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Announcements Archive: 2008





12-10-2008 • Solo Results for PM Angus McDonald available —

Attention Getter The official solo results for the PM Angus McDonald contests are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


11-13-2008 • Band Results for Dave Barclay Memorial available —

Attention Getter The official band results for the Dave Barclay Memorial contests are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


11-12-2008 • Solo Results for Dave Barclay Memorial available —

Attention Getter The official solo results for the Dave Barclay Memorial contests are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


10-27-2008 • Band Results for Seaside available —

Attention Getter The official results for the band contests at Seaside are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


10-22-2008 • 2008 AGM Proposals available —

Attention Getter Click on "Annual General Meeting" in the menu at the left to access the AGM information, including proposed changes to the bylaws and contest rules.


10-22-2008 • Solo Results for Loch Lomond, Reno, and Seaside available —

Attention Getter The official results for the above solo contests are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


9-29-2008 • Solo Results for Colorado Scottish Festival, Jackson Hole, Pleasanton, and Longs Peak available —

Attention Getter The official results for the above solo contests are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


9-21-2008 • Northern Branch Fall News & AGM Minutes Posted —

Attention Getter The latest news from the Northern Branch is now available including minutes of the Northern Branch 2008 AGM. (Click on Branches in the menu at the upper left.)


9-19-2008 • Rooms now available for WUSPBA AGM and Workshops —

Attention Getter As previously announced, the date for the WUSPBA Annual General Meeting will be Saturday, November 22 and will be held again at Clarion Las Vegas. Free workshops will be offered after the AGM and also Sunday morning. Call the Clarion at (702) 732-9100 to reserve their rooms: $89 for single or double, this price is guaranteed until October 22, after that it's "space available."


9-17-2008 • Great Basin Branch AGM and Clinic —

Attention Getter The Great Basin Branch AGM will be held on Saturday October 4, 2008 from 9 am to 3 pm at Davis High School (325 S Main St, Kaysville, Utah).  All GBB band members, solo and individual members, contest organizers and officers are invited to participate. For further information visit this link or contact Kylene Tanner, WUSPBA Great Basin Branch Secretary, tannerreg@comcast.net


9-11-2008 • Rest in Peace, Scott MacAulay —

Attention Getter The WUSPBA would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Scott MacAulay. Scott MacAulay passed away the morning of September 10, 2008, succumbing to skin cancer. Scott was the founding director of the College of Piping & Celtic Performing Arts in Summerside, Prince Edward Island. His contributions to the piping and drumming community will be remembered for many years to come. [Obituary] [Charlottetown Guardian Article]


9-11-2008 • Band Results for Longs Peak available —

Attention Getter The official results for the band contests at Longs Peak are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


9-10-2008 • Deadline for Proposed Bylaws Changes Approaching —

Attention Getter It is that time of year to submit any Bylaws proposals for the upcoming AGM on November 22, 2008. I would like to have any Bylaws proposals sent to me by Friday, October 10, 2008 at high noon. This will allow me time to organize them and have them ready for publishing. Please submit your changes to Jeffrey.Mann@hsc.utah.edu.

Jeffrey M. Mann
WUSPBA Executive Secretary


9-10-2008 • Band Results for Jackson Hole and a correction Payson available —

Attention Getter The official results for the band contests at the Jackson Hole and Payson (corrected) are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


9-8-2008 • Band Results for Denver (Highlands Ranch), Pleasanton, and the corrections for Flagstaff available —

Attention Getter The official results for the band contests at the Denver, Pleasanton and Flagstaff (corrected) are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


8-27-2008 • 2008 AGM set for November 22 in Las Vegas —

Attention Getter The date for the WUSPBA Annual General Meeting has been set for Saturday, November 22 and will be held again in Las Vegas. Free workshops will be offered that weekend. Additional details will be forthcoming over the next month or so.


