World Championships

WGI Winds World Championship Registration Extended

If you haven't registered your WGI Winds group for the World Championship here's good news. WGI has extended the registration period to allow for more entries! We'll be there and so should you.

From a WGI email:

Winds World Championship

In order to accommodate winds groups who are completely new to the WGI Sport of the Arts Event Registration process, we have extended the deadline for entry into Winds World Championships until Friday, February 13th at 12:00 midnight.

Also, to clarify the Winds World Championship policy: In the inaugural year of WGI Winds if there are less than 30 groups registered for World Championships, no matter what class, all groups will compete in finals on Sunday, April 12th.  We currently have 18 groups registered, and have put a cap for a maximum of 25 entries for this year.

Winds Prelims will be held on Saturday, April 11th between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Finals will be held on April 12th starting at 9:00 a.m. with a full retreat finale ending no later than 4:00 p.m.

If you have not obtained a username and password with WGI, you must first complete the New Member Registration form found on our website (, selecting Winds, then select MANAGEMENT and then 2015 REGISTRATION.  From there you will select the New Member Form.  You will be sent a username and password providing access to the Directors Only Website.

At this point you can find the Event Registration form as well as information relating to your group and a wealth of other information by logging into the Directors Only Website.  Following is a video to help you navigate the Directors Only website.
If you have any questions, please contact Judy Bollman, Participant Relation Manager at 937-247-5919 extension 301. 

Rhythm X Wins Third World Championship

Rhythm X Wins Third World Championship

DAYTON, OH - On April 20, 2013 Rhythm X won its third Independent World Gold Medal at the 2013 WGI Percussion World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. Rhythm X scored a 98.2625, breaking its own previous world record by one point. Previously, the record was set by Rhythm X's 2009 performance of Touch. 

Rhythm X performed its 2013 program The Man in the Arena for a sold-out crowd at the University of Dayton Arena. The show, based on an excerpt from a speech by T. Roosevelt featured music from Rachmaninoff's second piano concerto and Survival by Muse. 

You can view the scoring recap here and watch the performance online at the WGI Fan Network. 

Rhythm X would like to thank the countless fans, supporters, donors, volunteers, families, and staff for their dedication and support. Also, without the support of our incredible sponsors this season would not have been possible. Thanks to the Pearl Corporation, Adams, Sabian, Fred J. Miller, Inc., Evans Drumheads, Innovative Percussion, D'Addario, Planet Waves, Digimet, and Etymotic Research.