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Percussion and Winds World Championships

Dayton, Ohio

April 10-13, 2025

University of Dayton Arena, Wright State University's Nutter Center, Truist Arena at Northern Kentucky University and Hobart Arena

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Web: WGI.org

Email: Bart Woodley, Director of Operations & Sponsor Relations

Mail:
1994 Byers Road
Miamisburg, OH 45342

Phone: 937-247-5919

Ticket Line: 937-401-2530

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WGI 2024 Percussion Logo The WGI Percussion and Winds World Championships is the premier winter showcase for indoor percussion 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 nine 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.

WGI 2024 Winds Logo 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, featuring units in six classes of competition. Finals will be held at UD Arena on Sunday.

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.

2024 Percussion and Winds Medalists

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INDEPENDENT WORLD (PIW)
98.500 Pulse Percussion, Chino Hills, CA
98.400 Rhythm X, Dayton, OH
97.400 RCC, Riverside, CA

INDEPENDENT OPEN (PIO)
98.488 Meraki, Pomona, CA
95.650 Q2, Atlanta, GA
93.950 Cap City 2, Grove City, OH

INDEPENDENT A (PIA)
93.425 M3, Akron, OH
93.038 Charles Towne Percussion, Charleston, SC
92.113 Revelation, Fort Mill, SC

SCHOLASTIC WORLD (PSW)
98.638 Chino Hills HS, CA
97.538 Ayala HS, Chino Hills, CA
96.113 Avon HS, IN

SCHOLASTIC OPEN (PSO)
97.563 Victor J. Andrew HS, Tinley Park, IL
97.113 Fishers HS, IN
96.450 Kettering Fairmont HS, Kettering, OH

SCHOLASTIC A (PSA)
95.563 Spring-Ford HS, Royersford, PA
94.550 Centerville HS, OH
94.263 Greenfield-Central HS, Greenfield, IN

SCHOLASTIC CONCERT WORLD (PSCW)
95.350 Catawba Ridge HS, Fort Mill, SC
94.075 Clover HS, SC
93.600 Ayala HS, Chino Hills, CA

SCHOLASTIC CONCERT OPEN (PSCO)
95.425 Grassfield HS, Chesapeake, VA
94.800 Corona del Sol HS, Tempe, AZ
94.050 Timber Creek HS, Orlando, FL

SCHOLASTIC CONCERT A (PSCA)
92.000 Eagle HS, ID
91.350 East Central HS, St. Leon, IN
90.000 Lewis Cass HS, Walton, IN

INDEPENDENT WORLD WINDS
97.525 STRYKE Wynds, Palm Beach, FL
94.238 Horizon Winds, Sarasota, FL
93.200 Vaquero Winds, Edinburg, TX

INDEPENDENT OPEN WINDS
89.425 Valhalla Winds, Miamisburg, OH
86.700 Eva Independent Winds, Raleigh, NC
82.650 Evidence from William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS

INDEPENDENT A WINDS
85.625 Ethereal Winds, El Paso, TX
84.050 Kent City Indoor Winds, Kent City, MI
79.950 Vortex Indoor Winds, Syracuse, NY

SCHOLASTIC WORLD WINDS
98.238 Avon HS, IN
94.488 Cleveland HS, Clayton, NC
93.550 Westfield HS, IN

SCHOLASTIC OPEN WINDS
91.625 Catawba Ridge HS, Fort Mill, SC
91.538 Daviess County HS, Owensboro, KY
90.800 Miamisburg HS, OH

SCHOLASTIC A WINDS
94.025 Valley Christian HS, San Jose, California
92.200 Ben Davis HS, Indianapolis, IN
90.450 Mt. Juliet HS, TN

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 937-401-2530.
• 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.

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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

2025: April 3-5 Color Guard / April 10-12 Percussion / April 12-13 Winds
2026: April 9-11 Color Guard / April 16-18 Percussion / April 18-19 Winds

For More Information

Web: WGI.org

Email: Bart Woodley, Director of Operations & Sponsor Relations
Mail: 1994 Byers Road, Miamisburg, OH 45342
Phone: 937-247-5919
Ticket Line: 937-401-2530

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.