WGI Woodbridge High School Indoor Drumline 2012

WGI Woodbridge High School Indoor Drumline 2012

Woodbridge High School drumline at the Corona High School WGI Regional, February 25, 2012. Hope WGI doesn’t come arrest me for taking this video… but I couldn’t resist. These kids are BEASTS and I couldn’t resist. Who knew the best indoor show I’ve ever seen would be a concert class group? Awesome display of true musicianship. And the best thing? It’s blatantly obvious that these kids A) are masters at their art, B) enjoy playing their instruments, and C) enjoy performing together. So cool. “”The Bringer of Joy” — Woodbridge HS Irvine, CA 1st Place “The inherent bliss from viewing the insanely gifted performers of Woodbridge comes from the energy that manifests inside the gym — originating from players that are not equipped with drums, performing the trademark set of battery percussion movements we’ve come to familiarize ourselves with across the years, but rather standing in place and turning their instruments into extensions of the performers’ artistic sensibilities. In turn what the ensemble has created this year is one of the most riveting concert programs in recent memory, effortlessly navigating the emotional spectrum their go-for-broke production requires. Hearing the boisterous renditions of Gustav Holst’s classic melody from “Jupiter, the Bringer of Joy” is something of a marvel, especially as the legion of six marimba players (yes, that’s right: SIX) rapidly executes nearly impossible passages that would challenge even the most seasoned college music majors