Pride of Cincinnati competes at
the 2013 WGI World Championships.
Pride of Cincinnati, an organization that once fielded a drum corps at the DCI World Championships in the 1980s, is the 2013 WGI Sport of the Arts Color Guard World Champion after the competition, Saturday, April 13, in Dayton, Ohio. This is Pride's first Word Championship title since 2007, and fourth in total, also winning in 2001 and 2005. Pride of Cincinnati's drum corps was active for a short period, competing at the DCI World Championships 1981 through 1984. The organization's winter color guard has long been a powerhouse of the WGI competitive circuit. After taking second place to the 2012 WGI Champions Onyx in the Friday evening Semifinals, Pride of Cincinnati sat behind a two-tenths of a point deficit coming into the Finals competition. In a come-from-behind effort, the group pulled off the win with a score of 97.60 to Onyx's 97.40.
The Santa Clara Vanguard Winter Guard, WGI Champions in 2009 and 2011, finished in third place with a score of 95.00.
View all 2013 WGI Color Guard World Champions and scores.
The second half of the WGI World Championships will kick off this week, April 18-20, as indoor percussion ensembles get their chance to compete for the gold medal in Dayton, Ohio. Drum Corps International will power a live webcast of all three days of the percussion competition on the WGI Fan Network. If you're unable to make it to the stadium, you can watch every single performance live as it happens on your computer. Learn more about the WGI World Championship webcasts. Photo: WGI.org