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- See a list of all events
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Handbooks: See the "Resources" menu for the Fall or Winter activities.

Registration: To update your unit registration (enter events, add spiel info, pay your invoice, etc.) use the private link that was emailed to you when the unit was created.

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Upcoming Items:
Winter recap/annual mtng: May 15
Location: Sherwood HS
Fall 2016 event entry opens: June 1
Fall draw meeting: Aug. 28
Location: Liberty HS

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Judges Training Opportunity

NWAPA Judges Coordinator Curtis Costanza will be coordinating a judges training opportunity at the Drums of Fire DCI Contest in Tigard, OR on July 2nd.   If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Curtis Costanza at for more details.

Camp Rhapsody

Camp Rhapsody is a summer colorguard camp located in beautiful Oak Harbor, Washington – just a short drive Northwest of Seattle!  Camp Rhapsody is geared towards all levels of colorguard students – and can accommodate single students or an entire team!  We also have a Boot Camp track for those students that have just graduated from high school and would like to better prepare for Independent Colorguard auditions!  This year, summer camp runs Monday, July 18th – Friday, July 22nd!  Please visit for more information and to register!

Please contact with any questions!  We look forward to seeing you at camp!

2016/2017 NWAPA Board Announced

The NWAPA is pleased to announce their new Board of Directors.  The new Board will start their roles on June 1st.

President – Brant Stai, Sherwood High School

Secretary – Michael Davis, West Salem High School

Treasurer – Laura Beeler, Liberty High School

Fall Vice President – Becca Sullens, Southridge High School

Winter Vice President (Guard) – Jeff Capponi, Tigard High School

Winter Vice President (Percussion) – Josh Madrid, OC Indoor Percussion

Winter Vice President (Winds) – Max Logan, Sherwood High School

Past President – Kevin Soon, Liberty High School

May Membership Meeting Proposal Outcomes

Thank you to everyone who participated in this past Sunday’s Membership meeting.  We are pleased to announce three proposals that passed at the meeting and will go into effect in the upcoming season:

1. Shout Outs – If contests choose to sell shout outs, the shout outs will only be read during breaks and prior to the awards ceremonies.  Shout outs will not be read while a unit is entering or exiting the competition area.

2. Classification Order (Fall) – The prelims classification order at all 2016 Fall contests will be A, AA, Open.  The order within class at prelims will be still be done by random draw at the August meeting provided the unit has paid their unit entry fee as of that same day.

3. Winter Vice-Presidents – A change to the bylaws was voted that allows for three Winter Vice Presidents; one for each of our Winter Competitive offerings:  Guard, Percussion and Winds.

These changes to the Member and Sponsor Handbooks, as well as the bylaws, will be posted by June 1st.


NWAPA 2016 Fall Schedule

Sept 24 – McKenzie Classic @ McKenzie Stadium – Vancouver WA

Oct 1 – PCI @ Sprague HS – Salem OR

Oct 1 – Music in Motion @ Mariner HS – Mulkilteo WA

Oct 8 – Century Showcase @ Hillsboro Stadium – Hillsboro OR

Oct 15 – Pride of the Northwest @ Grants Pass HS – Grants Pass OR

Oct 22 – Spectacle of Sound @ Hillsboro Stadium – Hillsboro OR

Oct 29 – Sunset Classic @ Hillsboro Stadium – Hillsboro OR

Nov 5 – NWAPA Championships           (site TBD)


More news and updates will be posted soon.

NOTE: Please do not attempt to register for any events yet.

Registration opens on June 1. Any early-entries will be erased when registration opens.