Balancing the Electric Sounds

The use of “electrics” are an added color for those groups that have made that choice. It is of prime importance that the electrics are always in balance with the wind instruments on the floor. This has been a problem in many performances this season and sometimes a serious distraction to the level of musical […]

Comparison of UD Arena and Nutter Center for Winds

As we return to Winds World Championships, we want to share some thoughts about performing in our two venues – WSU Nutter Center for Prelims and UD Arena for Finals. Our Regional venues are generally considerably smaller gymnasiums with a few exceptions. We are not suggesting you alter your performances for the two shows (other […]

Community Warm Up Room Clarification

WINDS ONLY – there will be a community room available for all wind players to use on an individual basis. This space is not intended for ensemble warm up or playing of any kind. This space is available to the performers one hour prior to the groups designated warm up time. CLARIFICATION – The community […]

WGI Announces Internal Group Policies Requirement for Participant Protection

In a continuing effort to make participant protection central to the mission of our organization, the WGI Board of Directors today announced an additional requirement for groups active in any WGI events to have effective internal policies and procedures for the protection and safety of its participants. This step is the latest in a continuing […]

WGI Announces New Participant Protection Training Requirement

The board of directors of WGI Sport of the Arts, the world’s premier organization producing indoor color guard, percussion, and winds competitions, today announced a sweeping new requirement for all groups participating in WGI events and activities. As stewards of young people who participate in WGI, protection from all forms of abuse is central to […]

WGI Announces Eligibility Extension for 2022

As we begin to move towards a full schedule of competitions in 2022, WGI is pleased to announce that the Color Guard and Percussion Advisory Boards have approved to temporarily extend the age eligibility rule for the 2022 competitive season. This decision considered those performers whose final age-out year fell within the canceled 2020 and […]

WGI Announces New Training Partnership with U.S. Center for SafeSport

WGI Sport of the Arts, the world’s leading producer of indoor events for color guards, percussion ensembles, and marching winds groups, today announced the creation of a strategic partnership with the U.S. Center for SafeSport. The partnership will focus on providing training to safeguard those participating in WGI from bullying, harassment, hazing, physical abuse, emotional […]