Nominations for the 2024 Color Guard and Percussion/Winds Advisory Councils are now being accepted. Seats are filled by group representatives nominated and elected to the positions. The Advisory Councils allow each division to be fully represented in discussions and strategic planning, as well as to discuss successes and challenges specific to their division.
Everyone! A nomination may be submitted by any member group currently competing in CWEA. Additionally, you may also nominate yourself!
Anyone is eligible to be nominated to the Advisory Council. However, they must be a representative of an actively participating group within the class they are nominated to represent. (example: John Smith of ABC High School (a Regional A color guard) can be nominated for an SRA seat, but cannot be nominated for an SAA seat unless ABC High School also has an SAA group).
There are a couple restrictions:
All group directors that championed their class the previous season are automatically nominated for their seat and their name will be listed on the ballot, unless they choose to withdraw their name from consideration. All other nominees will also be included on the ballot.
Elections will be held between July 22, 2023 and July 28, 2023. Each group within the class will be allowed to cast two votes online via CompetitionSuite. Instructions on how to cast your group’s votes will be provided once the elections are open. The winners of these seats will be announced at a later date.
The Advisory Councils will meet separately online at a later date to elect a Chair to serve as the council’s spokesperson. This Chair will sit on the Board of Directors as a non-voting member and will be responsible for reporting back to the Board on what their individual council talked about. They will serve the membership as the representative of their divisions.
The Advisory Councils will be invited to attend the CWEA Summer Board Retreat & General Membership Meeting (location and date TBA). Each council will meet separately to discuss successes and challenges that are important to their group and the other groups within their classification and division.
Throughout the season, members of the Advisory Council may be called upon to serve on a committee of the organization. Additionally, subsequent online meetings may be called as deemed necessary by the Chair, or by the President of the organization.
If no one is nominated to serve on an Advisory Council for a particular class, or if all the nominees for that class are serving in other classes, the seats will remain vacant for the duration of the season.
If two (or less) nominations are received for a class, then the nominees for the class will automatically be affirmed to the Advisory Council.
If you would like to submit a nomination for the Advisory Council, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.