WGI 2016 Percussion Championships

WGI Percussion 2016The WGI Percussion World Championships is the premier showcase for indoor percussion units 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.

European X
12088246_712366405565371_1270849029926832284_nEuropean X finished in seventeenth place at the WGI Semi Finals in Dayton – Ohio, on Friday. The score was only a few tenths too low to compete in the Finals of the Independent Marching Open Class. European X scored 85.875 points in the Semifinals, more than a full point higher than their score in the Prelims (84.625). This left the Europeans 0.663 points short of participating in the Finals, finishing seventeenth. The top fifteen of the Semi Finals went through to the Finals.

2016 WGI Percussion Medalists

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