WINTER STORM WEEKEND – SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


(Subject to Change)

January 11, 12, 13, 14, & 15, 2023 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday)

Campus Map 

Marriott Floor Plan

Workshop Curriculum 

 

Registration and Check-in for Competitors and Students

Wednesday
Competitor check-in, pre-registered workshop check-in, and workshop on-site registration.
Marriott 2nd Floor
1:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Thursday
Competitor check-in, pre-registered workshop check-in, and workshop on-site registration.
Marriott 2nd Floor
7:30 AM – 9:00 PM

Friday
Competitor check-in, pre-registered workshop check-in, and workshop on-site registration.
Marriott 2nd Floor
7:30 AM – 9:00 PM

Saturday
Pre-registered workshop check-in, and workshop on-site registration.
Marriott 2nd Floor
7:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Sunday
Pre-registered workshop check-in, and workshop on-site registration.
Marriott 2nd Floor
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM


Competitions

  • Competition Start Times are Subject to Change. (Competitors should check with Stewards for updates; per the rules)
  • Spectator Tickets available online and at Marriott Hotel, 2nd floor. Pass not required for Thursday.
  • $30.00 pass allows spectator access to all of Friday’s piping and drumming competition events.

Campus Map
Venue Floor Plans

Thursday

         All amateur competitions will take place in the Marriott on Thursday. Rooms and times TBA.

        Friday

All professional competitions will take place in the Marriott on Friday. Rooms and times TBA.


Contest Awards Ceremony

Friday

9:00 P.M. (Approximate)
Marriott Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor
Free admission. Come early to grab a good seat.

Enjoy the pub in the Grand Ballroom with food and drink available.


Workshop
Sponsored by Midwest Pipe Band Association

Saturday & Sunday

Workshop classes will be held in the various meeting spaces of the Winter Storm Hotel-Complex, Marriott Hotel and Simpson House.

Curriculum and classroom locations will be detailed in the workshop packet.
Campus Map 

Venue Floor Plans

Saturday

Session 1 – 8:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
Session 2 – 10:15 A.M. to 11:45 A.M.
Lunch Break- 11:45 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Session 3 – 1:00 P.M. to 2:30 P.M.
Session 4 – 2:45 P.M. to 4:15 P.M.

Sunday
Session 5 – 9:15 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
Session 6 – 10:15 A.M. to 10:45 A.M.

Workshop Meals
The Marriott has breakfast and buffet lunch specials available in the Restaurant. Plus, the Marriott will have food stands in the lobby area and on the 2nd Floor. Additionally, area restaurants are within walking distance as well.


Winter Storm – The Pipes and Drums Concert

Saturday

       New this year-

The concert is not open to the general public. With a pub-like atmosphere, the limited seating is AVAILABLE ONLY for Winter Storm students, competitors and their accompanists, family members, and associates.

  • Marriott Hotel – Country Club Plaza, Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor
  • 7:00 P.M.

Winter Steam – The Big Party!

Saturday

Immediately following the concert
Marriott Hotel, 2nd Floor Grand Ball Room

Serving Smithwick’s Irish Ale and Harp

Bring your bagpipe or drum and play for cool swag, or enjoy a beverage and watch others play. Enter the Winter Steam Ceilidh Challenge.

Purchase a Winter Steam souvenir pint glass. Enjoy unlimited refills (must be 21 to consume alcohol); purchase in advance online or at the door.