• Percussion Circuit Championships

    Due to overwhelming growth, CIPA Percussion Championships will take place on Sunday, March 30th, 2014. These will take place at the same outstanding facility, Western Carolina University's Ramsey Center.

    Tentative times 11am-4pm. See you there!

  • Color Guard Circuit Championships

    CIPA Color Guard Championships are excited to return to the Western Carolina University's Ramsey Center on Saturday, March 29th, 2014.

  • 2014 Focus Shows

    In an effort to constantly grow our educational impact, CIPA will continue it's FOCUS show concept. These division-specific contests (i.e. Guard only, percussion only) will be aligned with clinics and other fun educational components.

    Plan to attend - more details to follow!

We Need YOU!

CIPA Contest Coordinator Positions Now Available to Interested Applicants:

For the 2014 season, CIPA will employ two contest coordinators to oversee the preparation for and administration of all shows throughout the contest season.  Duties will also include the review of show host applications and the creation of the contest schedule.  Qualified individuals would be required to be present for all shows within their geographic region (we plan to have one coordinator for TN/KY/VA and one for NC/SC) and would not be permitted to have any other obligations on contest days (this would eliminate instructors and judges).  Those selected for these positions will receive a $500 stipend from the circuit as well as a $150 stipend for each show, plus travel costs and lodging, payed by the show host.  We estimate that each contest coordinator will earn roughly $2000 throughout the season in this role.  Anyone who would like to be considered for one of these positions should contact the CIPA Executive Board via Chris Moss to be considered.  We would like to have these positions filled with quality people as soon as possible.  Come be a part of CIPA 2014!


Rules proposals are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 season.  Proposals should contain the name of the author, the rationale behind the proposal, and the estimated financial impact of the proposal.  Please send all completed proposals to Alex Rector at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 3:30 pm on Thursday, May 2nd.  If you have any questions regarding the rule proposal process, please contact Alex Rector at the email address above.  This is your chance to have an impact on the development of our circuit, so please be involved!



CIPA at World Championships!

Thank you to all of the CIPA color guards that made the trip to Ohio to represent our circuit on the big stage. Black Diamond Independent, Boiling Springs, Hardin Valley, Madison, and Spartanburg all made strong prelims showings!

Congratulations to Byrnes, Etude, Nation Ford, and Southeast Independent for moving on to the semi-finals in their respective classes! Best of luck and safe travels to everyone – we are cheering for you!

Upcoming Events

Special note

2014 Spiel Sheet Form Is Live!

Log in, and fill out your 2014 spiel sheet for each unit before the next contest. You should find the form under "Resources" on the right side of the page when you're logged in.

You only need to fill out the form one time, but if anything changes, just fill out a new one. We will always use the newest form for your unit and delete the others.

See you at the next show!

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