News and Updates

WGASC is placing a strong emphasis on education heading into the 2023 season.

WGIcon Heads West!

Published on Jun 18, 2024
"WGIcon is heading west to San Francisco! Please share this opportunity with your local circuit's groups and directors. WGI's premier indoor marching arts educational event, WGIcon, will be located in San Francisco, California, this coming September! This opportunity is closer to you than ever before, so don't miss out on your chance to learn from, network, […]
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2025 Contest Partner Interest Form

Published on Jun 04, 2024
Interest forms are now being accepted for hosting events during the 2025 Season! Application Process Complete and Submit your interest form by June 28, 2024 to be considered. The WGASC will review all applications upon closing. Schools may be contacted for additional information if necessary. The WGASC will meet in mid-July to finalize selections. 2025 […]
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Bylaws 14-day Review for Membership

Published on May 31, 2024
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Annual Membership Meeting 2024

Published on May 06, 2024
Please join us for our Annual Membership Meeting on June 15th at Woodbridge High School!  10:00 am - 1:00 pm: Annual Membership Meeting Registration form Each person who plans to attend needs to fill out this registration form by June 1st. Proxy form If you are a director and cannot attend, please fill out and […]
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Championships Ticket Sales/Parking - April 21st

Published on Apr 21, 2024
In order to ensure that friends and family have the opportunity to view their participant’s performance, we will be implementing a tiered wristband system on Sunday, April 21st at Pacifica High School. Each segment will be assigned a wristband color and priority entrance will be given to those with the wristband of the concurrent segment […]
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Championship Merch & Glow Crazy!

Published on Apr 12, 2024
Sales for the WGASC Championship apparel for Color Guard, Percussion, and Winds ensembles are now open. Pick-up orders for color guard will close at 10 AM on April 18th. Pick-up orders for Winds and Percussion will close at 10 AM on April 25th. Only unsold inventory will be available after the events for mailing, not […]
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Color Guard Championship Schedule Requests

Published on Apr 01, 2024
We will host four sites on Saturday, April 20th in Orange County. Each site will host multiple rounds of multiple classes. The approximate schedule breakdown for the sites is as follows: Marina HS – SAAA Prelims (2 rounds), SAA Prelims (all rounds), HSAA or HSA Pacifica HS – SAAA Prelims (2 rounds), SA Prelims (all […]
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Instructor Education-- CRITIQUE

Published on Mar 14, 2024
Many of you are attending WGASC Signature Shows or WGI regionals this weekend and will be offered a critique. Critique can feel intimidating so having a plan is important. You will report to the designated critique area and be allowed a few minutes of open dialogue with the judges. For WGASC Signature shows offering critique […]
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Instructor Education - March

Published on Mar 06, 2024
Happy March! It’s that exciting time of the year when we’re fully immersed in the season of competitions and performances. As you and your teams navigate through March, I wanted to touch base with some helpful reminders and resources to keep you on track and inspired. Attached is a handy “March Checklist” to ensure you’re […]
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2024 Scholarship Application

Published on Feb 12, 2024
WGASC honors the outstanding academic accomplishments of selected Southern California percussion, winds, and color guard performers and instructors with recognition at Championships and a scholarship paid to the higher education institution of the awardee’s choice, to help defray the expenses associated with tuition and fees for scholastic endeavors of professional training. A panel of WGASC […]
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It’s SHOWTIME!!

Published on Feb 08, 2024
As we dive headfirst into February, I hope this letter finds you filled with excitement for the upcoming performances. It's the moment we've all been preparing for, and I have every confidence that your dedication and hard work will shine through in your students' performances. FEBRUARY CHECKLIST: Before the curtain rises, I urge you to […]
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CG Instructor Education--SHOW DAY PREP #1

Published on Feb 05, 2024
Exciting news! We are about to crack the seal on the 2024 WGASC season with many of us having our first performances this weekend or next. I’m sure you are feeling a mix of excitement and nervous energy. Show days can be stressful if you and your performers are not prepared, so our WGASC Advisory […]
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SAAA Timing Requirements

