ORLANDO – After almost two days of a grueling bus travel, the LMCHS band finally arrived in Orlando, Florida. The group had the night to prepare for the performance and fun awaiting them the next day.
At 11:00 AM, the band performed numerous songs at Disney Springs whilst spectators listened eagerly. Thanks to the great conducting of Mr. Joe Jarvie and his teaching assistant, Stephanie Wilcox, the band sounded amazing.
Lizzie Stolte, senior and four-year band percussionist, thinks that the group performed splendidly.
“I think that the band did very well. All of our practice over the past few months really paid off today.”
Mr. Joe Jarvie, the main conductor, was extremely pleased with the band’s performance and was happy with the audience turnout.
“The band had an outstanding performance under blue skies and 75 degree weather. All of our songs sounded great and were performed in front of a large and enthusiastic audience. A representative of the New York St. Patty’s day parade happened to hear our performance and approached me as we were walking off stage to tell me how impressed he was and that [since] we were so good, we automatically have been accepted for performance in New York! It is a great pleasure to share our talents and be a part of the Disney experience!”
Soon afterwards, the high schoolers were able to relax and have a blast at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The most popular attractions the students visited were the Tower of Terror, Aerosmith’s Rockin’ Rollercoaster, and Star Tours.
Andrew Armstrong, senior and four-year saxophonist, felt similarly to Stolte and thought today was an awesome day altogether.
“I have been to Disney World many times, but I can honestly say that this is the best day I’ve ever had [here]. The great performance was a prologue to an even better day at Hollywood Studios park. Everything in the schedule just fell into place perfectly.”
Once the park’s famous Fantasmic show, one consisting of characters, music, and fireworks, had finished, the group headed back to their bus. Tomorrow is sure to be another full and exciting day for the LMCHS band.