Exclusive Opportunity for USBands Member Schools

USBands ALL*STAR MARCHING BAND

Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade

Thursday, November 29–Sunday, December 2, 2012

You're Invited!

Please join us and march in the first-ever USBands All-Star Marching Band this fall at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida this November 29–December 2.

For four days and three nights, you’ll have the experience of a lifetime as you meet, rehearse and enjoy all the attractions with 300 of the top musicians from around the country. Then march in the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade to be broadcast nationally on ABC on Christmas Day!* Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to study with top-name instructors and educators on staff with the 10-time and current DCI World Champion Cadets. Find out all you need to know below.

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The USBands All-Star Marching Band Package Includes:

• Four days/three nights at Disney All-Star Resorts
• Four days breakfast and lunch
• Three days' dinners including Planet Hollywood and Illuminations: Reflections of Earth" Dinner.
• Three-day Walt Disney World® PARK HOPPER® pass
• Includes admission to the Magic Kingdom® Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, Epcot® and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
• Parade down Main Street U.S.A.® before thousands of cheering spectators and a nationally televised audience*
Disney’s Magical Express transportation to and from the Orlando International Airport and the Walt Disney World® Resort
• Onsite Disney transportation to and from the Walt Disney World® Resort hotels, theme parks and rehearsals
• Compilation DVD
• Other great souvenirs
*In the event the taping of the Christmas Day Parade is not available, the band will still have the opportunity to have a performance experience at the Walt Disney World® Resort.

Accomodations at Disney All-Star Resorts: Be a little bit country, a touch of jazz, a Broadway baby, a calypso crooner and a whole lotta rock n’ roll. Where you prefer bolo ties, maracas or a tap hat and tap shoes, enjoy all of the oversized icons of the song and dance biz at a whimsical Resort with a musical soundtrack for all tastes. Fees $895 Quad, $945 Triple, $999 Double. Parents and family members invited too. Check website for special offers and pricing. (airfare not included)

Optional Travel Insurance: Your trip includes general insurance. Trip Cancellation up to trip cost, Trip Interruption up to trip cost, Trip Delay of $150 per day. Medical Protection of Emergency Accident/Sickness Medical Expense — $50,000, Emergency Evacuation/Reparation of Remains — $500,000. Baggage Protection/Baggage Delay and Travel Accident Protection of $20,000.

How to Join

Three Easy Steps to Join:
Step 1 — Nominate yourself or someone else at HERE
Step 2 — Complete an application at HERE
Step 3 — Register with MusicAmerica, the official travel partner of The USBands All-Star Marching Band sax

Application Fee:
Before April 1 —  $25
After April 1 — $45

Instrument/Accessories/Uniforms:
• All percussion and brass instruments will be provided
• Colorguard equipment and uniforms will be provided
• Trombones and low woodwinds will need to bring their own instruments
• All-Star Band musicians will need to bring their uniforms and marching shoes from YOUR marching band

Percussion Students: Due to the limited number of percussion positions, each percussion applicant will need to submit a video via YouTube.

Instructions: Click HERE for Music

  1. Rudiment Sheet – Pick any 6 to play
  2. Legatos – Play complete exercise at 3 tempos:  Quarter note = 118, 128, 138
  3. Two Height Rolls - Play complete exercise at 3 tempos:  Quarter note = 118, 128, 138

Your audition video must be available to view on YouTube.  Please make sure the video is viewable with the link (not private.) 

When sending in your audition video link, please be sure to include the following:

Student’s Name

Student’s Email

Student’s School Name

Send your video link to Melissa@yea.org

ALL percussion applicants will receive a FREE pair of Vic Firth snare sticks.

Chaperones: USBands will provide instructional staff and other supervisory staff to ensure the well-being of students during the event. In addition to USBands professional teaching staff, USBands will select chaperones to accompany the All Star Marching Band to rehearsals, functions and “free time” excursions, and to conduct nightly bed checks. All All Star Band members and parents will be required to abide by USBands' Code of Conduct while on the trip.

2012 Tentative Event Itinerary
   revised

  Thursday, November 29
  Morning — Arrivals from Orlando International Airport
  Morning — Hotel check-in at Disney All-Star Resorts
  11 a.m. — All participants to have arrived in Orlando
  Noon — Lunch and rehearsal
  Evening — Dinner at Planet Hollywood at Downtown Disney®

  Friday, November 30
  Morning — Breakfast at hotel
  All-day — Rehearsal
  Noon — Lunch delivered onto the field
  Evening — Walt Disney World® Theme Park

  Saturday, December 1
  Morning — Breakfast at hotel
  Morning — Taping of the 2012 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade shown on ABC Television*
  Afternoon — Lunch in the theme park
  Afternoon — Walt Disney World® Theme Park
  Evening — Dinner and Illuminations: Reflections of Earth at Epcot®

  Sunday, December 2
  Morning — Breakfast at Hotel
  Day — Walt Disney World® Theme Park
In case of inclement weather, this will be a rain back-up day. If flying, book your flight at late as possible; After 4 p.m. is preferable. If tapings have occurred, after breakfast this is a free day to enjoy the parks.
*In the event the taping of the Christmas Day Parade is not available, the band will still have the opportunity to have a performance experience at the Walt Disney World® Resort.

For more information, please contact

USBands


601 W. Hamilton Street
Allentown, Pa. 18101
Phone: 610-821-0345 ext. 115
Email: Melissa@yea.org
Website: USBands All-StarBand

MusicAmerica


5080 Robert J. Mathews Parkway
El Dorado Hills, Ca. 95672
800-553-4723 ext. 149
Email: info@MusicAmericaEvents.com
Website: MusicAmericaEvents.com