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Disney Performing Arts Announces New Ears for the Arts Campaign

posted on February 23rd, 2011 by Tim Hill, Director of Disney Youth Programs


Anyone who takes part in a Disney Performing Arts program shares a common bond and rite of passage. It takes confidence, character and camaraderie for an ensemble to be able to come together and perform in front of an international Disney audience. As a former participant with Disney Performing Arts, I know first-hand that performing at the Disneyland Resort in California or the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is something that will surely never be forgotten.

Disney Performing Arts 'Ears for the Arts' Pin

I am proud to announce that Disney Performing Arts will now be celebrating and commemorating this momentous experience and shining achievement with the Ears for the Arts badge of honor. Participants in Disney Performing Arts programs, which include performance opportunities, workshops, festivals and competitions, will receive an exclusive Ears for the Arts pin and become a part of an elite group of students.

The first Ears for the Arts recipients at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort were given their pins on Friday, February 11th in a special once-in-a-lifetime ceremony.

Dance Students from the Academy of Ballet in Orem, Utah

Dance students from the Academy of Ballet in Orem, Utah, were honored by Minnie Mouse herself when they became the first West Coast recipients of Disney’s new Ears for the Arts badge of honor. The Academy of Ballet is led by director Tyne Crockett.

Band and Choir Students from Pittsford Mendon High School in Pittsford, NY

Band and choir students from Pittsford Mendon High School in Pittsford, NY, were honored by Mickey Mouse himself when they became the first East Coast recipients of Disney’s new Ears for the Arts badge of honor. The Pittsford Mendon High School groups are led by choir director Edith Rice and ensemble director Mark Puma.

Emily Lockard and Michael Kist of Pittsford Mendon High School show off their new Ears for the Arts pin.

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Albert from CA on February 23rd, 2011 at 1:56 pm

How cool! It’s great they’re being honored for their hard work in a difficult path of life. Those pins look gorgeous!

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Penny on February 23rd, 2011 at 5:53 pm

The pins look very nice…can’t wait until Thursday, April 7th. The North Murray High School Marching Band from Chatsworth, Georgia will be marching in the parade at the Magic Kingdom that morning. North Murray is a brand new high school that is just in it’s 2nd year. The students are so excited about this trip.

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Marshal from FL on February 23rd, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Have a question, if High School students are picked for the Candlelight Processional next year and years after, will they recieve the pins as well?

 

Tim Hill on February 24th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Marshal – All participants in a Disney Performing Arts program will receive the Ears for the Arts pin. If students perform in the Candlelight Processional through a Disney Performing Arts program, they will receive them.

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