Piping and Drumming

The Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering is proud to offer the very best in Pipe Band, Solo Piping, and Solo Drumming competitions. Some of the best pipers and drummers in the world make their way here to compete every year.

Once again this year we are proud to serve as the site for the EUSPBA Southern Branch Grade 5 Pipe Band Championship.


Solo Piping and Solo Drumming for all grades will take place at Riverfront Park throughout Saturday morning, November 2nd.  Band competitions for Grades 4 & 5 will take place on Saturday afternoon, starting at approximately 1:30 pm.

Scheduling details will be announced later.

This year’s events will be limited to those required for sanctioning by the EUSPBA. Check the registration forms carefully for events offered for your grade and instrument. The forms should be completed by the applicant to ensure accuracy. No refunds will be honored.

The deadline for registering as a band, or as a solo competitor, is October 25, 2024. Registration will NOT be available or accepted beyond that date.

Bands will be emailed a participant waiver form. The form is required and should be signed by only those members competing on the day of the Games. The deadline for returning the signed waiver form is October 11th either, by email or mail.

The first 12 bands to register will receive a travel allowance of:

100-199 miles: $100 200-299 miles: $150 over 300 miles: $200


We will update this page and social media pages for more details and information about the specific piping events and schedules when that information is finalized. Be sure to check back here!

For more information, contact us at Charlestonscotpiping@gmail.com.

Band Registration

Solo Registration