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Color Guard World Championships

Dayton, Ohio

April 12-14, 2018

University of Dayton Arena, Wright State University's Nutter Center, Cintas Center at Xavier University, Dayton Convention Center and BB&T Arena at Northern Kentucky University

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Web: WGI.org

Email: Bart Woodley, Director of Operations & Sponsor Relations

Mail:
2405 Crosspointe Drive
Dayton, Ohio 45342

Phone: 937-247-5919

Ticket Line: 866-589-7161

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about WGI Percussion and Winds World Championships

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2016 WGI Color Guard World Championships Photos - Open Class Finals

2015 WGI Color Guard World Championships Photos - World Class Guards

2015 WGI Color Guard World Championships Photos - Open Class Finals

2015 WGI Color Guard World Championships Photos - A Class Finals

2014 WGI Color Guard World Championships Photos - World Class Guards

2014 WGI Color Guard World Championships Photos - Open Class Finals

2014 WGI Color Guard World Championships Photos - A Class Finals

2013 WGI Color Guard World Championships Photos - World Class Guards

2012 WGI Color Guard World Championships Photos - World Class Guards

2012 WGI Color Guard World Championships Photos - Open Class Finals

2012 WGI Color Guard World Championships Photos - A Class Finals

2011 WGI Championships Photos - World Class Semi-Finals

2011 WGI Championships Photos - Open Class Finals

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WGI 2018 Logo The WGI Color Guard World Championships is the premier showcase for winter color guard. The event is produced by WGI Sport of the Arts which also produces the WGI Percussion and Winds World Championships on a separate weekend. The WGI Championships typically draw 15,000 participants over two weekends, including more than 350 color guards and 250 percussion ensembles from 40 states and 5 countries.

The color guard contest features preliminary rounds in six classes of competition, providing opportunities for units at all levels of expertise, from beginning to advanced. Scholastic units draw members from the same high school. Independent units draw members who are not necessarily affiliated with a particular school. Top scoring units in each division advance to the Finals round, where medals are awarded to the top three finishers.

WGI is focused on education and provides curriculum materials for classes in equipment, movement and design. WGI also provides a full educational program for instructors and judges. The organization promotes higher education by annually awarding $20,000 in academic scholarships to student performers. Winter guard and indoor percussion are the fastest growing of the marching arts, and high school marching bands benefit from the skills developed in these winter programs.

2018 Color Guard Medalists

Winter Guard Photo Montage For complete championships results and recaps, visit WGI.org

INDEPENDENT WORLD (IW)
97.000 Paramount, Atlanta, GA
96.600 Pride of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
95.900 Blessed Sacrament, Cambridge, MA

INDEPENDENT OPEN (IO)
97.900 UCF Pegasus Open, Orlando, FL
96.900 CGT Denton, Denton, TX
95.600 The Brigadiers, Syracuse, NY

INDEPENDENT A (IA)
97.465 Pacificaires, Surrey, BC, Canada
95.445 Black Gold A, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
95.410 JMU Nuance Winterguard, Harrisonburg, VA

SCHOLASTIC WORLD (SW)
97.600 Avon HS, IN
95.950 Trumbull HS, CT
95.850 Carmel HS, IN

SCHOLASTIC OPEN (SO)
97.650 Park Vista HS, Lake Worth, FL
95.450 Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, Canton, MI
94.600 El Dorado HS, Placentia, CA

SCHOLASTIC A (SA)
99.400 Leander HS, Leander, TX
96.880 Marian Catholic HS, Chicago Heights, IL
96.460 Decatur Central HS, Indianapolis, IN

Ticket Information

You may order tickets three ways:
• Online: Tickets are available at WGI.org/tickets.
• By phone: The box office is open Monday through Friday 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Eastern) at 1-866-589-7161.
• By mail: Visit WGI.org to download a ticket order form.

Tickets are also available at the door on the day of the show.

Live Webcast
• WGI offers a state-of-the-art live action webcast where you can watch the Championships competition — all 3 days, all sites, all shows! For subscription information, visit WGI.org/2018-webcast.

Related Events

• The Expo Tent — located just outside the spectator entrance — is your one-stop shop for the latest merchandise from WGI partners and sponsors and the place to buy your World Championship souvenirs.

Photo and Video Policy

• No video cameras are allowed inside the arenas.
• Small, non-professional, single frame "point & shoot" cameras are allowed into all venues. However, use of "Professional Cameras" are prohibited, unless the user has appropriate media credentials and prior written approval from Winter Guard International. Any camera that has a detachable lens or lens that extends to four (4) or more inches is considered a "Professional Camera" and thus prohibited. As safety is paramount to all performers, any type of flash photography is strictly prohibited. Family, friends and fans may take still photos of WGI events for personal use only. The images may not be sold or otherwise distributed or publicly displayed without the written permission of Winter Guard International. WGI defines public display as a web site, printed publication or physical location where the public at large can gain access to one or more images of a WGI participating group in performance. Tripods or other similar equipment that may obstruct the view or path of travel of others in the stands are also not allowed.

Future Dates

2018: April 12-14 Color Guard / April 19-21 Percussion and Winds
2019: April 4-6 Color Guard / April 11-13 Percussion and Winds

For More Information

Web: WGI.org

Email: Bart Woodley, Director of Operations & Sponsor Relations
Mail: 2405 Crosspointe Drive, Dayton, Ohio 45342
Phone: 937-247-5919
Ticket Line: 866-589-7161

Also view information about WGI Percussion and Winds World Championships

WGI WGI Sport of the Arts is the governing body for the indoor color guard, winds and percussion activities. Hosting regionals, culminating with World Championships in April, WGI is the premier organization for pageantry and education. The Sport of the Arts brings music to life through competitive performance, creating a positive and exhilarating experience for everyone involved. For more information visit WGI.org.



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