards ceremony. The games committee reserves the right to remove or combine events when not in conflict with EUSPBA rules.
  8. Competitors must be in appropriate Highland attire (except Practice Chanter and Drum Pad) to compete and to receive awards.
  9. No award medals will be worn during any competition or mass bands.
  10. Entry passes will be available at the Piping and Drumming tent at the gate. No parking passes are necessary.
  11. All professional competitors will receive cash awards. First, second and third place medals will be awarded in the amateur solo grades. Trophies will be awarded for Piper and Drummer of the Day per grade. Awards must be picked up before the end of the games or be forfeited. Trophies and medals will be awarded on Saturday at the last massed bands.
  12. Competition is subject to delay or complete cancellation due to weather on the day of the event.

*Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games reserves the right to limit entries in any event based on available time to complete the event. Any competitor that is disallowed shall be notified no later than 3 weeks before the event or at the earliest opportunity.

Recommended Accommodations:

Games Headquarters Host Hotel
Hilton Knoxville Airport
2001 Alcoa Highway, Alcoa, Tennessee 37701-3163
(865) 970-4300

2018 Individual Piping and Drumming Entry Form

Please choose up to 4. * Grade IV Sr & Jr. can only compete in ONE Piobaireachd event.

Piping Grades

Piping Event(s) - Amateur I

Piping Event(s) - Amateur II

Piping Event(s) - Amateur III

Piping Event(s) - Amateur IV

* Grade IV Sr & Jr. can only compete in ONE Piobaireachd event.

Piping Event(s) -2/4 March and Practice Chanter

Drumming Grades

Drumming Event(s) - Amateur I

Drumming Event(s) - Amateur II

Drumming Event(s) - Amateur III

Drumming Event(s) - Amateur IV

Drum Pad

Amateur Tenor

Novice Tenor

Amateur Bass

Please click, read and agree to the Participation Agreement before continuing.


The participant recognizes that participation in the Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games (Games) involves a risk of physical injury including that caused by the negligence of the Participants, City of Maryville, Maryville College, Blount County or the Smoky Mountain Festival and Games. By signing herein, the Participants voluntarily releases., waives and relinquishes any and current or future claims against Games, the City of Maryville, Maryville College or Blount County for personal injury, property damage or wrongful death occurring to the Participant(s) arising out of participation in the Games, and agrees to indemnify and save harmless the Games, City of Maryville, Maryville College or Blount County from any claim against it for personal injury, property damage or wrongful death to the Participants, to the extent allowed by law.

I also permit the Games or its sponsors to use my name or photograph of me participating in the Games for future promotional or publicity purposes, without obligation or liability to me.