SAU Indoor Marching Arts
Winter Guard International (WGI) Sport of the Arts is the world's premier organization producing indoor color guard, percussion, and winds competitions.
As a non-profit youth organization, WGI also serves as SAU's governing body for Winter Guard (indoor color guard) and Indoor Drumline. Sport of the Arts brings music to life through performance in a competitive format.
Keep reading below for more information on Winter Guard and Indoor Drumline, two ensembles available to St. Ambrose University students and the greater community.
Interested in Joining?
Current or Prospective Students: Complete the Music Interest Form
Community Members: Email Megan Hobbs
Winter guard is the sport of indoor color guard. Modern color guard combines the use of flags, sabers, mock rifles, and other equipment as well as dance and other interpretive movement.
An indoor percussion ensemble or indoor drumline consists of the marching percussion (also called battery) and front ensemble sections of a marching band or drum corps.
Indoor percussion marries elements of music performance, marching, and theater; thus, the activity is often referred to as percussion theater.
For Percussion, members cannot turn 23 before April 1 of the competitive year.
Winter Guard members must be 24 years-old and under.
Any student enrolled at St. Ambrose University who wants to participate in Marching Band or Indoor Marching Arts are eligible for a scholarship and reduced membership fee.
Open auditions will be held each fall for Ambrose and non-SAU students with the following age requirements:
- For Percussion, members cannot turn 23 before April 1 of the competitive year.
- Winter Guard members must be 24 years-old and under.