The Northern California Percussion Alliance (NCPA) was formed in summer 2010 by a group of local educators with several immediate and long-term goals:
Build an organization consisting of local educators who desire excellence and attention to detail in a competitive pageantry arts circuit.
Focus on percussion only, to better serve the unique needs of today's growing and evolving indoor percussion ensembles.
Host one competition in winter 2011 to serve as a model for future events.
Provide educational opportunities beyond the typical "show/awards" model for both performers, educators and designers.
Hire the most qualified and respected adjudicators, using Winter Guard International (WGI) as our primary pool for selection.
Utilize the very best venues in the area whenever possible.
NCPA Mission Statement
To provide the highest caliber competitive performance outlet for Northern California indoor percussion ensembles, using an educationally driven approach. Ensure the best venues, hosts, adjudicators, clinicians, sponsors and volunteers come together to enrich the lives of young performers.