8-27-2008 • Solo Results for Colorado Irish and Elizabeth Celtic available —

Attention Getter The official results for the solo contests at Colorado Irish and Elizabeth Celtic are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


8-18-2008 • Band Results for Flagstaff Games available —

Attention Getter The official results for the band contests at the Arizona Highland Celtic Festival (Flagstaff) are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


8-17-2008 • Band Results for Colorado Irish Festival available —

Attention Getter The official results for the band contests at the Colorado Irish Festival are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


8-14-2008 • Solo Results for Arizona and Northern Branch (Aug) available —

Attention Getter The official results for the solo contests at the Arizona Games and Northern Branch (August) are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


8-6-2008 • Solo Results for Payson, Monterey, and Northern Branch (July) available —

Attention Getter The official results for the solo contests at the Payson, Monterey, and Northern Branch (July) are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


8-6-2008 • Ensemble Clinic at Pleasanton —

Attention Getter As part of WUSPBA’s adjudication certification program the Music Board is presenting an ensemble clinic in conjunction with the Caledonia Club of San Francisco’s 143rd Annual Scottish Highland Games to be held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Labor Day Weekend, August 30/31. The administration of the fairgrounds has kindly consented to the use of their facilities and the clinic will be held in the boardroom of the County Fairgrounds Administration Building on Saturday evening, August 30 from 6 to approximately 7:30 pm following the end of the games activities. The Administration Building is located at the main (yellow) gate to the fairgrounds. Ken Sutherland, current President of the Music Board, will conduct the clinic. While intended as a preparatory clinic for the ensemble exam we are pleased to invite and encourage to attend any pipe majors/drum sergeants who would like the opportunity to learn more about ensemble from an experienced judge’s perspective. This is a very timely clinic for those intending to take the ensemble exam at the AGM in November and an exciting opportunity to enhance your knowledge of ensemble for interested band officers. We look forward to your participation.

FYI: there will be an informal ceilidh at the fairgrounds after the games on Saturday and the Administration Building is located next door to the area where the ceilidh will be held. It will be convenient to attend the ceilidh at the conclusion of the clinic.

The Music Board


7-15-2008 • Northern Branch Summer Update Posted —

Attention Getter The latest news from the Northern Branch is now available. (Click on Branches in the menu at the upper left.)


7-15-2008 • Band Results for Monterey available —

Attention Getter The official results for the band contests at the Monterey Games are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


7-13-2008 • Band Results for San Diego and Payson available —

Attention Getter The official results for the band contests at the San Diego Games and Payson Games are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


7-7-2008 • Solo Results for San Diego available —

Attention Getter The official results for the solo contests at the San Diego Games are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


6-30-2008 • Solo Results for Campbell available —

Attention Getter The official results for the solo contests at the Campbell Games are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


6-29-2008 • Band Results for Campbell available —

Attention Getter The official results for the band contests at the Campbell Games are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


6-20-2008 • Solo Results for Northern Branch and Salt Lake available —

Attention Getter The official results for the solo contests at the Northern Branch June Contest and Utah Scottish Festival and Highland Games are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


6-18-2008 • Band Results for Costa Mesa and Utah Highland available —

Attention Getter The official results for the band contests at Costa Mesa and Utah Highland are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


6-7-2008 • Solo Results for Costa Mesa available —

Attention Getter The official results for the solo contests at Costa Mesa are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


6-1-2008 • Northern Branch Page Updated —

Attention Getter The Northern Branch page has been updated on the WUSPBA.org site to include upcoming activities, recent AGM minutes, and other resources. (Click on Branches/Special Interest in the menu at the upper left.)


