2019 WGI World Class Finals - Live Blog

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We'll be bringing you the scores from the 2019 WGI Guard World Class Finals live, right here, on FloMarching!


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Scholastic World Scores:

15th Place - 82.800 - Bellbrook HS

14th Place - 82.900 - The Woodlands HS

13th Place - 84.150 - Northview HS

12th Place - 85.200 - Stoneman Douglas HS

11th Place - 86.300 - Shenendehowa HS

10th Place - 87.750 - Warren Central HS

9th Place - 89.759 - Flanagan HS

8th Place - 90.350 - Lyman HS

7th Place - 90.900 - Norwin HS

6th Place - 92.650 - Trumbull HS

5th Place - 93.750 - Miamisburg HS

4th Place - 95.500 - West Broward HS

3rd Place - 95.850 - Center Grove HS

2nd Place - 96.100 - Carmel HS

1st Place - 98.950 - Avon HS

Fan Favorite - West Broward HS


Independent World Scores:

15th Place - 83.850 - Mayflower

14th Place - 84.400 - Lexis

13th Place - 86.450 - Black Gold

12th Place - 87.350 - Fantasia

11th Place - 88.350 - CGT Denton

10th Place - 88.750 - Onyx

9th Place - 90.400 - Bluecoats Indoor

8th Place - 90.700 - CGT Dallas

7th Place - 90.750 - AMP Winterguard

6th Place - 92.900 - Etude

5th Place - 93.950 - Blessed Sacrament

4th Place - 95.200 - Imbue

3rd Place - 96.100 - Diamante

2nd Place - 96.150 - Paramount

1st Place - 98.250 - Pride of Cincinnati

Fan Favorite - AMP Winterguard



World Class Finals have finally arrived at the 2019 WGI Guard World Championships in Dayton, OH, and FloMarching is here to bring you all the action as it happens, live from the UD Arena.

This evening, the best guards in World Class compete to see who will take home the gold in Independent and Scholastic World competition.

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Exhibition 
      Miamisburg Adaptive Guard05:15 PM
Break05:24 PM
Scholastic World 
      Bellbrook HS - "The Rainbow Bridge"
  • Excellent job, sabre soloist.
  • Great ensemble toss, rifles.
  • Wonderful ensemble six, sabres.
  • Such a powerful ensemble flag moment - the transition from the white silks to the rainbow.


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05:30 PM
      Northview HS - "Tales from My Inner Voice"
  • This is one of my favorite uses of forced perspective, with the floor design - making the set pieces and performers appear smaller when they're at the back of the floor, and larger, when they're at the front.
  • I love this opening movement section.
  • WOW, ensemble flag feature!
  • Fantastic flag exchange on the pink flags.
  • Excellent job on that ensemble flag statement at the end.


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05:40 PM
      The Woodlands HS - "Recalled. Reconnected. Relaxed"
  • I like the gradual reveal of the rifle line.
  • Nice job, rifle soloist.
  • These blue flags are an excellent contrast to the floor.
  • I really love the design of these translucent flags with the blue stripe. Nicely done on the ensemble flag statement, as well.
  • Ooh...another great flag design.
  • Interesting use of the stools to create effect using the purple strands of fabric.


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05:50 PM
      Stoneman Douglas HS - "Fix You"
  • Interesting floor and set designs, Stoneman.
  • I really like the opening rifle segment.
  • Very nicely handled, ensemble rifle six.
  • The flag writing is very nice.
  • I love this blue and pink flag.


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06:00 PM
      Warren Central HS - "Finding Your Roots"
  • I love this opening movement, around the tree.
  • That tree is one of my favorite set pieces of the 2019 season.
  • Nicely handled, rifle soloist, with the front walkover underneath the toss.
  • That was a very nice ensemble flag feature, Warren Central.


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06:10 PM
      Shenendehowa HS - "Vita Arboreal"
  • I really love these set pieces.
  • The performers really sell the "tree frog" persona, at the beginning of this show.
  • Nicely done, rifle soloists.
  • I love this rifle work.
  • Nice flag add-on feature, but the flag design tends to get lost against the floor, from up top.
  • I like that the leaf props are are so well designed that you can't tell that they're not part of the floor until someone comes out from behind/underneath one.
  • These plum colored flags are very nice.
  • Love those ending poses.


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06:20 PM
      Flanagan HS - "Won't You Be My Neighbor"
  • I'm not certain that these kids were alive when Mr. Rogers was still on the air, but this show is a fond reminiscence of my childhood.
  • Very nice, rifles.
  • I love that they're making good use of the cardigans.
  • Nicely handled, flag line.
  • That "ten seconds of silence" is a really powerful moment.
  • I won't lie - hearing that song at the end kinda made me tear up, a little.


