Disney Soundtrack Session Workshop 2017
On Saturday, February 4, 2017 the US/MS Symphony and US Choir will visit Disney in Anaheim and participate in Soundtrack Session Workshops. This is an optional enrichment experience for students.
This will be the orchestra's seventh consecutive year and the choir's first year participating in this unique arts education program, which puts our young musicians in a recording studio with an experienced film conductor for 90 minutes to sight-read, refine, and record musical scores to classic Disney animated features like The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and Fantasia.
Regardless of age, all current K-12 students must obtain permission from their parent/legal guardian in order to participate on this field trip.
Please review the following information carefully, so that we can ensure the best experience for you at this workshop:
The cost of the workshop is $147.00, which covers the cost of:
1) the soundtrack session workshop
2) park-hopper admission to both Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks
3) transportation fee.
Please note that Disney Performing Arts does not accept Annual Passports for admission to DPA events.
Students are welcome to invite friends and family to join them at the parks at the discounted rate of $124.00 for a park-hopper ticket (regular admission to both parks is currently $150+). Please note that per Disney Performing Arts policy, the workshop itself is not open to the public, and only directors, official chaperones, and bus drivers are permitted to accompany students backstage. Family and friends will need to establish their own separate transportation to the parks, as the buses are being used by the students who are going backstage for the workshop.
Student accounts will be billed after the workshop is complete. If you do not show, or your guests do not show, we may be provided with refunds for unused tickets. This is a courtesy usually extended to us by Disney but if we abuse it by having tons of no-shows we may lose this privilege. Please understand that by signing up for the workshop, unless an emergency arises, you are making a commitment to The Arts at St. Margaret's to fully participate.
All tickets will be distributed to students and guests by Mr. Wie and the staff in front of the Guest Services Window (West of the Disneyland Main Entrance) when the buses arrive the day of the workshop.
7:45am Meet at PAC Parking Lot
8:00am Depart St. Margaret's for Anaheim Disney
11:00am CHOIR meets at Toontown Entrance in Disneyland (DO NOT BE LATE)
11:30am-1:00pm CHOIR workshop
2:30pm SYMPHONY meets at Towntoon Entrance in Disneyland (DO NOT BE LATE)
3:00pm-4:30pm SYMPHONY workshop
7:45pm Return to Bus in Pinocchio Lot
~8:00pm Depart Anaheim Disney for St. Margaret's
TRANSPORTATION/ALTERNATIVE PICKUP POLICY
For the safety and security of all involved, all participating faculty, staff, and students depart from and return to the St. Margaret's campus on our buses while participating in this event.
Bus transportation is available only for the directors, designated chaperones, and participating students.
There are no alternative pickup times, unless an emergency arises that requires us to contact parents/guardians directly for student pickup from the theme parks.
Supervision is provided by our official staff chaperones, including St. Margaret's faculty at the ratio of one chaperone for every ten students. All US and MS students have mandatory check-in times at with the directors during the day while they are in the theme parks.
Upper School students are required to stay with at least one partner throughout the duration of their day at the park. Middle School students are encouraged to organize like-interest groups as Disney regulations require all students under the age of 14 to be accompanied by a peer 14 years or older OR a chaperone. Please note that our chaperones may not always enter every attraction with them and/or may allow limited movement within a given area and range of time, but will stay nearby for safety reasons. Our goal is to allow our students to enjoy themselves in the park without feeling that they are being micromanaged, while at the same time ensuring their safety and security.
The Directors will have updated medical forms on hand for all participating students. Per school policy, this information is kept confidential and will only be shared with authorized medical personnel should treatment for an illness or injury becomes necessary. Student privacy is a huge concern for us and we will ensure that confidential medical information is protected by adequate security measures.
STAFF CONTACT NUMBER
We encourage students to bring their mobile phone with them so that they can easily call or text the staff, and we encourage students to contact us for any reason they feel is necessary.
During the workshop day, Mr. Wie has a mobile phone with him at all times, and can be reached by parents/legal guardians and students at any time at the following mobile number: (949) 542-6858.
In case of a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 immediately and notify the nearest Disney Cast Member to take advantage of the extensive emergency response services at the park. Afterwards, or for all other questions/concerns, please contact the directors either by voice or text.
ATTIRE AND THINGS TO BRING
Do not wear your school uniform, formal or informal, to the park. Please wear free dress and sensible shoes designed for a whole day of walking. Do not wear anything that would reflect poorly on us as a school community. The Directors will have final discretion over any attire issues.
-Instrument and required accessories
-Jacket or sweater for evening in the park when it gets cold
-Water bottle (plastic or metal, no glass)
-Mobile phone (ALL DEVICES MUST BE TURNED OFF BACKSTAGE AND DURING THE WORKSHOP)
-Personal Identification (at least your name and emergency contact number)
-Required medications (if necessary, make sure they are labeled and sealed in appropriate containers)
-Hat, Sunglasses, and/or Sunscreen
-Small bag or backpack if you need one
-Spending money for lunch and dinner (approx. $30-$40).
In our six years of attending this workshop, we have never had a problem, so let's keep it that way! See you on Saturday and be ready to have a great time! :)