Artistry IN BLUE (AIB) is an independent Open Winter Guard formed in 2009 as a program of the Bluecoats organization, and is currently a member of Winter Guard International (WGI) and the Ohio Indoor Performance Association (OIPA). Since 2010, AIB has become perennial WGI Regional Finalists as well as WGI World Championship Finalists in 2010 (7th place), 2013 (4th place), 2015 (5th place) and 2016 (4th place). In 2011, AIB received a mid season promotion to the Independent Open Class, where they were Semi Finalists at World Championships. Locally, AIB has received multiple State Championships (OIPA) in the Independent A and Open classes. In addition, AIB has received the WGI Wold Championships Independent A Fan Favorite award three times – joining only two other WGI guards with this distinction!