Highest Indoor Percussion Regional WGI Points
The Cesar E. Chavez High School Titan Indoor Percussion entered their first World Guard International (WGI) competition in school history on March 2, 2019. WGI is the official National and International Association for the activity of Color Guard and Indoor Percussion. The event was held at Merced High School in Merced, CA.
After coming out of preliminaries as the one seed for finals, the Titans came away with the championship in Open Class at the WGI Northern California Regional. The Titans outscored and out-performed Clovis West from Fresno and James Logan High from Union City in the finals. CCHS score of 84.7 not only was the top score in Open class, it was the top overall score in the entire event. This included World Class High School groups from the Bay area and percussion units from Sacramento State and Fresno State respectfully. Also with WGI regionals taking place throughout the country in places such as Dallas, Texas, Orlando, Florida, and Chicago, Illinois, CCHS was the top scorer. As of the March 2nd competition, the CCHS percussion unit holds the highest score in Percussion Open Class in the nation in the WGI Association.
“Competition is fierce against some historical programs throughout the country and here in Kern County. They will be heard from for sure moving forward. We feel good about our position though and look forward to implementing all that the judges recommended to us to make us better for the long haul as we move towards the Southern California Percussion Alliance Championships at California State University San Bernardino Coussoulis Arena on March 30, PPAACC Finals on April 6 at North High, and at Dayton, Ohio for the WGI National and World Championships from April 10-14. It is quite humbling and we will continue to grind in practice,” said Percussion Director Mr. Alex Gonzales.
Mr. and Mrs. “G” would like to extend their appreciation to all at CCHS for their support and encouragement.
For more information on World Guard International, please visit their website at https://wgi.org.
Update: As of March 9, CCHS is now 2nd in the nation after a Texas school. CCHS did not compete on March 9.