NAPA are pleased to confirm that the Northern Preview, which showcases Guards prior to the start of the 2011 season will be held at Ecclesfield School on Sunday 9th January, commencing at 4pm. All are welcome and full hot and cold drinks will be available on the day. Entry is just £2 which will include a free raffle ticket, with some excellent prizes on offer. For full directions, just clink on the Ecclesfield School image in the centre section of this page under Show Info.
Northern Academy and NAPA Nipper Colourguard Show details have now been released and can be found in the Show Info section of the web site or by clicking the images below.
NAPA Press release: After 7 fantastic years at the helm of NAPA, Founder and Chairman, Paul Morgan is to step down after the 2011 season. Full details here.
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NAPA are pleased to welcome Andy Toth and Tommy Allen back into the design process for the 2011 season and look forward to working with them again over the coming weeks with Andy arriving this weekend, and Tommy the following weekend for a succession of camps that will help to solidify some of the areas of the Open Class program along with the staff in that room.
Great progress on all shows has been made. WGUK Board member and Northern Academy and NAPA Nippers Guard Director, Nicola Garlick, comments "it's a really good set of rooms this year with a great mix of talent and challenging shows, which I am sure will all go together to create some really unique experiences all round for the 2011 season. I and my staff are really excited about the program selections this year, and we are agian trying new things that we hope everyone will enjoy as they all unfold". Commenting on the Open Class room, Snr Designer/Instructor Jason Wallace adds "The whole design team have been working hard to create something new again, which is what people have come to expect from us here at Northern Academy, and with the early showings of performance levels, it does look set to be a very exciting year for us, which I am looking forward to very much". Ian Kirk, also Snr Designer/Instructor in the Open Class room says "This is going to be a very exciting year for NAPA, and the program will bring something different for everyone to enjoy. As a staff we have all grown incredibly from our experiences over the years here, and the 2011 program will push and develop us all even further". All Northern Academy and NAPA Nippers shows will be announced very shortly so keep checking the site for updates.
The 2011 NAPA Campaigns have started in fine form with three confirmed programs for Nippers, A Class and Open all now in full swing. Welcome back to all previous members, and a special welcome to all our new members who will be enjoying the NAPA experience for the very first time.
NAPA Press Release - Full details can be found here
The new 2011 Northern Academy and NAPA Nippers Rehearsal Schedule can now be found by clicking on the image below.
Northern Academy Open Class
Northern Academy A Class
Butterfly Fly Away
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Ecclesfield School Directions
Previous Years Programs
Full Profiles now available for all instructors from both sides of the Atlantic......... More..
Introducing Glenn Graham
Andy Toth retained on the 2011 Open Class Staff Team and Northern Academy are pleased to announce the return of Tommy Allen to the 2011 Design Team.
If you are interested in joining in the fun you can contact Guard Director Nicola Garlick who will be happy to hear from you
The 2011 Schedule
The full 2011 Guard Schedule can be viewed here. Rehearsals are scheduled for Saturdays (unless stated on the schedule) at Ecclesfield School starting from 10am and completing at 7pm. For further details contact Guard Director Nicola Garlick
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Northern Academy Show Music
Northern Academy Finals Certs
Cadet Class (Nippers)
Northern Academy Montages
Posters made up of all Finals performing members of Northern Academy by year. All members that marched Finals will be included in that years Montage.
Class of Series
2011 Shows List