WGIcon 2019 Color Guard Session List

Click each title to read a brief description of the session. List appears alphabetically by session title, not necessarily in scheduled order.

This session covers the traits and characteristics of a successful guard director. Bob and Ruth Ann share the methods they used to build and maintain a quality scholastic program in a rural setting with limited resources. Anyone can program decent pageantry shows—and talented teachers can present the material—but none of this matters if you cannot inspire, connect, and lead your students, staff and parents.
This session puts you in the room with the creative team so they can make connections between the initial concept and the tools used to design, achieve, edit, and compete throughout the season. Follow the development of a show all the way from the brainstorming session to WGI finals night.
This session puts you in the room with the creative team so they can make connections between the initial concept and the tools used to design, achieve, edit, and compete throughout the season. Follow the development of a show all the way from the brainstorming session to WGI finals night.
This session centers around getting your performers to be more expressive through their technique and making your shows speak. Leave with practical information and understanding on how to make performers connect more with their bodies and breath.
Getting promoted is a double-edged sword! It is exciting, because your team is being recognized for their achievements, but managing the new expectations both on and off the floor can be challenging. How do you set your group up for the next level of competition AND make sure the infrastructure of your organization is ready to take that next step? While what happens on the floor is very important, what happens off the floor and behind the scenes is just as important.
This session addresses the hows and whys of setting up a technique program. Join the featured technicians from WGI’s newest educational video series, Technique Class, for philosophical discussions that can help you make decisions as to what exercises to choose and how to approach them based on biomechanics and efficiency.
By utilizing different scopes of musicality, effect, storytelling, movement, and staging—the creative process of workshopping truly is limitless. By witnessing a live demonstration, learn new ways to look at things and avoid the tendency to repeat a variation of what you’ve seen before. Workshopping is a perfect way for designers to find their own voice and style!

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