Fourth Annual CIPA Spin Fest
Registration for Spin Fest is now open! Before you register, take a look at all the need to know information below!
When: December 15, 2018
Where: Virginia High School (Bristol, VA)
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
3:45 pm – Performance for friends, family, & instructors!
The Virginia High Boosters will have lunch available for purchase!
Forms & Payment
- Payment – Pay when you register or at check-in
Releaseof Liability Form – Bring to check-in
- Medical Information Form – Bring to check-in
The instructor for this year’s clinic is Ahsia Spencer.
Ahsia was born in Martinsville, Virginia where he started color guard in high school at Fieldale-Collinsville High School in Collinsville, Virginia. Right after graduation, he joined the United States Army as a clarinet player and proudly serves as drum major and clarinet section leader with the 29th Infantry Division Band in Clifton Forge, Virginia.
In conjunction with his military service, he has marched and taught many programs. In 2009 – 2011, he marched with Carolina Gold Drum and Bugle Corps (2010 Class A best color guard, 2011 Class A Champions) and in 2012, he marched with Cadets2 where he served as weapon captain. As far as indoor is concerned, he marched with Impact Winterguard (WGI A class gold medalists) in 2009 and Assembly Line Winterguard from 2010 – 2011.
When it comes to color guard education, he started teaching color guard in Virginia in 2008 with New Kent High School. From there he taught at Varina High School in 2009 – 2010, Hampton High School 2010 and Indian River High School (USBands Virginia Class 2 Open State Champion) where he was the band director and guard instructor 2011-2013.
In 2013, Ahsia moved to Madisonville, Tennessee where he taught color guard at Sequoyah High School from 2013-2014 even though he wrote their color guard book since 2010. In 2014, he moved to Knoxville where he currently teaches general music at Sarah Moore Greene Elementary School in Knoxville, Tennessee and is the guard instructor/assistant band director at Austin-East High School. When Ahsia is not busy writing/adjudicating shows or teaching, he serves as librarian and principal clarinet with Scruffy Orchestra in Knoxville, Tennessee.