WGIcon 2019 Winds 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 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 focuses on show coordination in program design, with emphasis is on creating a program that has a unified voice both musically and visually. Examine the characteristics and elements that create a unified product by studying pageantry examples where designers explain the intent of the design with respect to audio visual coordination. Other topics include examples of audio to audio, visual to visual, and audio to visual coordination.
This session focuses on the challenges faced by the staff, as well as the performers, in a small ensemble. Facing problems unique to a smaller ensemble, the session will address musical, visual, instructional, and emotional issues. Topics include quality vs. quantity, building a staff, preparation routines, rehearsal techniques, and the impact of technology.
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Thinking of starting a Winds program at your school? This in the session for you! This session explores how to save money through design, effective ways to empower student leadership to supplement a small staff, rehearsal planning to maximize time, and ways to increase community buy-in for your new program. This session is all about helping those programs and directors that currently do not have a Winds program learn about the activity from the perspective of a band director working on a budget.
This session focuses on winds pedagogy for A and Open class ensembles. The session prioritizes the fundamentals of breathing, sound, tuning, articulation balance/blend, and listening skills. Topics include time management and rehearsal planning, as well as prioritizing and goal setting. Participants receive a warm up routine and chorale to take back to their programs.

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