Piping & Drumming

Pipe and Drum Field


The Wisconsin Highland Games Champion Supreme Piping & Drumming competitions begin early Saturday and continue throughout the day, filling the air with the sounds of Highland bagpipes and drums.

Pipers and drummers compete in both solo and band events, playing different types of tunes such as marches, jigs, and piobaireachds (a long slow lament), as well as medleys, MSR (march, strathspey, and reel), and drum major competitions.

The entire grounds of the Wisconsin Highland Games become a giant world of piping, with individuals and pipe bands everywhere practicing, tuning, warming up, competing, or just having some fun.

The crowd favorite comes at the end of the day's competitions, when all the pipe bands come together for the Massed Bands performance.

Wisconsin Scottish, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the traditional arts, crafts, culture, heritage and traditions of the British Isles through educational activities and the production of our annual Wisconsin Highland Games. The Wisconsin Highland Games and our benefit concerts provide a forum for traditional artists and athletes, both professional and amateur, to inform, educate, entertain and compete, helping create an environment where their arts and abilities may be widely appreciated.

Wisconsin Scottish, Inc. | P.O. Box 270292   West Allis, Wisconsin 53227 USA | E-mail us at: info@wisconsinscottish.org