Saints Percussion to perform at WGI Regional Event on March 5

This Saturday, March 5th, Saints Percussion, Limestone’s Independent Winter Percussion Ensemble, will be competing at the Winter Guard International Regional at Dorman High School in Spartanburg, SC. Saints Percussion will be performing alongside 30 other TOP high school, college, and independent percussion groups from the Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee. The Prelims performance for Saints Percussion will be at 1:35 PM and, based on score and ranking, will perform at Finals between 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM.

The competition at the Regional event at Dorman this Saturday will set the stage for Saints Percussion to represent Limestone College on an international level at WGI’s World Championships in Dayton, Ohio in April.

Saints Percussion is in its second year of competition. The group has 38 performing members, coming from not only Limestone College, but several area colleges and universities as well as some of the best high school programs in the area. Their members travel as much as 3.5 hours to come to Limestone College every weekend from December through April to perform and compete with Saints Percussion.

Winter Guard International, or WGI “Sport of the Arts,” is the world's premier organization producing indoor color guard, percussion, and wind ensemble competitions.  As a non-profit youth organization, WGI serves as the leading governing body of the indoor winter guard, percussion and winds activities. It is called the Sport of the Arts because it brings music to life through performance in a competitive format. Now entering its 39th year in 2016, the sport continues to evolve and grow.  There were more than 36,000 participants at the regional level, and more than 12,000 participants at the Sport of the Arts World Championships this past April.

 

For more information about Saturday’s show and to purchase tickets, please visit:

https://wgi.org/event-details/03052016-Percussion-Spartanburg-Regional.html#