April 2021

Recently, the WGAZ Board has accepted the resignation of Percussion Liaison, Peter Wood. Peter will be stepping down from the board to spend time with his family. Thank you, Peter for your years of service to WGAZ.

As we move forward, the WGAZ Board has decided to move the May Membership Meeting to May 16th Virtual ONLY to properly fill this vacancy and allow the WGAZ board to meet at our May 5th meeting prior to the membership meeting.

WGAZ May Membership Meeting

Be on the lookout for the invitation link to attend the virtual meeting in a future email.

Included at this meeting will be WGAZ Board Elections, as well as 2021 Amendments to the By-Laws, Policy & Procedures Proposals. Nominations will be open from now until April 24th.

WGAZ Board Positions up for Election include:

President, Secretary, Event Host Coordinator, Colorguard Judges Coordinator, Percussion Judges Coordinator.

Job Descriptions for this position will be attached at the bottom of this email.

CLICK HERE To Nominate!

Nominations will be open until April 24th.

Reminder: Article IV Section 1 of WGAZ By-Laws

UNIT – Any color guard, percussion or winds ensemble is eligible for membership as a performing Unit in this Corporation. The Band Director or the Head Certified Employee that is the sponsor for the scholastic unit or Executive Director of Independent organizations will appoint one delegate per unit to vote in the election of the WGAZ Executive Board.

2021 Amendments to the By-Laws, Policy & Procedures Proposal

CLICK HERE To propose an amendment to the By-Laws or Policy & Procedures

This form will be open until April 24th.

Reminder: Article IV Section 1 of WGAZ By-Laws

ADVISORY BOARD - The Advisory Board will consist of the WGAZ Executive Board and the Advisory Committee delegates from the previous year’s medalists of each class or class division in Percussion/Winds and Color Guard. The Advisory Board votes on Bylaws and Policy and Procedure changes and advises the Executive Board on WGAZ matters. They shall have one vote each.

WGAZ Membership Meeting May 16, 2021


11:00 AM Meeting Opens

11:30 AM Welcome! Introductions and Procedure

Advisory Board members must represent, with loyalty, the interests of WGAZ while participating in meetings and in their decision-making within the organization. This accountability supersedes any conflicting loyalty such as that to individual units.

11:45 AM Division Reports

- Treasurer’s Report and Recap – Cari Eng

- Judge’s Coordinators – Scott Montoya and Vi Tran Le

- Percussion/Winds Liaison – Peter Wood

- Color Guard Liaison – Brandy DuBose

12:00 PM Transition to advisory breakout rooms

12:15 PM Advisory Board separated

▪ Roll Call

12:25 PM Season recap

1:00 PM Proposals (Discuss and voting by category)

2:00 PM Return to General Meeting Room

2:15 PM Proposals for General Membership


▪ President, Secretary, Event Host Coordinator, Percussion/Winds Judge’s

Coordinator and Colorguard Judge’s Coordinator

2:45 PM Conclusion

Questions for the upcoming meeting? Submit your questions ahead of time and make sure your voice is heard!