2018 Bylaws and Contest Rules Proposals

Proposed changes to WUSPBA Bylaws

All proposed changes to the WUSPBA Bylaws are subject to approval by a 2/3 vote of all bands (whose votes count as 7 per WUSPBA bylaws article 3, as specified in table 1), soloists, contest organizers, judges, lifetime members, executive committee members and members of the WUSPBA music board.

BL1 - Branch AGMs - Submitted by WUSPBA Executive Committee
BL2 - Juvenile Band Definition - Submitted by WUSPBA Executive Committee
BL3 - Oustide Association Band Grading - Submitted by WUSPBA Executive Committee
BL4 - Late Fee Exemption - Submitted by WUSPBA Executive Committee
BL5 - Nonparticipation Rebate - Submitted by WUSPBA Executive Committee
BL6 - Suspension of Membership - Submitted by John Partanen
BL7 - Unsanctioned Contest Penalty - Submitted by WUSPBA Executive Committee

Proposed changes to WUSPBA Contest Rules

All proposed changes to WUSPBA Contest Rules are subject to approval by a simple majority vote of all bands (whose votes count as 7 per WUSPBA bylaws article 3, as specified in table 1), soloists, contest organizers, judges, lifetime members, executive committee members and members of the WUSPBA music board.

WUSPBA Solo members are not eligible to vote on proposed changes to band contest rules.

CR1 - Light Music and Piobaieachd Grades - Submitted by WUSPBA Executive Committee
CR2 - Emergency Bass Drum Substitution - Submitted by WUSPBA Executive Committee
CR3 - Solo MSR Terminology - Submitted by WUSPBA Executive Committee
CR4 - Games Sponsors Local Rules - Submitted by John Partanen
CR5 - Grade 5 and Juvenile Bands Restrictions - Submitted by John Partanen
CR6 - Good Standing and Inclusion - Submitted by John Partanen
CR7 - Eliminate MiniMSR and Add QMM - Submitted by John Partanen
CR8 - Instructor Policy Proposal - Submitted by Ross Naismith
CR9 - Dual Musicians - Submitted by Suzan Karayel
CR10 - Band MSR Clarification - Submitted by WUSPBA Executive Committee
CR11 - Arrival at Starting Line - Submitted by WUSPBA Executive Committee
CR12 - Drumming Accompaniment Revision - Submitted by BJ Gunn
CR13 - Midsection Competition - Submitted by BJ Gunn

2018 WUSPBA AGM

The Western United States Pipe Band will holds it's Annual General Meeting on Saturday October 27th, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.

The AGM will be held at the Sheraton Denver Tech Center

Sheraton Denver Tech Center Hotel
7007 S Clinton St
Greenwood Village, CO 80112

The hotel will offer rooms to attendees for $99 per night. This rate is good for reservations made before 5:00 PM on October 4th

To book a room using the WUSPBA AGM rate, please use the following link

Sheraton Denver Tech Center Reservations

You can also call 800-325-3535 and ask for the WUSPBA AGM room rate.

Officer elections

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

All nominations for officers for any of these positions should be submitted to Executive Sceretary Christina Marshall

Proposed Changes to WUSPBA Bylaws and Contest Rules

2018 Bylaws and Contest Rules Proposals

Important Deadlines

All applications for solo and band regrading must be submitted by Sept 16th.

2018 Band Regrading Application

2018 Solo Regrading Application

Information from 2017 AGM

The minutes from the 2017 AGM can be found here

Minutes from 2017 WUSPBA AGM

Outcome of Elections at the 2017 WUSPBA Annual General Meeting:

President = Kevin Conquest
Executive Secretary = Christina Marshall
Treasurer = Nate Lorenz
Band Registrar = Jeff Mann

Proposed Changes to WUSPBA Bylaws and Contest Rules for 2017

Outcome of Bylaw and Contest Rule Proposals at the 2017 WUSPBA Annual General Meeting:

B1 - Authority to Refuse and Exclude Members = Referred to Committee
CR1- Adding a Smallpipes Category to Solo Piping Competition = Failed
CR2- Changes to Grade 3 Solo Snare Drum Competition = Withdrawn
CR3- Playing in Another Grade = PASSED
CR4- Change to Rules Regarding Solo Leets = PASSED with amendments
CR5- Eliminate Obsolete Solo Piping Events = Withdrawn
CR6- Method to Determine Aggregate Winners in Solo Competition = PASSED
CR7- Exclusion of Solo Competitors from Participation = Failed
CR8- Exclusion of Pipe Bands from Participation = Failed
CR9- Dress Requirements in Heat = PASSED with amendments
CR10-Revision to Highland Dress Requirements = Withdrawn
CR11- Band Disqualification Due to Tardiness = Referred to Committee with amendments
CR12- Clarify Band Circle, Final Tuning Location, etc. = Referred to Committee
CR13- Changes to Registered Instructor Policy = Withdrawn
CR14- Changes to Grade 5 QMM Requirements = PASSED with amendments (2019 season)
CR15- Remove Grade 4 Mini-MSR = Withdrawn
CR16- Changes to Grade 4 MSR Requirements = PASSED with amendments (2019 season)
CR17- Change the Number of Required Pipers in Grade 4 Band Competition = PASSED
CR18- Comprehensive Reorganization of Band Contest Rules Section = PASSED