Welcome to pipes|drums BigPrizes database!

The piping and drumming world revolves around competition, yet until now there has been no central repository of data from the years and years of major events.

Have fun looking up the winners of the most significant solo and band competitions in history and check to see won what when and, in some cases, with which tunes.

BigPrizes needs your help, though. So please do contact us with any insights, corrections and new data that you may have so that we can continually improve our database to share with the entire piping and drumming world now and for generations to come.


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  • Haves and have-nots
    Thu, 25 Jun 2015
    There are those pipe bands that have and those that have not. And increasingly there are competitions and Highland games that have and have not. The size and success of bands and competitions are linked. June 23rd was one of … Con …
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UPCOMING EVENTS July 5, 2015PEI Summerside School of Piping and DrummingCollege of Piping, Summerside, PEI

July 10, 2015Jim Thomson School of PipingNorthern Arizona University Flagstaff, Arizona

July 10, 2015The Antigonish Highland GamesAntigonish, NS

July 11, 2015Fort Edmonton Highland GamesFort Edmonton Park, Edmonton, AB

July 11, 2015Presque Isle Solo Piping ContestEast Pier Pavilion, Presque Isle State Park 4.5 miles past 25 Peninsula Dr. Erie PA 16505

Pipe-Majors: Get to know how all of your pipers blow (i.e., hard, easy, through the reed, easy on the reed) and select reeds for them on this basis.
Richard Parkes, P-M Field Marshal Montgomery