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FIU Indoor Winds Take Gold Second Year in Row

The FIU Indoor Winds once again placed first in the Independent Category at the annual Winter Guard International (WGI) Winds World Championships this April, becoming the only world team from Florida to rank in the top five.

WGI is the world’s premier organization producing indoor color guard, percussion, and wind ensemble competitions.  As a non-profit youth organization, WGI serves as the leading governing body of the indoor winter guard, percussion and winds activities. It is called the Sport of the Arts because it brings music to life through performance in a competitive format. Now entering its 39th year in 2016, the sport continues to evolve and grow.  There were more than 36,000 participants at the regional level, and more than 12,000 participants at the Sport of the Arts World Championships this past April.

The ensemble, led by Christian Cruz Vargas, is an auxillary program of the FIU Marching Band, whose members compete locally under the South Florida Winterguard Association and nationally under WinterGuard International. Its members are primarily composed of FIU students, but also include students aged 18-22 within the community.

To learn more about how to become part of this winning team, click here.

 

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