Rules and Regulations – Tenor Drumming
All entry forms and fees must be received by MHAF no later than December 1, 2022
Competitor Qualifications– Please read the following qualifications for Professional and
Amateur to determine your proper entry. If a competitor has questions, please contact Cliff
Davis for contest entry guidance or risk disqualification for improper entry. email@example.com
Gold Medal Solo Tenor Drumming Championships
Professional level competitors shall enter the Gold Medal Tenor Drumming contest.
Additionally, the Gold Medal contest is open to competitors of any age, regardless of
professional or amateur status.
Amateur competitors who have previously placed 1st in a Winter Storm Amateur
Tenor contest, shall compete in the Gold Medal.
Amateur Solo Tenor Drumming Championship
There is only one Amateur Tenor drumming competition for 2023. No professional
competitor may enter this contest. Amateur competitors, regardless of age, can
compete in this contest. Amateur competitors who have previously placed first in a
Winter Storm amateur tenor drumming contest must compete in the Gold Medal tenor
If a competitor has questions, please contact Cliff Davis for contest entry guidance or
risk disqualification for improper entry. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tune Requirements and Results
Gold Medal Solo Tenor Drumming Championship
Gold Medal Solo Tenor Drum Competitors shall submit: One (1) march, strathspey, and reel set
(MSR) with a minimum of four parts each and one (1) H/J (hornpipe jig) with a minimum of
court parts each. The MSR will be played first. Once the MSR is completed, the competitor and
accompaniment will have approximately two minutes to re-tune, and then will be signaled to
play the H/J. The three highest scores of the MSR and H/J will determine the contest placing for
medals and prizes. All Gold Medal competitors must be accompanied by one piper and one
Amateur Solo Tenor Drumming Championship
The Amateur Competitor shall submit one (1) march, strathspey, and reel (MSR),
with a minimum of four parts each. The three highest scores will determine the
contest placing for medals and prize. Amateur competitors must be accompanied by
one piper and may elect to also have one snare drummer.
Entries must be received by December 1, 2022. No field entries will be allowed.
Entry fees are Gold Medal USD $60, Amateur USD $25.
Competitors may enter in one grade only.
The order of play will be decided shortly after the closing date for entries.
One piper only shall accompany each Competitor.
Gold Medal Competitors must have one snare drummer.
Amateur Competitors have the option to have one snare drummer accompany.
Sponsors, MHAF staff, or Winter Storm instructors are not permitted to accompany
Recorded accompaniment will not be allowed.
Each Competitor must check-in at the MHAF registration table at the Marriott-Country Club
Plaza the evening prior to the contest, by no later than 9:30 P.M. At this check-in, each
Competitor will receive details of the locations within the hotel complex of practice rooms, the
final tuning/warm-up area, competition area, and tentative contest times and order of play.
The order of play will be posted the morning prior to the contest at the final tuning/warm-up
area. Times will be posted for the first three Competitors; the remaining Competitors will be
subject to the order of play. In order to eliminate large gaps in the contest due to players being
disqualified or unable to attend, Competitor order of play is subject to change at the discretion
of the Stewards. It is the responsibility of each Competitor to inquire with the Stewards as to
updates or changes throughout the day of the contest. All Competitors must be ready to
compete when called; otherwise they may be disqualified.
Competitors must check-in with the Steward at least one-half hour prior to the start of the
contest in their grade. Competitors must be at the final tuning/warm-up area at least 15
minutes before their scheduled competition time. Tunes will be submitted to the Steward in
the final tuning/warm-up area immediately prior to each respective contest.
Each Competitor, piper accompanist, and snare drummer accompanist must appear and
compete in appropriate highland dress, and are expected to remain so attired throughout the
day until after the presentation of prizes.F
Warm-up and practice in a non-designated, public area of the Hotel Complex is disruptive to
other Competitors and guests; therefore, such behavior will result in immediate
Any Competitor acting contrary to the rules of the competition, or the orders of the Judges and
Stewards, may be excluded or disqualified from the competition or prize list.
All decisions made by the Judges will be final.
Entry in the competition is consent for recording sound and image, and distribution on any/all
media, which shall become property of Midwest Highland Arts Fund.
Directors of MHAF, Tenor drumming contest sponsors, MHAF judges, and MHAF instructors are
ineligible for entry to the contest.
By applying to the Midwest Highland Arts Fund Gold Medal Solo Tenor Drumming
Championship and Amateur Solo Tenor Drumming Championships, I agree to be bound by