Join us on Saturday, October 12th, 2013 at Hillsboro Stadium in Hillsboro, Oregon, for the inaugural Bands of America: Northwest! This Bands of America and Music for All affiliated marching band contest has the potential to become an annual BOA Northwest Regional Championship. That would give bands from our area an opportunity to qualify for national competition, year after year!
Register for BOA-NW: NW.BOA.Hybrid.Entry.Form*. [PDF]
*Important Note: Mail ONLY the above entry form and accompanying payment directly to West Salem High School. All other NWAPA forms and payments can be sent here.
BOA-NW Website: westsalemband.org/nwboa.html
Join our mailing list (left sidebar) to receive regular updates from the NWAPA, and connect with us via email if you have any questions. We are excited to be welcoming Bands of America and Music for All to the Pacific Northwest!
Below you will find information for Percussion Championships at Sherwood High School on 4/13/13, including the locked performance schedule and the Director’s Packet. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Below you will find the tentative schedule for Percussion Championships at Sherwood High School on 4/13/13. Please email email@example.com with any errors or discrepancies.
Below you will find the locked schedule for Colorguard Championships at Liberty HS on 4/6/13. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any classification errors or discrepancies.
The Director’s Packet has been updated as of 11:45 PM on 4/3/13. The show flow has been clarified as well as updated ticket prices and warm-up scenarios. Please review for your reference. Thank you for your patience.
Below are the final schedule and director’s packet for the Westview Winter Classic 3/23/13. Please email email@example.com with any errors or discrepancies.
Below you will find the important information for the Glencoe Westside Showcase on 3/16/13.
Critique is offered to all attending units. It will be held between the Prelims and Finals performances for both the colorguard and percussion rounds. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Director’s packet information links can be found below. Detailed information concerning warm-up times and the critique process will be posted online and emailed prior to the competition. Units will each be given 7 passes for staff, volunteers, parents, etc at check-in.
Please email questions to either the show host contact, at email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Percussion warm-up schedule is below. Percussion units are not required to use the official warm-up area or times, but the space is reserved if desired.
Please find the tentative schedule for the Skyview competition. Information about critique sign up will be emailed to all unit directors one week prior to the show.
Please email email@example.com immediately if you see any issues or discrepancies.
Below you will find the Director’s Packet Information, the Show Flow Map and the detailed rotational schedule for the Percussion Premiere at Evergreen HS on Feb 9, 2013. Please review all of the information for your reference and notify me immediately if you notice an error. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below you will find the Director’s Packet Information and the Show Flow Map for the Colorguard Premiere at Tigard HS on Feb 2, 2013. Please review the information for your reference. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please email email@example.com.
The Percussion Clinic and Premiere will take place at Evergreen High School on Saturday Feb. 9. 2013. You will find a link to the schedule below. The Clinic portion of the day will take place in the morning and afternoon. Each unit will be given 17 minutes on the competition floor to use as they like. A judge will be available to speak to your members on the floor during this time and multiple judges will be available for discussion with the directors and staff members.
Please read over the schedule and ensure your unit is registered in the correct class. If not, ensure your unit has been registered online as well. Fill out the registration form with the most accurate information. You can view the published form here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFlCcHFoTmg4ektjdk9WRjFxUDNHeGc6MA
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with discrepancies or if your unit is missing.
Thank you and we look forward to the beginning of the 2013 winter season!
The NWAPA will be sponsoring a visual judges clinic held during Winter Guard Championships at Liberty HS on Saturday April 6th. Judges Coordinator, Curtis Costanza, will guide participants through the NWAPA/WGI judging system as well as provide classroom and field training during the contest. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in judging for the NWAPA in the future. More details will posted soon. Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
***Changes to WGI’s Unit Introduction Announcement WGI has altered the introduction announcement and guidelines regarding “pre-shows.” Due to NWAPA’s use of WGI processes in order to create consistency, this new WGI introduction can be used for NWAPA sanctioned competitions. However, NWAPA is offering the choice for each performing unit as to which introduction is used. Please see the document link below for further details and information.
*** Dropbox Registration All judges tapes will be distributed through a Dropbox account. Please provide NWAPA with the requested information using the link below to ensure the a Director’s can review the judges’ critiques in a timely manner.
You can view the published form here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dERSODNrM0FZb3AzVkFjTXVUc01QMEE6MA
***Regional A During the 2013 Winter competition season, the Regional A class will be comprised of both Independent Regional A (IRA) and Scholastic Regional A (SRA) classifications. The division will be known as Regional A (RA.) The competition order will remain based on the random draw completed at the Winter Meeting.
