January 2019 AGM Report

The Northern Branch AGM was held Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Harry’s Hofbrau in Redwood City.

Northern Branch Officers Elected:
President – Craig Farley
Treasurer – Amy Johannsen

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MODESTO MANSION – Unofficial Results

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Saturday, January 5, 2019
McHenry Mansion, Modesto, CA

Solo Results (Unofficial*)

Grade 1 Piping MSR – 2 Competitors
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 1521 Adam Blaine
2. 046 Abraham McCarty

Grade 1 Piping Hornpipe/Jig – 2 Competitors
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 1521 Adam Blaine
2. 046 Abraham McCarty

Grade 1 Piping 6/8 March – 2 Competitors
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 1521 Adam Blaine
2. 046 Abraham McCarty

Grade 2 Piping MSR – 1 Competitor
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 497 Joshua Agee

Grade 2 Piping Hornpipe/Jig – 1 Competitor
Adjudicator: Liz Tubbs
1. 497 Joshua Agee

Grade 2 Piping 6/8 March – 1 Competitor
Adjudicator: Liz Tubbs
1. 497 Joshua Agee

Grade 3 Piping 2/4 March – 6 Competitors
Adjudicator: Liz Tubbs
1. 1399 Malachi Johannsen
2. 009 Steven Coontz
3. 435 Melody Farquhar-Chang
4. 170 Daryl Turner
5. 636 Zachary Arbios
6. 1205 Ted Hales

Grade 3 Piping Strathspey/Reel – 6 Competitors
Adjudicator: Liz Tubbs
1. 1399 Malachi Johannsen
2. 1205 Ted Hales
3. 009 Steven Coontz
4. 170 Daryl Turner
5. 636 Zachary Arbios
6. 435 Melody Farquhar-Chang

Grade 3 Piping Jig – 6 Competitors
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 1399 Malachi Johannsen
2. 435 Melody Farquhar-Chang
3. 1205 Ted Hales
4. 009 Steven Coontz
5. 636 Zachary Arbios
6. 170 Daryl Turner

Grade 4 Piping 2/4 March – 3 Competitors
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 533 Christina Shute
2. 715 Jason Hoffman
3. 072 Craig Farley

Grade 4 Piping Slow March – 3 Competitors
Adjudicator: Liz Tubbs
1. 715 Jason Hoffman
2. 533 Christina Shute
3. 072 Craig Farley

Grade 4 Piping 6/8 March – 2 Competitors
Adjudicator: Liz Tubbs
1. 715 Jason Hoffman
2. 533 Christina Shute

*All results posted here are unofficial. Official results will be posted on the WUSPBA Results page after they have been reviewed and verified by the appropriate registrar. The Northern Branch is not responsible for any discrepancies.

2018 Northern Branch AGM

Notice of Workshops,

Northern Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM)

& Northern Branch Awards Dinner

Date:          Saturday, January 26, 2019

Time:         4:30pm – 10:00pm (AGM starts at 6:00pm)

Location:   Harry’s Hofbrau

1909 El Camino Real

Redwood City, CA 94063

https://www.harryshofbrau.com/location/redwood-city/

Workshops – 4:30 pm

Free to all Northern Branch solo members and rostered members of 2018 Northern Branch bands. Suggested donation of $10 for all other attendees.

Competing Pipers Association President—Glenn Brown

  • Discussion regarding the CPA system used in the UK.

WUSPBA Rep Training—Suzan Karayel

  • The WUSPBA Reps assist games organizers and ensure that all sanctioned contests operate smoothly and in compliance with the WUSPBA Contest Rules. Individuals who complete this or a similar training may be appointed to serve at Northern Branch games throughout the 2019 contest season, depending on need and availability. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Suzan Karayel, Chief Rep for the Northern Branch, at wuspba.vp@gmail.com

 

Northern Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) – 6:00pm

Check in begins at 5:45pm

All 2018 WUSPBA Northern Branch members are invited and encouraged to attend the Northern Branch AGM.

Agenda

  • Call to order, establish quorum
  • Officer introductions / reports
  • Review of WUSPBA Bylaw & Contest Rule changes effective 2019
  • Band Rosters: what bands need to know
  • Overview of Northern Branch events for the coming year
  • Election of Northern Branch Officers: President & Treasurer
    • Nominations may be submitted in advance to Secretary Wes Weber at wesweberjr@gmail.com, no later than Friday, January 11, 2019. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor.
  • New business—Amendments to Northern Branch By-Laws
    • Proposed amendments must be submitted in writing to Secretary Wes Weber at wesweberjr@gmail.com, no later than Friday, January 11, 2019.
  • Open comment period
  • Adjourn

 

Northern Branch 2018 Awards Dinner – 7:00pm

Presentation of awards to the 2018 Northern Branch Champions.

