Oh say did you see – Woodbridge High School’s choir students perform at the MLB All-Star Game?
Posted on 08/02/2018
WHS Students at MLB All-Star GameOn July 17, several members of the Woodbridge High School Choir, and their teacher Joel Shapiro were among the performers who sang the National Anthem at the MLB All-Star Game pre-game show, in Washington, DC. Shapiro was selected to be one of the three conductors for the choir.

The production team, RK Productions — known for producing the Super Bowl Half-Time shows, selected 320 singers from the area, including student and adult choirs from DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The vision was to create a singing, human American flag performing the rendition that was sung was a new arrangement that was premiered at the All-Star Game.

“It was really special to be able to look out at the singers on my side and see their genuine passion for music, and their patriotism for our country,” Shapiro stated.

The students had the honor of singing for 29 Medal of Honor recipients, who were the main part of the MLB All-Star Game pre-game show, as well as everyone in the stadium and those watching on television. The experience left a lasting impression on the students.

Sophomore CJ Johnson said of the experience, “During the performance, the crowd and the atmosphere mesmerized me…it was one of the coolest things I have ever done.”

While another sophomore, Victoria Moreland, stated, “The most eye-opening part of the experience for me was how everyone was able to come together and create something beautiful. I will never forget this experience. It has changed me for the better and it has helped me learn that it is possible for strangers to connect on a certain level and become like family.”

The performance was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The Woodbridge choir students rose to the occasion showcasing how they are #PositivelyPWCS.

MLB All-Star Game Choir