PENDLETON — Pendleton Heights High School varsity Color Guard will continue its outstanding season this weekend with a trip to Dayton, Ohio.

Beginning today, Thursday, April 11, Pendleton Heights will be one of many teams from across the country competing in the 2024 WGI World Championships.

The Arabians will compete in the Scholastic Open division with 48 teams at arenas around the Dayton area along with Northern Kentucky University.

The trip to the WGI World Championships will be the Arabians third time competing in the event. Last year, the trip concluded with a score of 78.900 in the prelims.

This year, the Arabians are hoping for better results as they come in ranked 17th in the nation and second in the state.

They’ll be looking to build off of an already successful season with their show called “The Veil Between.”

On March 16, they competed at Center Grove High School in the Indiana High School Color Guard Association State Finals where they placed fifth in the Open division with a score of 75.900.

A week later, at Xavier University in the WGI Mideast Regional, the guard placed fourth out of 14 teams in the preliminary round with a score of 81.800. The placement earned them a spot in the Open division finals where they placed fourth overall with a score of 82.150.

Pendleton Heights will open up the three-day WGI World Championship competition at Wright State University’s Nutter Center today, the semifinals will take place Friday at Northern Kentucky University’s Truist Arena, and the finals will be held at the University of Dayton Arena on Saturday.

The competition kicks off at 10 a.m., but the Arabians won’t be competing until round five. They are set to take the floor at 4:17 p.m.

The top 32 teams will advance to Friday’s semifinals beginning at 9 a.m., and from there, the top 15 teams will move on to Saturday’s finals.