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06:30 PM
      Lyman HS - "Love Triangle"
  • I really love this set design.
  • WOW - what a great opening dance moment!
  • I really dig the vibe of this show. The reflective set pieces and the flags are just selling it, for me.
  • Nicely done, rifle duet.
  • This flag and this flag feature is just...lush and seductive. Delicious.
  • MAN, what a toss!
  • You can't go wrong with Sade, and Lyman HS certainly didn't.


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06:40 PM
      Norwin HS - "Out of My Mind"
  • This floor and set design is fantastic.
  • These flags are kickin' it, tonight.
  • Listen to the pipes on that singer.
  • I love the reflective insides of these props.
  • The mustard flags are a really great contrast to the floor.
  • GET IT, sabres!
  • I love the introduction of that red flag.
  • Such a nicely done flag feature.
  • Nice, flags.


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06:50 PM
      Miamisburg HS - "Yesterday's Tomorrow"
  • This guard moves so beautifully.
  • I love the sundial set piece.
  • The flags are just gorgeous, and the writing with them is beautiful.
  • Very nicely juggled, sabre soloist.
  • These peacock flags are just glorious.
  • Such a wonderful program, Miamisburg.


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07:00 PM
      Trumbull HS - "Liberty" -
  • I truly adore this floor design.
  • Nice use of the chairs to shape and reshape the performance stage.
  • Sabres are having a really great run, so far. Excellently handled ensemble sixes.
  • These torch flags are just amazingly designed and spun.
  • Fantastic flag feature.


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07:10 PM
      Carmel HS - "A Lot of Strength Left"
  • I love the imagery of the ladders breaking through a glass ceiling. Really cool.
  • SUCH a nice extension in the movement.
  • VERY cool toss over top of the lifted guard member.
  • Very nice contribution from the flag line in the center.
  • The rifle/sabre partner feature is really nicely written.
  • The build to this ensemble flag feature is SO well done.
  • That's a really wonderful ending form.


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07:20 PM
      West Broward HS - "Midnight Radio"
  • This is one of my favorite songs - "Midnight Radio," from this Tony Award-winning musical, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." This is the Lena Hall cover of the song.
  • This opening pre-show is really cool.
  • These kids are just beautiful dancers.
  • "Filling you up!"
  • I just love these flag designed.
  • YEAH flags!
  • Man...these kids can spin.
  • That was one heck of a run, W. Broward!


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07:30 PM
      Center Grove HS - "Finding Peace"
  • This show makes excellent use of black juxtaposed with vibrating neon colors - the floor and the flags work really well together.
  • These kid dance beautifully. So well trained.
  • This show is all about the nuance and control. Such a great job from the performers.
  • I love that stand-still sabre feature. Such nice use of body contact with the blade to manipulate it around the body.
  • The gradual addition of flags is just so nicely developed and performed.
  • NICE ensemble release, flags.


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07:40 PM
      Avon HS - "O' Night Divine"
  • One of the Easter Eggs in this show is that, on the large clothes rack (the round one), there are uniforms from old guard and corps shows, including a uniform from the Blessed Sacrament 1990 show that first performed this song.
  • These performers are just...unbelievable.
  • WOW, flag release.
  • Amazing catch on the half, rifles.
  • I'm literally weeping, right now.
  • That ensemble flag feature...


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07:50 PM
Break08:00 PM
Independent World 
      Mayflower - [My French Isn't Good Enough to Catch That Program Title]
  • Loving this opening pre-show.
  • That was one heck of a flag feature. Perfect ensemble tosses.
  • This show is really nice to watch. It's my first time watching it, so I'm focusing on the performance.
  • I can't say enough good things about that ensemble flag section.

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08:30 PM
      Lexis - "Sonnet 27 - Sleeping Alone"
  • This is a great track.
  • I really love how the flags in this show appear to be silk bedsheets.
  • VERY nice ensemble toss, rifles.
  • I love the breathy quality of this equipment writing.
  • WOW, blue flag exchange across the beds.
  • That ensemble flag feature is so nicely crafted and staged.

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08:40 PM
      Black Gold - "The One You Can't Forget"
  • This rifle writing is really nice.
  • Nicely done, flag line.
  • Excellent roll under that toss, blue flags.
  • Man, what a nicely executed ensemble flag feature.

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08:50 PM
      CGT Denton - "Wanted"
  • This opening movement segment is so well executed.
  • So many cool tosses and tricks.
  • This flag feature on the teal and brown flags is so much fun to watch.
  • WOW, execution!
  • Great run, CGT Denton!
  • LOVE the surprise ending.

