WINTER STORM WEEKEND – SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


(Subject to Change)

January 11, 12, 13, & 14, 2018 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday)

Campus Map

Venue Floor Plans

Workshop Curriculum 

Registration and Check-in for Competitors and Students

Thursday
Competitor check-in, pre-registered workshop check-in, and workshop on-site registration.
Marriott 2nd Floor
1:30 PM to 10:00 P.M.

Friday
Competitor check-in, pre-registered workshop check-in, and workshop on-site registration.
Marriott 2nd Floor
7:30 AM to 7:00 P.M.

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


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.
  • $25.00 Allows spectator access to all of the days piping and drumming competition events.

Friday

McCallum Bagpipes and MWPBA – Midwest Highland Arts Fund
United States Silver Medal Piobaireachd Competition

8:00 A.M.
Marriott – Brookside, 1st Floor

North American Amateur Ceol Beag Championships
Presented by Lee & Sons Bagpipes

Grade 4 – (Entry and Sanctioning for Grade 4 is through MWPBA) 6:00 P.M.
Holiday Inn – Grand Ballroom

Grades 3 & 2 – 1:00 P.M. (Approximate) Grade 3 followed by Grade 2
Marriott – Westport, 3rd Floor

Grade 1 – 4:30 P.M. (Approximate)
Marriott – Brookside, 1st Floor

Midwest Highland Arts Fund 
North American Amateur Piobaireachd Championships

Grades 1,2,& 3 – in that order
8:30 A.M.
Community Christian Church (In the main sanctuary- Concert venue)
4601 Main

Henderson’s Pipe and Drum Supply – Midwest Highland Arts Fund
North American Gold Medal Ceol Beag Competition Qualifier and Final

Qualifier –
8:00 A.M.
Marriott – Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Final –
5:00 P.M. (Approximate)
Marriott – Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Midwest Highland Arts Fund 
Gold Medal and Amateur Tenor Drumming Championships
(Presented by Andante Percussion, Pearl Drums, and Premier Percussion)

Amateur: Novice followed by Intermediate –
8:00 A.M.
Marriott Seville Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Gold Medal-
10:00 A.M. (Approximate)
Marriott Seville Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Midwest Highland Arts Fund  – Princeton Reimbursement Group
Gold Medal and Amateur Bass Drumming Championships
(Presented by Andante Percussion, Pearl Drums, and Premier Percussion)

Amateur: Novice followed by Intermediate –
12:30 P.M. (Approximate)
Marriott Seville Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Gold Medal-
1:30 P.M. (Approximate)
Marriott Seville Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Cameron’s Drumming Studio Midwest Highland Arts Fund
North American Amateur Drumming Championships
(Presented by Andante Percussion, Pearl Drums, and Premier Percussion)

8:00 A.M.
Beginning with Grade 3, followed by Grade 2, then Grade 1
Holiday Inn Grand Ballroom – B, 1st Floor

Henderson’s Pipe and Drum Supply – Midwest Highland Arts Fund
North American Gold Medal Drumming Championships – Qualifier and Final
(Presented by Andante Percussion, Pearl Drums, and Premier Percussion)

Qualifier –
3:00 P.M. (Approximate)
Marriott – Seville Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Final –
8:00 P.M. (Approximate)
Marriott – Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

R.G. Hardie & Co. Ltd – Midwest Highland Arts Fund
United States Gold Medal Piobaireachd Competition

8:00 A.M.
Marriott – Westport, 3rd Floor


Contest Awards Ceremony

Friday

9:45 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 and Holiday Inn.

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
Holiday Inn will have great, and fast, breakfast, lunch, and dinner specials. 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

Community Christian Church

4601 Main Street (South end of Winter Storm Campus. see map)

Saturday
7:15 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. (Doors open at 6:00 P.M.  General Admission)

Tickets: Workshop students receive one free ticket per registration.
Adults: $35.00, Children: under 12, $15.00; 5 and under, Free of Charge.

Tickets available online or at the door.


Winter Steam – The Big Party!

Saturday

Sponsored by Kansas City Bier Company

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

Bring your bagpipe or drum and play for cool swag, or enjoy a beverage and watch others play for the prizes.

Purchase a Winter Steam souvenir pint glass- $20.00. Enjoy unlimited refills (must be 21 to consume alcohol); purchase in advance online or at the door.