KISSIMMEE, Fla. – On Oct. 3, members of the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra performed their final gig collectively at Hollywood Studios in Disney World.
It was the final efficiency after greater than three a long time on the Grand Floridian Resort, the place they entertained visitors since 1988. However this vacation season, the gang is again on stage solely at a unique venue.
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“Before you would call our orchestra Grand and now, I would call our orchestra jolly ‘cause we are the Jolly Creek Society Orchestra,” Davy Jones, a trumpet participant, and interim band chief mentioned about their new alternative to deliver some smiles on the Jolly Creek Competition and Market in Kissimmee.
“After losing our position at Disney, we were so fortunate to be offered this because now we can play together again. We get to pursue our livelihood and all our friends get to come out and see us,” Jones mentioned.
Jones, who has been with the orchestra since day one, recalled how particular and vital their time on the Grand Floridian was.
“Over those years, all of us in the band got to make friends with all the guests that came through. Seeing a lot of them come back the next year with their kids and then later with their grandkids,” he mentioned.
Now they’re trying ahead to creating new recollections with visitors who’ll be having fun with the Jolly Creek Competition.
“It’s turned out to be a wonderful thing for us and we can’t thank the staff here at Jolly Creek enough,” Davy mentioned. “Music is life. And it’s our life, it’s what we think of when we wake up in the morning.”
Jones mentioned the orchestra couldn’t be extra grateful for this chance to do what they love once more on stage.
“We’re all lifelong musicians, this is what we do for a living, this is our passion,” he mentioned. “Making music with people you care about and that’s what our band is-is a group of friends that has been able to hang together after the Disney job so we’re just happy for it all.”
The pageant was created to maintain dwell leisure alive throughout these unsure instances for the business. Jolly Creek has contracts with greater than six Central Florida leisure acts and manufacturing corporations.
“They have reached out to the entertainment community, almost all the employees here are from Disney, Universal, different theaters,” Jones mentioned.
From now by way of Jan. 1, the orchestra will probably be delighting visitors in a winter wonderland setting each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A portion of the proceeds will go to Second Harvest Meals Bank of Central Florida.
Friends are required to put on face-coverings all through the pageant and are anticipated to take care of social distance.
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