WGI Over-90 Club: Percussion Groups Reaching For Perfection

Every year ensembles set out to push the boundaries of the sport and set new standards. By the end of the season, several ensembles will not only set new standards, they'll be pushing scores that approach perfection.

While achieving perfection is nearly impossible, the journey is something that begins well before World Championships. Earning the distinction of "setting new standards" often comes long before members pack up their cars and trucks and head to Dayton, Ohio.

It begins by earning a 90 and then starting to push for a perfect 100 as early in the season as possible. These percussion groups have each laid the groundwork to chase down perfection during the 2018 WGI World Championships on April 19-21.

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Pulse Percussion (90.2) - February 25

The first group to break the 90-point plane in 2018 WGI competition was Pulse Percussion, out of California. The group pulled an 87.35 in preliminary competition and came up with a 2.85-point increase in its score literally overnight.

Pulse performed at the WGI West Power Regional finals on March 25 and earned a 92.0, putting them in second place behind Broken City and ahead of RCC.

Rhythm X (90.35) - March 10

Two weeks after Pulse set the bar out West, Rhythm X joined them in the 90-plus club after its prelims run at the WGI Indianapolis Regional. They are currently a strong contender for the top of Independent World with their recent first-place finish at the Mid-East Power Regional—a particularly strong regional this year, considering the competition.

Broken City/RCC (92.70) - March 24

Broken City and RCC are two groups from California that percussion fans always have their eyes on, and this year they certainly aren't disappointing. The two tied in prelims at the West Power Regional and were followed closely behind by Pulse, only a tenth of a point back (92.6). 

All three groups flip-flopped on Sunday in finals, resulting in Broken City taking the lead (92.788), Pulse taking second (92.0), and RCC moving into third (91.85).

Music City Mystique (91.925) - March 24

If you saw their show last year, you know that Music City Mystique is one of the first groups that come to mind as "setting new standards." The reigning world champions earned six 99s, one 100, and two 99.5s last year in Dayton.

So far in 2018, Mystique has improved from an 83.9 at their first WGI show (WGI Dayton prelims) to their last show, earning 91.925 at prelims for the WGI Mid-East Power Regional.

Premium Watch Guide: Must-See Guide To WGI Weekend #3 On FloMarching

Saturday is here once again and you know what that means—WGI 2019 LIVE on FloMarching! This weekend, the WGI South Brunswick guard regional and the WGI Temecula percussion regional will bring some incredible groups to the forefront of the activity as they debut their 2019 productions on the floor.

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From The Ground Up, Part 2: 'The Writing Stage'

Dan Schack is the Battery Coordinator/Choreographer of Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps and the Creative Director of George Mason University Indoor Drumline. Outside of his musical endeavors, Dan is pursuing a Ph.D. in English at the University of Delaware.

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Preview: East Coast Guards Set Sights On South Brunswick

We’re coming into Week #3 of the 2019 WGI competitive season on FloMarching. This weekend, some of the best winter guards that the East Coast has to offer will be live from Monmouth Junction, NJ at the 2019 WGI South Brunswick Guard Regional.

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Factory to Floor: Chapter 4 - Creative Costuming & Designs

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In our fourth installation of Factory to Floor, we toured Creative Costuming & Designs. Includes a full tour and a sneak peek of Chino Hills' 2019 costume!

Preview: WGI Temecula Brings West Coast Drums Into The Picture

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The 2019 WGI Percussion season is headed to the West Coast for the first time this season, as a loaded list of 32 ensembles is set to take the stage at Temecula High School for the WGI Temecula Percussion Regional this Saturday and Sunday.

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Watch Guide: Music for All National Festival

From jazz band to full orchestra, from concert band to choir—the 2019 Music for All National Festival is coming LIVE to FloMarching!

RECAP: Pride of Cincinnati Slams Door On Competition @ WGI Indy

Yet another fantastic weekend of winter guard has come and gone, and this weekend in showcased talent from (mostly) the Midwest. 

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RECAP: MCM Wins In Dayton After 4.5-Point Rhythm X Penalty

This weekend, a whole host of top percussion and winds groups converged on Kettering Fairmont High School in Dayton, Ohio, for the WGI Dayton Regional, one of the early marquee events of the 2019 season. The competition featured former champions and returning finalists from multiple classes, and plenty of intriguing storylines.

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Weekly Watch Guide: WGI Week #3 On FloMarching - Temecula, South Brunswick

Weekend #3 of WGI heads to FloMarching on February 23! Here's all the info you need to catch WGI South Brunswick and WGI Temecula.

LIVE BLOG: WGI Percussion Dayton Regional Finals

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