2024 Event Registration is Here!

The time has come to register for #WGI2024! Click Here to view the tiered registration information, see when you qualify to sign up for events, and to learn more about our Event Registration process.

WGIcon 2024: Call for Presenters!

WGI is looking for educators who are interested in sharing their knowledge and experience of the indoor marching arts at our instructor education event next September.

2024 WGI Winds Regional Clinics

These regional clinics provide Winds students with a unique space to gain feedback and firsthand knowledge of the marching arts during the competition weekend, as well as attend a world-class ensemble’s open rehearsal.

Bringing Back Cool With Tarpon Springs HS

The idea of “cool” is a concept many people have tried to figure out, but Tarpon Springs High School World Winterguard spent the 2023 season showing audiences what they think “cool” really looks like.

The Heart & History of Ayala’s 2023 Production

The concepts of legacy and storytelling were two significant focal points in Ayala High School’s indoor percussion show titled “Passed to the Present.” Read more about their 2023 production below.

2023 Cascadia Winterguard: Small but Mighty!

Cascadia Winterguard earned a finalist spot at the 2023 World Championships with a group of just five performers. We sat down with their director to learn how the team skillfully orchestrated a show with so few members and no floor.

2024 Hall of Fame

The deadline to submit all WGI Hall of Fame nominees is November 17, 2023 at 11:59 PM. This is your chance to help recognize individuals from the winter percussion activity (color guard nominations are accepted on even-numbered years) at World Championships. To submit a nomination for the 2024 WGI Hall of Fame (Percussion), submit a letter of […]

Climbing the Ranks

At the most recent World Championships event in 2023, three groups achieved something particularly remarkable. LSM Winds, Clover HS Percussion, and the Somerset Academy Winter Guard won for the second year in a row after their promotions following their 2022 victories.

City of Dayton to Host WGI World Championships Through 2031!

At the most recent WGI Board of Directors meeting, many important decisions were made to improve WGI’s current and future operations, including where to host future seasons of World Championships. In a unanimous decision, the City of Dayton will continue to host WGI’s World Championships through 2031.

Born of Sand and Fire With Union HS

The Percussion Scholastic Open class was full of unique shows this year, and one of the most unique among them came to Dayton by way of Union HS and their 2023 production “Born of Sand and Fire.”

2023 Summer Report from the WGI Board of Directors

The WGI Board of Directors had its annual meeting in Las Vegas this past weekend. Over two days, directors met to discuss a long list of organizational goals, review WGI policies, adopt a budget for the fiscal year, and approve proposals.

Creekview HS: Performing For a Cure

Every show performed at the 2023 WGI World Championships had a unique theme aimed to please the crowd and judges alike. One team from a high school in Georgia, however, decided to make their performance very meaningful.

MBI Welcomes You to Derry

By Emily Ward Mastering a character to best tell a storyline is something everyone in the winter guard world knows by heart, but a team from Minnesota took this idea a step further in their 2023 performance. Athletes from the MBI Winter Guard program brought audiences right into the 2017 hit horror movie, It, with […]

Randy Greenwell: The Judging Experience

By Trudy Horsting We are all thankful for what judges do for our activity. However, for many people, no matter how long you have been performing, the life of a judge feels unfamiliar, and becoming a judge feels inaccessible. As much admiration as we have for the role, those who fill it can feel distant. […]

LGBTQIA+ Pride Resources

WGI proudly supports LGBTQ+ Pride this month and throughout the year. We have compiled the following resources (accessible year-round) to help inform and educate on the challenges that LGBTQ+ individuals face, highlighting a few of the many programs and organizations that are working to make a positive impact on the LGBTQ+ Community. Scholarships and Financial […]

2023 Advisory Board Proposal Results

WGI directors and instructors met this past weekend to consider numerous proposals submitted to the Color Guard, Percussion, and Winds Advisory Boards. Each board held separate meetings to discuss various topics relevant to their division such as contest policies, rules, and adjudication philosophies. Click below to view the results of the 2023 Advisory Board meetings! […]

Maintaining a Work Life Balance in WGI

By Jeffrey Peterson When the weekend rehearsal is over, the floor is folded, and areas are swept, performers and technicians often check in with each other one last time before hitting the road. On the drive home, however, the same slice of reality hits us all: we still have to work the next day. Hundreds […]