Hit Like a Girl Percussion Contest!

WGI is dedicated to celebrating the incredible work of all Women in the marching arts community.  Hit Like a Girl 2023 is the twelfth annual global drumming contest for female percussionists. Its purpose is to spotlight female drummers, percussionists, and beat-makers and encourage drumming and lifelong musicianship for girls and women, regardless of age or […]


NATIONAL COFFEE DAY // Whether it’s a cold brew or a cappuccino WGI celebrates #NationalCoffeeDay. The unofficial sponsor of WGI directors and performers around the globe.

Interview with Homestead HS

By: Jeffrey Peterson In late May, almost a month after the close of the 2022 WGI season, I sat down with David Sankus, Percussion Director for Homestead HS in Cupertino, CA. With over 30 years in pageantry arts and 15 of those with Homestead, David has grown the percussion group to upwards of 50 students. […]

Snowflake Lane Casting

SNOWFLAKE LANE SNOW FLURRY COLOR GUARD AUDITIONS are this SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH at 11 AM (10:30 AM check-in). We audition performers 14 years of age and up (there is no age cap, so instructors and staff are encouraged to audition as well). Snowflake Lane will run nightly from Black Friday to Christmas Eve (11/25-12/24). Color […]

Recap of #WGIcon2022

The second edition of WGI’s educational convention took place this past weekend in New Orleans. With a record number of attendees, there were plenty of magical moments and memories made between fellow educators of the indoor marching arts. Read below to see what happened at WGIcon 2022! Record Turnout in Attendance With over 200+ registered […]


WGI Statement, September 12, 2022 WGI takes allegations involving sexual misconduct very seriously and endeavors to address allegations that are brought to its attention in a deliberate, fair, and thorough manner. We appreciate and respect the bravery of anyone who reports any misconduct in our marching arts community. Their efforts to provide corroborating information contribute […]

Corinth Holders Winds: A Season of Firsts

Going to Dayton, Ohio, for WGI World Championships is a yearly event found on many organizations’ calendars, but for one small-town group from Wendell, North Carolina, the thrill and adventure of the 2022 World Championships was something brand new. Corinth Holders High School Winds entered UD Arena for the first time with open eyes and […]

Palm Desert: Building a Middle School Program

By Trudy Horsting
José Alejandro Peña is the program director of Palm Desert Charter Middle school. In this piece, he shares how he built the program, how working with a middle school program differs from working with older groups, and his advice for those aspiring to begin or grow a younger color guard team.

Volunteer Interest Form for #WGI2023 is Now live!

BUILD A NETWORK WITHIN THE MARCHING ARTS COMMUNITY! There is no better time than World Championships to meet and network with some of the best minds and people in the activity. As a community that focuses on inclusivity and acceptance, volunteering is a cornerstone of this belief. Come together, make friends of all ages that […]

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Origins Open 2022 Feature

Check out this interview with Tatum McDaniel, a member of Origins Open Winter Guard, as she highlights the group’s 2022 production.

WGI Announces WGICON Instructor Scholarships

Due to the amazing generosity of an anonymous donor, WGI is proud to announce the introduction of four Instructor Scholarships to the 2022 WGICON event this upcoming September. The awarded funds will cover the cost of registration and a two-night hotel stay for all recipients. Valued at nearly $500, this scholarship provides ambitious educators with […]

The 2022 Board of Directors and Steering Committee

Congratulations to the newly elected members of the WGI steering committee and Board of Directors! We thank you for your dedication and commitment to the indoor marching arts and can’t wait to see what positive change you foster within our activity. Click below to view the updated Advisory Board, Steering Committee, and Board of Directors.  […]

Happy Fathers Day from WGI

To all dads everywhere, Happy Fathers Day from WGI!  Check out this heartfelt interview with Daniel Wiles as he reflects on his family’s legacy in the marching arts. 

Caleb Brown: Ending the Stigma

Caleb Brown’s connection to the marching arts activity spans the course of the past 18 years, and his commitment to educating future generations both on and off the floor is an admirable feat. In addition to his lengthy resume within the activity, Brown is also making strides in the field of HIV advocacy and education. […]

3 Things to Expect at The 2022 Advisory Boards

WGI will hold the 2022 Advisory Board Meetings this weekend at the Red Rock Casino and Resort in Las Vegas. These annual meetings give representatives the opportunity to discuss and vote on the rules and policies governing WGI.  These are three things you can expect from the meetings that will take place this weekend! 1. […]

WGI Mourns the passing of Mickey Kelly

With heavy hearts, WGI announces the passing of Mickey Kelly, a member of the WGI Hall of Fame and passionate advocate of the indoor marching arts. Mickey was a former Color Guard chief judge and a current adjudicator for the Percussion division of WGI. Responsible for setting new standards in program concepts, Mickey Kelly was […]

2022 Advisory Board Proposals Now Online

Each year, the Color Guard, Percussion, and Winds Advisory Boards consider proposals regarding rules and policies that govern WGI. Any competing ensemble that participated in a 2022 WGI event could submit a proposal for consideration. Proposals are published below prior to the meetings for review and then voted upon by the respective advisory board. Click […]