A Little About Us...

The Southern Association for Performance Arts, or SAPA, is an organization founded in 2006 and based in the metro Atlanta area that sponsors competitive and educational events for Winter Guard (indoor Color Guard) units from Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee.  SAPA's members are comprised of scholastic and independent color guard units from Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee. The class levels range from beginning cadet units all the way up to world class units. In its 15 year existence, SAPA has had 21 member units awarded medals (including 6 gold medalists) at the WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio.

In its first ten years of existence, SAPA also hosted Indoor Marching Percussion and Concert Percussion events, as well as two years of Winds (indoor percussion and horns).  SAPA offers a variety of competitive Color Guard levels ranging from cadet units to world class units and adheres to all Winter Guard International (WGI) rules and policies, in addition to SAPA's own policies and procedures.  The contests are judged by both local and national judges trained to use WGI’s adjudication criteria.  The season events begin in January and culminate with circuit championships in late March/early April.

For more detailed information regarding colorguard competition (explained by WGI), please click here:  What is WGI?

Mission Statement

The Southern Association for Performance Arts aims to provide pageantry experiences and performance opportunities that foster growth and education for its members and the greater community.