2020 WUSPBA AGM

The 2020 Western United States Pipe Band Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 online on Zoom. A Games Sponsors Meeting will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020 online on Zoom.

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AGM OVERVIEW

The 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 online on a Zoom platform.  Participants will check in starting at 8:30 AM.  The AGM will begin promptly at 9:00 AM.

The Games Sponsors Meeting will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020, 8:00 – 8:30 PM, online on a Zoom platform. NOTE: All Printed Times Are Mountain

GAMES SPONSORS MEETING

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020

8:00 – 9:00 PM Games Sponsors Meeting
Topics for discussion will include the following:

  • Introduction to the Office of Strategic Planning for Games Organizers (OSPGO) by John Biggar
  • Q and A on Games Sponsors Issues

Members of the Executive Committee and Music Board are encouraged to attend this meeting, especially if your area of expertise might be called upon during the meeting, or if you are representing or have special information/interest in a competition venue.

AGM AGENDA

8:30 AM to 8:59 AM – Check In and Quorum Count
9:00 AM – Call to Order, Establish Quorum and Introductions
9:10 AM – Approval of 2019 Minutes and call for New Business to be discussed
9:30 AM – Elections of Officers:

  • Vice President
  • Sanctioning Secretary
  • Solo Registrar

9:50 AM – Break
10:00 AM – Officer and Music Board Reports
Executive Committee

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Executive Secretary
  • Treasurer-Budget
  • Past President
  • Sanctioning Secretary
  • Band Registrar
  • Solo Registrar

Branch Reports

  • Northern Branch
  • Southern Branch
  • Desert Branch
  • Great Basin Branch
  • Intermountain

11:30 AM – Break
11:40 AM – Games Organizer Reports
Music Board

  • Ken Sutherland, Chair, Music Board

12:30 Noon – Lunch Break
1:30 PM – Council and Committee Reports
1:30 PM – New Initiative Reports

  • Education Council
  • PDQB
  • Youth Education Council
  • Office of the Seanachaidh
  • Office of Strategic Planning for Games Organizers
  • Press and Social Media Committee
  • Website

New Business – Amendments to Bylaws and Contest Rules

  • Bylaws Proposal – Officers and Directors
    Submitted by Jeff Mann
  • Bylaws Proposal – Quorum at Special Meetings
    Submitted by Jeff Mann
  • Contest Rules Proposal – Adjudicators Fees
    Submitted by Jeff Mann
  • Contest Rules Proposal – Virtual Contest
    Submitted by Craig Farley
  • Policy – WUSPBA Member Protection Policy
    Authored by Lachlan Abner and Submitted by Jeff Mann

CIRCLE OF HONOR
Closing remarks and Adjourn

New EC Meeting Break Out Room Immediately after AGM 


SUNDAY WORKSHOPS
NOTE: All Printed Times Are Mountain

PIPING
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Time Instructor
Bob Worrall
Instructor
Richard Parkes
Instructor
Stuart Liddell
8:00 – 8:45 AM Advanced Piobaireachd Reed Manipulation Kitchen Piping
9:00 – 9:45 AM Expanding Your MSR Tune Selection Pipe Corp Intonation Bagpipe Tuning
10:00 – 10:45 AM Beginning Piobaireachd Reed Manipulation Preparing for Solo Piping Competition

 

DRUMMING
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Time Instructor
Andrew Elliott
Instructor
Steven McWhirter
Instructor
Stephen Creighton
8:00 – 8:45 AM Tenor and Bass Beginning Side Drumming Advanced Side Drumming
9:00 – 9:45 AM Tenor and Bass Advanced Side Drumming Beginning Side Drumming
10:00 – 10:45 AM Joint Ensemble Workshop Joint Ensemble Workshop Joint Ensemble Workshop

 

MUSIC BOARD WORKSHOPS
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Time Instructor Topic
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Ken Sutherland Discussion: Adjudicators continuing accreditation program
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Bob Worrall Online Adjudication Discussion

 

 

 


Important Deadlines

September 20, 2020 - Deadline to submit applications for solo and band regrading

September 9, 2020 - Deadline to submit any proposed amendments to the Bylaws or Contest Rules


Officer Elections

The positions of Vice-President, Sanctioning Secretary and Solo Registrar are up for election.

All nominations for any of these positions should be submitted to Executive Secretary Christina Marshall. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the AGM. Any nominees must confirm their acceptance of the nomination.


Minutes from the 2019 AGM

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