The Dos Pueblos High School Orchestra will perform at Disneyland in March and will use the Winter Concert as a fundraiser for the trip.
The teens in the orchestra got ready Monday afternoon for the annual concert at the high school. The performance will be a warm-up for The Happiest Place On Earth.
“It’s a high demand activity, a lot of competition but we’re really thrilled that we were able to make the final cut this year and we’re going,” said Les Rose, the Dos Pueblos music teacher.
The orchestra was among hundreds of groups around the country to try out but only a few were picked for what’s called Magic Music Days.
“We had to audition and it was pretty hard. We had to really work up to it,” said Moonman Whitehead, a high school senior.
“Actually this is my first time going to Disneyland in an orchestra and it’s really exciting too,” said Enrique Guevara Tahuite, a high school sophomore.
Tahuite wants to be a professional musician when he gets older and is glad for the opportunity to perform in front of so many people.
“We’re going to be playing for the general audience. It’s just folks that are stopping by, that are there in the park for the day,” said Rose.
The teens need to raise around $4,500 for the trip to Anaheim. The Winter Concert will help reach that goal as people donate money for tickets.
“We were all really excited and we really wanted to do this. We worked really hard for this so it’s really cool that we get to go,” said Amanda Lennon, a high school freshman.
The concert kicks off at the Elings Performing Arts Center at Dos Pueblos High School at 7 p.m. Tuesday.