Published on Jan 03, 2024
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday break and are ready to get back to building your competitive shows for this 2024 winter season with WGASC! I am reaching out to send a friendly reminder about the new timing requirements for the SAAA class, as voted by the membership at the circuit meeting in […]
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Education Day - SoCal & SoNev

Published on Nov 28, 2023
Join us for our annual WGASC EDUCATION DAY. Two locations to choose from - Woodbridge HS in Irvine, CA and Pinecrest Academy Cadence in Henderson, NV. This is a FREE event open to all 2024 WGASC participants and will include hands on instruction, lunch, and an event shirt! Click the link below to register! REGISTER […]
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How to Choose Show Music

Published on Nov 17, 2023
​We hope this message finds you well and in good spirits as fall season wraps up. As we gear up for winter, we want to share a valuable resource that will greatly benefit your team in the very important show selection process. The fabulous Scott Ruiz has put together a 29-minute video filled with incredible […]
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WINTER GUARD SEASON IS (almost) HERE!

Published on Nov 03, 2023
Please take some time and watch this 11 minute video to help you gear up for winter guard season! Band directors, please FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO ALL GUARD INSTRUCTORS!! A few other things: Looking forward to starting our winter 2024 journey soon! Rosie Queen rosiequeen@mac.com Instagram @CGInstructorED
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WGASC Color Guard Advisory Committee

Published on Sep 25, 2023
Calling all instructors! WGASC wants YOU!  We are looking to fill the seats for our 2023-2024 Advisory Committee and are looking for motivated individuals with a passion for community. Please fill out the Advisory Committee application if you are interested. If you have any questions, please reach out to Carla Hernandez at chernandez@wgasc.org. Link: https://forms.gle/XXn3WKjiSp5jucwu8
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New...Classified page...LIVE!

Published on Sep 20, 2023
New classifieds page is now live on the website. It’s a classifieds page for Independent group events. Check out our Independent Group events classifieds page, the latest resource of the #WGASCIndependentRush program. Get the latest information on clinic, camp, and audition events from our Independent teams! Click the image below. #wgasc #percussion #guard #winds#wgicircuitpartner #wgasccommunity
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Calling all indoor marching arts educators!

Published on Sep 19, 2023
We are gearing up for our 2023 WGASC Education Clinics in Southern California and Southern Nevada, and we want YOU to be part of it!  Share your expertise and passion with the community by proposing a session for our clinics. Click the link below to submit your proposal. Hurry, the deadline for submissions is September […]
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2024 Show Selection

Published on Sep 14, 2023
Show Selection will begin on October 9th at 9 AM PST! You must have already registered your ensemble AND your payment must have been received by the WGASC office to select events. If you have not submitted your registration, click the link "Register Online". If you would like to pay for a previous registration via credit […]
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Registration Reminders

Published on Sep 06, 2023
WGASC is excited to open registration for the 2024 season! All Winds, Percussion and Color Guard ensembles can register starting Wednesday, September 6th at 9:00 AM PST! We’ve listened and will now offer multiple membership options for additional staff wristbands. Please take a moment to review the updated Policy Manual and Classifications list under the […]
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Judge & Staff Training Symposium

Published on Aug 22, 2023
SAVE THE DATE! In preparation for the 2024 season and beyond, please join us for a day of skill-building and collaboration designed for all Judges, Staff and Trainees. Time and location to be announced at a later date. Thank you for your commitment to the students and performers of the WGASC. We’re looking forward to […]
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Coming Soon - 2024 Registration

Published on Aug 14, 2023
Registration for the 2024 WGASC season will open on Wednesday, September 6th at 9:00 AM PST! Check out the Registration page for more information, including a short video on the registration process. Is your Competition Suite account current? Prior to the opening of Registration make sure all information has been updated for the coming year. (i.e. email […]
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Annual Membership Meeting Summary

Published on Jul 17, 2023
We hope you are staying safe and and having a fantastic Summer! Please view the Annual Membership Meeting summary HERE. We also have a short survey for you to provide us with your feedback on the 2023 season. WGASC Survey - 2023 Feedback Thank you!
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Annual Membership Meeting and 35th Anniversary Celebration Party!

