2023 Independent A Class Finalist Review

Congratulations to all of our 2023 Independent A class finalists!  Review their productions below in order of Finals placement. Pacificaires (95.545) 1st Pacificaires presented their 2023 production entitled It’s a Wonderful Life, which was full of grace and a masterful performance across all captions. Set to music by Benjamin Clementine, the group gave a breathtaking performance […]

2023 Scholastic World Class Finalist Review

By Trudy Horsting Congratulations to all of our 2023 Scholastic World class finalists!  Review their productions below in order of Finals placement. Carmel HS (96.550) 1st Carmel HS brought their title “Lean on Me” to life, utilizing and depending on one another throughout the show with skillful partner work. The performers exuded confidence and grace […]

Top 5 Reasons to Attend World Championships!

We are just ONE WEEK away from the start of the 2023 World Championships! We’ve gathered the top 5 reasons to attend this incredible event below, so take a look! 1. Support the Performers Help the performers have their best run of the season by supporting them from the stands. As a performer, looking up […]

2023 Virtual Scores!

Rankings for the 2023 Virtual Competition are now live! Click below to view the most recent results from WGI’s virtual competition season!

David Byrne Highlights Contemporary Color on 60 Minutes Interview!

In Case You Missed It:  Scottish-American Singer, Songwriter, and producer David Byrne was recently interviewed about his career and featured on the hit TV news program “60 Minutes”. Here he recounts various milestones throughout his career, including performances with his band, Talking Heads, the creation of his digital lecture series “Reasons to be Cheerful”, and, […]

WGI Members Perform Halftime at Superbowl LVII

Two members from the World Class WGI group, Fenix, had the experience of a lifetime performing with Rihanna at this year’s Superbowl LVII.  Alana Harris and Haley Hoffman are not only sharing the floor together this winter with Fenix Independent, but now they can say they shared the field together along with POP/R&B superstar Rihanna.  […]

WGI Hall of Fame: Wayne Harris

By Emily Ward:   The marching arts have always had a strong impact on the lives of people who participated. The performances, competitions, classes, and more have shaped many of us into who we are today. One of the people whose entire life was positively altered by our activity is Wayne Harris, one of the […]

Lyera Hammons: Celebrating 20 Years With WGI!

WGI has had the pleasure of many incredible individuals passing through the organization at all levels of service over the years. Many find themselves here for up to 15+ years serving generation after generation of young performers and ensuring that the MAGIC of WGI lives on. One individual is currently celebrating her 20th year with […]

The Woodlands HS: The Doors Are Open

By Trudy Horsting The Woodlands High School winter guard put on a beautiful 2022 production titled “The Doors are Open,” which left many craving to learn more about this program and receive some insight on how they got where they are today. In this piece, Cyndi Robbins, Director of The Woodlands, shares her strategies for […]

LGBTQ+ Pride Resources

WGI proudly supports LGBTQ+ Pride this month and throughout the year. We have compiled the following resources (accessible year-round) to help inform and educate on the challenges that LGBTQ+ individuals face, highlighting a few of the many programs and organizations that are working to make a positive impact on the LGBTQ+ Community. Scholarships and Financial […]

Volunteer and Experience WGI for FREE!

Receive a one-of-a-kind experience of our World Championships when you sign up to volunteer! Witness the raw emotion of performers as they exit the floor after the performance of their lives, congratulate them as they get their iconic post-show orange, and become the magic that so many others experience every year. Visit wgi.org/wcvolunteer to learn […]

WGI Mourns the Loss of Gary Graves

WGI is grieving the loss of one of its own today. Gary Graves was a renowned percussion adjudicator and a beacon of light to everyone who crossed paths with him both in and out of our activity. He passed away on September 20 at 62 years old. A judge specializing in indoor percussion, color guard, […]

Palm Desert: Building a Middle School Program

By Trudy Horsting
José Alejandro Peña is the program director of Palm Desert Charter Middle school. In this piece, he shares how he built the program, how working with a middle school program differs from working with older groups, and his advice for those aspiring to begin or grow a younger color guard team.

WGI 2022 Volunteer Testimonials

World Championships is truly a one of a kind experience, but don’t just take our word for it! Listen to some of our incredible volunteers explain why YOU need to get involved for #WGI2023. The interest form for the 2023 World Championships is now open, so Click Here to fill it out!

WGI’s Back to School Sale!

Don’t miss your chance to snag some of your favorite WGI merch during our back to school sale! 20% off store wide. Some exclusions may apply

The 2022 Board of Directors and Steering Committee

Congratulations to the newly elected members of the WGI steering committee and Board of Directors! We thank you for your dedication and commitment to the indoor marching arts and can’t wait to see what positive change you foster within our activity. Click below to view the updated Advisory Board, Steering Committee, and Board of Directors.  […]

2022 Advisory Board Voting Results

WGI directors and instructors met this past weekend to consider numerous proposals submitted to the Color Guard, Percussion, and Winds Advisory Boards. Each board held separate meetings to discuss various topics relevant to their division such as contest policies, rules, and adjudication philosophies. Click below to view the results of the 2022 Advisory Board meetings! […]

WGI Collaborates With Pepwear for Pride Month Initiative

WGI is honored to partner with our official merchandise provider, Pepwear, to sell a limited edition Pride Month Collection leading into Global Pride Month this upcoming June. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and supporting LGBTQIA+ youth. In a quote from their website, […]

Six Wives: Interview with the 2020 CGT Captains

By: Christine Ngeo Katzman Co-captains of CGT Dallas’ 2020 show remember the beauty, strength, and unity portrayed by its all-female cast. Henry VIII had six wives, and CGT Dallas had 40 female guard members to tell their powerful story in its 2020 program. Using music from the theatrical show “Six,” CGT Dallas created a set […]

WGI Mourns the Passing of Dr. Joe Allison

WGI is mourning the passing of veteran Percussion adjudicator, Dr. Joe Allison, on April 24, 2022, after a ten-year battle with lymphoma.   Joe Allison was born on October 25, 1952, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is the former Professor of Music at Eastern Kentucky University serving as a Specialist in Research and Outreach after serving as Director […]