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ABOUT SPIRIT WINTER PERCUSSION

Our Story

Spirit Winter Percussion of Orleans, Massachusetts is an indoor marching percussion ensemble under the direction of Richard K. Pugsley whose members range from ages 10-22. Every year the group immerses itself in a richly educational process of developing a dynamic, competitive indoor percussion show from its initial conception, to full production. Each season culminates at the Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championships in Dayton, OH. WGI, the “Sport of the Arts,” is a growing activity that combines music, marching, dance, and theatre, in an explosively energetic art form that pushes the boundaries physically, emotionally, educationally, and creatively, opening new worlds of discovery for the young people who participate. In addition to teaching the rudiments of music and marching, the experience of Winter Percussion helps young people to develop essential life skills of leadership, teamwork, discipline, empathy, and respect. Since our inception in 2004, every year in which Spirit has participated at the WGI World Championships (15 years), the group has been amongst the top 6 Finalists! (See Below)

Audition for Spirit Winter Percussion
About the Directors and Staff

Spirit’s WGI World Championships Legacy

Percussion Independent Open Class
2019 BRONZE
2018 SILVER
2017 FINALISTS (4th)
2016 SILVER
2015 GOLD
2014 FINALISTS (5th)

Percussion Independent A Class
2013 FAN FAVORITE
2013 BRONZE
2012 GOLD
2011 SOUTH AFRICA TOUR
2010 FINALISTS (4th)
2009 FINALISTS (6th)
2008 FINALISTS (5th)
2007 FINALISTS (6th)
2006 FINALISTS (5th)
2005 SILVER
2004 SILVER

About WGI Sport of the Arts

Winter Guard International (WGI) Sport of the Arts provides a venue for young people to achieve the extraordinary through performance and competition. Founded in 1977, WGI Sport of the Arts is the fastest growing activity in the world of pageantry arts and is the world’s premier organization producing indoor color guard, percussion ensemble, and most recently, wind ensemble competitions. As a non-profit youth organization, WGI serves as the leading governing body of the winter guard and indoor percussion activities. It is called the Sport of the Arts because it brings music to life through performance in a competitive format. This activity continues to evolve and grow, becoming very popular throughout the US. There were more than 36,000 participants at the regional level, and more than 12,000 participants at the World Championships in Dayton, Ohio last April.

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Spirit Winter Percussion | PO Box 2831 | Orleans, MA, USA | 508-255-4044