#WGIHistory Anniversary Collection

As a part of WGI’s 45-year-anniversary, we went back to our roots and found old documents, photos, and moments of time focusing on the many different decades of WGI. Below is the curation of 4 months of history content as we head into our 2022 WGI World Championships event. Take a look at the #WGIHistory Anniversary Collection below!

The ’80s

TODAYS #WGIHISTORY: QUASAR

Todays, #wgiHistory gives you a look at the first WGI World Championship gold medalist with a score of 94.64, Quasar. https://wgi.org/todays-wgihistory-quasar/

 

TODAY’S #WGIHISTORY: A SALUTE TO THE CHAMPIONS

Today’s #WGIhistory takes us back to the 1983 World Championships program book. This page is comprised of various world champions from the first years of WGI’s existence! https://wgi.org/todays-wgihistory-a-salute-to-the-champions/

 

TODAY’S #WGIHISTORY: 1983 COLOR GUARD MONTAGE

Today’s #WGIhistory features the 1983 Color Guard World Championships video montage! https://wgi.org/todays-wgihistory-1983-color-guard-montage/

 

TODAY’S #WGIHISTORY: THE CAVALIERS

Todays #wgiHistory features one of the first all male groups, The Cavaliers. This article, pulled from a past program book, highlights the group’s rich history of excellence in the marching arts. https://wgi.org/todays-wgihistory-the-cavaliers/

 

TODAY’S #WGIHISTORY: CAROL ABOHATAB AND STATE STREET REVIEW

Today’s #WGIHistory features a past article, written for the organization’s 25th anniversary, by Carol Abohatab. It details her personal journey within the activity, explaining how she found her home with State Street Review. https://wgi.org/todays-wgihistory-carol-abohatab-and-state-street-review/

The ’90s

TODAY’S #WGIHISTORY: 1990 CHAMPIONSHIPS REBRAND

#DidYouKnow that 1990 was the first year that WGI adopted the term “Championships” in place of the “Olympics”? Click here to scroll through the 1990 WGI World Championship program book. https://wgi.org/todays-wgihistory-1990-championships-rebrand/

 

TODAY’S #WGIHISTORY: 1995 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Today’s #wgiHistory gives us a snippet of the 1995 World Championships tape.The 45th Anniversary of WGI World Championships is quickly approaching! Be sure to purchase your tickets NOW to witness the magic of WGI. https://wgi.org/todays-wgihistory-1995-world-championships/

 

TODAY’S #WGIHISTORY: FIRST-EVER PERCUSSION WINNERS

#DidYouKnow that the inaugural Percussion World Championships occurred in April of 1993? Today’s #WGIHistory features the first percussion championship medalists, featured in the 1994 program book. https://wgi.org/todays-wgihistory-first-ever-percussion-winners/

 

TODAY’S #WGIHISTORY: 1993 PERCUSSION MONTAGE

Today’s #WGIHistory gives us a glimpse into the inaugural year of Percussion World Championships with the 1993 Percussion Montage! https://wgi.org/todays-wgihistory-1993-percussion-montage/

 

TODAY’S #WGIHISTORY: BISHOP KEARNY HS ’94

Today’s #WGIHistory features an outlandish throwback to Bishop Kearney HS’s 1994 production titled “Peter Gabriel & Philip Glass: Life Without Balance”. https://wgi.org/todays-wgihistory-bishop-kearny-hs-94/

 

WGI CLASSES HISTORY: A BREAKDOWN

https://wgi.org/wgi-classes-history-a-breakdown/

 

TODAY’S #WGIHISTORY: LYNN LINDSTROM HALL OF FAME

Today’s #WGIHistory highlights Lynn Lindstrom, a keystone individual who pioneered the competitive indoor marching arts. https://wgi.org/todays-wgihistory-lynn-lindstrom-hof/

 

TODAY’S #WGIHISTORY: ’90S COLOR GUARD RECAP

Today’s #WGIHistory gives us a glimpse into the ’90s with the decade’s color guard recap. https://wgi.org/todays-wgihistory-90s-color-guard-recap/

