The summer of 2018 is about to draw to a close. With it, the 2018 Disneyland Resort All-American College Band is wrapping up its season. This has been a summer full of magical musical performances on weekday evenings.
There have been several great clinicians that have performed with them at the Royal TheaThetre this summer. These concerts have generally taken place on Thursday nights at 7:45. This week, though, was different. Sal Lozano stopped by to perform with the band on Wednesday evening for their jazz set.
Sal Lozano is a native Southern Californian. He has an illustrious music career that has spanned movies, television, live performance, and the educational realm. He currently is a professor of saxophone at California State University Long Beach.
Lozano has appeared on soundtracks for Incredibles 2, La La Land, The Muppet Movie, and several Star Trek films. His music also can be heard on Dancing with the Stars, The Academy Awards, American Idol, America’s Got Talent, Animaniacs, and The Tonight Show through the years. Lozano has also recorded albums with Paul McCartney, Natalie Cole, John Legend, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Lalo Schifrin, Brian McKnight, Michael Buble, Keely Smith, Barbra Streisand, Joey DeFrancesco, and Maynard Ferguson. Beyond this limited list, he also has performed live with multiple prestigious musicians and groups. On top of all of this, he also has been a regular guest clinicians with the Disneyland Resort All-American College Band through the years.
The set that the 2018 Disneyland Resort All-American College Band performed with Sal Lozano may have been short in numbers, but it was powerful in performance! The songs performed were more lengthy and had some absolutely incredible musical moments in them. The song choice was awesome as well and continued to build. It culminated with an awesome West Side Story medley, as arranged by Leonard Bernstein. The set list for this performance was as follows:
- When You Wish Upon a Star – Introduction of Sal Lozano
- The Cat
- West Side Story Medley
Sal Lozano and the 2018 Disneyland Resort All-American College Band
The Disneyland Resort All-American College Band is made up of some of the best and brightest musicians from across the United States. Each year there is an extensive audition process to pick the students that will eventually perform in this band. The final day for the this summer’s band is August 10th. They will be performing at these times:
- 5:00 – Patriotic Flag Retreat in Town Square
- 6:45 – Sleeping Beauty Castle
- 7:45 – Royal Theatre (Jazz Set)
- 8:40 – Main Street Station
- 9:55 – Main Street Station
If you are unable to watch the band, you can see many of their performances in DAPS MAGIC’s 2018 Disneyland Resort All-American College Band playlist shared below. What is your favorite part of this band? Do you have a favorite tune they perform? Let us know in the comments below!
2018 Disneyland Resort All-American College Band