Disneyland News Today Reporter Tim Alcoser was at Disneyland for the Fourth of July and was able to attend events featuring the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band and fireworks.
Another beautiful day in Anaheim.
Over to Disneyland.
Notice the America Sings characters.
Crowds gathered early for a chance to see the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band.
You never know who is going to show up and where at Disneyland. Like Mickey…
…with young fans in tow.
The stage is set for the special 4th of July Flag Retreat Ceremony.
Marine Band makes it’s entrance.
A female Staff Sergeant led the band.
The All-American College band did not participate, but got to enjoy the entire performance.
A well used, but well taken care of instrument.
The band ended the ceremony with a March Down Main Street USA.
Over to the stage at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree where the band would play select music.
The scenery in and around Big Thunder Ranch has changed a lot and improved.
Lots of detail.
A Lance Corporal helps set up.
A Gunnery Sergeant narrates the entire performance.
Marine Corps Combat Camera was on scene.
The Staff Sergeant from the flag retreat is back.
The band plays all the tracks from Mary Poppins.
The band changed up the tempo and played select Disney favorites such as “Kiss the girl” and “You got a friend in me”.
A Corporal performs the flute solo to “Stars and Stripes Forever”
The bandstand has been back for several weeks and is very popular.
A few snapshots from Disney’s Celebrate America: A Concert in the Sky!
Heavy crowds before, during and immediately after the show. But not as intense as last year.
VIDEO: The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band plays all the music from Mary Poppins.
VIDEO: The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band plays “Mahna Mahna” from the Muppets.
Thanks for reading! Have a Happy 4th of July Weekend!