It's that time of year again!
This year, WGI and DSI are proud to team up once more to offer the Ultimate DSI Guard Room Makeover! To be announced during the 2020 WGI finals retreat at UD Arena in Dayton, OH, three lucky groups will win:
But this year, we are shaking things up! WGI and DSI have partnered with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The contest will help to raise funds for the cancer research, putting a song and dance of hope in those fighting childhood cancer. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. Their goal of ending childhood illnesses and the efforts of donors have provided patients with livelihoods they otherwise could never have imagined.
ANY participating WGI group can register for the event, and all have until March 31 at midnight to register. Groups can sign up here. Each participating group will receive their own fundraising page through St. Jude's event site, and can show off their progress throughout the season! Registration comes with a variety of tools and resources to designed to help along the way. Together, we can help to end childhood cancer!
Danielle Lavrenz lives for pageantry and the marching arts. Passionate about colorguard, she has marched since she was in 7th grade. She marched with the Morton High School band program for a total of 6 years, including 3 years in their circuit-level winterguard. She was a 4 year camper at the Music for All Summer Symposium and marched in the 2009 Bands of America Tournament of Roses Parade Honor Band. She went on to attend Murray State University, where she studied English Education, was an active member in the MSU Racer Band, and was devoted to her sisters in the Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity. She marched with The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps in 2010, 2011, and 2014 as well, earning a bronze and gold metal during her tenure. She has teched, choreographed, and directed for Marshall County High School, Calloway County High School, Bethel University, Morton High School, Waukesha North High School, and Greendale High School. Lavrenz is a member of the DSI Marketing Team and currently resides in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where she teaches at Greendale High School. She is also a staff member at the Music For All Summer Symposium.