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Barry Shears Piping Weekend

Fees & Application 

A weekend tuition fee of $200 covers all program events including the evening concert, sessions and 7 hours of instruction in classes and workshops. Partial weekend tuition options are also available. For partial weekend fees, see the application form.

Early Bird Discount for Students attending workshops!

Full weekend $175 before 7/1 or Saturday only $100 before 7/1.

Space is limited.  Late Registrants should call or email before coming.

Tuition Scholarship Opportunities

A $100 performance scholarship is available to an advanced student who is willing to come early and perform in a school, hospital or nursing home to expand the reach of the festival.

A $50 scholarship is offered for students offering a useful mini-class.

Housing Scholarship Opportunities

We have a few housing scholarships available in the homes of local residents who are friends of the festival. Scholars work several hours during the festival in the areas of registration, room set up and clean up, concert box office and fest store. No classes need be missed.

Please call or email the festival by August 1 if you are interested in one of these scholarships.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel before July 15, we can refund all but your deposit. After August  1, we keep the entire tuition.

Students canceling after August 1 due to unavoidable circumstances may send written documentation of their reason for canceling and request a partial refund. Phone cancellations must be followed by written notice of cancellation. These requests will be considered following the end of the program.

If our entire program is cancelled due to visa difficulties or other issues, your entire tuition will be refunded. If we run a program, there will be no refunds available.

Print out the application form, and mail it with a check  to:

Upper Potomac Pipers Weekend
PO Box 1474
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Or copy and paste application info into an email, fill it out and send it to us at and we will send you a PayPal invoice.

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