Posted February 5, 2018
NOTE: A version of this article appeared in the December 2017 edition of the Plymouth High School newspaper, Hi-Lights. Look for a copy in the high school office.
By Keith D’Amato
of The Hi-Lights staff
The Plymouth High School Marching Band took a trip to Walt Disney World in Florida to perform during a parade this fall.
Every other year for years PHS has been selected to perform at Disney. The band was chosen for this year’s opportunity after entering a Disney contest by sending in a video of it marching in the PHS Homecoming parade.
Band students raised money through a fundraiser in which they sold fruit.
For many of the students it was their first Disney trip. Disney gave each band member a special pair of “Mickey Ears” for being cast members.
Students had four days of free time that was mostly spent going on various rides, walking through each “kingdom,” and sampling various ethnic foods.
Sophomore Anna Brink said she waited nearly five hours to ride the new Avatar ride. However, she said it was well worth it, as it is the best ride at the park.
As for the actual performance itself, Anna said, “It went really well; it was just super-hot out.”
Senior Jon Brisson also said the performance went well. This was his second trip, which he found more fun than the previous one. He said this one was more relaxed and that the lines were smaller.