WGI Solo & Ensemble powered by System Blue

*2020 Dates for Orlando and Philadelphia TBA*



In 2019, WGI launched a new educational performance opportunity for marching arts performers of all agesWGI Solo & Ensemble powered by System Blue.

Positioned in WGI’s typical off-season—and before the start of summer band—WGI Solo & Ensemble offers a venue for performers of all ages to showcase their skills as an individual or small ensemble. Unique in its format, WGI Solo & Ensemble will welcome any and all performers, including those not currently or previously affiliated with a WGI-performing group.


Performers will present a short piece in front of a judge to receive personalized, recorded commentary and an overall rating. Although performers/ensembles will be split between two distinct age groups, there will be no age limit in any performance category.

In addition to their judge commentary and rating, solo performers will have the opportunity to win a scholarship to be used toward secondary education or participation fees.


2020 Dates/Locations

June 6, 2020: Dallas Solo & Ensemble

  • Lake Ridge High School (Mansfield, TX)
  • Judges
    Percussion: TBA
    Color Guard: TBA
    Winds: TBA

 

June 20, 2020: Dayton Solo & Ensemble

  • Fairfield High School (Fairfield, OH)
  • Judges
    Percussion: TBA
    Color Guard: TBA
    Winds: TBA

 

TBA, 2020: Orlando Solo & Ensemble

  • Freedom High School (Orlando, FL)
  • Judges
    Percussion: TBA
    Color Guard: TBA
    Winds: TBA

June 6, 2020: Los Angeles Solo & Ensemble

    • Woodbridge High School (Irvine, CA)
    • Judges
      Percussion: TBA
      Color Guard: TBA
      Winds: TBA

 

TBA, 2020: Philadelphia Solo & Ensemble

    • Council Rock High School (Holland, PA)
    • Judges
      Percussion: TBA
      Color Guard: TBA
      Winds: TBA

 

 

Spectators Welcome at all events!
$5 General Admission
Cash or Credit Card Accepted


age classifications
  • Scholastic Class: 18 years of age and under*
  • Independent Class: 19 years of age and above

*19 year old performers who participated in a scholastic group during the 2019-20 school year may register in Scholastic Class

solo categories
  • Color Guard: Flag, Rifle, Sabre, Movement, and Mixed Equipment
  • Percussion: Snare Drum, Multi-Tenor Drum, Keyboard, Timpani, and Multi-Percussion*
  • Winds – Woodwind: Flute/Piccolo, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, and Saxophone
  • Winds – Brass: Trumpet, French Horn/Mellophone, Baritone/Euphonium, Trombone, and Tuba

*any number of percussion instruments played by a solo performer, including a drum set

color guard ensemble categories
  • Flag
  • Weapon
  • Movement
  • Mixed: any authorized equipment
instrumental ensemble categories
  • Percussion
  • Woodwind
  • Brass
  • Mixed: any instrumentation

2020 solo & ensemble contest rules & score sheets

Click to download the 2020 WGI Solo & Ensemble Contest Rules.

Color Guard Score Sheet
Percussion Score Sheet
Winds Score Sheet

Have more questions? Email [email protected]