World Solo Drumming Championships

  • World Solo Drumming 2016

The very best drummers from top pipe bands around the world are back in Glasgow to compete for honours.

Musicians will be tested in two events; March, Strathspey and Reel, and Hornpipe and Jig. The champion will be the drummer with the highest aggregate scores after both events.

World Solo Drumming Championships (WSDC) 2016 is​ presented in conjunction with Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (RSPBA). This year the World Solo Drumming Championships sponsored by Andante Drums will take place on Saturday 22 October 2016 at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Participants will register from 07:30hrs at reception in the Hamish Wood building and proceed to their designated practice room. The reception area will house an Andante display and box office. Volunteers and RSPBA officials will direct performers from their practice rooms to their performance space. The first competition starts at 09.00hrs.​

The finals will commence at approximately 15:30hrs and the competition including presentations should be finished by 18:30hrs. All afternoon final performances will take place in the Carnegie Lecture Hall. 

Seating is unreserved and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. In the event of the lecture hall selling out there will be live footage shown on a screen in the refectory.