Winter Guard United Kingdom

WGUK Hall of Fame Inductee 2024

In 2017 Winter Guard United Kingdom introduced its own Hall of Fame as a way of honouring the “legends” of the UK Winter Guard activity ensuring they are remembered for the indelible impressions they have left on the UK activity.

Candidates were nominated and seconded before being discussed by the Hall of Fame assessment team and we are proud to announce that the successful candidate for 2024 is Lee Court.

Congratulations to this worthy “Legend” and there will be formal induction ceremony next weekend (Saturday 1st April) at the WGUK British Winter Guard Championships



Lee has a long history within the marching music arts as a previous performer with his local band Somerford Sound followed by Blue Eagles and Senators. From those early days Lee has always been dedicated to this specialised art form. He has been actively involved in WGUK for well over a decade in a broad range of ways.

He has sat on the WGUK Board for many years acting as an independent voice, not affiliated to any registered organisation. He brings knowledge and passion to the board discussions and often asks the questions other don’t. Working on numerous initiatives and working groups during this time and acting as a trustee.

He has also served as a Design Analysis judge alongside his summer judging responsibilities.

He has worked tirelessly behind the scenes recording, producing, and editing the Finals DVDs providing a lasting memory of that final performance.

He has taken thousands of photos, many of which everyone will have seen in the Finals programmes over the years.

Lee has been instrumental in changing the technical administration side of the activity and is the key driving force behind three ground-breaking change initiatives that WGUK has seen:

UK Fan Network. Providing the opportunity to relive those precious memories so easily via this on-line video portal is as a direct result of Lees hard work. The task of getting these all uploaded and managed requires a huge commitment which Lee has given in abundance.

Live Streamed Events/Webcasts. Setting up and livestreaming events has enabled those not able to get to an event the opportunity to watch for free. Many have seen the webcasts but very few really understand the amount of blood, sweat and tears that Lee has put into making it happen.

Competition Suite. Helping introduce advances that have shaped the adjudication process using Competition Suite. He educated our judging team in how to use this and continually embraces changes – such the uploading of show music into the system. He has helped revolutionise the tabulation process and the speed and availability of recorded commentary allows instructors and designers almost immediate access to these.

The Hall of Fame Committee are proud to recognise Lee Court for his remarkable commitment to the Winter Guard Activity within the United Kingdom and induct him into the Hall of Fame.


To find out more about the WGUK Hall Of Fame including how and when you can nominate and the criteria required visit