WGI Sport of the Arts is set to kick off its 2016 Color Guard World Championships this week, taking place April 7-9 in Dayton, Ohio.

We take a look back at scenes from WGI's very first World Championship in 1978 which was attended by Drum Corps International corps including the Cavaliers, Phantom Regiment and Colts.

Color Guards in Hats and Boots

2016 WGI World Championships Webcasts

Don't miss a second of this weekend's action from Dayton, Ohio! WGI will webcast all three days of competition live online