New: Swap Meet!
To sell, advertise, or buy equipment, see the Swap Meet page.
(See Resources -> Swap Meet)
Use the "Units" menu to...
- Register a new unit
- See a list of all units
- Pay past-due fees

Use the "Events" menu to...
- See a list of all events
- See the entry lists

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.

If you have lost the link, you can request it via the "Units -> Add New Unit" menu, or contact Tom ( and ask for it.

Have a suggestion for the NWAPA? Use this contact form.

Upcoming Items:
General Membership Meeting
Date: Saturday Dec. 9
Location: Sherwood HS
Time: Noon-2:00pm
Percussion Clinic with Sean Vega, Caleb Rothe
Time: 2:00-6:00pm

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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.

Our Mission:

  • 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.

Our Values:

  • 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

        TOTAL 100
  • Winter Guard:
      • General Effect 1 20
        General Effect 2 20
        Ensemble 20
        Equipment 20
        Movement 20

        TOTAL 100
  • Winter Percussion:
    • General Effect 40
      Music Performance 40
      Visual Performance 20

      TOTAL 100