News

7.28.22

MAPA Event Host Applications are now open for the 2023 Season!

As a reminder to all potential hosts, you are not required to have a participating ensemble to host a MAPA Event.
https://www.performmapa.org/host-an-event

Our Events page has also been updated with our 2023 Event dates!

5.23.22

Thank you to everyone that attended our 1st Annual MAPA Summit - we greatly appreciated the discussions and camaraderie!

As always, please continue to send feedback at any time to:
board@performmapa.org


We have a few announcements to make in regards to the 2023 Board of Directors:

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Steve Taylor has resigned his position as Secretary. We greatly appreciate his involvement and contributions, and look forward to his continued input for the betterment of MAPA.
Thank you for your service, Steve!

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Christine Karow
will now assume the role of Secretary.
She is excited to take on this new role.

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We are also very excited to announce the addition of Jonathan Schnicke to the Board of Directors as a Member-At-Large. Jonathan’s expertise as a Band Director and a staunch advocate of the Winds Division will be a welcome addition to The Team.
He will begin on 6.1.

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You can read more about Our Team here:
https://www.performmapa.org/about/our-team

5.7.22

We are excited to release our new Scholarships page!
https://www.performmapa.org/about/scholarships

Please visit to find out more on how to apply or how to support them financially.

5.5.22

The Board of Directors is excited to announce our 1st Annual MAPA Summit will take place on Saturday, May 21st @ Lansing Community College (West Campus) beginning at Noon. There is no cost and coffee/water will be provided.


Lansing Community College (West Campus)

5708 Cornerstone Dr.

Lansing, MI 48917


We believe the event will last most of the afternoon but are not setting a hard “end time” so the conversations and discussions can evolve organically. ANYONE is welcome, not just alliance members/directors/staff — this is a great opportunity for someone planning on starting a new percussion or winds ensemble to come and get acclimated to MAPA.
Please spread the word to anyone you know that may be interested!


In the future, we will be able to announce this date much further ahead of time, but with this being our first season we wanted to make sure the financial side of the organization was correct and solvent before committing to this event.


We look forward to seeing you there!

4.18.22

Congratulations to our Percussion Independent World ensemble on a fantastic season!

#PerformMAPA #MAPAChamps

4.15.22

Congratulations to our Percussion Independent Open ensemble on a fantastic season!

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4.14.22

Congratulations to our Percussion Scholastic Open ensembles on a fantastic season!

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4.13.22

Congratulations to our Winds Scholastic A ensembles on a fantastic season!

#PerformMAPA #MAPAChamps

Congratulations to our Percussion Independent A ensembles on a fantastic season!

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4.12.22

Congratulations to our Percussion Scholastic Concert A ensemble on a fantastic season!

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So thankful for the partnership we have with FlashpointTM ! Thank you for providing wonderful products and opportunities for our students!

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4.11.22

Congratulations to our Percussion Scholastic A ensembles on a fantastic season!

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4.10.22

Congratulations to our Percussion Scholastic Regional A ensembles on a fantastic season!

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4.8.22

We have added 2022 MAPA Championship apparel and patches to our online store.

Shop today using the link below:
https://performmapa.myshopify.com/collections/2022-mapa-championships

4.6.22

The FINAL Championships Event Information Packet can now be found on the website:

https://www.performmapa.org/events/apr-9-champs-lakeland

We are also pleased to now offer our 2022 MAPA Championships apparel! Get yours today:

https://performmapa.myshopify.com/collections/2022-mapa-championships
Apparel sales will be online only

We are looking forward to an action packed day!

3.17.22

The FINAL Comstock Park HS Event Schedule can now be found on the website:
https://www.performmapa.org/events/mar-19-comstock-park


See you there!

3.16.22

3.10.22

The FINAL Carlson HS Event Schedule can now be found on the website:
https://www.performmapa.org/events/mar-12-carlson

See you there!

3.5.22

The Comstock Park Event Information Packet and
public Event Schedule are now available:

https://www.performmapa.org/events/mar-19-comstock-park


Event Schedules will be made final the Thursday prior to the event.


