Winds Of Change
In 1993, WGI added indoor percussion competition at WGI World Championships. That inaugural year of competition, all of the participants were high school drum lines. The second year of WGI – sanctioned percussion shows saw the addition of the Independent class. Now fifteen years later, the indoor percussion activity is having a big impact on the drum and bugle corps activity. It is the exponential growth of the number of indoor percussion ensembles(from 8 lines in one class in 1993 to 170 lines in eight classes in 2006) that is both benefiting today’s drum corps, and at the same time is causing these groups to rethink winter camp attendance policies that have been in place for years.
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