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2023 Band Contest Requirements! (Revised April 2 - see Grade 4 - Maxville)

Updated: Apr 2, 2023

In the next few days we expect to have both solo and band Master Entry Forms available online - here. We're currently working through the challenge of connecting the old WordPress platform to our new Wix arrangement. Stay tuned!


In the meantime, here is the 2023 band contest requirements:


And a reminder of the following new 2023 season rule changes related to solo drumming:



C-15.2 Professional Snare Drumming Contest Requirements


C-15.2.1 M/S/R. A professional competitor shall submit two (2) sets, each comprised of a 2/4 March, a Strathspey and a Reel, with a minimum of four parts each. The judge of the event will draw the competitor’s MSR selection in advance of the competitor’s play.


C-15.2.2 H/J. A professional competitor shall submit two (2) sets, each comprised of a Hornpipe and a Jig, with a minimum of four parts each. The judge of the event will draw the competitor’s H/J selection in advance of the competitor’s play.


C-15.3 Grade 1 Amateur Snare Drumming Contest Requirements

C-15.3.1 M/S/R. A Grade 1 Amateur competitor shall submit two (2) sets, each comprised of a 2/4 March, a Strathspey and a Reel, with a minimum of four parts each.


C-15.3.2 HP/J. A Grade 1 Amateur competitor shall submit one (1) set comprised of a Hornpipe and a Jig, with a minimum of four parts each.


Grade 5 solo drummers:

Grade 5 solo snare drumming will be split into Youth and Adult categories as follows:

Youth competitors must be under 18 years of age, on November 1, in the calendar year preceding the competition season in Ontario. Individuals that are 18 years of age or older on November 1, in the calendar year preceding the competition season in Ontario will be compete in the adult section of the grade 5 event. Practice pad event update:

A Novice Practice Pad participant is required to play 1 of the following:

New Massed Band Cadence in the time signature 2/4 - two parts New Massed Band Cadence in the time signature 3/4 - two parts New Massed Band Cadence in the time signature 4/4 - two parts

As in the past, participants in this event are not required to wear highland dress.


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