WGI World Championships to return to Dayton for 2022

Members of the Avon HS team perform at the WGI Color Guard World Championships at UD Arena in 2020. The 2019 WGI Championships drew 11,000 participants over two weekends, including nearly 300 color guards and 200 percussion ensembles from 40 states and 5 countries. JIM WITMER / STAFF

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Members of the Avon HS team perform at the WGI Color Guard World Championships at UD Arena in 2020. The 2019 WGI Championships drew 11,000 participants over two weekends, including nearly 300 color guards and 200 percussion ensembles from 40 states and 5 countries. JIM WITMER / STAFF

Winter Guard International has announced that its World Championships will return to Dayton in April 2022, after it was forced to move its 2021 event online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In the announcement, WGI said that after 2021′s virtual season, it was planning to return to a full competition calendar for 2022.

It added that the availability of COVID-19 vaccines led them to “proceed with great hope for a phased reopening of in-person events.”

For 2022, WGI World Championships will run from April 7-9 for the color guard competition, from April 21-23 for percussion, and from April 23-24 for winds.

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