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 11,000
participants over two weekends, including more than 300 color guards and 200 percussion ensembles from 40 states and 5 countries.
The percussion contest 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.
New for 2015, WGI will host marching wind ensembles for the first WGI Winds Championships. The preliminary round will be held at Nutter Center on Saturday, April 11, featuring
units in six classes of competition. Finals will be held at UD Arena on Sunday, April 12.
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)
96.812 Pulse Percussion, Westminster, CA
96.588 Music City Mystique, Nashville, TN
96.113 Rhythm X, Columbus, OH
INDEPENDENT OPEN (PIO)
96.725 Cadets Winter Percussion, Allentown, PA
94.663 Pioneer Indoor, Romeoville, IL
93.962 Valley Independent Percussion, Tulare, CA
INDEPENDENT A (PIA)
95.525 Lone Star Independent Percussion Ensemble, Houston, TX
94.525 Chattanooga Independent Percussion, Chattanooga, TN
93.425 Liberty University Indoor Drumline, Lynchburg, VA
SCHOLASTIC WORLD (PSW)
98.238 Dartmouth HS, MA
97.225 Chino Hills HS, CA
96.125 Ayala HS, Chino Hills, CA
SCHOLASTIC OPEN (PSO)
95.975 Clinton HS, MS
94.988 Norwalk HS, CT
94.888 Chantilly HS, VA
SCHOLASTIC A (PSA)
96.625 Victor J. Andrew HS, Tinley Park, IL
96.100 Kamiak HS, Mukilteo, WA
93.600 Edwardsville HS, IL
SCHOLASTIC CONCERT WORLD (PSCW)
97.600 Ayala HS, Chino Hills, CA
94.600 Rowland HS, Rowland Heights, CA
92.650 Muscle Shoals HS, AL
SCHOLASTIC CONCERT OPEN (PSCO)
94.800 Goshen HS, IN
94.350 Mansfield HS, MA
92.650 Kiski Area HS, PA
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.