About The EUSPBA
The Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA) is a non-profit, tax exempt [501(c)(3)] organization dedicated to improving all aspects of solo and band bagpipe and drums music. Generally, the focus is on the Great Highland Bagpipes, the Scottish snare drum, the tenor drum, the bass drum and the performance of drum majors.
The EUSPBA recognizes that music competitions provide a means of improving piping, drumming, and pipe band musical performances, and has established a set of rules and regulations. We aspire to assist individuals and bands in reaching, not only their highest competitive potential, but also raising the level of our art. Contests that agree to follow the EUSPBA guidelines may be sanctioned by the association. EUSPBA sanctioning provides competitors a measure of uniformity in terms of rules, standards, and judging.
The EUSPBA’s Place in the Piping World
As one of 10 member organizations of the Alliance of North American Pipe Band Associations (ANAPBA), EUSPBA covers 25 states and the District of Columbia in the eastern portion of the US. In turn, the EUSPBA is comprised of 6 local branches:
- Metro – Metropolitan NYC/NJ
- MidAtlantic – DE, MD, NJ, PA (east), VA
- Northeast – CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT
- Ohio Valley – KY, OH, PA (west), WV
- Southern – AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN
- Southwest – AR, LA, OK, TX
Background of The EUSPBA
In 1964, the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association was formed in the area that is roughly now the MidAtlantic Branch of the EUSPBA. We have grown to cover the entire East coast, stretching from Maine to Texas. This is the largest geographical area of any association of our kind in the world. In terms of individual memberships, we are the largest organization in the world. Our band membership is second only to the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association.