WGI Sport of the Arts created of a greater series of regional championship events providing expanded performance opportunities for participating groups. The goal is to offer greater service and an elevated experience to nationally competitive color guards and percussion ensembles while allowing local groups to discover WGI in a unique and large-scale event.
Approaching each event as a “mini-world championship”, groups can expect the same attention to detail that has made the Dayton events recognized as one of the best-managed marching arts events in the world. The first of the 2014 Elite Events kicks off this weekend in Cincinnati, OH and San Diego, CA! Get ready for the Mid-East and Western Color Guard Championships!
March 15-16 Mid-East Color Guard Championship: Cincinnati, Ohio
The Cintas Center located on the grounds of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 10,250-seat arena is the setting for numerous concerts, commencements, trade shows and entertainment events and recently saw a multi-million dollar technology upgrade during the summer of 2010. The Kohlhepp Auxiliary Gym, located in the arena itself, provides an additional full-size gymnasium for warm ups only a few feet from the competition floor.
March 15-16 Western Color Guard Championship: San Diego, California
Color guard is no stranger to the Jenny Craig Pavilion. This beautiful facility, located on the University of San Diego campus hosted portions of the 2004 WGI Color Guard World Championships. This arena is an awesome place to watch the best on the west coast!