Published on May 09, 2023
Please join us for our Annual Membership Meeting and 35th Anniversary Celebration Party on June 17th at Woodbridge High School!  10:00 am - 1:00 pm: Annual Membership Meeting 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: 35th Anniversary Celebration Party with taco truck and DJ! Registration form Each person who plans to attend needs to fill out this […]
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Percussion & Winds Championship Apparel

Published on May 01, 2023
POST EVENT SALE OF PERCUSSION & WINDS CHAMPIONSHIP APPAREL CONTINUES UNTIL 6 PM, SUNDAY, MAY 07th. Sales tax and shipping applies. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. https://wgasc-championship-apparel.square.site/
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Know Before You GO!

Published on Apr 25, 2023
Percussion & Winds Championships THIS Saturday! Please make sure that you, your performers and parents are informed and ready to GO! Check out the event page on the WGASC website for important information such as: Don't forget...GLOW CRAZY this weekend at all Awards Ceremonies! WGASC - Where ART, COMMUNITY, & EXCELLENCE take center stage! Questions? Please contact […]
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WGASC Annual Spring Meeting

Published on Apr 20, 2023
Save the date for the WGASC Annual Spring Meeting! June 17, 2023 Location and exact time TBA This meeting is open to all Percussion, Winds, and Color Guard Ensembles who were registered for the 2023 season and/or are interested in joining in 2024. What is on the agenda for the Annual Spring meeting? Registration will […]
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It's time to take center stage!

Published on Apr 19, 2023
Color Guard Championship weekend is just a few short days away! Please make sure that you, your performers and parents are informed and ready to celebrate! Check out each event page on the WGASC website for important information such as: Don't forget...GLOW CRAZY this weekend at all Awards Ceremonies! WGASC - Where ART, COMMUNITY, & EXCELLENCE take […]
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2023 WGASC CHAMPIONSHIPS APPAREL PRE-ORDER TODAY

Published on Apr 16, 2023
WGASC CHAMPIONSHIPS APPAREL PRE-ORDERS are now being accepted through April 20 at 12pm! We will have t-shirts, hoodies, and Enamel Pins (Pins available for purchase on site only). Order today as quantities are limited! Check out the merch HERE
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35th Anniversary Video Montage!

Published on Mar 29, 2023
We’re putting together a special video montage for WGASC’s 35th Anniversary! Here’s how you can participate! Share a video with us of your favorite moment of the season! This could be a favorite 8 counts of your show, a special tradition your team has, or something else about the season that you want to share! […]
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Color Guard Championships - Special Requests

Published on Mar 28, 2023
Hi WGASC Color Guard Directors, As Guard Championships approach, we are pleased to offer this request form to help those of you with multiple teams, proms, etc. avoid conflicts if we can. We are blessed to have so many color guards at this year’s championships, but that also makes it challenging to honor all special requests. Last […]
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Fan Favorites

Published on Mar 03, 2023
This form will allow you to vote ONE TIME this season for your Fan Favorite! On April 16th, we will be closing the voting, reviewing the results, and the WGASC Top Fan Favorites will be announced Championships Weekend during retreat! The group with the MOST votes overall will also win a Pizza Party! Percussion: CLICK […]
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2023 Scholarship Application

Published on Mar 02, 2023
WGASC honors the outstanding academic accomplishments of selected Southern California percussion, winds, and color guard performers and instructors with recognition at Championships and a scholarship paid to the higher education institution of the awardee’s choice, to help defray the expenses associated with tuition and fees for scholastic endeavors of professional training. A panel of WGASC […]
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Order of Excellence and Hall of Fame

Published on Mar 02, 2023
Click here to nominate an individual for the Order of Excellence or Hall of Fame award. We award these honors to deserving individuals every five years. Please read the description/criteria for each award and submit your nomination(s). All nominations will be reviewed by a select committee and announced during the 2023 season. Order of Excellence […]
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35th Anniversary Special Awards

Published on Mar 02, 2023
Click here to submit nominations to honor and recognize the following individuals as part of our 35th Anniversary Celebration. We want to hear from YOU! These honors are unique to this 35th Anniversary season, and we are excited to have you contribute. All nominations will be reviewed by a select committee and announced during the […]
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The Advisory Committee is happy to introduce our Mentorship Program!

