The next WUSPBA AGM will be held October 20 -22, 2023.
Each year, WUSPBA holds an Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the fall. The location of the AGM rotates between the various branches of WUSPBA. At the AGM, the membership convene to discuss the business of the association, vote on new officers, and consider proposed changes to Bylaws and Contest Rules. The weekend of the AGM also serves as an opportunity for intensive meetings by the Executive Committee and Music Board. Regrading decisions for the following year are typically made during the weekend of the AGM.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2022
Workshop by noted author Stephanie Burns, Ph.D. will be presenting a workshop on "Performance Anxiety, Procrastination and rebooting after COVID". This will start at 7:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Friday evening
Game Sponsors and Piping and Drumming Chair's Meeting Presented by the Office for Strategic Planning for Games Organizers (OSPGO)
Directly following the Stephanie Burns workshop, A meeting for Games Sponsors and/or Piping and Drumming Games Chairs will be held starting at 8:00 p.m. (Mountain time). A Games Sponsor discussion forum dealing with various issues that Games Sponsors are currently dealing with is on the agenda. So please plan to attend and come with your questions!!!
Proposed Bylaws and Contest Rule Changes for 2022
B-1 Member Expulsion and Reinstatement Additions Proposed by Gary Speed Proposal Fails
B-2 Statement of Non-Discrimination Proposed by WUSPBA EC Proposal Passes
B-3 Publication Committee Removal. Proposed by WUSPBA EC Proposal Passes
B-4 Solo Regrading During Contest Season. Proposed by Jessi Frye Proposal Passes
B -5 Readmission Grading Appeal. Proposed by WUSPBA EC Proposal Passes
B-6 Solo Late Fee Waiver. Proposed by WUSPBA EC Proposal Passes
B-7 Band Contest Definition Proposed by WUSPBA EC Proposal Withdrawn
B-8 Contest Steward Appointment and Responsibilities. Proposed by WUSPBA EC Proposal Passes
B-9 Housekeeping Bylaws Changes. Proposed by WUSPBA EC Proposal Passes
Contest Rule Proposals:
CR-1 Contest Committee. Proposed by WUSPBA EC Proposal Passes
CR-2 Contest Roster. Proposed by Andrew Koupal Proposal Withdrawn
CR-3 Drum Major Grades. Proposed by WUSPBA EC Proposal Passes
CR-4 Housekeeping Contest Rules Proposals Proposed by WUSPBA EC Proposal Passes
CR-5 Registered Instructor Policy. Proposed by WUSPBA EC Proposal Passes
CR-6 Solo Piping Contest Grades Proposed by WUSPBA EC Proposal Passes
CR-7 Solo Snare Grade 5. Proposed by WUSPBA EC Proposal Passes
CR-8 Solo Tenor and Bass Contest Additions. Proposed by WUSPBA EC Proposal Passes
Code of Conduct and Member Protection Policy Revisions:
CC-1 Code of Conduct Proposal Proposed by the WUSPBA EC Proposal Passes
MPP-1 Copy of Member Protection Policy With Markups. Proposed by WUSPBA EC Proposal Passes
MPP-2 Copy of Member Protection Policy Revised without Strikethroughs Final Document. Proposed by WUSPBA EC.
Submitting Regrading Application
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]
Proxy Voting Information
Bands and individual members who will not be able to attend the AGM in person may designate another attendee to vote as their proxy. The proxy authorization must be in writing. It is recommended that the member give the written authorization--either a signed letter or an email from address used for WUSPBA correspondence as registered in R2--directly to the individual who will serve as proxy. The individual may then show that written authorization upon check in the morning of the AGM.
Past AGM Information
- 2022 WUSPBA AGM - Salt Lake City and Virtual on Zoom
- 2021 WUSPBA AGM - Virtual on Zoom
- 2020 WUSPBA AGM - Virtual on Zoom
- 2019 WUSPBA AGM - Sacramento, CA
- 2018 WUSPBA AGM - Denver, CO
- 2017 WUSPBA AGM - Phoenix, AZ
- 2016 WUSPBA AGM - Park City, UT
- 2015 WUSPBA AGM - Park City, UT
- 2014 WUSPBA AGM - Salt Lake City, UT
- 2013 WUSPBA AGM - Las Vegas, NV
- 2012 WUSPBA AGM - Las Vegas, NV
Future AGM Branch Rotation
Since 2016, each year's AGM has been hosted by a different branch of WUSPBA. Below is the projected branch rotation for the next several years.
- 2022 WUSPBA AGM - to be hosted by the Great Basin Branch
- 2023 WUSPBA AGM - to be hosted by the Desert Branch
- 2024 WUSPBA AGM - to be hosted by the Intermountain Branch
- 2025 WUSPBA AGM - to be hosted by the Northern Branch
- 2026 WUSPBA AGM - to be hosted by the Southern Branch