Celebrate Independence Day with military musicians at Disneyland Resort

The Fourth of July is a holiday to celebrate Independence Day with family and friends. Disney Parks Blog shared like disneyland does exactly that.

What’s happening:

  • Disneyland resort celebrates Independence Day weekend with music from military bands.
  • These include: The California Army National Guard 40th Infantry Division Band based out of Los Alamitos, CA and the 1st Division Marine Band based out of Camp Pendleton in San Diego, CA.
  • Military performance groups have a long history at Disneyland Resort, beginning with the opening ceremony on July 17, 1955, when a Navy band performed.
  • Guests visiting Disneyland and Disney California Adventure From July 2-4, you’ll have the opportunity to experience performances across a diverse mix of genres, from ceremonial to jazz and rock.

  • Guest Talent Manager Mitch Mocilnikar is passionate about this part of Disney history and, along with his team, has played a huge role in building relationships between Disneyland Resort and military bands over the past few years.
  • They’ve partnered with representatives of the entertainment industry to help integrate military bands into the long-standing tradition of the flag withdrawal Ceremony in Town Square at Disneyland Park on public holidays including Veterans Day and Independence Day.

Performance plan:

Saturday July 2nd

Disney California Adventure Park

  • Hollywood Backlot Stage – 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm
  • The 40th Army Rock Band of the California National Guard Infantry Division

Sunday 3rd July

Disneyland park

Disney California Adventure Park

  • Bandstand Paradise Gardens – 7:00pm, 8:00pm
  • Marching Band of the 1st Marine Division

Monday 4th July

Disneyland park

  • Retreat Ceremony at Town Square Flag – 4:30pm
  • 1st Marine Division Band – Parade March to follow
  • Fantasyland Theater – 7:15pm
  • 1st Marine Division Groups – Pop Music Group, Marching Band and Ceremonial Band

Disney California Adventure Park

  • Avengers campus– Avengers Headquarters – 12:40 p.m
  • Band of the 1st Marine Division

What you say:

  • “We have a great relationship with our military,” Mitch shared, noting that the bands look forward to performing each year.
  • “Military bands have a long history of excellence and precision,” says Ariel Elias, Navy veteran and director of SALUTE BERG. “During my time in the military I have always been in awe and proud that our military bands have a long history since the formation of the military branches. Now our performers and guests have a special opportunity to see and hear these bands that have inspired us many times over.”
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