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History.

The Heartland Winter Arts Association was founded in 1999 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Originally the Heartland Color Guard Association, the focus was placed primarily on winter guard units. The organization changed its name in 2007 to reflect the inclusion of indoor percussion ensembles in order to expand the focus to the multiple pageantry arts.

With a circuit of 6 to 7 events per season, HWAA gives students many opportunities to perform their routines in a competitive environment. Current membership includes more than 20 units from Nebraska and Iowa, with units from regional schools and independent groups. HWAA is dedicated to providing a positive educational experience for every participant. Skills built in the course of preparing for and performing a routine, such as teamwork and sportsmanship, are valuable to each student for a lifetime.

The Executive Board of the Heartland Winter Arts Association invites you to come out and enjoy the indoor pageantry of the 2012 Season!