Sunday, November 20, 2016

Pottstown High Marches on Disney World

Photo Courtesy of Walt Disney World

Pottstown High School's marching band marches down Disney's Main Street USA on Nov. 13.
Blogger's Note: Some of the following was provided by Disney World.

Pottstown High School Marching Band students entertained thousands of Walt
Photo by Donna Ecker
Disney World Resort guests with their performance at Magic Kingdom on Nov. 13.

The marching band students, alongside director Michael Vought, marched down iconic Main Street U.S.A., playing a variety of up-beat and patriotic songs such as “Firework” by Katy Perry and “The Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa. 

Here are some links to videos shot by parents of the band's performance:
The trip would not have been possible without 

the adult chaperones.
During their five-day stay, the Pottstown High School students also enjoyed exploring Walt Disney World Resort and its theme parks.

(Additionally, the band also visited the Universal Studios theme park, also in Orlando .... Disney isn't going to tell you that ... but I will.)

“I wanted to give these kids an opportunity to go somewhere they’ve never been before,” said Vought. “And to perform for a large audience from around the world.”

Photo by Missy Weber
The group of high school students traveled over 1,000 miles from Pennsylvania to Florida to participate in the popular program. 

Photo by Donna Ecker
The color guard walking proud at Disney world.
This was the school’s 13th visit to the Walt Disney World Resort with Disney Performing Arts.

Vocal, instrumental and dance ensembles from all around the world apply to perform each year as part of Disney Performing Arts at both the Disneyland Resort and Walt DisneyWorld Resort. 

Once selected, they are given the opportunity to perform amongst an international audience of Disney theme park guests. 

Photo by Julie Wilson
The woodwinds march past the castle.
Millions of performers have graced the stages of the Disney Parks in the more than 25-year history of the program.

In the past 60 years, Disney Youth Programs has brought millions of students from across the nation and around the world to participate in its popular programs at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. 

Disney Youth Programs unlocks student potential and helps aspiring people make their dreams come true — whether it's performing among an international audience of thousands through Disney Performing Arts or participating from a large catalog of programs offered by Disney Youth Education Series that provide educationally sound experiences designed for academic achievement.

And you know, it's Disney World, which is kind of a fun place ...

Photo by Stacey Kratzer
According to those who were there, the band found the entire trip to be an uplifting experience .... (especially Nate Camacho, seen here enjoying the support of his band mates.)

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