CVHS Music Dept. Heads to Disneyland

Disneyland has chosen both the Crescenta Valley High School jazz band and symphony orchestra to be among the select few to perform at the theme park this season. The CV jazz band will perform on Monday, Jan. 28 and – for the first time – the symphony orchestra will take the stage on Monday, Feb. 4.

“The jazz band and symphony orchestra submitted for Disneyland’s ‘Community Arts Showcase,’ said Mathew Schick, director of the school’s music department. “This is the theme park’s outreach where arts programs (band, orchestras, dancers, etc.) in the community submit three videos and a picture and are judged to see who gets to perform for free at Disneyland. Both jazz band and symphony were selected and are performing there for the first time! It’s a wonderful program.”

Both groups have selected special music for the occasion, which is now being practiced to perfection.

The jazz band will play the Disney hits “I Wanna Be Like You” from “The Jungle Book;” “Cruella DeVille” from “101 Dalmatians;” “Beauty and the Beast” from the movie sharing that title; and “The Incredibles” from the hit Pixar film.

The symphony orchestra will be performing “Pirates of the Caribbean” from the classic Disneyland ride that became a hit movie franchise; “An Outdoor Overture” by Aaron Copland; and “Frozen,” the smash hit from that animated blockbuster.

Both groups are excited to visit, perform and represent La Crescenta well as be proud musical guests of “The Happiest Place on Earth.”

For more information, contact Mathew Schick, Crescenta Valley High School instrumental music director, at