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      Connecting Individuals through Performance Arts CIPA SPONSORS If you would like to be a sponsor of this year's season or an ongoing supporter, please email us, and we will gladly send you information. Contact Us cipaofficial@gmail.com or through our social media links at the top of this page

    • UPCOMING EVENTS | CIPA Official

      Upcoming Events Sun, Sep 13 Virginia High School September Membership Meeting This is the first meeting of the 2020-21 season! More Info Sat, Nov 21 Virginia High School Spin Fest 2020 The cost of this event is $25 per participant. This event is designed for all levels of performers to learn and hone skills for winter guard. More Info Sat, Jan 23 Location is TBD CIPA Premier/Qualifier More information will be added as it becomes available. More Info Sat, Jan 30 Virginia High School Stateline Winter Indoor Showcase More information will be added as it becomes available. More Info Sat, Feb 13 Location is TBD Possible CIPA Show More Info Sat, Feb 20 Location is TBD Possible CIPA Show More Info Sat, Mar 06 Location is TBD Possible CIPA Show More Info Sat, Mar 13 Location is TBD Possible CIPA Show More Info Sat, Mar 20 Freedom Hall Civic Center CIPA Championships More Info

    • CIPA PERSONNEL | CIPA Official

      CIPA Personnel Brandon Guffey Circuit President Mr. Guffey is currently the Director of Bands at Virginia High School in Bristol, Virginia, where he directs The Pride of the Stateline Marching Band, Virginia High School Symphonic Band, The Virginia High School Percussion Ensemble, and The Virginia High School Winter Guard. He currently serves the CIPA Circuit as the Circuit President. Previously, he has been a class representative, has taken care of the circuit's social media, and Circuit Secretary. Contact Mr. Guffey at bguffey@bvps.org Angela Flemmer Treasurer Dr. Flemmer is currently an Assistant Professor of Nursing at East Tennessee State University and a provider at the Johnson City Downtown Day Center. She is the director of Happy Valley Independent and currently serves CIPA as the circuit treasurer. Contact Dr. Flemmer at alykat9399@comcast.net Jaime Harper Secretary Originally from Nashville, TN Jaime Harper has been performing and teaching color guard for over 25 years, with over 30 years of a strong dance background. Currently she is a Kindergarten IA at John Adams Elementary, the ColorGuard Instructor for John Battle HS, and the Worship Arts Ministry Lead teacher of a Predance, Ballet and Worship Flags class at Celebration Church. The Harper family, husband Drew and daughter Ella, moved to Kingsport, TN in April of 2017. Now, Jaime is honored with the opportunity to serve on the CIPA board as Circuit Secretary and share her love for the performing arts. Jaime’s favorite verse is the end of Nehemiah 8:10 "For the joy of the Lord is your strength." Her favorite quote by Cinderella "Have courage and be kind." My given nickname is JOYful Jaime! Contact Mrs. Harper at harpersbee@gmail.com Amanda Ferguson Social Media "Fergie" is the Color Guard Director for Science Hill High School and for Emory and Henry College. She has previously worked with many of the local high schools over the past ten years as well as marched in Sullivan Central's Colorguard through high school and Southeast Independent. She currently resides in Bristol with her husband, Sean, son, Xander, and her zoo of furbabies: 4 dogs- Rosie, Sophie, Honey, and Hershey; and 2 cats - Eevee and Errol. Hannah Kestner Social Media Hannah is the guard director at Virginia High, Tennessee High, and Vance Middle schools. She has served as the Social Media Coordinator and Executive Assistant for Carolina Gold Drum and Bugle Corps. She currently serves the CIPA Circuit as a Social Media Coordinator and was elected in 2020 to serve a two year term as the Tennessee State Representative. She is currently a student at Emory & Henry College and majoring is Civic Innovation. Thomas & Emmilee Graham Class Representative - Festival/ Prep/Novice Emilee Graham teaches special education and serves as the head color guard instructor and choreographer at several Roanoke area high schools, including Salem High School in Salem, VA. Thomas Graham is the Band Director at Andrew Lewis Middle School and the Assistant Band Director at Salem High School. They have been working with Salem since 2016 and are excited to represent the Festival, Prep, and Novice classes in CIPA. Contact Mr. or Mrs. Graham at tgraham@salem.k12.va.us Raegan DeHart Class Representative - Scholastic Regional AA/A Raegan is currently a 3rd grade teacher in Grayson County. She has been teaching in Grayson for 3 years, and is also the GCHS color guard instructor. She loves spending time with the color guard members and seeing them work to reach their full potential. She is extremely excited to represent Scholastic Regional A/AA classes in CIPA. Keith Trout Class Representative - Winds Mr. Trout serves as a band director with his wife, Linda Trout, at Sequoyah High School is Madisonville, TN. He is the director of Sequoyah Winter Winds. Mr. Trout has served as the CIPA circuit president. He currently serving a one-year as the Past President and the Winds Class Representative. Michael Henderson Education Coordinator/ Chief Judge Mr. Henderson is currently the Director of Bands and Vocal Music at Chase Middle School in Forest City, North Carolina. Prior to this appointment, he was the band and choir director at Chase High School. Mr. Henderson received his B.S.Ed. in Music Education from Western Carolina University in 2006 and his Masters degree in Music Education from East Carolina University in 2012. He has had the honor of being named Chase High School Teacher of the Year for 2011-2012 and 2014-2015. He was also named Rutherford County Teacher of the Year for 2014-2015. He was named as a semifinalist for the GRAMMY Music Educator Award in 2017. Mr. Henderson currently lives in Forest City with his wife, Jenn, and their children Cara, Gavin, Ellie, and Andy. Theo Ganaway State Representative - Virginia Theo Ganaway Susan Wilson State Representative - North Carolina Susan Wilson Hannah Kestner State Representative - Tennessee Hannah is the guard director at Virginia High, Tennessee High, and Vance Middle schools. She has served as the Social Media Coordinator and Executive Assistant for Carolina Gold Drum and Bugle Corps. She currently serves the CIPA Circuit as a Social Media Coordinator and was elected in 2020 to serve a two year term as the Tennessee State Representative. She is currently a student at Emory & Henry College and majoring is Civic Innovation. Keith Trout Past President Mr. Trout serves as a band director with his wife, Linda Trout, at Sequoyah High School is Madisonville, TN. He is the director of Sequoyah Winter Winds. Mr. Trout has served as the CIPA circuit president. He currently serving a one-year as the Past President and the Winds Class Representative. Candace Mitchel Class Representative - Scholastic AA/A Candace Mitchel Amanda Ferguson Class Representative - Independent Regional A/ Independent A "Fergie" is the Color Guard Director for Science Hill High School and for Emory and Henry College. She has previously worked with many of the local high schools over the past ten years as well as marched in Sullivan Central's Colorguard through high school and Southeast Independent. She currently resides in Bristol with her husband, Sean, son, Xander, and her zoo of furbabies: 4 dogs- Rosie, Sophie, Honey, and Hershey; and 2 cats - Eevee and Errol. John Wright Class Representative - Percussion John Wright

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