2017 WGASC Annual Meeting


May 6 th , 2017

Courtyard by Marriott Santa Ana

9:00 AM
Letter from the President
Dear Unit Directors,
I hope you are all enjoying the wrap up to your competitive seasons and are eagerly looking forward to Championships in late April.  As you know, the annual WGASC circuit meeting is shortly after Championships and we would like you to take some time to mark your calendars for this upcoming date.  On Saturday, May 6th, at 9am we will hold our annual WGASC Business Meeting and we encourage you all to attend.  Not only for the purpose of hearing the state of the organization and all that is going on behind the scenes, but to also take some time to see your colleagues one last time before we all part for the summer.
This year we will be introducing a new process for show bidding.   For the past few seasons, we have tried to make a competitive calendar that not only suits our local guards, but one that also services our nationally competitive Color Guards whom are calendaring WGASC and WGI events in one competitive season.  Lately, we have known that to be quite the challenge for our members and for the show hosts that are using events to fundraise for their programs.  Additionally, as the activity evolves, the facilities that we are accustomed to utilizing for our events are becoming less conducive to the big floors and high tosses that our activity is demanding.  For those above stated reasons, we will be revamping the process of selecting show sites for the 2018 season.
We will begin by delaying our show selection process until late May.  This will allow WGASC to consider the WGI Calendar when scheduling our local association contests.  In early June, we will have a Show Assignment committee comprised of an advisor from each region, some WGASC staff members, and the Executive Board that will select show sites based on the geographic, facility, and contest dynamic considerations for the best interests of all unit members.
For those considering hosting shows in 2018, the logistics of that show selection process are going to be laid out in a more detailed email in mid-April.   This will give WGASC time to lay out the competitive calendar and create all the documents necessary to provide a fair and detailed system for this new approach to bidding.  Please keep in mind, as with prior bidding, you must have a representative at this  spring meeting to be eligible for hosting a show.  Additionally, in fairness to the member units of the WGASC, the Executive Board will be making an update to the Policy & Procedures Manual regarding a unit’s eligibility to host a show.  The revision will state that in order to host a show, you must have been a member of the association (not a guest) prior to the bid and within the future year to be eligible to utilize a WGASC show as a fundraiser for your program.
As we grow, we must respond to our needs as they change and evolve.  We hope that you find this new procedure a welcomed addition to the WGASC practices as we feel it will only positively impact our units’ competitive experiences.
Thank you for your support, good skill to all those in the upcoming weeks, and the WGASC looks forward to seeing you at the annual business meeting in May.
Melissa Samson
WGASC President
WGASC Annual Meeting Documents
     Proxy Form

2017 Scholarship Program – Instructors

The WGASC will be giving one scholarship to an instructor who is teaching a WGASC Member Color Guard and attending college.  Please use the on line Application Form to submit your information and check the instructor box on the application. The Scholarship will be presented at the 2017 WGASC Finals at the UCI Bren Center on Sunday, April 23, 2017.


The WGI office has been made aware of an issue with the iPhone7 regarding the software for playing music through the adapter that may cause the phone to freeze and therefore your music to stop.  Apple is aware of the issue but does not have a timeline for when an update will be made.  Because of this, WGI is encouraging color guards to utilize an alternative method for playing their performance soundtrack other than the iPhone7.  If you continue to use the iPhone7, then WGI will not be responsible for any issues you may have with your soundtrack.  If you have any questions, please email Dale Powers at dale@wgi.org.

WGASC Championships – Special Request Form

The Special Request Form for the 2017 WGASC Championships is now available!  Please use this LINK to submit your request.

Thank you Scholarship Committee!

Thank you to the following members of the 2017 WGASC Scholarship Committee:
  • Robert Hahn (OC)- Judge, Esperanza HS
  • Angela Tousley (OC)- El Dorado HS
  • Alison Galliher (LA)- Advisory Commmittee Member, El Camino Real HS
  • Greg Humphrey (SD)- University City HS, VOX
  • Paul Auster (LA) – VP Public Relations
Your time and dedication to the WGASC Awards Program is invaluable!
More information regarding the 2017 WGASC Scholarship Program can be found HERE!

January 28th FINAL Orientation Meeting

Join us for our second and FINAL Orientation Meeting.  Those in attendance will have a membership session to go over the upcoming season, Classification and receive Ensemble Director Passes and All Access Passes (If Purchased at Registration).

Saturday, January 28th from 9 AM to 11 AM @ Don Lugo HS.