This competition is where it all started for Queen City Pipe Band in 2011.

Four former members of Colorado Skye Pipes & Drums got together to compete in Quartet Bagpiping competition at the IMB Smackdown 2011 at Scruffy Murphy’s in downtown Denver and got so many people so excited that the band came together literally over a few beers and over night.

I’ts happening again.  This year the IMB Smackdown 2012 is scheduled to start at:

Noon on February 25th at the Wheatridge Presbyterian Church.

The entry fee is just $10 to compete but free to watch and listen.

In the sanctioned events, there will be several light music categories for every grade level (piobaireachd or pibroch will be for Grade 4 competitors only) and in the un-sanctioned events, there will be a Grade 3 vs Grade 2 head-to-head competition and a Grade 1 vs Professional head-to-head competition.

Judges will be James Cuthill, Bob Mason and Andy Trimble, with some change up for the Head-to-Head events.

more details will be coming soon…

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