All WUSPBA solo members residing in the Northern Branch and all members of WUSPBA bands located in the Northern Branch are welcome and encouraged to attend the Northern Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Next AGM
To Be Announced – Fall 2019 / Winter 2020

January 2019 Workshops, AGM, & Awards Dinner
Post-AGM Report
2018 Northern Branch Champions
January 2019 AGM Official Notice

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 4:30pm – 10:00pm
Location: Harry’s Hofbrau
1909 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94063

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

Northern Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) – 6:00pm
Check in begins at 5:45pm

• Call to order, establish quorum
• Officer introductions / reports
• Review of WUSPBA Contest Rule changes going into effect for 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, 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, 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
• 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.

December 2017 Workshops, AGM, & Awards Dinner
Post-AGM Report
2017 Northern Branch Champions
December 2017 AGM Official Notice (pdf) – UPDATED

January 2017 Clinics/Workshops, AGM, & Awards Dinner
Post-AGM Report | Full AGM Minutes
2016 Northern Branch Champions
January 2017 AGM Official Notice (pdf)

February 2016 AGM
Post-AGM Report | Full Minutes
2015 Northern Branch Champions
February 2016 AGM Notice (pdf)