Members of Waynesboro High School Concert Band became stars of their own Disney show on Feb. 17 when they entertained resort guests at Waterside Stage at Downtown Disney. The group traveled from Waynesboro, Va. to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to take part in the Disney Performing Arts Program.
The band, under the direction of Keith Smith, entertained hundreds of Downtown Disney guests with their exceptional performance of songs including “Emblem of Unity” by James Swearingen and selections from “Fantasia”, arranged by James Curnow.
This was the group’s first visit to the resort with the Disney Performing Arts Program.
In addition to their performance, the group participated in the Disney Performing Arts “You’re Instrumental” workshop, where they learned how to get the most of their rehearsals and honed their sight-reading skills under the guidance of an experienced Disney Teaching Artist.
Vocal, instrumental and dance ensembles from all around the world apply to perform each year as a part of Disney Performing Arts at both the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort. Once selected, they are given the opportunity to perform at the resort for an international audience of theme park guests. Millions of performers have graced the stages of the Disney Parks in the more than 25-year history of the program.
For more information, visit www.DisneyPerformingArts.com or call 1-800-603-0552.