Concord’s music department traveled to and from Orlando, Fla. performing their music and spending time at the parks. The Band and Chorus both achieved the prestigious Golden Mickey award for their performances, earning them a few days in the parks as a celebration. They traveled to Walt Disney World’s parks of Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios, and also went to Universal Studios for a day.
Eli McIlvaine, lead trumpet player in the Wind Ensemble, said that “it feels great performing well, and then having fun all day at numerous parks in Orlando. It was an awesome experience I will never forget.”
Concord musicians’ favorite rides included the Hollywood Studios’ Tower of Terror and the Rock 'n' Roller, and Magic Kingdom’s Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, and Splash Mountain. Band director Dr. Domenic Pisano’s marching band performed and marched right through Epcot.
Concord music’s high-level abilities earned them the invitation to play at the Disney parks. They shared their music with all park-goers and were made honorary members of the Disney World cast during their stay. Noah Haines, a tenor in the chorus, said, “It amazes me how a school from Delaware can compete and win awards at such a high level. I've never been more proud to call myself a Raider.” All 133 musicians took their talents to Disney World, shined, and had a great time. Great job to all members of the Concord Music Department!