Instructions for Bands – 2018


Instructions for Bands Document

General / Meetings / Massed Bands

  • Thank you for attending the Kingston Scottish Festival. We hope you enjoy the day.
  • Please note that there is no admission charge; however we do charge $5.00 for each vehicle for parking.
  • PLEASE ADVISE IF YOUR BAND IS BRINGING A BUS. Cost for bus parking is $20.
  • Please note that there is NO band meeting scheduled. Please direct any unanswered questions to the registration desk.
  • There is NO Opening Massed Bands.
  • Closing Massed Bands will be at 4:30 p.m.. We ask that bands assemble on the field. We will play:
    1. Scotland the Brave & Wings
    2. Green Hills & Battle’s O’er
    3. Amazing Grace
  • All tunes will be played at the halt.

Contest Timing

  • Grade 5 March Medley – MacKay-Johnstone (P), MacKay (P), Stronach (D), Eller (E)
    1. 12:30 Connie Blaney Memorial Youth Pipe Band
    2. 12:40 Rob Roy Pipe Band
    3. 12:50 Smiths Falls Gordon Pipe Band
    4. 1:00 Syracuse Scottish Pipe Band
    5. 1:10 Kingston Police Pipe Band
    6. 1:20 Pipes & Drums of Lindsay
    7. 1:30 Sons of Scotland Pipe Band
    8. 1:40 Glengarry Pipe Band
  • Grade 4 March Medley – MacKay-Johnstone (P), MacKay (P), Stronach (D), Eller (E)
    1. 2:00 Barrie Pipes & Drums/li>
    2. 2:10 Paris-Port Dover Pipe Band
    3. 2:20 Durham Regional Police Pipes & Drums
    4. 2:30 8 Wing Pipes & Drums
  • Grade 3 Medley – MacKay-Johnstone (P), MacKay (P), Stronach (D), Eller (E)
    1. 2:50 Ottawa Highlanders
    2. 3:00 Glengarry Pipe Band
    3. 3:10 Rob Roy Pipe Band
  • Grade 1 MSR – MacKay-Johnstone (P), MacKay (P), Stronach (D), Eller (E)
    1. 3:30 Toronto Police Pipe Band
  • Grade 1 Medley – MacKay-Johnstone (P), MacKay (P), Stronach (D), Eller (E)
    1. 3:45 Toronto Police Pipe Band


Practice Space

  • Please do NOT practice near the dancing competition area or within earshot of the band circle and final tuning area.

Stewards & Final Tuning

  • Stewards will direct bands to the final tuning area.
  • Stewards have been directed to keep the competition on schedule.

Contest Rules

  • This event is NOT sanctioned by the PPBSO; however, tune requirements, time limits and the minimum number of players are the same as the PPBSO.
  • All judging is according to PPBSO rules. There will be 2 piping judges, 1 drumming judge and 1 ensemble judge. All band ties are broken by ensemble.

Awards & Contest Conclusion

  • The top 3 bands in each grade will be announced. Only the top 2 bands will receive prize money. Only the winning band need come forward to receive a trophy.
  • All scoresheets and summary sheets are available at the conclusion of the contest from the registration desk.
  • We ask that the winning bands march off the field, starting with Grade 3.
  • We HOPE that bands will stay to enjoy our food and beer tent at the end of the day. We invite bands and soloists to play in the beer tent.