• Performing Arts program students, staff going to Disney World

    By Brit Milazzo
    bmilazzo@basd.net
    Public relations, BASD

    Bellefonte Area High School Band Director Jay Zimmerman said the goal is for as many students as possible in the music program to go to Disney World at least once while in high school. This year is the third time Bellefonte Performing Arts program students and staff will go on the Disney trip -- something planned every four years.

    "The goal is to do it so they (the students) can go at least once," he said.

    The trip, from Nov. 17-22, according to the department's calendar, will offer participants the chance to perform in a Disney parade, visit the amusement park, and attend workshops -- some which feature Disney musicians.

    Zimmerman said about 170 students from Bellefonte Area band, choir and orchestra will be going on this year's trip.