About the Midwest Colorguard Circuit

"The Purpose of the Midwest Color Guard Circuit to Promote Color Guard Contests, Thereby Perpetuating the Pageantry and Effectiveness of the Member Units for Charitable & Educational Purposes."


The 2018 season marks the 57th 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..