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Percussion and Winds World Championships

Dayton, Ohio

April 15-19, 2020

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 2020 Logo IMPORTANT NOTICE (March 11, 2020): At the direction of Dayton & Montgomery County Public Health, and in consultation with the Ohio Department of Health, and Governor DeWine, WGI Sport of the Arts is canceling the 2020 WGI World Championships for Color Guard, Percussion, and Winds.

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 Wednesday, 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.

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 18, featuring units in six classes of competition. Finals will be held at UD Arena on Sunday, April 19.

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.

2019 Percussion and Winds Medalists

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INDEPENDENT WORLD (PIW)
98.850 Broken City, Lake Elsinore, CA
97.600 Pulse Percussion, Westminster, CA
97.513 Music City Mystique, Nashville, TN

INDEPENDENT OPEN (PIO)
96.725 Bakersfield College, Bakersfield, CA
96.138 Matrix Open, Akron, OH
95.638 Spirit Winter Percussion, Orleans, MA

INDEPENDENT A (PIA)
96.150 Unity Percussion, Gainesville, FL
94.100 Railmen Indoor Percussion, Blair, NE
93.350 Paradigm Percussion, Iron Station, NC

SCHOLASTIC WORLD (PSW)
97.975 Chino Hills HS, Chino Hills, CA
97.338 Arcadia HS, Arcadia, CA
95.163 Avon HS, IN

SCHOLASTIC OPEN (PSO)
96.200 Sparkman HS, Harvest, AL
96.050 Clear Brook HS, Friendswood, TX
95.100 Norwalk HS, CT

SCHOLASTIC A (PSA)
96.075 Grand Blanc HS, Grand Blanc, MI
95.925 E.D. White HS, Thibodaux, LA
95.050 Zionsville Community HS, Zionsville, IN

SCHOLASTIC CONCERT WORLD (PSCW)
94.850 Fishers HS, IN
94.400 North Forney HS, Forney, TX
93.325 Ayala HS, Chino Hills, CA

SCHOLASTIC CONCERT OPEN (PSCO)
94.650 Campbell County HS, Alexandria, KY
94.150 Cleveland HS, Clayton, NC
92.700 East Lincoln HS, Denver, NC

SCHOLASTIC CONCERT A (PSCA)
93.750 Price Charter School, San Jose, CA
91.250 Penn-Trafford HS, Harrison City, PA
85.950 Rahway HS, NJ

INDEPENDENT WORLD WINDS
96.600 Rhythm X Winds, Dayton, OH
93.025 STRYKE Wynds, Palm Beach, FL
92.300 UTRGV Winds, Edinburg, TX

INDEPENDENT OPEN WINDS
93.150 Chromium Winds, Rosemont, IL
91.750 Blue Knights Winds, Denver, CO
89.213 Inertia Independent Winds, Dayton, OH

INDEPENDENT A WINDS
92.300 Daviess County HS, Owensboro, KY
86.575 LSM Winds, Downriver, MI
83.625 Evidence from William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS

SCHOLASTIC WORLD WINDS
95.000 Cleveland HS, Clayton, NC
94.350 Flanagan HS, Pembroke Pines, FL
92.975 Mililani HS, HI

SCHOLASTIC OPEN WINDS
94.050 South Jones HS, Ellisville, MS
91.125 Lake Hamilton HS, Hot Springs, AR
87.538 Father Ryan HS, Nashville, TN

SCHOLASTIC A WINDS
94.000 Valley Christian HS, San Jose, CA
93.600 Ardrey Kell HS, Charlotte, NC
93.375 Newnan HS, 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 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

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.