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Percussion and Winds World Championships

Dayton, Ohio

April 18-21, 2024

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, April 20, featuring units in six classes of competition. Finals will be held at UD Arena on Sunday, April 21.

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.

2023 Percussion and Winds Medalists

Percussion Photo Montage
INDEPENDENT WORLD (PIW)
98.513 Pulse Percussion, Westminster, California
98.475 RCC, Riverside, California
97.088 Rhythm X, Dayton, Ohio

INDEPENDENT OPEN (PIO)
97.088 Meraki, Pomona, California
96.263 IMPACT Percussion, Kennewick, Washington
95.150 Freedom Percussion, St. Louis, Missouri

INDEPENDENT A (PIA)
96.050 Modulation Z, O'Fallon, Missouri
94.025 St. Martin Independent, Ocean Springs, Mississippi
91.900 North Star Independent, Idaho Falls, Idaho

SCHOLASTIC WORLD (PSW)
97.938 Ayala HS, Chino Hills, California
97.200 Chino Hills HS, California
96.738 Avon HS, Indiana

SCHOLASTIC OPEN (PSO)
97.863 Clover HS, South Carolina
96.775 Union HS, Tulsa, Oklahoma
96.300 Brownsburg HS, Indiana

SCHOLASTIC A (PSA)
95.625 Irondale Combined Schools, New Brighton, Minnesota
94.800 Beavercreek HS, Ohio
93.500 Vandebilt Catholic HS, Houma, Louisiana

SCHOLASTIC CONCERT WORLD (PSCW)
96.250 Fishers HS, Indiana
94.350 Catawba Ridge HS, Fort Mill, South Carolina
93.400 Ayala HS, Chino Hills, California

SCHOLASTIC CONCERT OPEN (PSCO)
95.150 Cleveland HS, Clayton, North Carolina
94.050 Penn-Trafford HS, Harrison City, Pennsylvania
90.600 Grassfield HS, Chesapeake, Virginia

SCHOLASTIC CONCERT A (PSCA)
92.600 Warren East HS, Bowling Green, Kentucky
91.050 East Central HS, St. Leon, Indiana
89.800 West Clermont HS, Batavia, Ohio

INDEPENDENT WORLD WINDS
95.250 STRYKE Wynds, Palm Beach, Florida
93.650 UTRGV Winds, Edinburg, Texas
89.675 Horizon Winds, Sarasota, Florida

INDEPENDENT OPEN WINDS
88.200 LSM Winds, Downriver, Michigan
85.625 Valhalla Winds, Miamisburg, Ohio
85.400 Chromium Winds, Rosemont, Illinois

INDEPENDENT A WINDS
85.225 Eva Independent Winds, Raleigh, North Carolina
84.975 Vortex Indoor Winds, Syracuse, New York
82.225 Ethereal Winds, El Paso, Texas

SCHOLASTIC WORLD WINDS
98.350 Avon HS, Indiana
92.475 Cleveland HS, Clayton, North Carolina
91.825 Greenfield Central HS, Greenfield, Indiana

SCHOLASTIC OPEN WINDS
94.325 Westfield HS, Indiana
93.050 Miamisburg HS, Ohio
91.850 Dartmouth HS, Massachusetts

SCHOLASTIC A WINDS
93.850 Bob Jones HS, Madison, Alabama
91.650 Valley Christian HS, San Jose, California
90.700 Bellevue West HS, Bellevue, Nebraska

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.

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

2024: April 11-13 Color Guard / April 18-20 Percussion / April 20-21 Winds
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.