Students take part in the Disney Performing Arts Program
Orlando, Fla. — Members of Benton High School Marching Band became stars of their own Disney show on Dec. 30, 2014 when they entertained resort guests at the Magic Kingdom Park.
The group traveled close to 1,000 miles from Benton, La. to the Walt Disney World
Resort in Florida to take part in the Disney Performing Arts Program. The marching band, under the direction of Evan McCormick, entertained hundreds of Magic Kingdom Park guests as they marched through Frontierland and around Cinderella Castle onto Main Street, U.S.A. before the “Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime” Parade.
Every year, thousands of vocal, instrumental, and other ensembles travel from around the world to participate in Disney Performing Arts programs at the Disneyland Resort in Southern California and the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Disney delivers workshops and performance opportunities that enrich, inspire and often lead to life-changing personal achievement.
This was Benton High’s first visit to the resort with the Disney Performing Arts program.
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.
Disney Performing Arts unlocks student potential and helps young people make their own dreams come true – whether it’s performing in front of an international audience of thousands at Disney theme parks and resorts or honing their craft in enriching workshops and clinics taught by entertainment professionals.