Below is the list of Judges for the 2013 season for your reference.
Please email email@example.com with any questions or comments.
The Winter Guard Clinic and Premiere will take place at Tigard High School on Saturday Feb. 2. 2013. You will find a link to the schedule below. The Clinic portion of the day will take place in the morning and afternoon. Each unit will be given 15 minutes on the competition floor to use as they like. A judge will be available to speak to your members on the floor during this time and multiple judges will be available for discussion with the directors and staff members.
Please read over the schedule and ensure your unit is registered in the correct class. If not, please fill out the registration form with the most accurate, up to date information. You can view the published form here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFlCcHFoTmg4ektjdk9WRjFxUDNHeGc6MA
***Note this schedule may be adjusted by up to 15 min per unit***
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you see any discrepancies or errors.
Thanks and we are excited for the 2013 winter season to begin!!
To schools & organizations seeking to host a Fall 2013 NWAPA show, please utilize the form below.
Fall 2013 Show Host Form [PDF]
Please submit completed forms to email@example.com by Dec. 14th. You can email scanned copies, or send the form to our PO Box (visit our Contact Us page). Thank you!
With the winter draw meeting getting closer here is a bit more information on the budget and the various choices we can make to impact it. There is also a corrected version of the winter projected document to reflect the fact that Chief Judge fees were not accounted for and an error on the number of judges at percussion championships.
NWAPA Winter Season Options [PDF] – removed for corrections
*Please note the options listed are only suggestions and are not the only choices that the membership has.
Winter Draw Meeting
When: Decembr 1st
- Board Meeting – 10:00am
- Show Host – 10:30am
- General – 12:00pm
Where: Sherwood High School
What to bring: Winter membership dues – see invoices – General knowledge of winter budget choices
The winter invoices are now available.
Please note that the membership fees have changed. Should the winter season budget have excess funds from fees paid by the winter members there will be a reimbursement for the difference. If you have any questions,concerns, or need accommodations please contact Laurie Gottschalk, the circuit treasurer — firstname.lastname@example.org
It is a strict policy that all membership fees be paid at the time of the winter draw meeting in order to participate in the draw. Exceptions will be granted on individual basis, should they arise. Please contact the Treasurer if you need to make payment arrangements. Our first priority is the quality of performance for the students involved.
~Each participating unit should fill out their own invoice. Example: Noname High School has a percussion, a Scholastic A color guard, and a middle school drumline. All three units should fill out their own individual invoice.~
Below is the tentative winter 2013 season schedule.
Please keep in mind that many decisions need to be made concerning the budget and this schedule is not the final schedule.
February 2nd – Tigard HS – CG Premiere
February 9th – Evergreen HS – Perc. Premiere
March 2nd – Skyview HS – CG & Perc Show
*** March 16th – Glencoe HS – CG & Perc Show ***
March 23rd – Westview HS – CG & Perc Show
April 6th – Liberty HS – CG Championships
April 13th – Sherwood HS – Perc Championships
***The March 16th date is not finalized as it will need to be considered heavily in the budget proposal.
The Southridge Spectacle of Sound (10/27) will take place at Hillsboro Stadium. Download a schedule here:
SSS Schedule v2
Updated “v2″ schedule includes slight changes to the Finals round. No time or order changes were made to the Preliminary round.
Any incorrect information should be brought to the attention of the NWAPA immediately (send a message to email@example.com).
There are some very important details that need to be ironed out for the winter season. We want to make sure that we offer the best experience possible to members while being fiscally responsible.The main concern is the winter season budget and we are requesting input from the membership on how to best proceed. Please review the document attached and send any feedback to Scott Cuthbert (NWAPA President) @firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the winter season budget will be approved at the Winter Draw Meeting. It is advised that all winter directors be present at that meeting so all voices can be heard.
Adjustments were made to schedules for two NWAPA events on October 13th. Some bands’ times were postponed by up to 15 minutes. No bands were “moved up” (i.e., given earlier Preliminary times). Please delete/shred previous copies of the show schedules for these events, and download the updated schedules:
Century Showcase 2012 Schedule v2 [PDF] (Hillsboro, OR)
PNW 2012 Schedule v2 [PDF] (Grants Pass, OR)
Any incorrect information should be brought the attention of the NWAPA immediately (please email email@example.com). Thank you!
Evergreen High School, host of NWAPA Championships 2012 (Nov. 3 @ Hillsboro Stadium), is offering all bands the opportunity to place an ad in their event program. Please see the following documents if interested. The deadline is October 5th, and that’s firm!
