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. 

WGI Celebrates Juneteenth Freedom Day

Juneteenth commemorates the day that the news of emancipation reached Galveston, TX in 1865. This comes 2.5 years after Lincoln declared the end of slavery in January of 1863. WGI honors and celebrates all Black voices in the marching arts and recognizes the importance of their presence and representation within our activity. Continue pushing boundaries […]

2022 Advisory Board Voting 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 2022 Advisory Board meetings! […]

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. […]

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 […]

WGI Celebrates Pride Month!

June is Global Pride Month, and WGI aims to recognize and celebrate all members of the LGTBQIA+ community. During this month, and every month, we want you to know that ALL are welcome here at WGI Sport of the Arts. We have also compiled the following resources (accessible year-round) to help inform and educate on […]

Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, and every day, we honor the sacrifices many have made to protect our freedom. The WGI office will close Monday, May 30 and resume operations at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, May 31.

Marching Arts Job Openings

Looking to hire a new color guard, percussion, or winds educator (director, designer, technician, etc.?)  Post or find your dream job on the WGI Jobs Board!

WGI Collaborates With Pepwear for Pride Month Initiative

WGI is honored to partner with our official merchandise provider, Pepwear, to sell a limited edition #WEAREWGI Pride Month T-shirt leading into Global Pride Month this upcoming June. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and supporting LGBTQIA+ youth. In a quote from their […]

Happy Birthday WGI!

In the Spring of 1977, a small group of representatives met and formed an organization to govern the color guard activity from coast to coast. The goal was to create a standard set of competition rules, establish unity in judging techniques, and provide a national championship event. The organization that would bloom from this meeting […]

Apply For a Position in the WGI Board of Directors!

call for applications for the wgi board of directors   WGI Sport of the Arts is looking for qualified individuals to fill open positions on the Board of Directors. In a continuing effort to expand inclusion and opportunities for individuals at all levels wishing to serve within WGI, the current board of directors has eliminated […]

Submit a Proposal for the 2022 WGI Advisory Board Meetings

Attention all Directors/Instructors! Each year, the Color Guard, Percussion, and Winds Advisory Boards consider proposals regarding rules and policies that govern WGI. Any ensemble that participated in a 2022 WGI event can submit a proposal for consideration. Proposals will be published on WGI.org before the meetings for review and then voted upon by the respective […]

WGI Mourns the Passing of Dr. Joe Allison

WGI is mourning the passing of veteran Percussion adjudicator, Dr. Joe Allison, on April 24, 2022, after a ten-year battle with lymphoma.   Joe Allison was born on October 25, 1952, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is the former Professor of Music at Eastern Kentucky University serving as a Specialist in Research and Outreach after serving as Director […]

Advisory Board Travel Grant Recipient Announced

Congratulations to Jalen Swain from Towson University Winter Guard for being selected to receive the 2022 Advisory Board Travel Grant! The WGI Board of Directors created this grant to foster growth and encourage new perspectives in the indoor marching arts. The awarded tuition covers the expenses for an individual who does not competitively qualify for […]

Congratulations to the Avon HS Indoor Programs!

WGI would like to congratulate the indoor programs at Avon High School for taking gold in EVERY division at the 2022 WGI World Championships! This is a momentous occasion for Avon and a first in WGI history, so join us in celebrating the incredible achievements of the following groups: Avon HS Winter Guard – 1st […]

That’s a Wrap!

After thousands of performers made their way to Dayton for WGI’s World Championships events in April, we have finally crossed the finish line for #WGI45.  Thank you to every member of the WGI community for your dedication and resilience over these past 3 years. We wouldn’t be where we are today without your constant support, […]

2022 Winds World Class Finalist Reviews

By: Kevin Gamin Congratulations to all of our 2022 Winds World class finalists! View a recap of their productions below in order of Finals placement. Scholastic World Avon HS (99.175) 1st Avon’s costumes are eye catching. Mostly black, the tops and drop sash feature many sparkly sequins which reflect the arena light, a contrast to […]