Kansas City, Missouri- The Cameron & District Pipe Band of Kansas City will converge with a total of 47 pipe bands of various grades June 17, 2023, at the 37th Annual Chicago Scots Festival & Highland Games. What is more, on Friday June 16, over 500 solo piping and drumming entries in various amateur grades, and professionals, will compete for medals or prizes.
While many of the competing bands are from cities located in midwest U.S. states, a number of the bands will be traveling to Chicago from disparate locations such as California, Utah, District of Columbia, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Texas.
The games are to be held in Itasca, Illinois, at the beautiful Hamilton Lakes complex. The highly respected and progressive Midwest Pipe Band Association will officiate the contest which, for the second year in a row, is the largest festival of pipe band and solo entries in North America.
The Cameron & District Pipe Band will perform its “March, Strathspey, and Reel” (MSR) set at 12:32 P.M. and a medley at 1:58 P.M. in a highly anticipated contest of a field of nine Grade 3 bands. Prizes in Grade 3 will be awarded to bands with the three highest aggregate scores, as well as for overall best drum corps and bass/mid-section.
A massed band performance featuring all of the bands and solo competitors will end the day at 6:30 P.M. A complete schedule of the day's events may be viewed here: Chicago Scots Festival and Highland Games.
Cameron and District Pipe Band was formed in 2017 as a Grade 5 band, and has been keenly focused on competition. In its ascension, up to and including Grade 3, Cameron & District has either won or placed in every contest it has entered. What is more, Cameron & District has the distinction of twice being awarded Midwest Pipe Band Association Champion Supreme; first in Grade 4 (2021) and in its first year in Grade 3 (2022).
Cameron and District Pipe Band is an all-volunteer Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Public Charity.