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09:00 PM
      Fantasia - "Rebirth: The Musicality of Motion"
  • This floor is just a fantastic image.
  • Fantasia always moves incredibly well.
  • I love the slow build of the weapon lines, as their numbers gradually grow and the work becomes faster.
  • Excellent ensemble seven, sabres.
  • ANOTHER great ensemble seven, sabres.
  • This flag moment is so nicely staged and performed.
  • Excellent ensemble rifle segment.

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09:10 PM
      AMP Winter Guard - "Immortalis Maledictum"
  • I LOVE me a good Goth show.
  • Very nicely done, dance line.
  • AMP guards always have such nice and lush equipment writing.
  • So many explosive moments in this show.
  • These flags are ROCKING THE HOUSE, tonight!
  • SUCH a cool show!

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09:20 PM
      Onyx - "Shelter in Place"
  • For those interested, this floor design is an art movement called "Geometric Abstraction."
  • I really like the fence post flags.
  • There's just so much to take in, it's hard to make any useful commentary.
  • I really love how so many of the movement moments are visual representations of being caught in a tornado's funnel
  • That dance feature in the front was great.
  • Very nice ensemble six.
  • What an ending!

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09:30 PM
      CGT Dallas - "UNSUB"
  • Very nicely handled flag exchange.
  • Nicely done, Rifles.
  • EXCELLENT job on that rolling blind rifle exchange around the car.
  • I love this scene in the front prop.
  • Such cool flag tosses from the soloist.
  • What a great ensemble flag feature, CGT Dallas!

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09:40 PM
      Bluecoats Indoor - "The Gravity of Reality"
  • This design is super effective, with the yellow juxtaposed against the starkness of the floor.
  • This show is super innovative with a live, looped soundtrack. Unfortunately, the live audio tracks are having trouble reaching the mics, tonight.
  • That flag feature on the ramp is SO nice.
  • I love the reveal of these flags, rolling down the ramp.
  • SUCH a well-done flag feature!
  • I love this ending.  So understated.

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09:50 PM
      Etude - "The Bloom May Be Brief"
  • I really like this floor design. The bench props are nice, as well.
  • These flags are so well designed. Absolutely gorgeous color gradations.
  • Very nicely done inside the flower ovule.
  • Etude is having a phenomenal run, tonight.
  • Excellent job, rifle soloist!
  • Such a nice ending.


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10:00 PM
      Blessed Sacrament - "A Conversation"
  • The black and white uniforms in this show - representing the two sides of a conversation/war - are very effective.
  • If you pay attention, you'll notice that the two sides of the conversation rare spin together, because they're are creating a dialogue.
  • This show has a lot of great things to say.
  • Such a powerful conversation, Sac.

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10:10 PM
      Imbue - "Barrier"
  • This show relies so much on execution and precision, and Imbue does a great job of pulling off that feat, both in terms of movement and equipment. Their adherence to form and drill is superb.
  • Everything about this show is so engaging.  I've just been wrapped up in watching everything happen.
  • The black flag segment was so wonderful to watch.
  • The weapon lines are displaying masterful levels of control over their equipment.
  • This red ensemble flag section. There are no words.

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10:20 PM
      Diamante - "If it's Meant to Be..."
  • This show is just such balanced perfection within its minimalist design.
  • The quality of movement this guard displays is amazing. Excellence abounds.
  • The passing of the two featured performers over the bodies of the others on the sideline is just a glorious moment of beauty.
  • Excellent use of breath and isolation within the rifle work.
  • This rifle partner feature with the minute-long lift is amazingly written and performed.
  • I love the use of the two flags orbiting around the center and each other. It's such a powerful statement about the possibility, but not necessarily the fulfillment of, love between two people.
  • That ensemble rifle toss will be remembered for years to come.


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10:30 PM
      Paramount - "The Elusive Horizon"
  • I will say that the proliferation of digitally printed floors has resulted in some absolutely gorgeous floor designs that weren't possible when we were just using paint.
  • This rifle writing is excellently musical.
  • I love the introduction of the blue flags from the back-left corner.
  • The passage of the pale flag throughout the line is really nicely done.
  • This ensemble flag statement is such a beautiful breath of fresh air, with lots of lift, weft, and waft.


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10:40 PM
      Pride of Cincinnati - "Another Door Opens"
  • This show makes such excellent use of their props - they're ramps, they're multi-sided doors, they shape and reshape the stage, they hide performers. What CAN'T these ramps do?!
  • Nicely done rifles.
  • I love the introduction of the flags.
  • The rifle work is so precise, and makes great use of isolation and...OMG that roll onto their backs before they catch in the lotus position.
  • The traveling up and sliding down these ramps is just a magical moment.
  • I love these teal flags SO much, especially when they partner with the rifles.
  • Such a great ending.


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