The MWPBA kicked off its 2023 season Saturday, May 6th with both the St Louis Highland Games and the Pipe Major Ian Swinton Open Professional Solo Piping Contest. This weekend marked a return for both events, which have not been held since before the pandemic. 


The results from the St Louis Highland games are below:


Grade 3: Cameron & District Pipe Band - 1st place

Grade 4: St. Louis Caledonian Pipe Band - 1st place

Grade 5 - Jim Enright Sr. Memorial Pipe Band - 1st place 



The results from the Pipe Major Ian Swinton Open Professional Solo Piping Contest are below:


Piobaireachd:


Derek Midgley - 1st place

Avens Ridgeway - 2nd place

Andrew Carlisle - 3rd place

Edward Mcllwaine - 4th place 


MSR:


Derek Midgley - 1st place

Andrew Carlisle - 2nd place

Nick Hudson - 3rd place

Avens Ridgeway - 4th place


Overall: 


Derek Midgely - 1st place

Andrew Carlisle - 2nd place 

Avens Ridgeway - 3rd place

Edward Mcllwaine - 4th place

Bobby Durning- 5th place