WGI Mourns the Loss of Peggy Twiggs

WGI Mourns the Loss of Peggy Twiggs

WGI mourns the loss of Peggy Twiggs, a prolific technician and WGI Hall of Fame member. Known for her work with groups like 27th Lancers, the Cadets, Emerald Marquis, Odyssey, Blessed Sacrament, and many more, Peggy is remembered for the immense impact she had on the color guard activity.

Peggy was born & raised in Revere, MA where she grew up surrounded by and involved in drum corps and color guard. Her teaching endeavors with groups like the Garfield Cadets would earn her multiple DCI championships throughout the 1980s.

Amid all of her accomplishments, Peggy is most widely recognized for having created the “Peggy Spin,” a standard in modern color guard technique programs. The modified spin, which fosters growth in focus, strength, and stamina, is just one of the ways that Peggy propelled the color guard activity forward. 

“Peggy leaves such a positive mark on both the drum corps and color guard activity,” Said Dale Powers, Director of Color Guard. “She not only created some of the finest flag lines within the marching arts, but she also impacted the lives of so many by making every student she taught feel valued and respected”.

Peggy, who was also celebrated for her bright light of a personality and connection with her students, created the basis for using technique in a way that served only to bolster and strengthen modern choreography through a solid foundation of skill. Her impact has paved the way for contemporary choreography, ushering in a renaissance of complex choreography backed by solid technique.