We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

3.4.22

The Carlson HS Event Information Packet has been updated with the Interior Maps and a correction to the Site Map warmup entrances:
https://www.performmapa.org/events/mar-12-carlson

Please note at this Event Host there are separate mapsfor Warmup A & Warmup B.

Thank you for your patience as we finalized this and we hope to see you there!

3.3.22

With the current changes in mask guidelines, we at MAPA are also making changes to our In-Person Procedures.

  • For all events, mask guidelines will now follow the policies of the Event Host. At this time, all remaining Event Hosts have had their mask mandates lifted so no masks will be required. Should this change at any point, we will communicate very quickly.

  • Should anyone want to wear a mask at our events, we support that decision and encourage anyone to do so.

  • Up to (4) staff members for each ensemble will be allowed to attend critique.

  • We will be keeping the number of ensemble representatives for Awards at (3).

  • We will continue to provide hand sanitizer throughout each event.


We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!


3.2.22

2.16.22

2.9.22

2.8.22

As we near the start of the 2022 season, please take some time to familiarize yourself with our "In-Person Event Procedures" found here and on all of our Event pages.

We cannot wait to see everyone at Lakeland HS on February 19th!

2.5.22

The Lakeland Event Information Packet
and public Event Schedule are now available:

https://www.performmapa.org/events/feb-19-lakeland


Event Schedules will be made final the Thursday prior to the event.


We look forward to seeing you all soon!


2.3.22

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1.21.22

Facebook events for each of our 2022 MAPA Events are now LIVE.
Please share these with your members, parents, families, friends, etc.
We'd love to see as many people as possible in 2022!


February 19 | Lakeland HS
https://www.facebook.com/events/4512763258849480

February 26 | Hastings HS
https://www.facebook.com/events/3180654425496812

March 12 | Carlson HS
https://www.facebook.com/events/1305296586613240


March 19 | Comstock Park HS

https://www.facebook.com/events/2730180703957298


April 9 | Championships
https://www.facebook.com/events/444096677389775

1.12.22

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11.3.21

MAPA is now proudly sponsored by the MCBA!

Congratulations to all of the bands who have qualified for the Michigan Competing Band Association State Championship being held at Ford Field this Saturday!

If you would like to become a MAPA sponsor, please email us:
performmapa@gmail.com


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11.1.21

2022 MAPA Registration is now LIVE!

https://www.performmapa.org/event-registration

Direct questions to:
operations@performmapa.org


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10.25.21

MAPA Registration will open 1 week from today on November 1, 2021. At that time, event hosts and adjudication panels will also be released.

If you have any questions about the upcoming season, please contact the Board of Directors at
performmapa@gmail.com.

#PerformMAPA

10.22.21

Our Contact page has been updated with more information about our Board of Directors, MAPA Personnel, and contact email addresses.

Feel free to reach out with any and all questions.

https://www.performmapa.org/about/contact

#PerformMAPA

10.16.21

10.7.21

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9.17.21

Check out some of the newly posted content including handbooks, ensemble master agreements, code of conduct policies, and participant protection guidelines.

Registration information for the 2022 season will be coming soon!

#PerformMAPA

9.13.21

Please read the following joint statement between the Michigan Color Guard Circuit
and Michigan Alliance for Performing Arts.

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9.8.21

The MAPA Event Host Application deadline is fast approaching!

Please submit your applications by September 13th if you are interested in hosting a MAPA Event. As a reminder, your school does not have to have a participating ensemble, just a great venue!

#PerformMAPA

8.25.21

The Michigan Alliance for Performing Arts is pleased to release the 2022 MAPA Event Host Application and MAPA Event Host Handbook.

Hosting quality events is at the core of the MAPA experience. Please note that you do not need to have a competing ensemble to host a MAPA event. In order to create the best experience possible for the students and stakeholders, we are committed to giving our ensembles high quality venues to perform in.

Please visit our
Host an Event tab to download the MAPA Event Host Handbook and submit your 2022 MAPA Event Host Application. All applications must be received on or before September 13th.

We can't wait to see you at one of our MAPA Events for our inaugural season!


#PerformMAPA

As we near the start of the 2022 season, please take some time to familiarize yourself with our "In-Person Event Procedures" found here and on all of our Event pages.

We cannot wait to see everyone at Lakeland HS on February 19th!