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The Indiana Percussion Association exists fundamentally for its participants: youth, staff, and supporters. This is always the underlying consideration when the Indiana Percussion Association makes its decisions. Thus, the IPA contributes to the cultural responsibilities held by all deserving youth activities: devotion to the individual, preservation of society, and improvement of mankind.
The Indiana Percussion Association is committed to inspire its participants to achieve ever higher and higher standards. We ascribe to the concept that artistic, aesthetic, and creative standards are important, but inspiration must balance with the primary need of providing recognition and dignity for all participants. Thus, the IPA accepts the quest for wholesome experience and respect for all despite the dilemmas inherent in the conflicting needs to create higher standards.
The Indiana Percussion Association has Chosen competition as its method for organizing youth activities in persuit of high standards of achievement. We maintain that competition is only the means, subject to whatever controls are necessary to serve the true end -- the participants. Thus, the IPA is organized and administered on the principle that its leaders are professionals teaching by example both in and out of the competitive arena. As mature persons, the IPA leaders know that our youth will learn life attitudes from all the observations of and interactions with those adults who are their models.
The Indiana Percussion Association treats every participant as a unique individual possessing inherent dignity on his/her own. All participants are regarded as worthy human being, equally deserving of our available time, thoughts, and energies. Thus, the IPA does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, or cultural background. Its activities are based on the credo that all participants and program styles start with equal opportunity for success.
The Indiana Percussion Association Board of Directors consists of educators from around the state of Indiana that are nominated and voted into position at the IPA Spring Meeting (on a bi-annual basis)./ Persons in positions other than those involving President-related appointments may serve multiple terms or hold a position on a perpetual basis.
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The Indiana Percussion Association strongly urges the directors and instructors of all participation schools to encourage their senior members to apply for our annual IPA scholarships. Over the years, tens of thousands of dollars have been awarded to deserving percussion students from all over the state of Indiana. Make sure your student has the same oppotunity by submitting an application.
Each director is allowed
Postmark by Monday February 27, 2017
We look forward to presenting multiple scholarships this year to several well-deserving students. We wish you the best of luck with the application process!