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With over 15 Nations represented, the World Pipe Band Championships is the largest international competition in the pipe band world!   The Worlds always brings additional competitions and activity to Glasgow Green, making it a vibrant and hugely entertaining event for all ages and tastes. More information about the Worlds can be found @ www.theworlds.co.uk

Pipers and drummers from around the world will be on the Green or watching online cheering on their favorites.    With the Championships only 13 days away – we wanted to send a special shout-out to the bands from the United States of America heading to Scotland; safe travels and best of luck on the Green.

Here are the bands* representing the Spirit of ’76…


Grade 2

  • City of Dunedin
  • New York Metro Pipe Band
  • Worcester Kiltie ​
  • MacMillan
  • St. Thomas Alumni Pipe Band
  • Midlothian Scottish

Grade 3b

  • ​Kevin R Blandford Memorial
  • ​North Coast

Grade 4a

  • Schenectady
  • MacMialln Birtles

Grade 4B

  • Colum Cille
  • Jefferson
  • Omaha

*For a full list of bands from around the world who have registered to compete please visit the official RSPBA website here.

On Friday 11 August the Grade 1 Qualifiers will take place. 

The competition will be streamed online via INNER EAR Live Stream HERE
On Saturday 12 August all other competition, including the Championship Finals, will take place.  The competition will be streamed online via the BBC website.
We’ll add a link to this page as soon as we have it.





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