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Percussion and Winds World Championships

Dayton, Ohio

April 19-22, 2018

University of Dayton Arena, Wright State University's Nutter Center, BB&T Arena at Northern Kentucky University, Hobart Arena and The Thunderdome at Northmont High School

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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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WGI 2018 Logo The WGI Percussion and Winds World Championships is the premier showcase for indoor percussion units and wind ensembles. The event is produced by WGI Sport of the Arts which also produces the WGI Color Guard 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 percussion contest on Thursday, Friday and Saturday features preliminary rounds in eight 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. Concert percussion units do not include marching in their programs. Up to 15 units in each division advance to the Finals round, where medals are awarded to the top three finishers.

After a successful debut in 2015 and growth in the following years, the WGI Winds Championships will feature marching wind ensembles for events on Saturday and Sunday. The preliminary round will be held at Nutter Center on Saturday, April 21, featuring units in six classes of competition. Finals will be held at UD Arena on Sunday, April 22.

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.

2017 Percussion and Winds Medalists

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INDEPENDENT WORLD (PIW)
98.000 Music City Mystique, Nashville, TN
97.700 Broken City, Lake Elsinore, CA
96.950 Pulse Percussion, Westminster, CA

INDEPENDENT OPEN (PIO)
98.025 Infinity 2, Orlando, FL
96.388 Rise Percussion, Denver, CO
94.138 Freedom Percussion, St. Louis, MO

INDEPENDENT A (PIA)
96.025 Modulation Z, O'Fallon, MO
95.100 Farmington United Percussion Ensemble, Farmington Hills, MI
94.488 Unity Percussion, Gainesville, FL

SCHOLASTIC WORLD (PSW)
98.613 Chino Hills HS, Chino Hills, CA
96.813 Arcadia HS, Arcadia, CA
96.075 Ayala HS, Chino Hills, CA

SCHOLASTIC OPEN (PSO)
97.100 Burleson Centennial HS, Burleson, TX
96.275 Clear Brook HS, Friendswood, TX
95.400 Victor J. Andrew HS, Tinley Park, IL

SCHOLASTIC A (PSA)
95.925 Fair Lawn HS, Fair Lawn, NJ
94.425 E.D. White HS, Thibodaux, LA
94.213 Victor HS, Victor, NY

SCHOLASTIC CONCERT WORLD (PSCW)
96.750 Ayala HS, Chino Hills, CA
94.000 Goshen HS, Goshen, IN
89.450 Tunstall HS, Danville, VA

SCHOLASTIC CONCERT OPEN (PSCO)
95.400 Tomball HS (Tomball, TX
92.900 Dakota Ridge HS, Littleton, CO
92.500 Clayton HS, Clayton, NC

INDEPENDENT WORLD WINDS
96.750 Rhythm X Winds, Dayton, Ohio
94.275 STRYKE Wynds, West Palm Beach, FL
90.750 FIU Indoor Winds, Miami, FL

INDEPENDENT OPEN WINDS
92.750 Chromium Winds, Rosemont, IL
89.525 Midas Winds, Raleigh, NC
86.775 Point Winds Theater, West Point, GA

INDEPENDENT A WINDS
91.250 Inertia Independent Winds, Plain City, OH
91.000 Horizon Winds, Auburndale, FL
85.900 LakeShoremen, Downriver, MI

SCHOLASTIC WORLD WINDS
94.300 Avon HS, Avon, IN
93.475 Cleveland HS, Clayton, NC
89.800 Greenfield Central HS, Greenfield, IN

SCHOLASTIC OPEN WINDS
94.350 Central Lafourche HS, Mathews, LA
92.900 Flanagan HS, Pembroke Pines, FL
87.350 Decatur Central HS, Indianapolis, IN

SCHOLASTIC A WINDS
94.775 Valley Christian HS, San Jose, CA
93.775 Forsyth Central HS, Cumming, GA
93.125 Newnan HS, Newnan, GA

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 4 days, all sites, all shows! For subscription information, visit WGI.org/2018-webcast.

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• 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 19-22 Percussion and Winds
2019: April 4-6 Color Guard / April 11-14 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 Color Guard 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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