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Dublin High School to Host 18-School WBA Field Show Competition Sat 10/29 4:30pm

October 23, 2011

Dublin High School’s Gael Stadium, usually the home of athletic competitions, will spotlight music, precision marching and pageantry on Saturday October 29 (starting at 4:30pm) as host to the Western Band Association Field Show Competition (a first for the City of Dublin). Over 1,800 performers from 18 schools across California, representing the best in field show performance bands, will entertain and compete. Dublin High School returned to field competitions in 2010 under the leadership of Dublin High School Music Director Paul Everts (read more…) The event is expected to attract up to 5,000 spectators and proceeds from the event will be used to help fund the Dublin High Irish Guard Carnegie Hall trip taking place later this school year (for the 2012 New York International Music Festival). Gates open at 3:30pm for the family friendly event (details of participating high schools are available here).

Dublin High School Music Director Paul Events: “The WBA field show and competition on October 29 is the perfect opportunity for the kids to perform in a pressure-filled environment. The quality of the competitors and judging is very high. People who come to hear the Dublin High Irish Guard play selections from the musical catalog of Billy Joel will quickly understand why they were chosen to play at Carnegie Hall in 2012. It will send shivers down your spine.”

According to the Western Band Association (WBA), competitions are designed to “encourage and reward creativity, artistry and excellence in design and performance” in both musical and visual skills. Over 12,000 students perform annually in WBA shows and championships in which students march, dance, and move in formation with the music they create.

City of Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti: “Hosting a WBA competition is a big deal. This is a prestigious event and it will be a significant experience in students’ lives and an incredible show for those in attendance. As a bonus, it will be a treat for attendees and competitors to visit Dublin High’s state-of-the-art stadium, especially for those that haven’t been here before!”

Besides putting on an entertaining show for Bay Area music lovers, the proceeds from this competition will help fund the appearance of the Dublin High Irish Guard band at the New York International Music Festival in March 2012. Held at Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Dublin High Irish Guard is honored to be chosen to perform along with five other ensembles from Tennessee, Wisconsin, California, Guam, and Hawaii.

Dublin High School Marching Band – Homecoming 2011

Event details:

  • What: Western Band Association field show
  • When: October 29, 2011. Gates open at 3:30 pm. Show from 4:30 to 9:30pm
  • Where: Dublin High School, 8151 Village Parkway, Dublin CA
  • Cost: Adults $10, Students and Seniors $7, Six and under Free
  • A special section will be available for media who pre-register

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Participating schools (as of 10-23-2011):

WBA A Class

  • Johansen HS
  • Independence 76th Cavalry Band & Color Guard
  • Del Mar
  • The Kings Academy HS
  • Arroyo Marching Dons

WBA AA Class

  • Evergreen Valley
  • Branham HS Royal Alliance
  • Gilroy /Christopher Alliance


  • Dublin High School
  • Milpitas HS
  • Los Altos HS Eagle Marching Band & Guard


  • Elk Grove HS
  • Folsom High School
  • Granite Bay Emerald Brigade
  • Leigh High School Band
  • Foothill HS


  • Mountain View HS
  • Homestead HS

Dublin High School Field Show Performance – 2011

  1. October 23, 2011 10:59 am

    THIS IS JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE (biased as it is) OF WHY I RESPECT & LOVE ONEDULBIN.ORG. This positive resource is what a negative world needs. Way to go Mr. Morehead. Thank you so much for believing and supporting education in DUSD. Does ANY school district have potholes on the road to success? OF COURSE…what person doesn’t?! Wish/PRAY the majority will continue to be vocal in our love/understanding/patience with public education. Public education reflects the public. Events like this happen BECAUSE THE PUBLIC supports it. Come out and support part of music education. 17 high schools visiting DUBLIN HIGH SCHOOL + 1,800 students = AMAZING. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!! Your resource is helping make a positive difference in our community.

  2. November 8, 2011 7:37 am

    Here is a link to the actual performance of the Dublin High Irish Guard

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      November 8, 2011 7:56 am

      Thanks Blaine for posting! Great to see Dublin High host such an exciting event.


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