2024 WGI Guard Charlotte Regional

Weekend Recap: Paramount and Etude Open the 90s Club & More

Weekend Recap: Paramount and Etude Open the 90s Club & More

The 90s club is officially open for the 2024 WGI season. Etude & Paramount broke 90 in Charlotte, GMU rocked Richmond, more takeaways from Mar 9-10 weekend

Mar 11, 2024 by Natalie Shelton
Weekend Recap: Paramount and Etude Open the 90s Club & More

It was a sizzling two days of WGI competition across the US, leaving fans even more excited for the upcoming weekend's Power Regional showdowns. Here's a recap of what you need to know from the March 9-10 weekend:

Charlotte Color Guard Regional

We may be a month away from the start of 2024 WGI World Championships, but Paramount and Etude are blazing a path forward after a spectacular weekend of performances. Both ensembles broke 90 after their respective Finals run, with Paramount having back-to-back 90+ scores after tallying the first 90+ score of the season at a WGI Color Guard Regional event. 

JMU Nuance Open (IO) and Dobyns-Bennett HS (SO) also put up impressive scores this weekend, sitting just above the 80-point threshold. You'll want to keep an eye on both ensembles as they make their way to Power Regionals in the coming weeks, with JMU Nuance Open heading to Bethlehem for the WGI East Power Regional on March 16-17, and Dobyns-Bennett HS heading down to Atlanta for the Southwest Power Regional on March 23-24.

Independent World

3First Flight77.80n/a

Check out the detailed breakdown of Finals and Prelims scores from the Charlotte Color Guard Regional on our results page here.

Richmond Percussion Regional

The small but mighty one-day Percussion Regional in Richmond brought together some of the Northeast's best talent across the Marching and Concert disciplines. Fan favorite ensemble, George Mason University, brought the heat tallying one of the highest score across the competition with their 2024 program titled, 'The Devil You Know.'  Spectre Percussion (PIO), Thomas Jefferson HS (PSO), and Chantilly HS (PSA) had big wins in their respective categories, while Corinth Holders Combined Schools took home a massive win in the Scholastic Concert World class.

Independent Marching World
1George Mason University86.25

Independent Marching Open
1Spectre Percussion84.90
2Old Line Independent Percussion82.25

Scholastic Marching Open
1Thomas Jefferson HS86.15
2South County HS85.55
3Panther Creek HS82.30
4Freedom HS (VA)80.15

Scholastic Concert World
1Corinth Holders Combined Schools87.00
2Tunstall HS73.90

Check out the detailed breakdown of Finals and Prelims scores from the Richmond Percussion Regional on our results page here.

Jackson Percussion/Winds Regional

Finally, we turn our eyes to Mississippi and the weekend's one-day Percussion and Winds Regional. Lafourche Indoor Percussion (PIO) and Germantown HS (PSA) captured decisive victories in their respective classes. Pace HS scraped out a victory over Hernando HS in Scholastic Marching Open, while DeSoto Central High School held it down as the lone competitor in Scholastic Concert Open.

In the Winds classification, we saw close races in both Winds Scholastic Open and Winds Scholastic A, with South Jones HS and Brandon HS walking away with gold in their respective classes. 

Independent Marching Open
1Lafourche Indoor Percussion80.35
2Lotus Indoor Percussion75.30

Scholastic Marching Open
1Pace HS87.075
2Hernando HS86.70
3Oak Grove HS83.575
4Gulfport HS83.15
5Harrison Central HS81.65
6DeSoto Central HS78.55

Scholastic Marching A
1Germantown HS87.325
2Clinton HS84.45
3Pearl HS82.80
4Center Hill HS81.65
5West Harrison HS81.05
6Bryant HS78.40
7South Jones HS77.45

Scholastic Open Winds
1South Jones HS77.85
2Hernando HS77.30

Scholastic A Winds
1Brandon HS73.40
2Harrison Central HS73.00
3Warren Central HS69.80
4Gulfport HS68.55
5Center Hill HS65.70

Check out the detailed breakdown of Finals and Prelims scores from the Jackson Percussion/Winds Regional on our results page here.