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Disney Youth Programs Ideal for Band Trips to Orlando

Music, dance and theatre are a large part of the entertainment at Disney in Orlando, Florida. So it’s only natural that music students and those who play in high school bands and orchestras want to take trips to Walt Disney World Orlando and partake of it all.  Walt Disney was one of the greatest entertainers of the 20th Century, so seeing Disney in action is a great way to learn about the world of professional performance.

Music teachers and band trip leaders need to know that as part of a band trip to Orlando, groups can also participate in Disney Youth programs designed specifically for the student musician. For those who are searching for an adjudicated or non-adjudicated music festival, Disney Youth Programs provide this option, too.

Students who participate in Disney Youth Programs become a part of the artistic experience of Disney. Disney is a resort that has created itself anew as each decade passes, with plenty to offer the group that wants a truly interactive performance experience.  Whether it’s a hands on learning experience taught by professional performance artists or a festival where the band performs live on a Disney stage, the experience is sure to thrill and excite high school bands and orchestras visiting Disney World.

Disney Performing Arts Onstage/Instrumental

Every serious student musician dreams of performing in a professional setting. Disney provides this environment for music students by giving groups access to actual Disney recording studios and venues. The high school band or orchestra can select to perform in public on a Disney stage, and/or opt to take a workshop, too.   Take a Performance Lab, A Soundtrack Session in Instrumental or Jazz or even Music 101.

You’re Instrumental:  Disney Performing Arts Workshops

The emphasis in this Disney Youth Education workshop is maximizing rehearsal time, taking a lead from professional musicians. Students learn how to hone their site reading and music expression skills and align their intonation, balance and tone quality with the conductor’s interpretation.  As a finale, the band or orchestra has the experience of recording in a real Disney studio, performing scored music that complements a film sequence.  This workshop meets the National Standards for Arts Education as established by the National Association for Music Education.  It’s the perfect workshop to augment a student musician’s curriculum, especially one that is seriously considering this profession.

Instrumental/The Disney Honors
The Disney Honors is for the band or choir that needs feedback on performances.  The venue is the Linda Chapin Theater, designed specifically for music, with state-of-the-art acoustics offering, “aesthetic and technical perfection.”  Student groups will have the opportunity to warm up first, and then perform in front of distinguished music educators for 30 minutes.  The post performance clinic consists of evaluations by these professionals and conversation about critiques.  This unique music festival experience takes musicianship up a notch for student bands and orchestras.

Instrumental Festival Disney

This is a competitive music festival by Disney that is designed for instrumental ensembles.  It is judged by distinguished collegiate music educators from across the U.S. Band leaders and music teachers may request either competitive or non-competitive adjudication programs. The venue for Instrumental Festival Disney is The Premiere Theater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park, with 900-seats and high technology for the best audio sound.

Jazz It Up/Disney Performing Arts Workshops

For those students who get excited about improvisational techniques, the Jazz it Up Workshop is a special treat.  It’s a 2 ½ hour workshop that focuses on rehearsing and recording Disney songs in jazz style.  This workshop will improve students’ skills in playing jazz. They will learn more about the importance of timing in jazz and expand their jazz vocabulary. Student musicians will have the opportunity to fine tune musical improvisational skills and other jazz techniques.  The workshop concludes with a studio recording session.  The Jazz It Up workshop meets the National Standards for Arts Education established by the National Association for Music Education.

Student musicians and teachers know how much time and energy is spent rehearsing for public performances. For music educators, there is no greater experience than bringing their band or orchestra into the public eye and having them succeed. When planning a student trip to Walt Disney Orlando, band and orchestra leaders should consider adding a Disney Youth Programs Performing Arts Workshop to the itinerary.  Request a quote for more information about a student trip to Orlando that includes Disney Youth Programs.

Early Bird Special Price of $359 per Student for Travel to Orlando, FL

Educational Travel Consultants (ETC) is pleased to offer a special for student travel to Orlando Florida for a price as low as $359 per student. This price includes transportation. The student travel professionals at ETC challenge you to find a better rate for student travel to Orlando, Florida! Educators, parents and administrators who want to save money and still provide a high quality educational and fun trip to Walt Disney World — DO NOT miss this opportunity.

Planning a student trip to Orlando Florida is easier when coordinators know exactly what the budget is going to be and do not deviate from it. At Educational Travel Consultants, our philosophy is to inform school groups if the price will change. Price changes only happen when additional items are added to the itinerary or if upgrades are requested. Many student travel companies promise a low price per student, then add hidden costs that increase the final price. Educational Travel Consultants does not do business like this. This is the reason why ETC has been able to sustain a thriving business for nearly 25 years ? scheduling and executing annual trips from the same schools across the United States year after year.

