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Here’s what WGI said about Spirit of America Winter Percussion: “Spirit of America” captured the scenic vistas of the American west with “Ameriscapes”. Even before playing a note, our eyes were treated to one of the most striking sets of the weekend with wheat fields, a river, and mountains painted on their floor. During a pastoral middle section, the battery picked up handbells and played “Simple Gifts”. The echo of handbells in a silent arena full of spectators was haunting. The mountain backdrops grew taller in the finale, with fabric mountaintops ascending, creating a memorable lasting impression.”

On the Road to Dayton with Ameriscapes

Spirit of America Winter Percussion has worked their way through regionals in Blackstone, Trumbull, Swansea, and Dudley, and is now preparing for NESBA Finals in Dartmouth on April 3. The judges have loved WP’s new show Ameriscapes, with music of Aaron Copland arranged by Seagull 7. With their innovative use of handbells, a complete battery and front ensemble swap mid-show, and their incredible age range (from 9 years old to mid-20’s!), Spirit of America Winter Percussion definitely stands out in the crowd! Spirit of America is so proud of these young performers. Help us cheer them on to the WGI Championships in Dayton! Click here to see them in action.