Annual General Meeting

Each year, WUSPBA holds a meeting to vote on new officers and consider changes to bylaws and rules for the association.

If you wish to submit a proposal to change the bylaws or contest rules please read How to Write an AGM Proposal.


November 12

The 2011 WUSPBA Annual General Meeting will be held at 8:30 AM on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the University Nevada Las Vegas Richard Tam Alumni Center Grand Hall located at 4505 S Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154, on the eastern edge of the UNLV campus at the intersection of S Maryland Parkway & E Harmon Avenue. Free parking is located along S Maryland Parkway directly adjacent to the Alumni Center. Lodging can be obtained from a number of properties nearby; consider the Alexis Park Resort located at 375 E Harmon Avenue, Las Vegas; attractively priced and located next to the UNLV campus.

Piping & Drumming workshops will be offered on Saturday at the Alumni Center upon the conclusion of the AGM. Check back on this webpage for updates regarding the free workshops.

A Games Sponsors’ meeting and reception will be held at the UNLV Tam Alumni Center in the Trent Lounge on Friday, November 11, 2011 starting at 7:00 PM. Important business relating to the manner in which contests are run will be discussed with games representatives. Please add this to your schedule for the weekend.


Friday, November 11, 2011
Games Sponsors’ Meeting & Reception, UNLV Alumni Center, Trent Lounge
7:00 – 9:00 PM

Saturday, November 12, 2011
WUSPBA Annual General Meeting, UNLV Alumni Center, Tiberti Grand Hall & Albrecht Boardroom
7:30 – 8:30 AM Check-in & Registration
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM Annual General Meeting
3:30 – 6:30 PM Piping & Drumming Workshops
3:30 – 6:30 PM Judges’ Exams (off-site at Alexis Park Resort)

Proposal Deadline
The deadline to submit proposals for bylaws and/or contest rule changes for the 2011 AGM was September 28.

Officer Nominations
The following offices are up for election:

– President
– Executive Secretary
– Treasurer
– Band Registrar

Officer Appointments
Appointments will be made by the Executive Committee
To Be Announced…

Proposals For Changes to ByLaws & Contest Rules:
in Original form (MS Word .doc Files)

Band Late Fees
Branch Financial Support
Judges Text Correction
Registrar Text Correction, Past President Clarification
Removal of Officers
WUSPBA Representatives

Adjudicator Alcohol Consumption

Adjudicator Alcohol Consumption
Aggregate Prizes
Band Slow March 6/8 Event
Bands Playing for Critique
Dual Musicians
Grade 5 Timed Medley Exclusion
QMM Renamed to QMS
Tenor Drumming
Registered Instructor

Proposals For Changes to ByLaws & Contest Rules:
After Amendments & Revisions
Contest Rules and Bylaws will be revised to reflect voting results and will posted to when complete.


The following are links to past proposals, minutes, officer votes, etc. for previous years of AGMs.

2010 AGM

2009 AGM

2008 AGM

2007 AGM

Late-2006 AGM

Early-2006 AGM