No, it’s not summer yet. I wish it were though. If it were, I would be writing about the 2011 All-American College Band at Disneyland today. Instead, I’m going to write just generally about Disneyland All-American College Band. I’m not entirely sure what inspired me to write about them today. Perhaps because I was listening to Jazz music on Pandora this morning. Perhaps I have been thinking about my own band days lately. More than likely it was a combination of quite a few things.
Every summer the Disneyland All-American College Band delights fans around the Disneyland Resort, generally every Tuesday through Saturday. Through the years they have changed around their schedule a bit. They have also changed some of the songs. What hasn’t changed is the energy and zest that they bring to the park while they are there.
One of my favorite songs they play every year is Bubbles Was a Cheerleader. I look forward to hearing this song and get such a sweet simple delight every time I hear it. For some reason it reminds me of old school Disney music like Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow and the like. I just can’t help but smile every time I see it performed.
Another favorite of mine comes from the 2007 Disneyland All-American College Band. That year they had an AMAZING saxophone player who played this absolutely gorgeous solo in their Dreamgirls Medley. Now, before you watch this video I want to give you something to listen for. I will admit, this wasn’t our best recording of it. However, it did have some of the most enthusiastic audience. A friend of mine in particular REALLY got into the music so listen for him. Because of the combination of these things… I LOVE this video… even if it is a bit on the quiet side.
The crew of DAPs Magic has been lucky enough the last couple of years to be able to catch the very first and very last set that the band performs. Generally, we also catch a few in between as well. Here is a collection of ALL of our videos of the 2010 Disneyland All-American College Band:
Summer is still a couple of months off so for now, I guess I’m going to have to remain content to just watch the Disneyland All-American College Band via youtube. You can bet that once the Disneyland All-American College Band does return, you will find me out there enjoying the music, energy, and the magical moments that come with this delightful group.
Make it a GREAT day!
ps. Share some of your favorite Disneyland All-American College Band memories in the comments section below!