Director Passes were mailed to NWAPA member bands today, September 21st. Each member band should receive their passes in the next few days. These passes are intended to be used by individuals directly involved with a member band, preferably an adult, although the individual does not necessarily have to be a director. These particular passes are valid for entry at all NWAPA-sponsored shows, whether or not your band is in attendance. This is in accordance with what was discussed and decided upon at the 8/25 Draw Meeting.
Passes cannot be replaced, so protect them well! If you do not receive your passes by Friday, 9/23, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fall Member Handbook, Fall Show Sponsor Handbook and Fall Adjudication Manual are now available on the Resources page under the heading, “Fall Season.” Perhaps the most important change from last year are new minimum/maximum performance times for Single-A and Double-AA bands.Please read through the handbook(s) carefully and send an email message with any questions.
Classifications have been determined. For 2012, bands with 73 or less members are in the Single A class, and bands with 74 or more members are in the Double AA class. Please visit the Members page to see a list of bands and their classifications.
Here are draw results from today’s meeting:
On September 1 (four weeks before the first competition), bands that registered as “A or AA” will be split in half based on size and a cut-off number will be provided. Directors: Please update email@example.com if/when your numbers change on or before 9/1.
A big THANKS! to everyone who attended today’s meeting.
A typo has been found on the fall fees worksheet, my sincere apologies for posting the incorrect surety bond amount. The CORRECT fall surety bond is $200, not $100. Again, please check with the treasurer Laurie Gottschalk (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions whether or not you owe a surety bond. Most marching bands have one on file. Looking forward to seeing you all at the meeting!
In preparation for the upcoming Fall Draw Meeting, please take a few moments to review the following 4 documents.
These items will be voted on for ratification at the meeting following any discussion on them. Please take note of any corrections or substitutions you think should be made, and email them to the Fall Vice President by Friday morning. You may also bring them with you to the meeting on Saturday.
2012 Fall Member Handbook
NOTE on Fall Member Handbook: Navy blue text contains new/updated wording. Please read carefully.
2012 Fall Adjudication Manual
2012 Fall Show Sponsor Handbook
NWAPA Judging Sheets
Please update your records and send all checks, forms and other correspondence to:
PO Box 25675
Portland OR 97298
Minutes from the Spring Wrap-Up & Fall Planning meeting – held on May 19, 2012 at Evergreen High School – are now available online:
Please take a few moments to read through them if you will be competing the Fall 2012 or Spring 2013 seasons. These minutes are also catalogued on the Resources page.
Please mark your calendars for Saturday, August 25th at 2:00 PM. The meeting location will be Tigard High School.
- The draw for performance order at each show will take place at this meeting. Directors, please ensure you or a representative will be in attendance. The circuit will not draw for any absent units. It is suggested and recommended that all directors have a backup individual who can attend the meeting on short notice in case of emergency.
- You must pay your fall Annual Membership fee to draw for show order. Please download the Fall Invoice to determine the total amount you owe for membership, shows and surety bond. (available under Resources).
Additional information will be provided in the coming weeks concerning judging, classifications, and a variety of other topics. Please check this site regularly as the fall season approaches. It begins!
Questions? Feel free to drop us a line by clicking the “Contact Us” link at the top of the page. Bye for now!
The proposals for the May meeting are now available by clicking here. Please remember that all membership may vote on winter proposals, however, only band directors may vote on fall proposals. We will also have an election of new officers for the NWAPA board. The agenda for the meeting will be up on Thursday, 5/17 so please make sure you return to the website to check that out. In the mean time, please familiarize yourself with the new proposals so we can discuss them at the meeting.
Please note that Pride of the Northwest, hosted by Grants Pass High School, has moved to the 13th of October (originally 10/27). This was due to an unexpected issue with facilities availability. We thank Grants Pass for their flexibility and apologize for any ensuing conflicts this presents to members. The circuit does not anticipate any additional changes to this fall’s competition schedule. The original post of the schedule has been modified to reflect the change, and is presented below.
NWAPA is happy to announce the Fall 2012 Marching Competition Schedule:
(All dates are Saturdays)
09/29: Pacific Coast Invitational @ Sprague High School (Season Premiere)
10/06: Sunset Classic @ Hillsboro Stadium
10/13: Century Showcase @ Hillsboro Stadium (double weekend)
10/13: Pride of the Northwest @ Grants Pass High School (double weekend)
10/20: Festival of Bands @ Autzen Stadium, U of O
10/27: Southridge Spectacle @ Hillsboro Stadium
11/03: McKenzie Classic & NWAPA Championships @ Hillsboro Stadium
You can download a hard copy of this schedule with more details here:
Special thanks to all Parent Volunteers and Band Directors who helped assemble this schedule. Questions? Send an email to email@example.com. Happy planning!
