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Percussion and Winds World Championships

Dayton, Ohio

April 10-14, 2019

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

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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 2019 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 13, featuring units in six classes of competition. Finals will be held at UD Arena on Sunday, April 14.

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 Percussion and Winds Medalists

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INDEPENDENT WORLD (PIW)
97.863 RCC, Riverside, CA
97.513 Rhythm X, Dayton, OH
97.500 Broken City, Lake Elsinore, CA

INDEPENDENT OPEN (PIO)
97.750 Matrix Open, Akron, OH
95.363 Spirit Winter Percussion, Orleans, MA
95.313 Infinity 2, Orlando, FL

INDEPENDENT A (PIA)
95.300 IMPACT Percussion, Kennewick, WA
92.375 Unity Percussion, Gainesville, FL
92.313 FIU Indoor Percussion, Miami, FL

SCHOLASTIC WORLD (PSW)
98.775 Chino Hills HS, Chino Hills, CA
97.188 Dartmouth HS, Dartmouth, MA
96.338 Arcadia HS, Arcadia, CA

SCHOLASTIC OPEN (PSO)
96.538 Clear Brook HS, Friendswood, TX
95.475 Old Bridge HS, Old Bridge, NJ
94.525 Victor J. Andrew HS, Tinley Park, IL

SCHOLASTIC A (PSA)
96.225 Plainfield HS, Plainfield, IN
94.675 Irondale HS, New Brighton, MN
94.638 Dorman HS, Roebuck, SC

SCHOLASTIC CONCERT WORLD (PSCW)
95.600 Fishers HS, Fishers, IN
94.650 Ayala HS, Chino Hills, CA
91.800 Muscle Shoals HS, Muscle Shoals, AL

SCHOLASTIC CONCERT OPEN (PSCO)
93.925 Clayton HS, Clayton, NC
93.900 Corona del Sol HS, Tempe, AZ
93.625 Hickory HS, Chesapeake, VA

SCHOLASTIC CONCERT A (PSCA)
92.300 Decatur Central HS, Indianapolis, IN - TIE
92.300 West Ranch HS, Stevenson Ranch, CA - TIE
89.350 St. Genevieve HS. Panorama City, CA

INDEPENDENT WORLD WINDS
97.475 Rhythm X Winds, Dayton, OH
92.975 Crossmen, San Antonio, TX
92.550 STRYKE Wynds, West Palm Beach, FL

INDEPENDENT OPEN WINDS
89.825 Chromium Winds, Rosemont, IL
87.050 Horizon Winds, Auburndale, FL
79.675 Point Winds Theater, West Point, GA

INDEPENDENT A WINDS
89.025 Valley Christian Performing Indoor Ensemble, San Jose, CA
88.800 Inertia Independent Winds, Plain City, OH
85.225 LSM Winds, Downriver, MI

SCHOLASTIC WORLD WINDS
94.925 Flanagan HS, Pembroke Pines, FL
94.750 Greenfield Central HS, Greenfield, IN
91.000 Cleveland HS, Clayton, NC

SCHOLASTIC OPEN WINDS
94.875 Azle HS, Azle, TX
91.475 Mill Creek HS, Hoschton, GA
90.725 Edinburg North HS, Edinburg, TX

SCHOLASTIC A WINDS
92.650 Lake Hamilton HS, Hot Springs, AR
92.575 Newnan HS, Newnan, GA
88.975 Daviess County HS, Owensboro, KY

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 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 days from both UD Arena and Nutter Center! For subscription information, visit WGI.org/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

2019: April 3-6 Color Guard / April 10-13 Percussion / April 13-14 Winds
Note that as of 2019 WGI is using a new format where color guard and percussion A classes will begin prelims on Wednesday and their finals will be Friday evening.
2020: April 1-4 Color Guard / April 15-18 Percussion / April 18-19 Winds
2021: April 7-10 Color Guard / April 14-17 Percussion / April 17-18 Winds
2022: April 6-9 Color Guard / April 20-23 Percussion / April 23-24 Winds
2023: April 12-15 Color Guard / April 19-22 Percussion / April 22-23 Winds
2024: April 10-13 Color Guard / April 17-20 Percussion / April 20-21 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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