NWAPA stands for the Northwest Association for the Performing Arts. We exist to provide a competitive outlet for marching bands, colorguards and percussion ensembles from throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
- Organize and manage an annual circuit of standardized contests for competitive marching bands, winter guards and winter percussion units.
- Provide educational and constructive feedback for students via a high quality adjudication system.
- Build and maintain an organization of band directors who seek to educate young people through the medium of music and athleticism.
- Encourage the growth and appeal of marching and pagaentry activities throughout our region.
- Excellence in music and artistry.
- Education for all.
- A healthy and focused competitive spirit.
- Mutual support and appreciation among members.
- Rewards for hard work.
Our Scoring System:
- Fall Marching Band:
Music Performance: Ensemble 10 Music Performance: Individual 10 Visual Performance: Ensemble 10 Visual Performance: Individual 10 General Effect: Music 20 General Effect: Visual 20 Percussion Caption 10 Guard Caption 10
- Winter Guard:
General Effect 1 20 General Effect 2 20 Ensemble 20 Equipment 20 Movement 20
- Winter Percussion:
General Effect 40 Music Performance 40 Visual Performance 20