WGI Mourns the Loss of Scott Anderson

WGI Mourns the Loss of Scott Anderson

WGI is saddened to hear of the passing of Scott Anderson, a long-time volunteer at our World Championships events and a fixture in the volunteer community.

A native of the Northeast, Scott and his wife Diane often participated in their local marching circuits, spending time between the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) and Eastern Massachusetts Bands. They were no stranger to the marching arts, and his passion for helping others eventually brought him to WGI, where he began volunteering in the early 90s.

“From the moment I first met him, he was always the nicest person to interact with, and he was an absolute pleasure to see year after year at our events,” said Dale Powers, WGI Director of Color Guard. He would do anything we needed with a smile on his face, and he impacted the experience of thousands of young performers in a very positive way over the decades of his involvement.”

In the early 2000s, Anderson and his wife got involved in the Northeast Power Regional, where he ran the prop loading/unloading operations, and she was a tabulator. Their commitment to helping develop indoor marching arts events was admirable, and he eventually became a perennial volunteer at World Championships and a staple of the Percussion and Winds weekend.

“He filled many different roles as a volunteer, but he was best known for his bright and beaming smile at the top of the tunnel in UD Arena,” said Mark Thurston, Director of Percussion. “Scott will undoubtedly be missed, but his passion for volunteering and helping others will continue inspiring the generations of volunteers that follow him.”