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Announcements Archive: 2009

12-16-2009 • Solo Results for Tucson Games Posted —

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


12-9-2009 • AGM Meeting Minutes Now Posted —

Attention Getter Complete meeting minutes from the AGM in November are now available on the AGM page.


11-18-2009 • ANAPBA International Las Vegas Pipe Band Competition Announced —

Attention Getter Following up on the news at the AGM about the band competition in 2011, read the official announcement (PDF, 390K) by ANAPBA Chairman Jeffrey Mann:


11-15-2009 • AGM Voting Results —

Attention Getter New officers have been elected for their associated terms; see the Administration page for a current list of officers.

RESULTS OF PROPOSALS AT THE WUSPBA AGM:

Executive Committee Proposals:

• Article XIII sec4 move from Bylaws to Contest rules - ***PASSED***

• Article XIII sec2 move and Number of Judges - ***PASSED***


Music Board Proposals:

• Bylaws & Contest - Band Grade V - ***PASSED***

• Implementation of Band Grade V - ***PASSED***

• Contest - Bass Drumming Solo - ***PASSED***

• Contest - Band Instructor Limitations - ***PASSED***

• Contest - Juvenile Band Class Clarification - ***TABLED***


Membership Proposals:

• Solo Contest - Aggregate Points - ***FAILED***

• Band Contest - Dual Musicians - ***PASSED***

• Band Contest - Juvenile Band Play Up - ***WITHDRAWN***

• Solo Contest - Order of Play - ***FAILED***

• Solo Contest - Grade IV Piobaireachd Play Up - ***PASSED***

• Solo Contest - Piobaireachd Grade IV Wording - ***WITHDRAWN***


Music Board Memoranda:

• Judging Compensation - ***DISTRIBUTED**


11-10-2009 • Jim Thomson has died —

Attention Getter Jim Thomson of Thomson & Son Bagpipes in Flagstaff, Arizona passed away over the weekend at his hotel while attending the Tuscon Games.

Jim played pipes for over 50 years and was a well known figure in the southwest as a retailer who traveled to most of the regional games and also had quite a large customer base in the western USA. Jim also ran the week-long United States School of Piping every July at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

WUSPBA organization wishes to extend its condolences to Jim's family and friends.


11-9-2009 • Solo Results for Pleasanton Games available —

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


11-6-2009 • Officer Nominations available —

Attention Getter The list of WUSPBA officer nominations may be found on the AGM page. (Or Click on Annual General Meeting in the menu at the upper left.)


11-4-2009 • AGM Proposals update —

Attention Getter Two missing proposals now available on the AGM page.

The webmaster managed to miss linking to two proposals by the Music Board. The files were uploaded by not linked on the AGM page. One is regarding the band instructor rule and another is regarding the classification of juvenile bands.

The webmaster apologies for any inconvenience.


10-31-2009 • Solo Results for Reno Games available —

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


10-29-2009 • Band MAP requirements updated on Music page —

Attention Getter The MAP section of the Music page has been revised. RSPBA requirements for 4A bands competing in Scotland has been changed for the 2010 season. (Click on Music in the menu at the upper left.)


10-26-2009 • Solo Results for Seaside Games available —

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


10-24-2009 • Band Results for Seaside available —

Attention Getter The official results for the band contests at the above contest is available.
(Or click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


10-16-2009 • Solo Results for Longs Peak Scottish Festival available —

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


10-14-2009 • AGM Proposals now online —

Attention Getter Proposals for the 2009 AGM are now available on the AGM page.

All WUSPBA members are strongly encouraged to read the proposals.

If you have any comments or suggestions about the proposals, feel free to direct those to your branch officers . . . or better yet, attend the AGM in Las Vegas on November 14th and make your voice heard!

Also available on the AGM page is the schedule and free workshops information.


