Today’s #WGIHistory: First Ever Percussion Winners

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Each month we will focus on a different decade of WGI, spanning from our inaugural championships season to the conclusion of #WGI2022. #DidYouKnow that the inaugural Percussion World Championships occurred in April of 1993? Today’s #WGIHistory features the first percussion championship medalists, featured in the 1994 program book.

Top 5 Moments of 2021

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WGI thanks every member, instructor, volunteer, and participant for believing in the value of the indoor marching arts as we navigated through this year of uncertainty together. In the midst of a global pandemic, and following another canceled World Championships, 2021 turned out to be a year full of incredible opportunity. The top five moments […]

WGI Mourns The Passing of George Lindstrom

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The WGI community is grieving the loss of a visionary in the marching arts activity, George Lindstrom, who passed away on November 24. He was 82 years old. “George was an agent of change and believed fervently in the capacity of what WGI brings to young people. Always pursuing the next big idea and challenging […]

WGI Announces Internal Group Policies Requirement for Participant Protection

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In a continuing effort to make participant protection central to the mission of our organization, the WGI Board of Directors today announced an additional requirement for groups active in any WGI events to have effective internal policies and procedures for the protection and safety of its participants. This step is the latest in a continuing […]

WGI Revises Mission Statement

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Since December, the WGI Board of Directors has been evaluating the first updates to our mission statement in ten years to reflect the organization’s increasing awareness of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This progressive focus encompasses our commitment to all those participating in our events and activities and our philosophy behind every decision. We are proud […]

WGI Announces New Participant Protection Training Requirement

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The board of directors of WGI Sport of the Arts, the world’s premier organization producing indoor color guard, percussion, and winds competitions, today announced a sweeping new requirement for all groups participating in WGI events and activities. As stewards of young people who participate in WGI, protection from all forms of abuse is central to […]

Juneteenth Resources

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WGI is proud to celebrate Juneteenth: a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States—observed on June 19—and a reminder of the continued fight for Black equality and freedom. In honor of this holiday, we have gathered the following resources to help educate on the history of the day / what […]

WGI Winds Appoints Wayne Dillon as Chief Judge

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WGI Sport of the Arts announced today that Wayne Dillon has been appointed as Chief Judge of the Winds division. Wayne will succeed outgoing Chief Judge Marc Whitlock. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the marching arts as a highly respected educator and judge. Wayne Dillon holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine […]

WGI Community Spotlight: Laetitia Miron

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In this WGI Community Spotlight series, we are introducing you to our first-ever class of the WGI Future Leaders Program. Get to know our next featured future leader, Laetitia, through the graphic above! Learn more about the program at bit.ly/flp21announced.

WGI Sponsor Spotlight: Evans x Promark

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Built to Compete. From Evans drumheads to ProMark sticks to a massive lineup of accessories, Evans x Promark has everything you need to lay it down with more precision, power and finesse. Click here to visit daddario.com/built-to-compete [the_grid name=”Large Sponsors”] [the_grid name=”Small Sponsors”]

Vincent Thomas: Living Life in an Ensemble

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By Trudy Horsting Vincent Thomas is a pioneering performer, choreographer, and teacher in the marching arts community. Working with groups like Lake Mary HS, Onyx World, Paradigm Winter Guard, Just Class World and more, his creative touch has inspired many. Each time, his work leaves countless hearts endlessly inspired. He sat down to share a […]

WGI Sponsor Spotlight: Digital Performance Gear

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“Everything marching arts, produced under one roof.” Digital Performance Gear provides creative and inspired choices for uniforms, flags, floors, props, and more for the pageantry arts. Get started with them today through the link below! Click here to visit dpgperforms.com [the_grid name=”Large Sponsors”] [the_grid name=”Small Sponsors”]

eSolo & Ensemble Mid America: Last Day to Register!

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The registration deadline for eSolo & Ensemble Mid America is TODAY, May 21! Check out the list of Mid America states below. Click here to learn more and register for eSolo/Ensemble! eSolo & Ensemble Registration Deadlines: eSolo & Ensemble – West: REGISTRATION CLOSED eSolo & Ensemble – Mid America: May 28, 2021 (TODAY!) eSolo & […]

WGI Community Spotlight: Aya Strauss

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In this WGI Community Spotlight series, we are introducing you to our first-ever class of the WGI Future Leaders Program. Get to know our next featured future leader, Aya, through the graphic above! Learn more about the program at bit.ly/flp21announced.

WGI Community Spotlight: Kennedy Riles

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In this WGI Community Spotlight series, we are introducing you to our first-ever class of the WGI Future Leaders Program. Get to know our next featured future leader, Kennedy, through the graphic above! Learn more about the program at bit.ly/flp21announced.

WGI Community Spotlight: Ben Strobel

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In this WGI Community Spotlight series, we are introducing you to our first-ever class of the WGI Future Leaders Program. Get to know our next featured future leader, Ben, through the graphic above! Learn more about the program at bit.ly/flp21announced.

WGI Community Spotlight: Chaiya D. Odle

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In this WGI Community Spotlight series, we are introducing you to our first-ever class of the WGI Future Leaders Program. Get to know our next featured future leader, Chaiya, through the graphic above! Learn more about the program at bit.ly/flp21announced.

WGI’s First Meeting Minutes (1977)

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It’s WGI’s birthday! Flip through a piece of WGI history and see where it all began with the minutes from our first official meeting as an organization in 1977! In the spring of 1977, a group of people met in San Francisco to discuss the formation of an organization to govern the color guard activity […]

WGI Community Spotlight: Olivia Gooch

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In this WGI Community Spotlight series, we are introducing you to our first-ever class of the WGI Future Leaders Program. Get to know our next featured future leader, Olivia, through the graphic above! Learn more about the program at bit.ly/flp21announced.

WGI Community Spotlight: Grantis Peranda

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In this WGI Community Spotlight series, we are introducing you to our first-ever class of the WGI Future Leaders Program. Get to know our next featured future leader, Grantis, through the graphic above! Learn more about the program at bit.ly/flp21announced.