Corning-Painted Post High School has been named host of the regional championship competition for the Winter Guard International (WGI) organization in 2020. The “Corning Color Guard Regional” will bring together guards from throughout the northeast U.S. and Canada. Each group will compete for a chance to perform in the World Championships, scheduled for April in Dayton, Ohio. The Corning event is expected to draw 1,000+ performers, as well as spectators and family members, to the area for the weekend.
It is scheduled as follows, with more information on the way soon:
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Corning-Painted Post High School
“It’s a great honor for us to host this regional competition,” said Joe Stork, CPP High School Band Program Director. “We always appreciate the chance to show off the Corning and Finger Lakes area, and our Guard will be in top form and ready to compete with the best in the area – and then the world.”
“WGI Sport of the Arts continues to be a catalyst for extracurricular activity in most high schools with more than 100,000 dedicated students wanting to participate in the marching arts in local, national, and international events,” said WGI Executive Director Ron Nankervis. “From a humble beginning 42 years ago with 34 groups, WGI has grown to now see more than 1,500 groups participating in 2019.”
More information will be shared as it becomes available.
About Winter Guard International (WGI)
WGI Sport of the Arts is the world’s premier organization producing indoor color guard, percussion, and wind ensemble competitions. It is called the Sport of the Arts because it brings music to life through performance in a competitive format. Its 2019 season included more than 40,000 participants at the regional level and more than 12,000 participants at the World Championships.
About the Corning-Painted Post High School Band Boosters
The Corning-Painted Post High School Band Boosters is a non-profit organization that exists to support the band and band front programs at Corning-Painted Post High School. Learn more at www.cppbands.org and follow the group on Facebook here.