Wayne Dillon Appointed as New Director of WGI Winds Division

Wayne Dillon Appointed as New Director of WGI Winds Division

[Dayton, Ohio] – [June 4, 2024] – WGI Sport of the Arts is proud to announce the appointment of Wayne Dillon as the new Director of Winds. With a legacy of excellence and a wealth of experience in the marching arts, Dillon is the ideal candidate to lead the Winds division into a new era of innovation and growth.

Wayne Dillon Headshot

Dillon’s journey in the Winds division is a testament to his unwavering commitment and collaborative spirit. Having worked closely as chief judge with the previous Director of Winds, Wayne Markworth, his deep understanding of the activity’s intricacies and his steadfast commitment to maintaining the highest performance standards will inspire all those involved.

Says Dillon, “I am sincerely thankful for the opportunity to serve as WGI Director of Winds. I would like to extend my gratitude to Wayne Markworth for his dedication and vision. I’m honored to build upon his legacy and help propel our Winds division to new heights.”

“Wayne Dillon’s appointment as Director of Winds is a testament to his passion for the activity and dedication to its advancement,” said Ron Nankervis, CEO of WGI Sport of the Arts. “His wealth of experience and proven leadership will propel Winds to achieve great things.”

As Director of Winds, Dillon will oversee all aspects of the division, including competition operations and adjudication initiatives, and advise the board of directors. Under Dillon’s dynamic leadership, WGI is brimming with anticipation for a future of growth and excitement for the Winds division. His passion, expertise, and dedication to excellence will undoubtedly inspire performers and fans by offering unique opportunities that empower and excite students. 

Mr. Dillon’s appointment is effective immediately, and he will play an integral role in the Advisory Board meetings this upcoming weekend.

About WGI Sport of the Arts

WGI Sport of the Arts is the world’s premier organization producing indoor color guard, percussion, and winds competitions. As a non-profit organization, WGI serves as the leading governing body of the indoor marching arts, providing a platform for performers to showcase their talents in a competitive and educational environment. Founded in 1977, WGI has grown to become a global phenomenon with thousands of performers participating in events across the United States and around the world. For more information, visit wgi.org.