Dinner is on your own from Harry’s Hofbrau https://www.harryshofbrau.com/menus/#daily-menu

  • 2018 Branch Champions—Free dinner with RSVP* by January 16, 2019

During dinner, there will also be a silent auction to support Northern Branch activities for the upcoming year, featuring assorted contributions from Northern Branch members. Please bring your checkbook!

An informal recital will follow the presentation of awards. The 2018 Northern Branch Champions will be invited to perform.

*2018 Branch Champions will receive a personal invitation via email on or before January 11, 2019. Please RSVP by replying to your email invitation.

2018 Northern Branch Champions

Grade 2 Band—Prince Charles Pipe Bandwuspbanblogo_textonly
Grade 4 Band—Silicon Valley Pipe Band
Grade 5 Band—Irish Pipers Band of San Francisco
Open Piping & Piobaireachd—Erik Leiken
Grade 1 Piping & Piobaireachd—Adam Blaine
Grade 2 Piping—Joshua Agee
Grade 3 Piping—Colin Speed
Grade 4 Piping & Piobaireachd—Malachi Johannsen
Grade 2 Piobaireachd—Lloyd Christiansen
Grade 3 Piobaireachd—Stephen Rooklidge
Open Side Drumming—Duncan McPherson
Grade 1 Side Drumming—Garrett Harpainter
Grade 2 Side Drumming—Brett Speed
Grade 3 Side Drumming—Daren Olson
Grade 4 Side Drumming—Darin Talcott
Intermediate Tenor Drumming—Elon Bauer
Novice Bass Drumming—Brendan O’Leary

Congratulations to all of our Branch Champions! Championship awards will be presented at the Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 26, 2019.

2018 WUSPBA AGM Report

A few major highlights from this year’s WUSPBA AGM in Denver, Colorado:

1) The Music Board’s Education Committee has started a YouTube channel with informative videos designed to help individuals better navigate WUSPBA. There is educational material for competitors, for adjudicators, and for contest organizers.

2) Advance warning: the cutoff date to register for Pleasanton 2019 will be July 1, 2019. No late entries will be accepted. The 2019 contest will be held August 30 – September 1, 2019.

3) The new Vice President of WUSPBA is Suzan Karayel. Amara Reddick was re-elected Sanction Secretary, and Lezlie Mann was re-elected Solo Registrar.

4) Next year’s AGM will be hosted by the Northern Branch in Sacramento, California.


Summary of the voting outcomes on all of the Bylaw and Contest Rule proposals*:

Bylaw Proposals

BL1 – Branch AGMs – PASSED
BL2 – Juvenile Band Definition – PASSED (as amended)
BL3 – Oustide Association Band Grading – PASSED
BL4 – Late Fee Exemption – PASSED
BL5 – Nonparticipation Rebate – PASSED (as amended)
BL6 – Suspension of Membership – FAILED
BL7 – Unsanctioned Contest Penalty – PASSED

Contest Rule Proposals

CR1 – Light Music and Piobaireachd Grades – PASSED
CR2 – Emergency Bass Drum Substitution – PASSED (as amended)
CR3 – Solo MSR Terminology – PASSED
CR4 – Games Sponsors Local Rules – FAILED
CR5 – Grade 5 and Juvenile Bands Restrictions – FAILED
CR6 – Good Standing and Inclusion – FAILED
CR7 – Eliminate MiniMSR and Add QMM – FAILED
CR8 – Instructor Policy Proposal – FAILED
CR9 – Dual Musicians – PASSED (as amended)
CR10 – Band MSR Clarification – PASSED
CR11 – Arrival at Starting Line – WITHDRAWN
CR12 – Drumming Accompaniment Revision – PASSED
CR13 – Midsection Competition – PASSED (as amended)

*This is an unofficial report. The final language of each proposal and the official vote outcomes will be posted on the WUSPBA website.

