Trio Competition


Sat 07/03/2020


To be Confirmed.


Red Cross Building - Hamme.
Meulenbroekstraat 1b
9220 Hamme


For the 8th year in a row Flanders Red Cross Pipe Band will host the Trio Competition.

At this international event pipebands from Belgium, the Netherlands and elsewhere, will compete in groups of 3 pipers. 
Each trio is judged by a professional jury.

Competition rules

  • Every competing trio consists of exactly 3 pipers.
  • A trio is allowed to play in its band's Grade, one Grade up and in Open Grade.
  • Maximum 3 trios from a single band in a grade.
  • A band's registered PM may play multiple times with his own band in the same grade.
  • A per standing RSPBA rules: a PM of a Gr5 or Gr4 may play as piper with one other band in a higher grade.
  • Trio's with a piper (exept PM) who is active (even outside this competition) in a higher graded band, will be disqualified.
  • Total number of trios is capped at 39. Entries taken on First-come First-served basis.
  • 5 Euro entry fee per trio.
  • There are only 2 tuning rooms available, so "be prepared”!
  • Final tuning is allowed on stage, but limited to a maximum of 3 minutes.

Playing requirements

  • Grade 5:  4 to 6 parts of March 
  • Grade 4:  8 to 9 parts of March 
  • Grade 4 MSR:  March, Strathspey & Reel. Min 4 parts each. According to RSPA rules. 
  • Grade 3:  Medley 
  • Grade 2:  Medley 
  • Grade 1:  Medley 
  • Open Grade:  March, Strathspey & Reel. Min 4 parts each.

Competition Entries

Competition Entry  




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