Highlights from the WUSPBA AGM

The following items are highlights from the WUSPBA AGM:

Officer Elections:
Vice President-Drew McPheeters
Sanctioning Secretary-Todd Brown
Solo Registrar- Lezlie Mann

AMENDMENTS TO BYLAWS:

EC Powers-WITHDRAWN

Re-formatted bylaws-PASSED

Changing Grades 4 & 5 to 4A and 4B
Vote on Bylaw proposal-FAILED

AMENDMENTS TO CONTEST RULES:

No field entries-WITHDRAWN

No grade 3 instructors-WITHDRAWN

Changing Grades: 4 & 5 to 4A and 4B-FAILED

MINI MSR: Grade 4 taking out QMM and replacing with A Mini-MSR (4 Parts March/ 2 parts Strathspey/ 2 parts Reel)
Vote on the Contest Rule proposal with original wording-PASSED
Note: This Contest Rule will not take effect or be added to the published Contest rules
until the 2016 competition season

Bass Drumming: adding an Intermediate grade for a total now of three grades -PASSED

Using the word "Open" instead of "Professional": -PASSED
Note: This change will apply to all WUSPBA documents and publications.

Separating Piobaireachd and Light Music:
Friendly amendment to change the non-numeric classifications of piobaireachd to the
standard grades 1-4-Passed
Vote on proposal with amended wording-PASSED

Dress Requirements:
A friendly amendment to add wording to allow national dress-Passed
Vote on proposal with amended wording-PASSED

Clarify-one person, one band:
A friendly amendment to add email as a required piece of information-Passed
Vote on proposal with amended wording-PASSED

Clarify-transfers-PASSED

Eliminating the 5 minute grace period during band competition-PASSED
Note: The EC would like to strong recommend that Contest Organizers provide a final
tuning area to help facilitate this band contest rule.

Grade 2 instructor:
A friendly amendment was proposed by the MB and accepted by the author. Grade 2
instructors will not be allowed to perform as the pipe major or the lead drummer.-Passed
Vote on proposal with amended wording-PASSED

Change scoring and placing in band contests (3:43pm)-FAILED