DIXON – Unofficial Results

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Dixon Fairgrounds, Dixon, CA

Band Results (Unofficial*)

Local Option Events (not tracked)

Band Quartet: Grade 4
Adjudicators: Liz Tubbs (Piping), Jan Richey (Piping), Ken Sutherland (Ensemble), Liza McAdam (Drumming)
1. “The Hippies” (1, 1, 1, 1)
2. “Dunvegan’s Revenge” (2, 2, 2, 2)
3. “Stewart Tar-tan” (3, 3, 3, 3)

Solo Results (Unofficial*)

Grade 2 Piping MSR – 2 Competitors
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 497 Joshua Agee
2. 192 Matthew Anderson

Grade 2 Piping Hornpipe/Jig – 2 Competitors
Adjudicator: Liz Tubbs
1. 497 Joshua Agee
2. 192 Matthew Anderson

Grade 3 Piping 2/4 March – 9 Competitors
Adjudicator: Jan Richey
1. 1788 Sean McRoberts
2. 1295 Colin Speed
3. 532 Stephen Beitzel
4. 672 Mitchell Ambre
5. 355 Bruce Locken
6. 170 Daryl Turner

Grade 3 Piping Jig – 8 Competitors
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 1295 Colin Speed
2. 1788 Sean McRoberts
3. 758 Tomio Endo
4. 532 Stephen Beitzel
5. 355 Bruce Locken
6. 672 Mitchell Ambre

Grade 3 Piping 6/8 March – 8 Competitors
Adjudicator: Liz Tubbs
1. 1788 Sean McRoberts
2. 532 Stephen Beitzel
3. 1295 Colin Speed
4. 672 Mitchell Ambre
5. 152 Aeron Danann
6. 355 Bruce Locken

Grade 4 Piping 2/4 March – 15 Competitors
Adjudicator: Jan Richey
1. 1399 Malachi Johannsen
2. 1734 Connor Studulski
3. 1847 Alex Chan
4. 669 Andrew Murphey
5. 1874 Colin Thurber
6. 872 Neil Henderson

Grade 4 Piping Slow March – 15 Competitors
Adjudicator: Liz Tubbs
1. 1399 Malachi Johannsen
2. 1596 Robert Buck
3. 633 Christine Yamate
4. 636 Zachary Arbios
5. 1825 Olivia Siemer
6. 072 Craig Farley

Grade 4 Piping 6/8 March – 11 Competitors
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 1734 Connor Studulski
2. 1399 Malachi Johannsen
3. 1825 Olivia Siemer
4. 1596 Robert Buck
5. 669 Andrew Murphey
6. 435 Melody Farquhar-Chang

Grade 2 Snare Drumming MSR
Adjudicator: Liza McAdam
1. 679 Brett Speed

Grade 4 Snare Drumming 2/4 March
Adjudicator: Liza McAdam
1. 784 William MacDougall
2. 1511 Stuart Cornelius
3. 1733 Aidan Studulski

Grade 4 Snare Drumming 6/8 March
Adjudicator: Liza McAdam
1. 784 William MacDougall
2. 1511 Stuart Cornelius

*All results posted here are unofficial. Official results will be posted on the WUSPBA Results page after they have been reviewed and verified by the appropriate registrar. The Northern Branch is not responsible for any discrepancies.

PLEASANTON – Unofficial Results (Sunday)

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Sunday, September 2, 2018
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA

Band Results (Unofficial*)

Grade 2 Time Limit Medley
Adjudicators: June Hanley (Piping), Alan Walters (Piping), David Hilder (Ensemble), Duncan Millar (Drumming)
1. Winnipeg Police Pipe Band (1, 2, 1, 2)
2. North Stratton Pipe Band (3, 3, 2, 1)
3. Great Lakes Pipe Band (2, 1, 4, 4)
4. Portland Metro Pipe Band (7, 6, 3, 3)
5. Prince Charles Pipe Band (4, 4, 7, 5)
6. Wasatch & District Pipe Band (6, 7, 6, 8)
7. Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band (8, 8, 8, 6)

Grade 3 MSR
Adjudicators: Donald MacPhee (Piping), Hal Senyk (Piping), Shaunna Hilder (Ensemble), John Fisher (Drumming)
1. Pasadena Scottish Pipes & Drums (2, 1, 1, 1)
2. Greighlan Crossing Pipe Band (1, 2, 2, 3)
3. Macalester College Pipe Band (3, 4, 5, 2)
4. Kevin R. Blandford Memorial Pipe Band (4, 5, 3, 4)
5. House of Scotland Pipe Band (5, 3, 4, 5)
6. Wasatch & District Pipe Band (6, 6, 6, 6)

