"You're Instrumental" Workshop in Epcot
Guided by an experienced Disney teaching artist
Performed parts of Moana and Star Wars soundtracks in studio recording environment
Band Program trips are open to all students in Band, Marching Rams, Color Guard, and Indoor Drumline.
For our most recent trip in January 2020, we took an exciting and educational trip to Disney World in Orlando, FL. The overnight trip included an educational Disney Instrumental Workshop, plus tickets to a choice of Disney Parks. See below for details.
Go to DisneyYouth.com for more information about Disney's performing arts workshops.
Disney Performing Arts Workshop
Sight-read, prepare and record a polished performance of special Disney music selections in a studio environment like a professional musician. Students learn how to get the most out of rehearsals and discover how to execute a pitch-perfect performance as they hone their sight-reading skills under the guidance of an experienced Disney teaching artist.
Your group will examine the skills, attitudes and priorities essential to musical excellence. This 2-1/2-hour workshop culminates in a very special finale—a recording of your ensemble performing Disney music, accompanied by footage from a classic Disney animated film.
Performers work toward musical and technical proficiency in a recording studio environment as they:
- Sight-read arrangements of Disney music ranging from Grade 1.5 to Grade 4
- Incorporate accuracy and expressiveness to maximize rehearsal productivity
- Emphasize intonation, balance and tone quality while following the conductor's interpretation
- Discuss the requirements of a studio recording environment and what is expected of performers
- Experience what life is like for a professional studio musician
Chairs, stands, a piano, amps and all large percussion instruments are provided. Music is scored for concert bands, string orchestras, full orchestras or combined concert band/string orchestras. Your Disney teaching artist will select music appropriate for your group's grade level in order to achieve musical success within a short rehearsal period.