The 2012 NWAPA Winter Handbook has been uploaded to the website. Please take some time to review and contact Ron Comfort (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any feedback. The review period will last through Sunday night, January 1. Once the review period has concluded the finalized 2012 handbook will be published and the official resource guide for the season.
Happy Holidays from the NWAPA Board of Officers!
Here is the final collection of all proposals received by 11:59 PM on Saturday, December 3. These will be voted on at this coming Saturday’s meeting.
NWAPA Proposals December 2011
***Please note that 2 new proposals were added since this list was originally posted on 11/30.
- A total of 10 proposals were submitted
- No winter proposals were submitted
- Proposals have been numbered and listed in the order they were received.
Voting in absentia: If you are unable to attend Saturday’s meeting, you may cast your vote by emailing it to email@example.com (or any NWAPA board member) by 12:00 NOON ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10. Please include your name and title with your vote. You may vote “Yes,” “No,” or “Abstain” for each proposal.
Fall Vice President
10:00 AM – Board Meeting
11:00 AM – Winter 2012 Show Host Meeting
12:00 NN – General Membership Meeting
Very Rough Agenda:
-Fall Proposal Voting
-Winter Proposal Voting
-Approve Fall & Winter Handbooks
-Draw for Winter 2012 performance order
Congratulations to any and all bands who performed at NWAPA-sanctioned events this year. Throughout late September and October, it was a thrill to see so many young people working together each weekend to make art through music and movement. We know that in addition to incredible performances, marching band members have made new friends, improved their musical abilities, and learned to work with others as a team. It is assuring to know that marching band students (and music students in general) are more likely to go on to be successful young adults, and become leaders in their professions when they grow up. The beginnings of those futures shine brilliantly whenever a band “takes the field.” Congrats on your hard work!
Equally impressive are the supportive parents and sponsors who help provide this opportunity to their students. The total hours spent building props, moving equipment, raising funds and cooking meals are unfathomable. It is through the sacrifices of these people that marching band is possible! Thank you to anyone who helped their school’s band in any way, small or large.
And finally, thank you to the school boards and administrators of our member schools. Competitive marching has a unique power to motivate students, ignite physical and mental growth, and bring together a caring and sensitive community of teachers, parents and students. We appreciate your support and hope you will continue to recognize music as an essential element of a young person’s development, from Kindergarten to their senior year.
Until next fall, you are all hereby DISMISSED! We’ll see you on December 10th at the Fall Wrap-Up Meeting.
Fall Vice President
Northwest Assc. for the Performing Arts
This is a reminder that the Fall Wrap-Up & Winter meeting will take place on December 10 at a location to be determined. The approximate meeting time for general membership will be around Noon. Please mark your calendars!
The NWAPA Board of Officers have reviewed the show sponsor bids and have approved the following schedule for the 2012 Winter Season.
The schedule is subject to change up until the Winter NWAPA meeting on Saturday, Dec. 10.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email Ron Comfort at nwapaVP@gmail.com
February 4 - CG Premier Clinic and Show @ Tigard HS
February 11 - Percussion Premier Clinic and Show @ Evergreen HS
February 18 – CG & Percussion Show @ Glencoe HS
February 25 - CG & Percussino Show @ Liberty HS
March 3 - CG & Percussion Show @ Skyview HS
March 10 - Northwest Invitational @ Site TBD <This is a NON circuit event to assist in getting the WGI Regional back in the Northwest>
March 17 - No NWAPA Contests
March 24 - CG & Percussion Show @ Westview HS
March 31 - No NWAPA Contests
April 7 - NWAPA Championships @ West Salem HS - Single Round Championship Events
April 12 to 14 - WGI Color Guard World Championships in Dayton, OH
April 19 to 21 - WGI Percussion World Championships in Dayton, OH
The 2011 NWAPA Winter Fee Invoice has been updated.
The winter fee invoice has been updated to include the winter season surety bond of $100 per competing unit. All units must have their surety bond on file with the NWAPA Treasurer BEFORE you are able to compete at a NWAPA sanctioned event. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Ron Comfort at nwapaVP@gmail.com for clarifications. There is a link to the invoice provided as well as it being attached to this news post.