Grade 4 Time Limit Medley
Adjudicators: Donald MacPhee (Piping), Hal Senyk (Piping), Shaunna Hilder (Ensemble), John Fisher (Drumming)
1. Glendora High School Pipe Band (2, 3, 3, 1)
2. Silicon Valley Pipe Band (1, 4, 4, 3)
3. Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band (4, 2, 1, 6)
4. Long Beach Pipe Band (3, 1, 2, 9)
5. Sacramento Firefighters Pipes & Drums (6, 5, 8, 4)
6. Utah Pipe Band (5, 10, 5, 5)
7. Pacific Coast Highlanders Pipe Band (10, 7, 9, 2)
8. Wasatch & District Pipe Band (7, 8, 6, 8)
9. Denver & District Pipe Band (9, 6, 10, 7)
10. Prince Charles Pipe Band (8, 9, 7, 10)

Grade 5 March, Slow March, March
Adjudicators: Alan Walters (Piping), June Hanley (Piping), David Hilder (Ensemble), Duncan Millar (Drumming)
1. Irish Pipers Band of San Francisco (1, 1, 3, 2)
2. Jefferson Pipe Band (2, 2, 2, 5)
3. Pasadena Scottish Pipes & Drums (8, 6, 1, 1)
4. House of Scotland Pipe Band (4, 3, 4, 7)
5. Macalester College Pipe Band (5, 5, 6, 3)
6. Utah Pipe Band (6, 7, 5, 4)†
7. University of California Riverside Pipe Band (3, 4, 7, 8)†
8. Silicon Valley Pipe Band (7, 8, 8, 6)

Tie broken by ensemble preference.

Solo Results (Unofficial*)

Grade 2 Piping MSR
Adjudicator: Alan Walters
Results not available at the time of this posting.

Grade 2 Piping Hornpipe/Jig – 12 Competitors
Adjudicator: Donald MacPhee
1. 1450 Christopher Boyles
2. 019 Erik Abbott
3. 1824 Meredith Richmond
4. 1859 Benjamin Elliot
5. 836 David Franklin
6. 1822 Tak Tang

Grade 2 Piping 6/8 March – 12 Competitors
Adjudicator: Hal Senyk
1. 1859 Benjamin Elliot
2. 019 Erik Abbott
3. 1690 Anne Gallo
4. 1824 Meredith Richmond
5. 192 Matthew Anderson
6. 778 Linda Robertson

Grade 3 Piping 2/4 March (Group A) – 14 Competitors
Adjudicator: David Hilder
1. 632 Kariann Hibbard
2. 1295 Colin Speed
3. 730 Alan Wood
4. 009 Steven Coontz
5. 263 Donald Saraceno
6. 261 Becky Saraceno

Grade 3 Piping Strathspey/Reel (Group A) – 13 Competitors
Adjudicator: June Hanley
1. 958 Stephanie Trudeau
2. 1295 Colin Speed
3. 632 Kariann Hibbard
4. 261 Becky Saraceno
5. 532 Stephen Beitzel
6. 730 Alan Wood

Grade 3 Piping Jig (Group A) – 13 Competitors
Adjudicator: Shaunna Hilder
1. 1295 Colin Speed
2. 261 Becky Saraceno
3. 643 Vincent Guinnane
4. 632 Kariann Hibbard
5. 263 Donald Saraceno
6. 760 John Tompkins

Grade 3 Piping 2/4 March (Group B) – 12 Competitors
Adjudicator: Shaunna Hilder
1. 1459 Kirsten White
2. 152 Aeron Danann
3. 1788 Sean McRoberts
4. 1464 Thomas Johnson
5. 474 Karen McIlvena
6. 774 Carrie Wigham

Grade 3 Piping Strathspey/Reel (Group B)
Adjudicator: David Hilder
Results not available at the time of this posting.

