WGI Solo & Ensemble powered by System Blue

Dayton, OH – Dallas, TX – Orlando, FL – Irvine, CA

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This summer, WGI is launching a new educational performance opportunity for marching arts performers of all agesWGI Solo & Ensemble powered by System Blue.

Positioned in WGI’s typical off-season—and before the start of summer band—WGI Solo & Ensemble offers a venue for performers of all ages to showcase their skills as an individual or small ensemble. Unique in its format, WGI Solo & Ensemble will welcome any and all performers, including those not currently or previously affiliated with a WGI-performing group.

Split between two age classifications and four performance categories, performers will present a short piece in front of a judge to receive personalized, recorded commentary and an overall rating. Although performers/ensembles will be split between two distinct age groups, there will be no age limit in any performance category. Performance categories include Color Guard, Percussion, Winds—Woodwind, and Winds—Brass.

  • June 1, 2019: Dayton, OH
  • June 8, 2019: Dallas, TX
  • June 29, 2019: Orlando, FL
  • July 13, 2019: Irvine, CA
age classifications
  • Junior Class: 17 years of age and under
  • Senior Class: 18 years of age and above*

*Senior Class participants are not bound by any age limit.

solo categories
  • Color Guard: Flag, Rifle, Sabre, and Movement
  • Percussion: Snare Drum, Multi-Tenor Drum, Keyboard, Timpani, and Multi-Percussion*
  • Winds – Woodwind: Flute/Piccolo, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, and Saxophone
  • Winds – Brass: Trumpet, French Horn/Mellophone, Baritone/Euphonium, Trombone, and Tuba

*any number of percussion instruments played by a solo performer, including a drum set

color guard ensemble categories
  • Flag
  • Weapon
  • Movement
  • Mixed: any authorized equipment
instrumental ensemble categories
  • Percussion
  • Woodwind
  • Brass
  • Mixed: any instrumentation

2019 solo & ensemble contest rules

Click here to download the 2019 WGI Solo & Ensemble Contest Rules.

Have more questions? Email solo@wgi.org.