WGI Announces First Contests To Be Held in Asia

July 2, 2015


WGI Sport of the Arts, the world’s leader in producing indoor marching arts events, today announced their first competitive events to be held in Asia.  Two events are scheduled in November of this year and will kick off the 2016 season.

Organized in cooperation with Malaysian Band Association and ZI Communication Sdn. Bhd. with Kuala Lumpur City Hall, the first event will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8, 2015.  WGI Malaysia will be offering contests in Color Guard and Percussion at the Badminton Stadium Cheras in Kuala Lumpur.  Built in 1990, the stadium can hold 3,000 spectators.

The following weekend on Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14, 2015, Sisaket Province, Sisaket Town Municipality, Sisaket Tourism Department – Ministry of Sport and Tourism and the Thailand World Music Championships (TWMC) will host another WGI event at Sisaket Indoor Stadium (Wi Sommai Indoor Stadium).  All three divisions in WGI will be represented with events in Color Guard, Percussion and Winds classes of competition offered to participating groups.

Both events are scheduled to offer clinics with judges and instructors traveling from the United States, where 70 events are scheduled including the WGI Color Guard World Championships on April 7-9 and WGI Percussion and Winds World Championships on April 14-17 in Dayton, Ohio.

“This is another milestone for WGI offering our first competitive events in Asia,” said Executive Director Ron Nankervis.  “We certainly hope this opens the door to a whole new population that will embrace the indoor marching arts.  No longer do groups from Asia have to come to the U.S. to experience WGI and that something to celebrate.  We are also looking to announce other international events in the coming weeks.”