Woodbridge High selected for elite marching band competition in Washington, D.C.


Congratulations to the Woodbridge High School Entertainment Corps, which will represent all of California during a special competition in October at a park just south of the White House.

Only 15 bands from throughout the country were invited to take part in the inaugural Field Show USA marching band competition. Here’s the official news release from Woodbridge:

The Woodbridge High School Entertainment Corps, under the direction of Joslynne Blasdel and Brad Harris, has been selected to represent the State of California in the inaugural Field Show USA marching band competition to be held on the White House Ellipse in Washington, D.C.

The Corps was selected on the basis of excellence in musicianship, superior scholastic achievement, and outstanding citizenship. Only 15 bands from across the nation were invited to participate in this elite competition, to be held October 11, 2010. All will be vying for the prestigious “Marching Band Cup.”

“We are very excited to be part of the inaugural Field Show USA event,” commented Harris. “The dedication of these students shows through their performance and their scholarship, and we are proud and humbled to represent the State of California.”

The Woodbridge High School Entertainment Corps features 205 students, including the band, percussion, color guard and dance team. The young performers recently completed an undefeated 2009 competitive marching band season, capped by winning the Sweepstakes Award at the Las Vegas Invitational Tournament. The band is also committed to charitable service, providing entertainment for events such as the Orange County Heart Walk, the Disneyland Marathon, and the OC Rooster Bowl.

In addition to actively fundraising, the band is currently accepting donations to ensure that all students will be able to participate in the competition. Charitable donations, made payable to WHS Entertainment Corps, will be accepted at or mailed to: Woodbridge High School, Attn: J. Blasdel, 2 Meadowbrook, Irvine, CA, 92604.

A website has been set up to allow individuals to follow the progress of the Woodbridge High School Entertainment Corps as they prepare to perform for the nation. The website address is: www.whsroadtodc.org.

To watch a YouTube video of the Woodbridge High Entertainment Corps performing at last year’s Irvine Invitational Field Tournament, click here.