National Performance Conference 2018

This year’s National Performance Conference is to be held on Saturday 3 November 2018 at Outwood Primary School, 4 Southlands, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 1EH.

Registration will open at 11am with the conference starting at 11.30am.

The Proposal Form is available and must be used to submit a proposal.  All proposals should be submitted no later than Saturday 27 October, 2018 to

Proposals must have been drafted, debated and submitted by one of the following:

  • Council
  • Portfolio
  • Region
  • Working Party

Proposals should make reference to an existing Rule (where relevant) from the 2018 Guidelines document available, and clearly show the existing and revised wording.

The member submitting the proposal, and therefore speaking for that, must be a current 2018 member of BYBA, and must be in attendance on the day of the Conference. If you have submitted the proposal and are not in attendance then proposal will be removed from the agenda.

Anyone not in membership wishing to vote must be a fully paid up member by 11.30am on the day of the Conference.  Membership can be paid for and completed on the day at Registration.

If you cannot get to the conference then a Proxy Voting form is available. No member can carry more than one proxy vote, and Council members cannot carry a proxy vote.

I urge all bands to send at least one representative to the National Conference; the bigger the attendance then the better the discussion on agenda items relating to our performance and judging rules and processes. Then, together, we can drive BYBA forward based on what is right for our association as we approach our 45th year, which may see BYBA being involved in some new events.

Any questions, proposals or discussion points can be submitted to

Kind Regards,
Paul Cartwright
Interim Performance Chair