The 2021 Western United States Pipe Band Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021, online on Zoom.
A Games Sponsors Meeting will be held directly after the AGM online.

Jeffrey Mann is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: WUSPBA Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Time: 10/23/2021 10:00 Mountain Time/ 9:00 Pacific

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2020 AGM Minutes and reports (NOTE:Minutes to be approved)


The 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021, online on a Zoom platform.  Participants will check-in starting at 8:30 AM (Pacific) / 9:30 (Mountain).  The AGM will begin promptly at 9:00 AM (Pacific) / 10:00 (Mountain).

Register here to get the Zoom link.

Pre-registration by 7:00 PM Friday, October 22, 2021 is strongly recommended.  The Zoom link will be emailed to those who have registered for the meeting.

The Games Sponsors Meeting will be held directly after the AGM on Saturday, October 23, 2021 on a Zoom platform. NOTE: All Printed Times Are "Mountain Time" going forward

WUSPBA Annual General Meeting AGENDA

9:30 AM to 9:59 AM – Check In and Quorum Count
10:00 AM – Call to Order, Establish Quorum and Introductions
10:10 AM – Approval of 2020 Minutes and call for New Business to be discussed
10:20 Welcome to the AGM - Jeff Mann, President

10:30 AM – Elections of Officers:

  • President - Jeff Mann, incumbent
  • Executive Secretary - Kathleen Bell, incumbent
  • Treasurer - Robert Baxter, nomination
  • Band Registrar - Charlie Butterworth, Incumbent, Kevin Campbell, nomination

New Business – Amendments to Bylaws and Contest Rules


11:30 AM – Officer and Music Board Reports
Executive Committee

  • Vice President- Larry Erdmann
  • Executive Secretary- Melissa Bautz/Kathleen Bell
  • Treasurer-Budget- Nate Lorenz
  • Past President- Kevin Conquest
  • Sanctioning Secretary- Carol Duarte
  • Band Registrar- Charlie Butterworth
  • Solo Registrar- Katie Strausser

Branch Reports

  • Northern Branch - Erin Berta
  • Southern Branch - Ed Best
  • Desert Branch- Teresa Black
  • Great Basin Branch- Bruce Baxter
  • Intermountain- Jamie Cuthill

12:30 AM – Lunch Break

1:30 AM – Games Organizer Reports

2:00 Music Board

  • Ken Sutherland, Chair, Music Board

2:20 PM – Council and Committee Reports

    • Education Council - Ryan Murray
    • Youth Education Council - Jennifer DeBarr
    • Office of the Seanachaidh - Lise Nelson
    • Office of Strategic Planning for Games Organizers - John Biggar
    • Press and Social Media Committee - Sue Jacobi
    • Website - Scot Gilbert

Closing Remarks and Adjourn

Games Sponsors Meeting after 15 minute break


Saturday, OCTOBER 23, 2021

Games Sponsors Meeting will be held directly after the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting
Topics for discussion will include the following:

  • Introduction to the Office of Strategic Planning for Games Organizers (OSPGO) by John Biggar
  • The new Contest Manual
  • Question and Answers 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.

NOTE: All Printed Times Are Mountain

Sunday Workshop ZOOM Meeting Link

Time:10/24/2021 9:00 a.m. Mountain / 8:00 Pacific


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Time Instructor
Barry Shears
Rona Lightfoot - Piobaireachd
Brighde Chaimbeul
9:00 – 9:50 AM Strathspeys and Reels I Got A Kiss of the Kings Hand Small Pipes- Ways of playing and Techniques, Q & A welcome
10:00 – 10:50 AM Jigs MacKintosh's Lament Gaelic Tunes & Learning By Ear
11:00 – 11:50 AM Quick Step Old Woman's Lullaby and MacCrimmons Sweetheart Playing Along/Listening Session



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Time Instructor
Mickey Stewart
Doug Stronach
9:00 – 9:50 AM Bodhran Essentials for Beginners Drumming in a Piper's World- Interacting with Bagpipers for Band and Solo Performance
10:00 – 10:50 AM Double Jigs, Slip Jigs, Reels, Slip Reels, and Waltzes The Heart of the Matter - Big Concepts for Small Notes
11:00 – 11:50 AM 21st Century Bodhran-Single End Style Playing and Irregular Tune Types Music memorization - Methods to Understand and Remember the Intricate Details in Pipe Band Drumming