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Century Showcase Schedule Updated

Hello!  The Century Showcase schedule has been slightly altered.  The prelims contest will now be starting at 12:15.  Preliminary awards are still at the same time and Finals will still start at 5:30p.  If you are attending the Century Showcase on October 8th, please take a moment to review the new schedule which can be found on the Events page or under Schedules on your Contest Dynamics Unit Event Page.

Schedules and Event Information

This beginning of the 2016 season is just 10 days away!  Draft schedules for the McKenzie Classic, PCI and Music In Motion are posted on the respective event pages.

Additionally, unit directors attending the McKenzie Classic should have received an email with a private unit event link to our new contest management system.  This link will be updated before, during and after the contest and will be the one stop shop for everything you need during the event: directors packet, schedules, recaps, judges audio etc.  If you did not receive this email or would prefer that this email be sent to a different address, please reach out to Christine Clayton at

Unit directors attending later events, don’t worry, your personalized unit event link for each contest you are attending will be sent soon.  Our goal is to send the links at least 2 weeks prior to the contest so you can begin planning your day.

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Jeff, Christine or a board member with any questions or concerns.

A/AA classification split announced

From James Nowickas (NWAPA Fall VP):

The Class A cut-off for 2016 will be at 74. Any band with 75 members and above will automatically be placed in Class AA.


From Tom Mosher (website admin):

Band registrations have been updated to assign bands to the correct classification.

Winter Schedule Draft

The NWAPA 2017 Winter Season schedule rough draft has been set.

Stay tuned for announcement of a finalized schedule.

Feb 4th Tigard HS (Colorguard)
Feb 11th Glencoe HS (Percussion / Winds)
Feb 18th No Event
Feb 25th TBD (Colorguard / Percussion / Winds)
March 4th Evergreen HS (Colorguard / Percussion / Winds)
March 11th WGI Colorguard Regional @ Skyview HS
March 18th Percussion Regional @ Liberty HS (Winds TBD)
March 25th Colorguard Championships @ Liberty HS
April 1st No Event
April 8th Percussion / Winds Championships @ West Salem HS

Fall Draw Results

Here are the results from the Fall Draw.

2016 Fall Draw Results

For each event, prelims performance order will be determined first by the band classification (A – AA – Open at all events), then in sequence from the draw list.

A and AA classifications will be determined by Sept. 12.