About Us

Farmington United Percussion Ensemble, or "FUPE", is a performing arts ensemble that competes in the Michigan Color Guard Circuit (MCGC); which is a constituent of Winter Guard International (WGI). WGI Sport of the Arts is the world's premier organization producing indoor color guard, percussion, and wind ensemble competitions. As a non-profit youth organization, WGI serves as the leading governing body of the winter guard and indoor percussion activities. WGI provides a venue for young people to achieve the extraordinary through performance and competition.

The purpose of FUPE is to help young people grow as musicians and as individuals through a comprehensive offering of musical and performance experiences. Our goal is to achieve the highest level of musical and visual excellence within our given abilities. FUPE is open to any student eligible for WGI competition. We will accept students with any ability level and help them improve their skills in one of our ensembles. Prospective members should visit the Join page for additional information regarding membership to the ensemble.

If you have additional questions about FUPE please visit the Contact page.

Our Ensembles

FUPE sponsors multiple groups accommodating a variety of skill levels. FUPE will be fielding the following ensembles for the coming season:

Independent A

Our Independent A group competes in MCGC and WGI Independent A Class, FUPE Independent A is open to all eligible students who meet the highest criteria for our performing ensembles.

Regional A

Our Regional A group competes in MCGC Regional A Class. FUPE Regional A provides experience for students new to the WGI activity.