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24 Apr

Pearl Sweeps WGI 2013

Performances took place at Centerville High School, Wright State University’s Nutter Center, and the University of Dayton Arena over 3 days, featuring over 200 ensembles from across the country – the most ensembles to compete in the event’s history. Pearl/Adams Artist Rhythm X performing “The Man in the Arena” earned the Independent World Gold Medal with a new record high score of 98.263. Defending World Champions Riverside City College performing “State of the Arts” earned the Silver Medal with a score of 97.425, and annual favorite Music City Mystique performing “Taboo” completed a full Pearl/Adams World Class podium, receiving the Bronze Medal with a score of 96.125.  Pearl/Adams Artists competing also include Independent World Class Finalists Gateway Indoor (7th), George Mason University (8th), and United Percussion (10th). Well deserved Congratulations are also due to Artists Eastside Fury, STRYKE Percussion, and Legacy Indoor for their performances at this weekend’s Championship events.

Pearl Marching Percussion Marketing Manager Dan Twiford adds, “We are extremely proud of every performer and educator whose efforts were displayed on the national stage this weekend. Some ensembles made the trip to Champinships for the first time and others for the twentieth. All of them make Pearl/Adams proud to be the Official Drum Company of WGI”.

2013 WGI World Championships Finalists – We Salute You!
PSA – Clinton High School (Silver Medal), Dixie Heights High School, Chantilly High School
PIA – Brookwood Independent (Gold Medal), Vegas Vanguard (Silver Medal), Chattanooga Independent, Ancient City Ensemble, Resistance Indoor Percussion
PSO – Upper Darby High School (Gold Medal), Victor J. Andrew High School (Silver Medal), Old Bridge High School (Bronze Medal), Trumbull High School, Dorman High School, Plymouth-Canton High School, Franklin Central High School, Clear Brook High School
PSCO – Dorman High School
PSCW – Muscle Schoals High School (Bronze Medal)
PSW – Father Ryan High School (Bronze Medal, FAN FAVORITE), Center Grove High School
PIW – Rhythm X (Gold Medal), Riverside Community College (Silver Medal), Music City Mystique (Bronze Medal), Gateway Indoor, George Mason University, United Percussion

Congratulations to all WGI participants for a wonderful 2013 season!  Pearl/Adams is the Official Drum Company of WGI and wishes everyone the best of luck as we look forward to what WGI 2014 will bring.

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