Grade 3 Piping Jig (Group B) – 11 Competitors
Adjudicator: June Hanley
1. 474 Karen McIlvena
2. 1788 Sean McRoberts
3. 1316 David DeBroux
4. 1459 Kirsten White
5. 1464 Thomas Johnson
6. 672 Mitchell Ambre

Grade 2 Snare Drumming MSR – 4 Competitors
Adjudicator: John Fisher
1. 1336 Raymond Marshall
2. 1219 Drew McPheeters
3. 481 Andrew Koupal
4. 679 Brett Speed

Grade 3 Snare Drumming 2/4 March – 3 Competitors
Adjudicator: Duncan Millar
1. 1460 Manuel Acosta
2. 1862 Alec Lindsey
3. 647 Zachary Lees

Novice Tenor Drumming 2/4 March – 2 Competitors
Adjudicator: Duncan Millar
1. 267 Carsun Epps
2. 1645 Rebecca Sanchez

Open Bass Drumming MSR – 1 Competitor
Adjudicator: Duncan Millar
1. 085 Melissa Slagter

Intermediate Bass Drumming MSR – 2 Competitors
Adjudicator: Duncan Millar
1. 1294 Marie Rude
2. 215 Vivian McAllister

Novice Bass Drumming March – 2 Competitors
Adjudicator: John Fisher
1. 186 Brendan O’Leary
2. 1240 Steve Shoemaker

*All results posted here are unofficial. Official results will be posted on the WUSPBA Results page after they have been reviewed and verified by the appropriate registrar. The Northern Branch is not responsible for any discrepancies.

PLEASANTON – Unofficial Results (Saturday)

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Saturday, September 1, 2018
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA

Band Results (Unofficial*)

Grade 2 MSR
Adjudicators: Donald MacPhee (Piping), Shaunna Hilder (Piping), Hal Senyk (Ensemble), John Fisher (Drumming)
1. Great Lakes Pipe Band (1, 1, 1, 3)
2. Portland Metro Pipe Band (5, 2, 2, 4)
3. North Stratton Pipe Band (3, 4, 5, 2)
4. Winnipeg Police Pipe Band (2, 5, 7, 1)
5. Prince Charles Pipe Band (4, 3, 4, 5)
6. Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band (7, 7, 3, 6)
7. Atlanta Pipe Band (6, 6, 6, 7)
8. Wasatch & District Pipe Band (8, 8, 8, 8)

Grade 3 Time Limit Medley
Adjudicators: David Hilder (Piping), Alan Walters (Piping), June Hanley (Ensemble), Duncan Millar (Drumming)
1. Pasadena Scottish Pipes & Drums (1, 1, 1, 1)
2. Kevin R. Blandford Memorial Pipe Band (3, 3, 2, 5)†
3. Greighlan Crossing Pipe Band (2, 4, 4, 3)†
4. Macalester College Pipe Band (4, 2, 5, 2)†
5. Wasatch & District Pipe Band (6, 6, 3, 4)
6. House of Scotland Pipe Band (5, 5, 6, 6)

Grade 4 Mini MSR
Adjudicators: David Hilder (Piping), Alan Walters (Piping), June Hanley (Ensemble), Duncan Millar (Drumming)
1. Glendora High School Pipe Band (2, 2, 2, 1)
2. Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band (3, 3, 3, 3)
3. Silicon Valley Pipe Band (4, 6, 1, 2)
4. Long Beach Pipe Band (1, 1, 8, 7)
5. Wasatch & District Pipe Band (6, 5, 4, 6)
6. Pacific Coast Highlanders Pipe Band (7, 10, 5, 4)
7. Denver & District Pipe Band (9, 8, 7, 5)
8. Utah Pipe Band (5, 11, 6, 9)
9. Prince Charles Pipe Band (8, 7, 9, 10)
10. MacIntosh Pipe Band (10, 4, 11, 11)
11. Sacramento Firefighters Pipes & Drums (11, 9, 10, 8)

Grade 5 Quick March Medley – corrected 9/5/18
Adjudicators: Donald MacPhee (Piping), Hal Senyk (Piping), Shaunna Hilder (Ensemble), John Fisher (Drumming)
1. University of California Riverside Pipe Band (2, 2, 2, 2)†
2. Irish Pipers Band of San Francisco (1, 1, 3, 3)†
3. Pasadena Scottish Pipes & Drums (3, 4, 1, 1)
4. Jefferson Pipe Band (5, 7, 4, 5)†
5. House of Scotland Pipe Band (4, 3, 5, 9)†
6. Macalester College Pipe Band (6, 8, 6, 8)†
7. Silicon Valley Pipe Band (9, 6, 7, 6)†
8. Utah Pipe Band (8, 5, 8, 7)†
9. Emerald Society Pipe Band of Ripon (7, 9, 9, 4)

Tie broken by ensemble preference.

Solo Results (Unofficial*) Continue reading “PLEASANTON – Unofficial Results (Saturday)”