North Carolina High School Athletic Association

NCHSAA Partners With Public Address Organization

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has become an Affiliate Member of the National Association of Sports Public Address Announcers (NASPAA). The NASPAA is the professional association for sports public address announcers.

“We are delighted that the NCHSAA has become an Affiliate Member,” commented Brad Rumble, NASPAA Executive Director. We look forward to being of service to NCHSAA member schools by providing their P.A. announcers with training, education and professional development opportunities.  We are grateful to the NCHSAA for its support to help make that possible.”

“The NCHSAA is excited about partnering with the NASPAA,” remarked Davis Whitfield, NCHSAA Commissioner. “We look forward to helping raise the level of professionalism of North Carolina high school P.A. announcers by encouraging them to become NASPAA members and taking advantage of NASPAA’s many resources.”

The recent completion of NASPAA’s new website offers members the largest collection of articles, tips, forms, scripts and information about P.A. announcing in the country, access to game/event audio announcements, and an online certification course which can be taken for college credit.

Other benefits include mentoring, a critique and evaluation service, an announcing credentials listing service for members who are seeking P.A. announcing opportunities, and auto notification of P.A. announcing jobs posted by schools, organizations and teams with the NASPAA, P.A. announcers’ clinics, NASPAA embroidered apparel, and a national awards program named after Bob Sheppard, legendary stadium announcer for the New York Yankees, who was the consummate professional.

By becoming an Affiliate Member, the NCHSAA will be entitled to offer its members a special NASPAA membership package at a substantial discount. The membership special will include a one-year NASPAA membership, The Voice Above the Crowd and CD, NASPAA Online Certification Course and a discount on the Sound Director music software program. The 30-day membership special is expected to be available just after the first of the year. 

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