Now open for entries! Our last online contest for this year.
Register for the NorCal Fall Online Solos by September 16.
Competition videos to be recorded during the week of September 17-24, 2022, and submitted no later than 6pm on September 24.
Date: Sunday, January 30, 2022
Location: Online Virtual Meeting – Zoom link
Zoom session will open at 6:45pm
All 2021 WUSPBA Northern Branch members are invited and encouraged to attend the Northern Branch AGM.
For more information, see the AGM page.
A limited number of scholarships are available to Northern Branch members who are interested in participating in WUSPBA’s “Sticks and Chanters” Online School, November 6-7, 2021, but need assistance with the registration fee. Recipients and amounts of scholarships will be determined based on need.
To request a scholarship, contact Northern Branch President Erin Berta at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15, 2021.
The AGM will be a zoom meeting. Please register on the link below. The zoom meeting link will be emailed on Nov 12. The AGM will be on Nov 14th at 7pm. https://tinyurl.com/y4ghqg3m
Highlights from this year’s WUSPBA AGM, hosted online via Zoom video conferencing on October 24, 2020:
Contest Rule Proposals
The new WUSPBA Member Protection Policy has been adopted by the membership. The final version differs somewhat from the version originally posted.
This years AGM will be an online event due to COVID. The zoom link will be posted a week prior to the meeting.
Northern Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Date: Saturday, November 14th 2020
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Online Virtual Meeting
Link will be posted by Nov 9, 2020
Northern Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) – 7:00pm
Zoom session opens at 6:45
All 2020 WUSPBA Northern Branch members are invited and encouraged to attend the Northern Branch AGM.
A few major highlights from this year’s WUSPBA AGM in Sacramento, California:
1) The new President of WUSPBA is Jeff Mann, and the new Band Registrar is Charlie Butterworth.
2) The Music Board will undertake to create a list of recommended tunes for Grade 4 piobaireachd. Competitors may consult this list to aid them in selecting a piobaireachd that is appropriate for their grade level. Use of this list will be optional.
3) Next year’s AGM will be hosted by the Southern Branch in Southern California.
Summary of the voting outcomes on all of the Contest Rule proposals*:
Contest Rule Proposals
CR1 – Juvenile Bands – PASSED
CR2 – Piobaireachd Grading – FAILED
CR3 – Piobaireachd Set Tunes – FAILED
CR4 – QMM Part Definition – FAILED
CR6 – Tune Reusage – PASSED (as amended)
CR7 – Sanction Midsection Competition – WITHDRAWN
CR8 – Alternate Grades on Contest Days – FAILED
CR9 – 6/8 March Requirements for Grades 1 & 2 – FAILED
*This is an unofficial report. The final language of each proposal and the official vote outcomes will be posted on the WUSPBA website.
Bruce Hitchings returns to Los Gatos for a day long clinic. Lunch is provided during the day and for an additional $20 you can remain for dinner and tunes with the group. More information and contact information is available at the link.