Posted: Monday, April 12, 2021
Congratulations to the Mauldin High School Winterguard Indoor Percussion Group and Cadet Guard for their showing in WGI, or Winterguard International competitions. The MHS Indoor Percussion Group made the World Championship Semifinals in the Scholastic A division, and the Cadet Guard made World Championship Finals in the Scholastic Junior Division (middle school level). The Cadet Guard is the first ensemble from Greenville County Schools to make WGI World Championship Finals.
WGI is the world’s premier organization producing indoor color guard, percussion, and winds competitions. There were more than 33,000 participants at the regional level, and more than 16,000 participants at the Sport of the Arts World Championships.
WGI uses a competition-based approach for organizing events in order to showcase youth activities in pursuit of high standards of achievement. Events include about 60 Regionals and Power Regionals, which lead to the three-day World Championships that evaluate more than 350 guards, 250 percussion ensembles, and 40 winds groups.
Winter guard is the sport of indoor color guard. Modern color guard is a combination of the use of flags, sabers, mock rifles, and other equipment, as well as dance and other interpretive movement.
An indoor percussion ensemble or indoor drumline consists of the marching percussion (also called battery) and front ensemble (also called pit) sections of a marching band or drum corps. Indoor percussion marries elements of music performance, marching, and theater.