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The 562nd Air Force Band Brings Added Patriotism to Disneyland Resort for 4th of July Celebration

The 562nd Air Force Band could be heard playing throughout the Disneyland Resort on July 3rd as a part of the 4th of July celebrations that included this band, the 1st Marine Division Band, fireworks, a World of Color tag, food, and the opening of Rogers: The Musical. The band performed in different iterations at Disney California Adventure, Disneyland, and also Downtown Disney District.

The 562nd Air Force Band began its performances at Disney California Adventure with two sit-down concert sets at the Hollywood Backlot stage in Hollywood Land. Each set was about a half-hour long and had a variety of music that included some patriotic favorites, new takes on classic pieces, jazz standards, and even Broadway music. The sets were at 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM.

562nd Air Force Band 11:00 AM Set

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562nd Air Force Band 12:00 AM Set

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The band then marched through Disneyland along the parade route at 2:25 PM in a very traditional marching band format. The march started at it’s a small world and made its way down the parade route to Town Square, USA.

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The band finished out its day with performances of two quintets in the Downtown Disney District. At these sets, the quintets were known as the Guardian Brass. There were two groups that played very different types of music during their two sets. The first set has some classic music and the second set had more Disney music. They performed at 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM.

562nd Air Force Band Guardian Brass – Downtown Disney District Set at 5:00 PM

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562nd Air Force Band Guardian Brass – Downtown Disney District Set at 6:00 PM

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The 562nd Air Force Band also performed at Disneyland on June 29th on board the Mark Twain. They can also be found at other events and locations. Their schedule can be found on their website.

About the 562nd Air Force Band

The Air National Guard Band of the West Coast traces its history to October 1941, with the formation of the 62nd Army Air Force Band in Augusta, Georgia. The band is composed of citizen-airmen whose civilian occupations range from professional musicians and music educators to computer programmers, accountants, engineers, and law enforcement officers.