Wayne Markworth to Step Down as Director of WGI Winds Division

Wayne Markworth to Step Down as Director of WGI Winds Division


[DAYTON, OHIO, May 17, 2024] – As WGI begins preparations for its 48th season, Wayne Markworth, Director of the organization’s Winds Division, announces his resignation, effective June 1, to focus on his health.

Markworth has exemplified fearless and visionary leadership throughout his tenure, fostering remarkable growth and success of WGI’s youngest division over the last ten years. Under his guidance, the division experienced continued growth in the quantity and quality of competing groups each year.

Wayne Markworth’s profound dedication to the WGI community and his unwavering commitment to its participants have been instrumental in shaping the landscape of indoor winds. His passion for the activity has inspired countless performers, educators, and fans alike, leaving an indelible mark on the WGI community.

In a statement, Wayne expressed his gratitude to the WGI organization, staff, and participants: 

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve as the Director of the WGI Winds Division. I am immensely proud of our accomplishments over the past decade. However, my health requires my full attention now.”

WGI extends its deepest appreciation to Wayne for his invaluable contributions and wishes him well in his future endeavors. The Board of Directors is committed to maintaining the division’s trajectory of excellence and will commence an immediate search for his successor.

For further inquiries, please contact WGI at office@wgi.org

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 youth organization, WGI serves as the leading governing body of the indoor marching arts, with a mission to inspire and educate young performers around the world with unparalleled competitions and events with the spirit of inclusion, personal development, and community.