WGIcon 2019 Percussion 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 illuminates the inherent, but often overlooked, relationship between logistics and design. By focusing on how design needs fit within the organizational structure, as well as considering organizational needs while implementing design, the session explores how the most successful groups are able to balance both.
A successful season starts with a good concept, but sometimes designers and staffs set their sights on unattainable goals for their groups at the programming stage. This session explores ways to create a strong concept that is appropriate and attainable for an A, Open, and World class ensemble, by developing a single concept at all three class levels.
This session invites you to explore choreography that has never before been used in your ensemble. Even stock body work can be remixed to enhance and bring your music to life visually. Learn how to see the music in your head, create choreography on the spot, and determine when various types and difficulty levels of choreography are appropriate (ripples, individual, ensemble, etc.).
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.
Hear some thought-provoking discussions by the committee charged with protecting the integrity of Percussion adjudication. Find out how WGI philosophy guides decisions in judge training, score management, and classification.
Learn proper methods of how to route and configure electronics and sound system so they can work at every show. Decide what gear will work best for your group and get to know the equipment so it can work towards your advantage. Prepare yourself and your students for any obstacles with sound check.
This interactive session engages you in quasi-controversial topics for percussionists. Attendees will choose a position on each issue and then debate the merits of whichever position they carved out. No middle ground is possible–a sure way to get everyone involved and shake things up.

On-site Registration Information

On-site registration ($139) will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, September 6, and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, September 7, in the Bissonet (3rd floor of the New Orleans Marriott).