For decades, the Disneyland All-American College Band has served as a staple of resort music and magic, but it looks like the magic is about to end.
Most Disney guests have seen it on America’s Main Street, Disneyland’s Town Square, or one of the All-American College Band performance locations in front of Disneyland. Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. Apart from the suspension of the program for 412 days from 2020 to 2021 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the band played five days a week for 11 weeks across the Disneyland Resort for 50 years. report By the Orange County Register.
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According to Disneyland College Band website:
In 1971, the Disneyland Resort All-American College Band debuted at the Disneyland Resort. Shortly after, a similar band arrived at Walt Disney World. For over 50 years, the Disneyland Resort All-American College Band has been making music, smiles and memories around the Disneyland Resort each summer. The band brings energy, musicianship, magic and more to their performances each summer.
Consisting of 21 students hand-picked from over 300 applicants, participants from US colleges and universities received “practical training” from respected music producers and artists to prepare for careers in the music industry after graduation. received training. The band enjoyed great success last summer after her three-year hiatus, but her return appears to have been short-lived.
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Yesterday, the Disney Musical Group announced,indefinite hiatus‘s social media accounts hit both current and former members like ‘Rock of Ages’ Broadway musical drummer Steve Thatch. Disneyland himself, a college graduate of the band, shared his grief over the group’s end and pleaded with Disneyland to reconsider closing the program. Thousands, given the positive ripple effect across the music industry. ”
However, Disneyland adds:
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Of course, a similar band exists at the Magic Kingdom inside the Walt Disney World Resort. Walt Disney World continues to enroll students in various cast member positions at its four theme parks through the Disney College Program. So the guest has one way to interact with her magical marching band experience. Classic favorites such as “Let It Go,” “Be Our Guest,” and even “Under the Sea” can be enjoyed along with the player’s signature dance moves. and all.