Watch the Breckinridge County High School Band Walk at Disney

As the song says, “It’s a small world after all.”

There was certainly proof of that last week when the band from Breckinridge County High School had the opportunity to perform at Disney World in Orlando and Disney lovers, everywhere, were treated to a great performance by musicians from small, but mighty Harned, Kentucky!

Yes! Harned was well represented on Main Street, USA, at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. This Disney trip is a tradition every four years at Breckinridge County High School. The directors estimate that if they leave every four years, each member of the group will have the opportunity to take this trip at some point in their high school career.

I had the opportunity to chat with Paul Rotramel, who is the Breck County group manager. He says the group “was disappointed not to be able to go last year due to COVID, but it turned out to be a great year as it coincides with Disney World’s 50th anniversary.”

To get the official invitation, the band had to submit an application and performance videos. The folks at Disney then selected them and assigned them a date and time to perform. And, according to Mr. Rotramel, “almost all of the members of the Breckinridge Fighting Tiger Marching Band made the trip” to Florida. There were 42 students in total on the trip and they ranged from grades 7 to 12.

Along with marching and performing on Main Street USA, the band got to enjoy an “awesome, jam-packed, week-long experience” that included stops at:

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Universal Studios

and Disney’s Magic Kingdom

The Breckinridge County Fighting Tiger Marching Band took part in the parade Wednesday, April 6 at 8:20 a.m. Central Time. They were featured in Magic Kingdom’s “Morning March” and played a fun and upbeat arrangement of “It’s a Small World.” The parade route took them from Adventureland, up Main Street USA towards Cinderella’s Castle, and they exited the park at Frontierland.

Mr. Rotramel says that, although it was early in the morning, the crowd was still huge. He says: “The park was very busy and the streets were lined with people cheering on the band, singing and clapping to the beat of the music.”

There is no doubt that it was a magical experience for the students and staff involved. Here is a glimpse of their performance!

Mr. Rotramel adds, “I am incredibly proud of all of the students in this program who represent us so well, not just at Disney, but eleven months out of the year at marching band contests, football and basketball games. , holiday parades, concerts. , and more”.

This morning, Mr. Rotramel joined us on the morning show to discuss the magical adventure.

Incidentally, the Disney trip was planned through At-Ease Travel, which is owned by Kent Sanders. Coincidentally, Kent is the former group manager of Breckinridge County. To see! It really is a small world after all.

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