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 2016, 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 22, featuring
units in six classes of competition. Finals will be held at UD Arena on Sunday, April 23.
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.
INDEPENDENT WORLD (PIW)
98.000 Pulse Percussion, Westminster, CA
97.563 RCC, Riverside, CA
96.575 Broken City, Ontario, CA
INDEPENDENT OPEN (PIO)
97.475 Vigilantes Indoor Percussion, Fort Worth, TX
95.050 Spirit Winter Percussion, Orleans, MA
94.750 River City Rhythm, Anoka, MN
INDEPENDENT A (PIA)
92.663 STRYKE Percussion 2, Hollywood, FL
91.700 Infinity 3, Orlando, FL
90.875 Elite Independent Percussion, Summit, MS
SCHOLASTIC WORLD (PSW)
97.013 Ayala HS, Chino Hills, CA
96.663 Chino Hills HS, CA
95.538 Arcadia HS, Arcadia, CA
SCHOLASTIC OPEN (PSO)
96.913 Sparkman HS, Harvest, AL
94.913 Norwalk HS, Norwalk, CT
94.263 Cy-Fair HS, Houston, TX
SCHOLASTIC A (PSA)
98.100 Victor J. Andrew HS, Tinley Park, IL
96.063 Oak Grove HS, Hattiesburg, MS
95.163 Norton HS, Norton, OH
SCHOLASTIC CONCERT WORLD (PSCW)
97.800 Ayala HS, Chino Hills, CA
97.500 Woodbridge HS, Irvine, CA
93.700 Goshen HS, Goshen, IN
SCHOLASTIC CONCERT OPEN (PSCO)
95.050 Dakota Ridge HS, Littleton, CO
93.000 Corona del Sol HS, Tempe, AZ
91.625 Golden HS, Golden, CO
INDEPENDENT WORLD WINDS
97.450 Aimachi, Nagoya, Japan
96.375 Rhythm X Winds, Dayton, Ohio
89.875 Orange County Independent Winds Ensemble, Huntington Beach, CA
INDEPENDENT OPEN WINDS
91.950 STRYKE Wynds, West Palm Beach, FL
86.575 Carolina Gold, Raleigh, NC
82.625 Entourage, Grand Rapids, MI
INDEPENDENT A WINDS
84.375 FIU Indoor A Winds, Miami, FL
82.450 Point University Winds, West Point, GA
80.325 Inertia Independent Winds, Plain City, OH
SCHOLASTIC WORLD WINDS
93.325 Avon HS, Avon, IN
88.250 Plymouth HS, Plymouth, IN
88.000 Father Ryan HS, Nashville, TN
SCHOLASTIC OPEN WINDS
92.825 Cleveland HS, Clayton, NC
91.900 Flanagan HS, Pembroke Pines, FL
88.925 Ola HS, McDonough, GA
SCHOLASTIC A WINDS
91.250 Jackson County Comprehensive HS, Jefferson, GA
88.500 Mill Creek HS, Hoschton, GA
88.300 Nova HS, Davie, FL
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.
• The WGI Fan Network provides 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/contents/Webcast.html
• 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.
• 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.
Email: Bart Woodley
, Director of Operations & Sponsor Relations
2405 Crosspointe Drive, Dayton, Ohio 45342
Also view information about WGI Color Guard World Championships
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.