It’s only fitting that RCC would leave the University of Dayton Arena tonight the same way it came in: undefeated. The ensemble was crowned the 2015 WGI PIW Champion with a score of 98.563, giving RCC Indoor its fifth world title overall.
20 ensembles entered the University of Dayton arena today, but only 15 will go on, and the battle for medal positions promises to hold our interest to the end.
The preliminary round of WGI Championships is all wrapped up, and seven PIW ensembles will be watching the rest of World Championships from the stands.
After battling the elements, group one of WGI Percussion Independent World preliminary competition is complete in Dayton, Ohio, and Music City Mystique is in front.
On March 31, WGI launched a new video streaming service to radically change the way fans access performance videos. The free service certainly has not disappointed thus far, and after hours of … um … research, we can honestly say that this is probably the best thing to happen to the indoor activity since amplification was introduced.
Music City Mystique is one of the oldest ensembles in the WGI Percussion activity, having won seven WGI titles since its inception in 1995. Driving the innovation of the ensemble is designer and program director Shane Gwaltney.
We spoke with Shane to learn more about the inner workings of the ensemble and how their 2015 production “The Game” is coming together.
The legend at the helm of RCC Indoor is Riverside Community College Associate Professor Gary Locke. We spoke with Gary to learn more about his history running one of the most successful WGI programs of all time.
The season reaches fever pitch as we head into WGI Championships. Enjoy these sights and sounds from the past week.
For many in the indoor activity, running an ensemble is a labor of love. In the case of Mike Scott, running Rhythm X as CEO is a full-time career.
WGI today announced the release of “WGI Zone”, a free streaming service designed in collaboration with YouTube to replace the Fan Network for WGI Color Guard and Percussion World Championships.