Today’s #WGIHistory: The Virtual Season

Each month we will focus on a different decade of WGI, spanning from our inaugural championships season to the conclusion of #WGI2022. Today’s #WGIHistory revisits the 2021 virtual season.

When the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the remainder of WGI’s 2020 season, many in the marching arts community were devastated. As they watched the activity they came to know and love screech to a hault, WGI was already in talks of solutions and innovations to this new and unexpected obstacle. In the fall of 2020, the organization implemented its first entirely virtual season, and the results were astounding. 

At the conclusion of the 2021 season, over 950 groups and 250+ soloists competed, totaling over 16,000 performers. The overwhelming success of the inaugural season resulted in the implementation of a virtual season “option” in addition to in-person events for 2022. Click below to view the results from the 2021 virtual season.