The North Forney Indoor Percussion Ensemble has had an incredible season that culminated in the group’s second appearance at the Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championships in
Dayton, Ohio, this past Thursday and Friday, April 21 and 22.
Entering the preliminary competition at the WGI World Championship as the 2022 NTCA Percussion Scholastic Concert World Class Champions with a score of 92.75, North Forney was ready to defend its 2019 silver place finish. After competing against groups from across the nation in prelims on Thursday morning, North Forney was ranked second with a score of 94.95. The students and their directors, Jim Gist & Jordan Ferguson, listened carefully to the judges’ feedback and made adjustments in their performance in the approximately 24 hours they had prior to their finals performance. In an energetic and emotional performance in finals competition on Friday, April 22nd, the North Forney Indoor Percussion Ensemble achieved what seemed impossible as the judges rewarded their performance with a score of 95.8, earning second place in the WGI World Championships. This is the highest score North Forney has ever received in the 6 years of competing. The North Forney Indoor Percussion Ensemble is grateful for the support of their principal, Mr. Michael Jung, and the entire North Forney High School administrative team. The group would also like to thank Mr. Mario Luna, FISD Fine Arts Director, who traveled with them to Dayton. The North Forney Percussion Studio would like to invite the Forney community to their final performance of the year on Saturday, April 30th at 4:00 pm in the North Forney High School Performing Arts Center where they will perform their WGI World Championships show as well as other selections. Admission is free.