At 3am on January 5, 2012, 107 marching band students and 21 parents and chaperones traveled and performed in the Magic Kingdom parade for 20-25 thousand people. The Jazz Ensemble performed in Downtown Disney for 3000+ people. The entire group stayed in the All-Star Resort on Disney property. They traveled by way of two airplanes – Southwest and Air Tran – and used charter buses from GSHS to Philadelphia Airport and while in Disney.
The band arrived back at GSHS on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 at 8pm. A parent volunteer drove the tractor/trailer from GSHS to Disney and back with all of the band’s instruments, uniforms and luggage. Students were allowed only one carry-on while traveling on the plane.
The weather was perfect! It was in the mid 70’s, very low humidity and not a cloud in the sky! The students were AMAZING during the trip. They were always where they were supposed to be, when they were supposed to be and were always helping each other out with equipment, uniforms and instruments.
Our students were the perfect ambassadors to Disney. Myself and numerous chaperones received many compliments regarding our students, their behavior and how friendly they were to everyone.
Congratulations GS Band Students!