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21 February 2007

JSU Bands, Another 1st Place!



JSU Center Stage Winter Guard at 2007 Winter Guard International South Regional held in Pensacola, Florida

The JSU Center Stage Winter Guard started its regional competition season off with a bang in Pensacola this past weekend at the 2007 Winter Guard International South Regional held in Pensacola, Florida. Thousands of spectators were on hand to see the guard under the direction of Mr. Rodney Bailey take FIRST PLACE in both prelims and in finals competition.

With their win this past weekend, JSU Center Stage Winter Guard is now ranked among the top ten best color guards in the world. In two weeks the guard travels to Nashville, Tennessee for the 2007 Winter Guard International Mid South Regional where they will compete with color guards from around the world for top honors.

Winter Guard exists in the United States, Canada, Holland, Japan, England, Korea, Germany, Ireland, and South Africa.

The JSU Center Stage Winter Guard is a vital part of the Marching Southerners Color Guard and the University Band Department. Each year color guard training for the fall begins with this competitive indoor ensemble. The success of Center Stage has sparked the interest of numerous talented high school students as well as students who are looking to transfer from their current postsecondary institutions. Because of this, the JSU Center Stage Winter Guard has become a unique recruitment tool for Jacksonville State University.

The 2007 World Championships will be held in Dayton, OH, April 12th, 13th, and 14th, when competitors from the U.S., Canada, Japan, Holland, and England will compete in six classes for Scholastic and Independent groups. More than 75,000 fans enjoy this activity at 24 Regional competitions and World Championships. Another 100,000 fans support more than 600 local contests throughout the world. This year World championships will be on live streaming video.

For all those WGI fans who canít make the trip to Dayton for the 2007 WGI World Championships, they may view itÖLIVE ON THE WEB! WGI has partnered with Drum Corps International (DCI) to bring you live streaming video from the 2007 WGI World Championships. Catch the action from both the Color Guard and Percussion Championships right on your computer screen in this state of the art webcast. See Championships Webcast Announcement.

For information on tickets and schedules please visit www.wgi.org.



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