WGI Solo & Ensemble powered by System Blue

WGI is launching a unique educational performance opportunity for marching arts performers — WGI Solo & Ensemble powered by System Blue.

Performers of all ages may present a short piece and receive personalized, recorded commentary with an overall rating.

age classifications
  • Junior Class: 17 years of age and under
  • Senior Class: 18 years of age and above*

*Senior Class participants are not bound by any age limit.

solo categories
  • Color Guard: Flag, Rifle, Sabre, and Movement
  • 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
2019 solo & ensemble contest rules

Click here to download the 2019 WGI Solo & Ensemble Contest Rules.


Look for more information throughout the season. Have more questions? Email [email protected]

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