The student trip to Orlando, FL Includes the Following:

– Deluxe Motor coach from a School Group’s Hometown
– Two Totally Free Teachers or Chaperones for Every 20 Students on Tour (double occupancy)
– Hotels (free upgrade to an all suite hotel if available)
– Admission and Entrance Fees to Three Walt Disney World Parks*
– Two Breakfasts and Two Dinners
– Coverage Under Educational Travel Consultants Liability Insurance Policy
– Taxes and Tips

*Student travel group coordinators may select three parks from four different Walt Disney World theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom.

Performance Groups Headed to Orlando Florida
Musical groups such as high school bands, orchestras or ensembles who want to visit Walt Disney World at the $359.00 special price, need to indicate that their group is interested in performing. Besides a superior public performance venue at a Walt Disney World theme park, performance groups will also attend a backstage educational musical workshop taught by Disney’s own musical professionals. Students in high school bands, orchestras or ensembles love to participate in these additional programs because they gain insight into the performance profession and have a chance to showcase their musical abilities.

Social Studies, Language Arts, Science and Art Classes: Participate in a Disney Y.E.S. Program

Walt Disney World Theme Parks are an excellent place to learn about a wide variety of academic topics. Included in the $359 price for a student trip to Orlando is an educational Y.E.S. program. Learn more about the Y.E.S. programs by visiting Educational Travel Company’s website page on this topic. These programs are hands-on, interactive learning experiences that help students understand how Walt Disney World works behind the scenes. The Y.E.S. programs are specifically tailored to different areas of academic study.

Coordinators Planning a Senior Class Trip: Do it on Disney Grad Night
Senior class trips can celebrate their last year of school by visiting Orlando Florida anytime of year and ETC will honor the $359 special. Senior Class Trip coordinators may want to consider visiting Walt Disney World in April for Grad Night, where student groups can celebrate with their peers from all over the world. This is an exciting time to visit Walt Disney World, because the theme parks stay open later to accommodate the high school grads and special performances are given in their honor.

ETC’s student travel professionals are prepared to plan a fun, educational trip to Orlando, FL for a school group no matter what the area of academic interest or purpose of the student trip. Email info@educationaltravelconsultants.com or Request a Quote via ETC’s online form. See you in Walt Disney World!

Educational Student Tours of Walt Disney World Promote Active Learning

The Disney YES programs are a student favorite when touring Walt Disney World. I have escorted student tour groups to Walt Disney World with and without participation in Disney YES programs. Students seem to really prefer at least some participation in Disney YES programs, because it gives them great insight into backstage at Disney, how it operates, and the talent that drives the scenery.

Behind the Scenes at Walt Disney World
It’s exciting to tour Epcot Center, and MGM Studios. But to know what kind of imagination, training, tools, and techniques go into work behind the scenes is sometimes even more powerful. While on educational student tour of Walt Disney World, students need more than exposure to the rides and exhibits to gain a greater understanding of the way to work in their chosen profession.

Many types of student groups can benefit from Disney YES programs, which are geared towards a variety of fields.

Educational Travel in Arts and Humanities
Students in Arts and Humanities can learn about the “Magic Behind the Show” or they can delve into the realm of animation magic or learn about American history through “The American Story.” There are lots of options for students on a high school band trip, high school musical tour, or a performance tour of Orlando Florida. High school choirs, orchestras, theater students, and more can benefit from these great behind the scene workshops by Disney.

Disney YES Programs Geared to Science Education Tour Groups
Educational travel to Orlando Florida need not be entertainment only for other types of student groups. It can be filled with wonder and excitement for the student in natural and physical sciences as well. Disney YES programs like “Team Up For Wildlife” teach students sound methods of ecological preservation in marine and wildlife environments. In the field of physical sciences, Disney YES programs such as “How Things Move” and “Energy and Wave” provide tangible examples in the park that illustrate the operation of light, sound, and magnetism. Students learn how scientists manipulate these elements.

Disney YES Programs for the Ecologically Empowered Student
Finally, Disney YES programs contain a component for marine and wildlife sciences students on educational tour. “Keepers of the Kingdom” allows students to interact with some of the animals and their keepers at the Magic Kingdom®. “Making Waves with a Marine Career” gives students on tour guidance in marine science, and insight into real jobs that might be held in the profession.

Whatever your field of academic study, consider a Disney YES program when visiting Orlando Florida. Students will come back with great memories of their trip, and a new perspective on their field of study.