In 2019, WGI launched a new educational performance opportunity for marching arts performers of all ages—WGI 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 scholarship money to be used toward secondary education or participation fees.
MORE DATES AND LOCATIONS COMING SOON!
June 6, 2020*: Dallas Solo & Ensemble
Lake Ridge High School (Mansfield, TX)
June 6, 2020*: Los Angeles Solo & Ensemble
Woodbridge High School (Irvine, CA)
June 20, 2020*: Dayton Solo & Ensemble
Fairfield High School (Fairfield, OH)
*Dates will be confirmed in early May.
Spectators Welcome at all events!
$5 General Admission
Cash or Credit Card Accepted
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- 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
- 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
- Mixed: any authorized equipment
instrumental ensemble categories
- Mixed: any instrumentation