10-5-2009 • Band Results for Pleasanton and Estes Park available —

Attention Getter The official results for the band contests at the above contests are available.
(Or click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


9-29-2009 • Bylaws/Contest Rules Proposals for AGM due Monday! —

Attention Getter Jeff Mann, the Executive Secretary of WUSPBA, must have any AGM proposals regarding changes to the Bylaws or Contest Rules submitted to him by Monday, October 5th. In turn, processed proposals must be later disseminated to the membership by the Executive Secretary 30 days prior to the AGM.

Send proposals to directly to his personal account at:
Jeffrey.Mann [at] hsc.utah [dot] edu

(Note that messages with attachments sent to the NAME@wuspba.org accounts will be automatically deleted by the mail server.)


9-5-2009 • Solo Results for Cache Valley and Elizabeth Celtic games available —

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


8-30-2009 • Band Results for Jackson Hole and Highlands Ranch available —

Attention Getter The official results for the band contests at the above contests are available.
(Or click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


8-28-2009 • Solo Results for Colorado games and the two Northern branch games available —

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


8-27-2009 • Solo Results for Jackson Hole available —

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


8-17-2009 • Band Results for Monterey available —

Attention Getter The official results for the band contests at the Monterey games are available.
(Or click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


8-10-2009 • Solo Results for Arizona Celtic, Colorado Irish, San Diego, and Payson available —

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


8-10-2009 • Band Results for Flagstaff available —

Attention Getter The official results for the band contests at the Flagstaff games are available.
(Or click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


8-8-2009 • Band Results for Colorado Irish Festival available —

Attention Getter The official results for the band contests at the Colorado Irish Festival are available.
(Or click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


8-5-2009 • Band Results for San Diego and Payson available —

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


6-22-2009 • Band Results for Costa Mesa available —

Attention Getter The official results for the band contests at the Utah Games are available.
(Or click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)


6-19-2009 • Solo Results forCosta Mesa, May Northern Branch Games, and Utah available —

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


6-16-2009 • Updated Contest Rules now available —

Attention Getter After some delay, the Contest Rules revised at November's AGM are now available in a final form. Click on Rules & Bylaws in the menu at the upper left.


6-8-2009 • Band Results for Costa Mesa available —

Attention Getter The official results for the band contests at the Sacramento Games are available. Also now available are current 2009 aggregate band standings.

(Or click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)The games are presented on a single page in reverse chronological order with no index until the results format is revised.


5-29-2009 • Solo Results for Bakersfield, Mt. Tamalpais, and Rio Grande available —

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


5-13-2009 • Solo Results for Las Vegas and Woodland (Sacramento) available —

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


5-12-2009 • Band Results for Sacramento (Woodland) Games available —

Attention Getter The official results for the band contests at the Sacramento Games are available.

(Or click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)

The games are presented on a single page in reverse chronological order with no index until the results format is revised.


5-8-2009 • Band Results for Las Vegas Games available —

Attention Getter The official results for the band contests at the Las Vegas Games are available.

(Or click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)

Currently, the games are presented on a single page in chronological order with no index. This will likely be changing as this new results format continues to be implemented.


5-7-2009 • Loch Lomond and Livermore Games (Band Contest) Canceled —

Attention Getter The Livermore Games (CA) canceled their band contest due to lack of participation by bands. The Loch Lomond Games (CA) have been canceled forr 2009 but plan to return in 2010.


4-2-2009 • Solo Results for Arizona available —

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


4-1-2009 • Solo Results for Queen Mary available —

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


3-30-2009 • Band Results for Queen Mary and Mesa/Arizona Games available —

Attention Getter The official results for the band contests at the Queen Mary and Mesa/Arizona Games are available.

(Or click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)

*** PLEASE NOTE that how the results are being presented are being revised. Thanks to the tireless dedicated work of Kylene Tanner, the Band Registrar, the band results now include a complete break down of placings by all judges as well as the judges' names for each event. Also included is the precise date that the event took place, not just the weekend.

