Today, WGI Sports of the Arts is announcing the cancellation of in-person events for the 2021 Winter Guard season, but in its place, WGI will host a full virtual competitive and non-competitive season.
“We had hoped to use this upcoming season as a beacon of healing after the abrupt and challenging end to the 2020 season,” said a spokesperson for WGI as quoted on their Facebook page. “Still, after numerous discussions with local and state health officials, our top priority remains to ensure the health and well-being of all our participants and patrons.”
WGI is offering a robust schedule of virtual competitive and non-competitive events to continue both the motivation and engagement of all its members. Fusion Winter Guard plans to compete in all 4 regional preliminary competitions in the World Class throughout the season.
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“WGI should be applauded for its ability to meet the needs of our diverse community with comprehensive plans that work for each group; whether in competition or not, ” said Rob Watson, Fusion’s Executive Director. “We’re designing a whole new show for 2021. Our participation in the competitive class allows us to not only feed the hunger for competition, but advances our own necessity for growth and creativity.”
Fusion has worked alongside its insurance company, its rehearsal venues and sought guidance from local CDC officials to plan a strategy that keeps its members safe, all season long. With its own custom built app, members and staff will check in daily to track symptoms and good health. The app gives each person an “All Clear” to acknowledge it’s safe to report to rehearsal. For more information on Fusion’s COVID-19 Guidelines, visit: www.fusionwg.org/covid.
If you’re interested in auditioning for Fusion Winter Guard this October, register today at www.fusionwg.org/audition.