Disneyland Resort All-American College Band Program To Be Refreshed While on Hiatus

On Friday it was announced that the Disneyland Resort All-American College Band was being put on hiatus. The band, which has had college students perform since 1971, is a fan favorite in the summers around the Disneyland Resort. For most summers, the band will be found performing multiple times per day at Disneyland and sometimes Disney California Adventure five days a week for eleven weeks.

With the announcement that the Disneyland Resort All-American College Band was being put on hiatus, the internet began to buzz with disappointment from fans and alumni of the program. The band has been a major stepping stone for many music careers both in Disney and outside of the company. As students perform in the band throughout the summer, they also learn about how the music industry works. Part of the program involved working with guest clinicians, taking classes, and even recording an album each summer. Members of the college band would focus on an emphasis during the program of one of the following: Composition and Arranging; Careers in Music; Recording and Production. The hiatus announcement has been seen by many as an end to this tradition and experience.

Disneyland Resort officials shared that while the band is on hiatus, it isn’t dead. Disneyland officials said, “Innovation and change are part of the fabric of the Disneyland Resort. While the All-American College Band program is on hiatus and being refreshed by our project team, we remain committed to offering educational experiences that embrace the ever-evolving educational landscape of colleges across the country.”

At this time, there is no known relaunch date for the program.

Daps Magic will continue to follow this story and provide updates as they become available. More videos and details about the Disneyland Resort All-American College Band can be found at DisneylandCollegeBand.com.


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