The competition is split into two divisions: scholastic (those affiliated with high schools) and independent (those not affiliated with a high school). Units are broken into:
- A Class for beginner programs and performers
- Open Class for the intermediate developmental level of programs and performers
- World Class for advanced performers and programs.
WGI’s percussion world championships starts Thursday and goes until Saturday. The winds championships are Saturday and Sunday.
The percussion world championships will be at University of Dayton’s Arena, the Wright State University’s Nutter Center and the Truist Arena Northern Kentucky University Thursday and Friday. The competition will occur only at UD Arena on Saturday.
The wind championships will be at the Nutter Center on Saturday and UD Arena on Sunday.