5-30-2008 • Solo Results for Albuquerque available —

Attention Getter The official results for the solo contests at Alburquerque are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


5-27-2008 • Results: Solo for Sacramento, Band for Albuquerque —

Attention Getter The official results for the solo contests at Sacramento and band contests at Alburquerque are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


5-26-2008 • Band Results for Sacramento available —

Attention Getter The official results for the band contests at Sacramento are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


5-16-2008 • Ensemble Clinic at Costa Mesa - RSVP —

Attention Getter In order to make final arrangements for the ensemble clinic to be held next Friday starting at 7 pm at the Marriott Hotel in Irvine we need an approximate headcount. Please e-mail Bob Mason at bmason@andexres.com if you are planning to attend. Thank you and we hope to see you there. The Music Board


5-13-2008 • Solo Results for Mt. Tamalpais available —

Attention Getter The official results for the solo contests at Mt. Tamalpais are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


4-27-2008 • Ensemble Clinic to be held at Costa Mesa —

Attention Getter As part of WUSPBA’s adjudicator development and certification program the Music Board is presenting an ensemble clinic in conjunction with the United Scottish Society Games at Costa Mesa. The clinic will be held at the Irvine Marriott Hotel, the host hotel for the games, on Friday evening, May 23, from 7-9 p.m. Campbell Naismith, immediate past Chair of the Music Board, a certified ensemble judge, and the ensemble adjudicator for the games, will conduct the clinic. We are very pleased that Campbell has consented to take time out from his busy weekend to do this.

We also are encouraging attendance by any pipe majors/drum sergeants who would like the opportunity to learn more about ensemble from an experienced judge’s perspective. This is a very timely clinic for those intending to take the ensemble exam at the AGM in November and an exciting opportunity to enhance your knowledge of ensemble for interested band officers. We look forward to your participation.

The Music Board


4-25-2008 • Band Results for the Las Vegas Games available —

Attention Getter The official results for the solo contests at Las Vegas are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


4-25-2008 • Solo Results for Bakersfield and Las Vegas Games available —

Attention Getter The official results for the solo contests at Bakersfield and Las Vegas are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


4-15-2008 • Southern Branch Scholarships Available —

Attention Getter Announced by the Southern Branch of WUSPBA. The Southern Branch will again be offering $100.00 scholarships to pipers and drummers wishing to attend one of the piping and drumming schools held within the geographical area of the Southern Branch. These are The College of Piping Summer School held near San Diego in June; The Week in Paradise Piping School held near Redondo Beach; and The Piping Institute Summer School held in Flagstaff, Arizona. Two $100.00 scholarships are offered for each of the schools. To apply, simply send a brief biography and request to the Secretary and/or the President of the Southern Branch.


4-10-2008 • Piping/Drumming Judges List Updated —

Attention Getter Contact information for several judges has been updated. (Click on Judging Information in the menu at the upper left.)


4-9-2008 • AGM Minutes, plus New Rules & Bylaws —

Attention Getter The official minutes for the 2007 WUSPBA Annual General Meeting are now available, as well as the Rules and Bylaws revised at the AGM are also now available:


3-8-2008 • Band Results for Arizona Scottish Games available —

Attention Getter The official results for the band contests at Arizona Scottish Games are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


3-6-2008 • Solo Results for Arizona Scottish Games available —

Attention Getter The official results for the solo contests at Arizona Scottish Games are now posted. Plus updated results for Queen Mary due to soloist category change. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


2-29-2008 • Solo Results for Queen Mary Games available —

Attention Getter The official results for the solo contests at Queen Mary Games are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


2-25-2008 • Solo Results for 2007 Flagstaff Games available —

Attention Getter The official results for the solo contests at 2007 Flagstaff Games are now posted. Since these results were lost and WUSPBA still does not have an accurate number of competitors in each event, it was decided to not include these results in season aggregate totals. Previously announced Champions of Champions remain unchanged. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


2-23-2008 • Band Results for Queen Mary Games available —

Attention Getter The official results for the band contests at Queen Mary Games are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


Attention Getter The Executive Secretary has made the official minutes for the November AGM available. (Click on Annual General Meeting in the menu at the upper left.) Also the Events page has been been updated to reflect the new year. (Click on Events in the menu at the upper left.)



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