The Disneyland Resort® All American College Band Presented by Yamaha Unites Talented Musicians From Across the United States -- Auditions Currently Being Held; College Musicians Invited to Attend

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Talented college musicians from across the United States are encouraged to audition for the Disneyland Resort® All American College Band Presented by Yamaha.

Talented college musicians from across the United States are encouraged to audition for the Disneyland Resort® All American College Band Presented by Yamaha.

Twenty students will be selected from a national audition tour to perform at the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, California this summer. The band will be directed by Dr. Ron McCurdy, Chair of the Jazz department at the University of Southern California. Successful applicants will receive a salary during their nine week engagement, as well as the opportunity of performing on professional quality Yamaha instruments.

Upcoming audition dates and sites are as follows:

  • March 3 - Chicago, Illinois

VanderCook College of Music

Music Building

3140 S. Federal St.

  • March 4 - Boston, Massachusetts

Berklee College of Music

Genko Uchida Bldg

921 Boylston St.

  • March 10 - Tucson, Arizona

University of Arizona

Music Building

  • March 11 - Anaheim, California

Disneyland Resort

Rehearsal Hall

Enter at Cast Place off of Ball Road

Student musicians should come prepared to showcase their musical ability and will be expected to exhibit moderate proficiency in sight-reading skills. Auditions are on a first come, first served basis and will take place from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in each location. Musicians must be at least 18 years old, currently enrolled in a college or university, and must have their freshman year completed by summer 2007.

The Disneyland Resort® All American College Band was launched in 1971 as a way to cultivate relationships between Disney and colleges/universities around the country. Creating further value to this outstanding program, Yamaha and the Disneyland Resort® have joined in partnership, enhancing their strong ties with the nation's best college music programs. Yamaha is the official supplier of musical instruments to the Disneyland Resort®.

For more information on the Disneyland Resort® All American College Band Presented by Yamaha, visit http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/wdw_career_programs_collegeband.html or e-mail lori.m.cook at disney dot com.

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