Marjory Stoneman Douglas Eagle Regiment competes in Winter Guard World Championships – Parkland Talk

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Indoor Percussion and the Stoneman Winds at the WGI World Championships. {Photos by Scott Rush, Marlen Rivero and Lauren Susman.}

By: Matt Rothman

For the first time in school history, on Saturday, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Indoor Percussion and the Stoneman Winds participated in the Winter Guard International [WGI] World Championships in Dayton, Ohio.

After both teams qualified directly for the final, MSD Indoor Percussion placed 14th out of 47 different high schools in the final with a score of 87.375. Stoneman Winds was fifth out of 20 high schools with a score of 88.075.

Founded in 1977, WGI Sport of the Arts produces indoor color guard, percussion and wind competitions.

“We are beyond thrilled for both of our groups making their World Championship debuts,” said group manager Steve Rivero. “It’s truly unprecedented to enter the competition for the first time and get to the final. That’s exactly what both groups have done.

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Matt Rothman

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Matt Rothman graduated in 2018 from Florida Gulf Coast University and received his bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is now attending the University of Florida as a graduate student.

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