Registration now open for WGI/IMG Winds and Percussion Clinic Dec 1 & 2

Registration is now open for both days of WGI/IMG Winds and Percussion Clinic to be held on the weekend of December 1 & 2 at Croft House, Sheffield. The event will be lead by Wayne Markworth, Director of WGI Winds and Mark Thurston, WGI Director of Percussion who will give an overview of the activity and explain what Indoor Winds (Brass) and Percussion are all about.

Saturday, December 1, 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Aimed at Winds & Percussion Staff & Judges where Wayne and Mark will begin with a combined session looking at WGI Philosophy, Mission, Scoring System, Judging Philosophy & System and Multi-tiered System. This will be followed by Winds & Percussion split sessions looking at section specific Judging and Show Planning with 2018 video show presentations. This is your chance to ask anything “Winds or Percussion” to the relevant WGI Director.

Saturday Itinerary

Evolution of Indoor Percussion – Participants will be given a brief history of the evolution of indoor percussion.  How did it start?  How we got to where we are now.  Where are we going in the future?

The WGI Classification System – Understanding the paradigm expectations for the 3 tiered system.

WGI Adjudication Philosophy – In depth presentation of the adjudication philosophy for adjudicators.  Designers and teaching staffs benefit from understanding the application of the adjudication system.

The WGI Adjudication System

Caption Definitions – We will detail the intent of each caption and define how they work together in each division.

Consideration Definitions – Detailed discussion and descriptions of the considerations used in each caption.

Using the system as a teaching tool – Participants will discover how to use these considerations as teaching tools. Learn how this educational based system can benefit your ensemble.

Application of the Adjudication System – Participants will go through how the system is applied with a group discussion using video

Design considerations – Participants will be shown the breakdown of an open class program from conception to orchestration of the music.

Judging workshop – Participants will evaluate 3 ensembles with a round table discussion of the entire process.  Great for current and future adjudicators and current designers and instructors.

Q & A – Your chance to ask anything “percussion” to the WGI Director of Percussion.



Sunday, December 2, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Aimed at Staff and Members with Hands-on Playing where Winds & Percussion are in split sessions. These will look at Rehearsal Techniques and Playing Exercises before moving onto Demonstrating Rehearsal Techniques and Music Ensemble Skills where winds participants will work on a combined piece of music and percussion participants will receive instruction on presented material along with how this material could be used indoors.

Sunday Itinerary

Hands on clinic session. Participants will receive instruction on presented material along with how this material could be used indoors.

IMG Secretary Paul Morgan said “This is a marvellous opportunity for all Staff, Judges and Members who are interested in the Indoor Marching Arts to meet the two leading guys in the World and benefit from their experience. So if you are thinking of getting involved with the indoor activity, this weekend is just what you’re looking for.”

Following on from constructive talks during the Summer, WGI and IMG entered into a Strategic Partnership in September. IMG Chair Andy Hewlett said “We were very impressed with the commitment WGI have shown in helping to build the Indoor Marching activity around the World, as well as in the USA. The clinic weekend proves this desire and is a tangible benefit of our Partnership agreement. I would like to thank Ron Nankervis and everyone at WGI who has made this possible and we look forward to working closely with them in the future.”

The Clinic is open to all groups and individuals from the UK and Europe and places can be reserved by registering online, giving the number of people you would like to bring, which days (or both) that you would like to attend and if you are primarily looking at Winds or Percussion. Registration will close on Saturday November 24 and there is no charge for the event.

Refreshments will be on sale from 11am each day, kindly supplied by our hosts Concord Youth Music.

To register for the Clinic click the button below. This event is FREE!

Closing date for registrations is 24th November