Update from the Atlantic Indoor Association:
Dear AIA Membership,
The AIA Governance Board and Board of Directors has been in communication to discuss the current situation with COVID-19 and the safety of our membership. It is with a heavy heart that we announce that the reminder of the 2020 Atlantic Indoor Association season is cancelled, effective today.
We know all of our members and directors will be extremely disappointed by this, and we are as well. The safety of our students is our top priority and with school system decisions and government regulations changing hourly we must make decisions that continuously protect our community.
Thank you for your continued support of our organization – we would not be here without you. As we continue to navigate this situation, we will keep the membership as up to date as possible and will be in touch about financial details such as refunds for cancelled events and other specifics as we sort through the information.
The Governance Board, North & South Board of Directors, and Administration of the Atlantic Indoor Association
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COMBINED SCHOOLS POLICY
WGI recently changed their policy for those schools combining members from multiple schools within a school district. As a WGI circuit partner we follow all WGI policies and will be reviewing each combined program on a case-by-case basis. If your scholastic program combines students from multiple schools, please read the information below and then follow the link to the application so we can review your situation.
All participants of any group competing in any scholastic class must have approval for participation in any AIA-sanctioned event by the administration of the sponsoring school(s). Scholastic groups are defined as follows:
A group whose total membership are students from the same school, schools that directly feed into that school, or home-schooled students that reside within the school district boundaries. (You DO NOT need to fill out this application if you are a single school unit)
A group in any scholastic class may apply for approval to combine students from multiple schools within a school district under the following guidelines:
• Groups combining students from multiple schools within a school district may not have another group in the same division (Color Guard, Percussion, or Winds) participating locally with AIA unless there are extenuating circumstances.
• School districts with multiple competitive field marching band programs within the district will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for approval to combine students from multiple schools.
• If approved, all combined groups must compete using the school district name only.
• Scholastic groups utilizing students from parochial, vocational, or charter schools, must apply for approval under combined school guidelines.
AIA & WGI will have the final determination on whether a group will be permitted to combine students from multiple schools.
If your application is accepted, a letter from the principals of the participating schools approving the combined program will be required by January 1st, 2020.
This application must be submitted by October 26th, 2019 if you would like your application reviewed before the November 1st registration date. Otherwise, applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis.