The 2023 Western United States Pipe Band Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2023, online on Zoom. A Games Sponsors Meeting will be held on Friday, December 1, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. Pacific / 8:00 p.m. MT on Zoom.

If you are a competitor and wish to be considered for regrading, please see Solo and Band Grading Information.

  • Submitting Bylaws and Contest Rule Proposals

If you wish to submit a proposal to change the Bylaws or Contest Rules, please read How to Write an AGM Proposal. All Bylaw and Contest Rule Proposals must be sent to the WUSPBA Executive Secretary 45 days in advance of the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Send submissions to: [email protected]


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The 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2023, online on a Zoom platform.  Participants will check-in starting at 7:00 AM (Pacific) / 8:00 (Mountain).  The AGM will begin promptly at 8:00 AM (Pacific) / 9:00 AM (Mountain).

Friday Evening, December 1, 2023

  • Games Sponsors Meeting

8:00 p.m . - 9:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) 7:00-8:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Discussing common issues and problems in running Piping and Drumming at Highland Games as well as a brief introduction to the R2 System.  Q&A (1 hour).

Presented by the Office of Strategic Planning for Games Organizers (OSPGO)


Saturday, December 2, 2023

WUSPBA Annual General Meeting AGENDA



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8:30 AM to 8:59 AM – Check-In and Quorum Count
9:00 AM – Call to Order, Establish Quorum, and Introductions - Stuart Baker, Conducting
9:10 AM – Approval of 2022 Minutes and call for New Business to be discussed
9:20 Welcome to the AGM - Jeff Mann, President

9:30 AM – Elections of Officers - Stu Baker

  • President - nomination Andrew Morrill
  • Executive Secretary - nomination Connor Studulski
  • Treasurer - Incumbent Robert Baxter
  • Band Registrar - Incumbent Charlie Butterworth

New Business

10:00 Circle of Honor - Stu Baker

10:30 Music Board - Ryan Murray, Chair - WUSPBA Music Board

10:45 Break

10:55  Proposed Bylaws and Contest Rule Changes for 2023 - Stu Baker

Bylaws Proposals

B-1 Bylaws Housekeeping - Proposals Proposed by WUSPBA EC

B-2 Band- Contest-Definition Proposed by WUSPBA EC

B-3 Sanctioning- Adjudicator - Approval Proposed by WUSPBA Sanctioning Secretary, Carol Duarte

Contest Rule Proposals

C-1 ANAPBA Major Contest Rules Proposed by Jeff Mann

C-2 Rename- Novice- Practice Chanter Proposed by WUSPBA Solo Registrar, Katie Strausser

C-3 Rename- Novice- Practice Pad Proposed by WUSPBA Solo Registrar, Katie Strausser>

C-4 Band Draw Proposed by WUSPBA EC

C-5 Emergency Tenor Proposed by Leisel Shupe

C-6 Multiple Skill Musicians Proposed by Leisel Shupe

C-7 Overall Winners at Contests Proposed by Office of Strategic Planning for Games Organizers (OSPGO) Suzanne Karayel, OSPGO Chair

12:00 PM – Lunch Break

1:00 PM – Executive Committee and Branch Officer Reports - Reports are posted on the web
Executive Committee

Branch Reports

1:30 PM – Games Organizer Reports 

2:00 PM – Council and Committee Reports

        • Education Council - Liz Tubbs
        • Youth Education Council - Connor Studulski
        • Office of Strategic Planning for Games Organizers - John Biggar/Suzan Karayel
        • Press and Social Media Committee - Sue Jacobi
        • Website - Scot Gilbert

Closing Remarks and Adjourn  - Stu Baker


SATURDAY WORKSHOPS, December 2, 2023
NOTE: All Printed Times Are Mountain

Time:12/2/2023 4:00 p.m. Mountain / 3:00 p.m. Pacific



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Time Instructor
4:00 – 5:00 PM Bob Worrall - Tunes & Tempos
5:15 – 6:15 PM Alan Bevan & Reid Maxwell Ensemble: 2 perspectives, 1 Band