Well the 2016 WGI tour will certainly go down as the most successful one to date. Mayflower World Guard had an extremely demanding show and rehearsal schedule, after competing in the WGUK circuit season and then taking the British title they then flew out to Dayton to give an amazing performance in the Dayton Arena in Ohio. Not only did they achieve their place in finals but they also competed with the top guards in the USA, finishing 8th in the World.
So plans are already on the way for our entry into WGI 2019. Anyone wishing to be considered for this event, please see below for contact details.
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In 2019 Mayflower from near London in the UK, will be making its 9th trip to compete in the WGI finals in Dayton Ohio. Mayflower is a 4-time Independent World finalist and one of only 3 guards outside of North America to qualify for World Class finals.
This section of the website has been designed to provide all prospective members with information about becoming part of the 2016 Mayflower team.
Auditioning for Mayflower
Mayflower members are selected on their attitude, work ethic and ability to commit to the season. Unlike most World-class colourguards, we do not follow the usual audition process. If you are interested in being part of our programme in 2016, then please get in touch!
The Mayflower experience
Being part of Mayflower is truly international and unique experience. Not only do we have members from many parts of the UK, we also have members from Europe, Japan and the US. You will not only have a wonderful guard experience but also a truly multicultural experience too. During your time with Mayflower you will get the chance to explore the UK and Europe.
Our 2016 Schedule
The 2016 season will commence in October 2015. Non UK/European members will be required to move-in by January 2016.
A full season schedule will follow, however please refer to Barry Davis for further details.
Q. How often does Mayflower rehearse?
A. Mayflower rehearse Sunday 10am to 6pm. Camp weekends are all day Saturday and Sunday. Show weekend rehearsals are on Saturday afternoon (with shows on a Sunday)
Q. What are European guards like?
A. The UK and Holland both have very active winterguard circuits. If you imagine what your local circuit is like then it is very similar to Europe.
In the UK we compete in Winterguard United Kingdom (www.wguk.org.uk). Mayflower will have 4 competitive units competing in different classes.
Q. How much money should I bring with me?
A. You will need to ensure you are financially supported during your time with Mayflower. Whilst housing costs (see below) are kept to a minimum, London and the local area provides shopping, nightlife, shows and other attractions that you will certainly want to enjoy during your stay.
£300 WGUK Season
£50 WGUK finals weekend (hotel and transport)
£900 WGI week (includes flight, hotel and transport) – UK members
£300 WGI week (includes hotel and transport) – U.S members
US members should book their own return flight to/from London
Q. Where will I live?
A. Members requiring housing will be housed with Mayflower members and families. We ask that a contribution towards to food is paid to your housing family, typically $50 per month.
Q. How many dollars to the UK pound?
A. £1 = approximately $1.58
For all information regarding membership, please contact
Barry Davis : firstname.lastname@example.org