Posted on 12 March 2015.
With members of the Cedar Springs High School band
The Cedar Springs Post traveled to Orlando, Florida, with members of the Cedar Springs High School Band from February 12 through February 17. While there were blizzard warnings around West Michigan, band members, directors and chaperons enjoyed the sunny skies and 75-degree weather.
The group, led by Mr. Borst and Mr. Hendry, consisted of 40 students and seven adults, who were in Florida four days and three nights. The first night they enjoyed dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe and entertainment from Blue Man Group in Universal Studios. During the show, Mr. Borst was chosen to participate by the Blue Men, accurately throwing three pieces of Toblerone into the mouth of a blue man from about 30 feet away. Many students considered this show the highlight of the trip, which uses music, percussion, paint, black lights, Twinkies, audience participation and comedy for an awesome experience.
On Sunday, February 14, the group spent much of the day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios enjoying the rides and the shows. Members watched the show Fantasmic! at the end of the day, which is a show with pyrotechnics, laser lights, 50 costumed characters and more than one million gallons of water that make Mickey’s dream as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice come alive. After that, the group participated in a band clinic with a professional Disney musician to create music for an animated movie trailer for Disney’s Tarzan. Students also learned about what it takes to be a professional musician and work at Disney.
The next few days were spent in the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, breakfast at the Rainforest Cafe and time in Animal Kingdom. After seeing and experiencing most everything Walt Disney World had to offer, the group had a long 25-hour bus trip home, which included some standstill traffic, as an ice storm had blanketed much of Tennessee, with over two inches of ice.
Members of the band would like to thank the Cedar Springs Board of Education, Administration and Music Boosters for their support in making memories that will last a lifetime.
Thanks to the Cedar Springs High School band for taking the Post with you!
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