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The Jazz Combo Guitar Program was selected to perform at Disney Springs. There they played as part of the Disney Performing Arts.

The Jazz Combo Guitar Program was selected to perform at Disney Springs. There they played as part of the Disney Performing Arts.

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The Jazz Combo Guitar Program was selected to perform at Disney Springs. There they played as part of the Disney Performing Arts.

Noelle Ha, Oracle Staff Writer

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WS Guitar went from a little classroom to the happiest place on Earth: Disney World.
The Disney trip is an annual trip that WS guitar goes on with choir, orchestra and band to perform and bond as individual programs.

“The trip helped the guitar program, we got to perform in front of a bunch of people and got the program known to others out there. I wish [the trip] was a lot longer,” said senior Junyoung Sim.
WS Guitar was selected to perform by Disney. The difference between guitar and the other arts that went to Disney is that guitar had a booked gig on stage at Disney Springs for Disney Performing Arts.
What was different from previous trips was that only the Jazz Combo Guitar players went. From previous years the class would usually take a bus down to Florida, but since it was just 13 students they flew down. Keith Owens, the Guitar Music teacher, drove down along with all the equipment and instruments.

“I learned a lot about schedule preparation and how there’s a lot of behind the scene towards performances and such,” said Sim

Although the Guitar Program is going through some difficulties because they do not have enough people signing up for the class and they have to cut a period, they’re still going strong. The WS Guitar Program was one of the few that was specifically selected by Disney Performing Arts to perform at Disney Springs.
“It’s sad that the program itself is dying and it honestly just breaks my heart because this class has changed my entire high school career, giving me a stress free period and having a class full of friends,” said junior Leo Lozano.

While at Disney, the WS Guitar Jazz Combo students gathered a solid sized crowd with a variety of people of all ages getting into the music they were playing. While performing they had a Facebook livestream which got over 1000 views.

The annual Disney trip is seen by others as just a performing arts competition type trip, but to the musicians and others who are a part of the programs, it is an opportunity to bond as a whole while advancing their programs to be stronger.
“Everyone spent a lot of time together and bonded a lot, every single one of us got a whole lot closer and they feel like a family now,” said junior Tina David.

 

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