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ABOUT THE MWCGC - The 2017 season marks the 56th consecutive competitive season of the MidWest Color Guard Circuit. It is well-known as one of the oldest and most successful circuits in the world. Over 7 World Championship Units and many other medalist and finalist competitors have called the MidWest Circuit their home. We have had units from many states over the years including Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Iowa.

Our circuit is well-known for the closeness of its members.  By the end of each season, many guard members have made friendships with members in other guards and it is normal to even see guards who compete against each other helping each other out with props or tarps.  Our directors all know each other and the climate of the competitions is very comfortable and nurturing while still being competitive.  Since our circuit allows performers of all ages to compete, we often have the unique opportunity to see a performer start out in their first guard, then move on to their high school guard and then on to an independent guard and even senior guard in some cases!  The MidWest Circuit is one of the few circuits where you can see performers grow and develop over many years.

The MidWest Circuit aligns itself very closely with Winter Guard International (WGI).  Our by-laws and show format are based on WGI and we try as often as possible to secure WGI judges for our shows.  Many of our member units also compete in WGI and possibly also their own state circuit as well as the MidWest Circuit.  This gives units a chance to be seen more often by WGI judges and by bigger audiences as well.

The MidWest Circuit has 3 meetings per year:  one in August/September, one during the Championship weekend and one usually in early May.  These meetings are open to all circuit members as well as the public and any unit that is a circuit member in good standing is eligible to vote on any items put to a vote at each meeting.

If you have any other questions regarding the MidWest Color Guard Circuit, please feel free to email Howie Mogil, our current President at  

Review the MWCGC bylaws here.
   

MidWest Color Guard Circuit
3660 N. Lake Shore Dr. #2502
Chicago, IL  60613

Below please find Dan Swallow's 2018 contest calendar and show forms. 

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2018 Invoice Form - 2018 Independent Unit Roster Form - 2018 Scholastic Unit Roster Form (Single School)2018 Scholastic Unit Roster Form (Multiple Schools) - 2018 Spiel Sheet

 

2018 Contest Sign-Up - 2018 Contest Schedule - 2018 Judging Panels

So you've read the New Member information and want to become a MidWest Color Guard Circuit Member??

Here is step-by-step what you need to do:

Step #1 - Link to the Electronic Membership Application. If you have any questions about information asked for on the Membership form, please email or call Jennifer Buzalski or Howie Mogil.

 

Step #2 - Send your payment to Jennifer Buzalski, Treasurer. as outlined on the electronic form.


Payment of Member Fees: 2017 Member Unit $600 plus a $100 surety bond should be paid to the MidWest Color Guard Circuit per the instructions on the electronic form linked above.

 

(Your surety bond will be transferred from year to year as long as you're in good standing in the circuit and do not cancel scheduled performances at any shows. If your unit completes all contests during the season that you signed up for but will not be continuing as a member of the Circuit next season, your surety bond will be returned. If at any time your unit cancels a performance that you signed up for, your surety bond will be forfeited to the show host school and you will be required to pay another surety bond before your unit can perform again. Please check the MWCGC By-Laws to see reasons for missing scheduled performances that will NOT forfeit your surety bond.) 

Step #3 -  That's it!

 

Once Jennifer Buzalski has received your Membership dues, you are now considered a member unit of the Circuit!  You will be asked to complete additional forms and information including show sign-ups and member rosters which can be accessed from our web site.  An insurance certificate is also required for independent units to show proof that the unit is insured.  

For any questions on membership, email Jennifer Buzalski or Will Frankenberger.

The 2018 Member Unit Application is now available. Please fill out the Electronic Membership Application form.

 

Please see below more specific documents for new units: 

 

   - New Member Welcome

   - New Member Information

   - How to Avoid Restricted Music 

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The 2017 season marks the 56th consecutive competitive season of the MidWest Color Guard Circuit. It is well-known as one of the oldest and most successful circuits in the world. Over 7 World Championship Units and many other medalist and finalist competitors have called the MidWest Circuit their home. We have had units from many states over the years including Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Iowa.

Our circuit is well-known for the closeness of its members.  By the end of each season, many guard members have made friendships with members in other guards and it is normal to even see guards who compete against each other helping each other out with props or tarps.  Our directors all know each other and the climate of the competitions is very comfortable and nurturing while still being competitive.  Since our circuit allows performers of all ages to compete, we often have the unique opportunity to see a performer start out in their first guard, then move on to their high school guard and then on to an independent guard and even senior guard in some cases!  The MidWest Circuit is one of the few circuits where you can see performers grow and develop over many years.

The MidWest Circuit aligns itself very closely with Winter Guard International (WGI).  Our by-laws and show format are based on WGI and we try as often as possible to secure WGI judges for our shows.  Many of our member units also compete in WGI and possibly also their own state circuit as well as the MidWest Circuit.  This gives units a chance to be seen more often by WGI judges and by bigger audiences as well.

The MidWest Circuit has 3 meetings per year:  one in August/September, one during the Championship weekend and one usually in early May.  These meetings are open to all circuit members as well as the public and any unit that is a circuit member in good standing is eligible to vote on any items put to a vote at each meeting. If you have any other questions regarding the MidWest Color Guard Circuit, please feel free to email Howie Mogil, our current President at  

 

Review the MWCGC bylaws here.
   

MidWest Color Guard Circuit
3660 N. Lake Shore Dr. #2502
Chicago, IL  60613

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