Published on Dec 20, 2022
We have designed this program in order to assist young and newer instructors in our community. We can help with all things winter guard, from training, to advice regarding choreography, drill design, and more! If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please click the link below to fill out an application letting […]
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Judges' Skill-Building Symposium

Published on Dec 19, 2022
Saturday, January 14 @ Woodbridge HS from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM In preparation for the 2023 WGASC season and beyond, please join us for a day of skill-building and collaboration designed for all Color Guard, Winds and Percussion Judges and Trainees. So that we may arrange for meals and seating, please RSVP by Monday, […]
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Education Day Confirmation Sent

Published on Nov 30, 2022
For those who have registered for the Education Day, email confirmations have been sent. If you did not receive an email, check out the links below. Check out the Education Day Clinic Schedule HERE! Color Guard - Please complete the final confirmation form with your class selections by 12/1/22 HERE. Percussion – Please be sure to bring […]
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Education Day

Published on Nov 09, 2022
WGASC is excited to announce that Choreographer and Creative Director Richy Jackson will be a Special Guest at our annual WGASC Education Day. Richy will be teaching a Master's movement class, sharing the style and creativity that he has shared all over the world. Richy started in band, marched through many parades as a musician […]
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Color Guard Clinic

Published on Oct 18, 2022
Clinicians Announced! Karl Lowe and Lee Carlson will serve as clinicians for the January 28th Color Guard Clinic. Space is limited.The WGASC Color Guard Clinic event will be held on January 28th at Woodbridge High School. This special event is limited to 15 ensembles. Each color guard and staff will spend 30 minutes with Karl […]
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Spotlight - Rosie Queen

Published on Oct 02, 2022
The WGASC is excited to announce Rosie Queen as the new Director of Color Guard Instructor Education. Please join us in welcoming her to this position. We are excited to have her on board and look forward to the wonderful things she will bring to the community. Rosie Queen Rosie Queen (Miller) has been active […]
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Why Winds?

Published on Sep 22, 2022
​Whether you have an established Winds ensemble or you are looking to add a Winds ensemble for your performers to participate in, take this opportunity to view the session from WGICON to answer your questions on "Why Winds?". Click - WGICON Winds Session Thank you WGI, Wayne Markworth and Wayne Dillon for sharing this information with […]
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2023 Starts Now!

Published on Sep 12, 2022
Registration is now open! Check out the Registration page for more information, including a short video on the registration process. New to CompetitionSuite? To create a CompetitionSuite account, visit this link: https://competitionsuite.com/signup/ Don't forget to update your information for the coming year. (i.e. email address, cell phone, etc.) If you have any questions, please email us at support@wgasc.org Published September 12 […]
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2023 Event Schedule - Color Guard/Percussion/Winds

Published on Aug 15, 2022
Check out our Events page for the current list of performance opportunities for Color Guard, Percussion and Winds in 2023! Updated information will be added prior to the opening of registration on Monday, September 12th at 9:00 AM PST! Don't forget to visit our Registration page for more information, including a short video on the registration process. Event selection […]
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Coming Soon - 2023 Registration

Published on Jul 26, 2022
Registration for the 2023 WGASC/ADLA season will open on Monday, September 12th at 9:00 AM PST! Check out the Registration page for more information, including a short video on the registration process. Is your Competition Suite account current? Prior to the opening of Registration make sure all information has been updated for the coming year. (i.e. email […]
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