Currently, the games are presented on a single page in chronological order with no index. This will likely be changing as this new revision continues to be implemented.

And, yes, we are aware there is an anomaly in the judge's scoring of the 02/22/09 Grade 4 Quick March Medley. (Two 4th places.)


3-9-2009 • Ensemble Clinic to be held at Costa Mesa —

Attention Getter As part of WUSPBA's adjudication certification program the Music Board will be offering again an ensemble clinic in conjunction with the Games at Costa Mesa. This clinic will be held beginning at 4 pm on Friday, May 22, and will be conducted by Campbell Naismith.

For those adjudicators who have already attended an ensemble clinic, but need to take the ensemble exam, we are offering the exam as well. It will also be at 4 pm on May 22.

Both the clinic and the exam will be presented at the Irvine Marriott Hotel, the host hotel for the Games. Meeting room numbers will be posted in the hotel lobby. Please note: we are beginning both of these at 4 pm to avoid conflicts with band rehearsals as much as possible. This was an issue last year and by providing advance notice we hope to give everyone sufficient notice to plan so as to be able to attend either function.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bob Mason at his e-mail address: bmason [at] andexres.com

The Music Board


3-6-2009 • WUSPBA Planning Meeting - Member input requested —

Attention Getter The Executive Committee and Music Board will be holding a planning meeting on March 20-22. We will discuss upcoming issues for the AGM in November, as well as setting goals and budgets for the year.

Also under discussion will be the Grade 5 Band competition.

We invite any of you to submit questions, problems, ideas or items for the agenda. We need to have these items no later than March 16th.

This would also be a good time to submit Bylaw proposals for the AGM, although you would still have plenty of time to craft those proposals later on this year when the call for proposals is announced.

You may email these items to the Executive Secretary, Jeff Mann at:
Jeffrey.mann {at} hsc.utah.edu

Best regards,
John Biggar
Vice President, WUSPBA


3-5-2009 • Campbell Games Canceled for 2009 —

Attention Getter Due to economic conditions and lack of funds despite the truly admirable efforts of organizer Patrick Teffs, as of today (March 5) the Campbell Games (California) has been canceled for the 2009 season.

It is the hope of WUSPBA that this loss will be temporary and that the Campbell Games will return to the schedule next year.


1-21-2009 • Marlene Stephen has passed away —

Attention Getter We would like to express our deepest condolences over the passing of Marlene Stephen, President of the Prairie Pipe Band Association of Manitoba (PPBAM). She passed away on January 20th, 2009. As you know Marlene has been such an integral part of the Prairie Pipe Band Association and a strong proponent for ANAPBA. Our most sincere sympathies are extended to Marnie and Richard Wilson and their family. There are no further details available at this time.

Jeff Mann
WUSPBA Executive Secretary


1-19-2009 • Piping and Drumming Judges List updated —

Attention Getter The judges list for piping and drumming has been updated again. It has been updated a few times recently, but it announced this time. (Click on Judging Information in the menu at the upper left.)


1-15-2009 • Final Solo Results for the 2008 Season Posted —

Attention Getter The official solo results for all sanctioned 2008 contests are now posted. (Click on Results in the menu at the upper left.)
The 2008 Solo Season Aggregate Winners (Champions of Champions) are as follows:

--- DRUM MAJOR ---
Adult Kevin MacHeffner
Juvenile Robert LeVar

--- PIPING ---
Grade 1 Erik Leiken
Grade 2 Jennifer Febre
Grade 3 Marshall German
Grade 4 George McKay
Pro Seamus Coyne.

--- DRUMMING ---
* Snare
Grade 1 Bryce Parker
Grade 2 Patrick Steuber
Grade 3 Molley Steuber
Grade 4 Logan Taylor
Pro Andrew Hoinacki

* Tenor
Grade 2 Joshua Levine
Pro Kevin MacHeffner

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