News

October 22nd, 2020
RMPA 2021 Season Announcement!

The RMPA Board of Directors has made the decision that the RMPA 2021 Season will be virtual. This decision was the most in line with what ensemble directors could support, and what RMPA as a circuit could facilitate. With that being said, we have not ruled out an in person end of season showcase (non-competitive) to celebrate the end of the season and perform for each other in person if possible. 


Registration will open on December 1st, 2020.  Below you will find details about registration, classifications, and cost. 


Season Details 

RMPA will adopt the same Percussion and Winds Classifications as WGI for the 2021 season including Showcase. Additionally, RMPA will be offering a "Standstill Percussion Ensemble" classification, which would include a mostly standstill drumline and front ensemble. More information on WGI Divisions and Classifications can be Found Here.

Schedule 

The 2021 RMPA Season Schedule has been created to support competing within our circuit but to also enable ensembles the opportunity for feedback prior to entering a WGI contest. The first three shows are class specific and will allow ensembles to get feedback before the WGI submission dates. All events, regardless of classification are open to both Winds and Percussion.

  • December 1st, 2020: Registration Opens

  • February 6th: Solo Classification Kickoff

  • February 13th: Competitive Group Kickoff 

  • February 20th: Solo and Small Ensemble Kickoff 

  • March 6th: All Classifications and Divisions 

  • March 13th: All Classifications and Divisions 

  • March 20th: All Classifications and Divisions 

  • April 4th RMPA State Championships Prelims - Not included in Non-Competitive Season Package

  • April 10th RMPA State Championships Finals - Not included in Non-Competitive Season Package

Registration Cost 

  • All-Access: $500 Includes 1 Competitive Group and unlimited Solo and Small Ensemble entries for that Division (Winds or Percussion) per organization or school.  

  • Non-Competitive Track: $250 includes 1 Non-Competitive Group and unlimited Solo and Small Ensemble entries for that Division (Winds or Percussion) for all shows except State Prelims and Finals. 

  • Solo and Small Ensemble Only: $250 includes unlimited Solo and Ensemble entries for one Division only 

  • Solo Only: $50 includes unlimited entries to the RMPA Solo events for individuals NOT affiliated with an RMPA member ensemble. 

Add-On Packages

  • Additional Competitive Group ensembles within the same organization or school can register for the All Access bundle for $250. 

  • A school can purchase all access to Solo and Small Ensemble for a different Division (Winds or Percussion) for $150.


August 20th, 2020
2021 Membership Meeting

Below are the proposals proposed by the membership and the bylaw changes proposed by the Board of Directors that will be discussed and voted on this Sunday, August 23rd at our General Membership Meeting. The meeting is scheduled to take place from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. 
Proposals and Bylaw Changes for Consideration

Still need to RSVP for our virtual meeting? Click Here - only primary representatives will have the opportunity to vote for proposal/by-law changes, and in the election process for the RMPA Board of Directors.

Nominations for the board will be taken at the meeting, if you are unable to attend but would like to be considered you can self-nominate to the Board of Directors by emailing rmpaboard@rmpa.org. 

The meeting link will be sent out to those who have RSVP'd prior to the start of the meeting. 

Thank you and please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns!


April 13th, 2020
RMPA 2020 Yearbook Pre-Order

While we are disappointed in the circumstances that forced the cancellations of our 2019-2020 season, we know the biggest loss lies with our Seniors and age-outs.  We know that nothing can make up for the experience of performing and the relationships formed through the participation in this activity.  However, we do know that the friendships and connections made throughout the season can last well beyond any given season.

We are very happy and excited to announce that we will be able to offer an RMPA season yearbook for the 2020 season!  The yearbook will be a celebration of the 2020 season and our Senior members as well as age-outs.  The yearbook is currently available for pre-order on the recently launched  RMPA Marketplace

SENIORS/AGE-OUTS - please complete the 2020 RMPA Yearbook Senior/Age-Out Photo Upload form by Sunday, April 19th to be featured.

Boosters/Parents/Business - advertisements and shoutouts are available for purchase on the RMPA marketplace as well. All of the ads are being sold for half price from 2019, $10 for half-page and $25 for a whole-page. Ad space is available to be purchased on the RMPA Marketplace.

Age-Outs: 
RMPA will be honoring the additional year of eligibility for contracted independent ensemble age-out performers at the time of season cancellations in 2020.  If you think this may be your last year regardless please feel free to submit your photo for recognition either way. If you march next year you can still be featured. 


March 12th, 2020
RMPA 2020 Season Cancelled

Hello RMPA Friends and Families,

After reviewing the social distancing recommendations of the CDC, WHO, as well as local health officials, the RMPA Board of Directors has voted unanimously to suspend all remaining events for the 2020 season. This decision was not made lightly but the priority is, and always has been, the health and well-being of all those in our organization. As well, CHSAA has suspended all activities in the state so RMPA is not able to pursue completing the season via an online platform.

We are deeply saddened by the recent developments, but understand that as a community we have a responsibility to not only care for ourselves but for those around us. The RMPA Board of Directors is made up of volunteer instructors who are deeply invested in the activity. The students we teach, their health and safety, as well as the health and safety of our local communities absolutely comes first. RMPA is committed to being part of the effort to flatten the curve to save lives and we applaud efforts throughout the state and the country to do just that. 

We thank you for your patience and understanding and we wish all of you the best of health as we continue to navigate this historic and unprecedented situation. 

Be safe and please take care of one another.

Sincerely,

-RMPA Board of Directors


March 11th, 2020
COVID-19 Update

The RMPA Board of Directors is keeping a close eye on the ever evolving situation concerning Coronavirus in Colorado.  As you may know, yesterday Governor Polis declared a state of emergency in Colorado in order to release some emergency funds to head off the spread of the virus.  

The RMPA Board of Directors will be meeting on the evening of March 11th to determine the best course of action for the remainder of the season, with the well being of our membership as the first priority. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work through this very difficult situation, and will send out an update tomorrow evening (March 12th).


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