The’00s

TODAY’S #WGIHISTORY: SAN JOSE RAIDERS

Today’s #WGIHistory is a snapshot from the 2004 Color Guard program book highlighting the historically successful San Jose Raiders. #DidYouKnow that, while active, the San Jose Raiders held the record for most World Championship titles at six (6) until the Pride of Cincinnati surpassed them in 2019 with seven (7) World Championship titles. https://wgi.org/todays-wgihistory-san-jose-raiders/

 

TODAY’S #WGIHISTORY: FANTASIA 2004 “VANISHING ACT”

Today’s #WGIHistory features Fantasia’s 2004 production “Vanishing Act”. The program was a tribute to Stanley Knaub, an original founder of WGI and catalyst for the incorporation of movement into the indoor marching arts curriculum.  https://wgi.org/todays-wgihistory-fantasia-2004-vanishing-act/

 

TODAY’S #WGIHISTORY: BLUE KNIGHTS INDOOR PERCUSSION

Today’s #WGIHistory features the 2000 Blue Knights Indoor Percussion Ensemble, one of the longest-standing indoor percussion groups in WGI’s history. https://wgi.org/todays-wgihistory-blue-knights-indoor-percussion/

 

TODAY’S #WGIHISTORY: JAMES LOGAN’S DECADE OF DOMINATION

#DidYouKnow that James Logan was the first and only scholastic world group to win 10 years consecutively. From 1998-2007, these years were truly James Logan’s #DecadeofDomination! https://wgi.org/todays-wgihistory-james-logans-decade-of-domination/

 

TODAY’S #WGIHISTORY: 2000’S PERCUSSION RECAP

Today’s #WGIHistory gives us a glimpse into the 2000’s with the decade’s Indoor Percussion Recap. https://wgi.org/todays-wgihistory-2000s-percussion-recap/

the ’10s

TODAY’S #WGIHISTORY: 2011 COLOR GUARD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS PROGRAM BOOK

Click here to take a trip down memory lane with the 2011 Color Guard World Championships program book! https://wgi.org/todays-wgihistory-2011-color-guard-world-championships-program-book/

 

TODAY’S #WGIHISTORY: AIMACHI WINDS EXHIBITION IN 2014

#DidYouKnow that one year prior to the first WGI Winds World Championships in 2015, Aimachi Winds performed in exhibition?  Watch history in motion here with the full performance of the 2014 Aimachi Winds Program. https://wgi.org/todays-wgihistory-aimachi-winds-exhibition-in-2014/

 

TODAY’S #WGIHISTORY: THE BEGINNING OF WINDS

Today’s #WGIHistory takes us back to the beginning of WGI’s newest division, Indoor Winds. Check out the video below to see winds in its inaugural year. https://wgi.org/todays-wgihistory-the-beginning-of-winds/

 

TODAY’S #WGIHISTORY: 1ST WINDS WORLD CLASS CHAMPIONS

In 2015, WGI held its first competitive #WGIWinds World Championships event. At the conclusion of the event, RhythmX Winds took home the first ever championship title for the IW winds division. https://wgi.org/todays-wgihistory-1st-winds-world-class-champions/

 

TODAY’S #WGIHISTORY: 1ST SCHOLASTIC WORLD WINDS CHAMPIONS

In 2015, WGI held its first competitive #WGIWinds World Championships event. At the conclusion of the event, Father Ryan High School took home the first ever championship title for the SW winds division. https://wgi.org/todays-wgihistory-1st-scholastic-world-winds-champions/

 

TODAY’S #WGIHISTORY: 2016 CG WC MONTAGE

Today’s #WGIHistory takes us back to the 2016 WGI Color Guard World Class Finals Montage. https://wgi.org/todays-wgihistory-2016-cg-wc-montage/

 

TODAY’S #WGIHISTORY: 2016 PERCUSSION RECAP

Today’s #WGIHistory takes us back to the 2016 WGI Percussion World Class Finals Montage. https://wgi.org/todays-wgihistory-2016-percussion-recap/

 

TODAY’S #WGIHISTORY: 2018 WINDS MONTAGE

Today’s #WGIHistory is the 2018 World Championships Winds Montage

https://wgi.org/todays-wgihistory-2018-winds-wc-montage/

 

TODAY’S #WGIHISTORY: THE VIRTUAL SEASON

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. https://wgi.org/todays-wgihistory-the-virtual-season/