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Date: Sunday Aug 27
Location: Tigard HS
Time: Noon to 2:00 pm

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Southridge Schedule Updated

The schedule for the Spectacle of Sound on October 22nd has again changed since it was originally posted.  The start times for prelims and finals remain the same but performance times for some bands have been altered.  Please reference the Spectacle of Sound schedule for updated information.

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.

Welcome to the 2016 NWAPA Fall Season!

Don’t miss out! Be sure to sign up now for one of this season’s shows.

September 24th McKenzie Classic McKenzie Stadium – Vancouver, WA
October 1st PCI Sprague High School – Salem, OR
October 1st Music In Motion Mariner High School – Everett, WA (15 band capacity)
October 8th Century Showcase Hillsboro Stadium – Hillsboro, OR
October 15th Pride of the Northwest Grants Pass High School – Grants Pass, OR
October 22nd Spectacle of Sound Hillsboro Stadium – Hillsboro, OR
October 29th Marching Arts Challenge Hillsboro Stadium – Hillsboro, OR
November 5th NWAPA Championships Hillsboro Stadium – Hillsboro, OR (26 band capacity)
**Must attend one other NWAPA contest to be eligible to compete at championships.

Show fees are $325 per show.  Pay before August 28th to be entered in the Fall Draw.

The Fall Draw will take place on August 28th at Liberty High School.  The General Membership and Show Sponsor meeting begins at noon.

The NWAPA looks forward to your participation this year!

**Note – to register, use the previously provided registration link.  If you need your registration link, please email Tom at

June 30th – SCV at Skyview – Open Rehearsal

The Santa Clara Vanguard will be staying at Skyview High School on June 30th in preparation for the upcoming drum corps shows in our area.  On Thursday, June 30th from 7:00p – 10:00p they will be doing ensemble rehearsal and a run through. This is a great opportunity to see how world class performers work.

Skyview’s address is : 1300 NW 139th St. Vancouver WA