WGI Sport of the Arts World Championships

last updated 04/11/2023
WGI Sport of the Arts World Championships

WGI Sport of the Arts World Championships come to Dayton two weekends in April. Color Guard Apr 11-13, Percussion & Winds Apr 18-23.

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WGI Sport of the Arts World Championships Returns to Dayton

2024 WGI Sport of the Arts World Championships in Dayton

Approximately 55,000 Expected Over Two April Weekend Championships

WGI Sport of the Arts World Championships returns to Dayton and southwest Ohio over two weekends in April. Between The Color Guard, Percussion and Wind World Championships, the events are expected to attract 55,000 people to the Dayton area, generating $20 million for the local economy, making it the largest annual convention our community hosts each year.  All events are taking place at UD Arena, Nutter Center, Cintas Area, or the Truist Arena.

WGI Color Guard World Championships Competition Schedule

Thursday, April 11, Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13     

Venues:

  • University of Dayton Arena
  • Dayton Convention Center
  • Wright State University Nutter Center
  • Cintas Center at Xavier Universit
  • Truist Arena (formerly BB&T Arena) at Northern Kentucky University

WGI Percussion World Championships Competition Schedule

Thursday, April 18, Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20 

  • University of Dayton Arena
  • Wright State University’s Nutter Center
  • Truist Arena (formerly BB&T Arena) at Northern Kentucky University
  • Hobart Arena

WGI Winds World Championships Competition Schedule

Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21

  • Wright State University’s Nutter Center 9:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Did you know WGI Sport of the Arts is a non-profit youth organization based in Miamisburg, Ohio?

Founded in 1977, WGI Sports of the Arts is the world’s premier producer of indoor color guard, percussion ensemble, and winds groups competitions. It is called the "Sport of the Arts" because it brings music to life through performance in a competitive format.  WGI competitions combine the athleticism of an Olympic event with the pageantry of a Broadway stage performance.

The non-profit organization features over 70 regional events throughout the United States.  WGI has also hosted international events in China, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. 

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