Buckeye Band performs at Disneyland
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THE GILMER HIGH SCHOOL Band before performing at Disneyland in California in last month. In the other photos, the band is at the entrance of Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona and outside of Bubba Gumps at the Santa Monica Pier in California.a
Courtesy Photo / The Walt Disney Company
THE GILMER HIGH SCHOOL Band before performing at Disneyland in California in last month. In the other photos, the band is at the entrance of Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona and outside of Bubba Gumps at the Santa Monica Pier in California.a
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On June 8, 82 members of the Gilmer High School Band packed up their instruments, music, uniforms and luggage for a trip to Los Angeles, Calif. An added bonus of the trip was a stop at the Grand Canyon National Park. The students performed at Disneyland in Los Angeles, and toured Universal Studios, Rodeo Drive, The Hollywood Bowl, Grumman’s Theatre, Nokia Theatre, The Hollywood Sign and the Santa Monica Pier. The students also took a historical tour of the city with a professional guide.

“We all really had a great time on this trip. To see the faces of the kids that had never seen the Grand Canyon before was amazing. Everyone kept saying that this was the most amazing thing they had ever seen!” stated band director Eric Gray. “The students performed at the high level we expect from them while at Disney. Our parade coordinator after the performance told me he had been doing that job for two years and we were the best marching and playing band that he had seen there. We took that as quite a compliment. These kids are a credit to their school, community and organization as they perform at a very high level in every venue. We have literally traveled throughout the United States and the result is the same in every location. It is truly a joy to be around such outstanding young people.”

The Gilmer Band wishes to thank the Gilmer ISD Board and Administration, Band Parent Organization and the entire Gilmer Community for their continued support of the Gilmer High School Band.

Disney News Release:

Gilmer High School Marching Band Performs at Disneyland Resort

Gilmer, TX (Grassroots Newswire) July 18, 2013 - The Gilmer High School

Marching Band members became stars of their own Disney show on Monday,

June 10, 2013 when they entertained visitors at Disneyland Park. They

traveled from Gilmer to the Disneyland Resort in California to take part

in a Disney Performing Arts Program.

Dance groups, choirs, ensembles and marching bands from around the

world apply to perform each year as part of Disney Performing Arts at both

the Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resorts. 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 Resorts in the more than 25-year history of the

program.

Disney Performing Arts offers band, choral, dance and auxiliary

performers the opportunity to learn, perform and compete at the Disneyland

Resort. For more information, visit www.DisneyPerformingArts.com or call

1-800-603-0552.

About the Disney Performing Arts Program

Disney Performing Arts Workshops, available at Disneyland Resort and Walt

Disney World Resort, are an exciting way to sharpen performance skills by

exposing groups to different teaching styles, interpretations, and

instructional techniques, taught by Disney professionals. Festival

Disney, at Walt Disney World Resort, is an exhilarating Disney-produced

music festival where middle, junior, and senior high school choirs, bands,

orchestras, and auxiliary ensembles compete for top awards on select

weekends from March through May. The Disney Honors, at Walt Disney World

Resort, is a pinnacle event established to showcase, educate and celebrate

the nation's foremost high school instrumental and choral ensembles in

March.
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