The 3rd All-Years All-American College Orchestra Reunion will take place at Walt Disney World on July 26-27, 2019.

Attendees will be able to socialize and perform with their colleagues once again and also connect with alumni from other years. Charts from the AACO library will be performed.

Lodging:

Lodging is at the discretion of each reunion attendee, however, Disney's Coronado Springs Resort will be the official "home resort" for the AACO Reunion. Our group rate is $218.70 plus tax per room/per night based on up to four or five guests for July 26-27. The Group Reservations Office is now accepting reservations at https://book.passkey.com/go/AACO2019 or 407-939-4686 (Monday – Friday: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm and Saturday-Sunday: 8:30am to 5pm). All reservations must be completed by May 24, 2019. Staying on Disney property allows you to reserve transportation to/from the Orlando Airport on Disney’s Magical Express. Plan your vacation using My Disney Experience: http://www.disneyyouth.com/fast-pass-plus/

In addition to credit card information, please be sure to have the following information available:

  • Group Name: All-American College Orchestra- Disney Performing Arts OnStage

  • Group Code: G0767978

  • Name of the Resort: Disney’s Coronado Springs

  • Dates of Requested Stay

  • Your Contact Phone/Email Address

Theme Park Tickets: 

Per Disney Performing Arts policy, and for the benefit of rehearsal space and instrument needs, each alumni performer is required to purchase at least one park ticket through Disney Performing Arts.

A link to order discounted tickets will be provided soon.

 

Optional Friday Night Social Event:

TBA

tentative REHEARSAL/PERFORMANCE schedule:

10:00am Friday, July 26: Rehearsal at Saratoga Springs Resort Performance Hall

10:00am Saturday, July 27: Rehearsal at Saratoga Springs Resort Performance Hall

Evening time TBA: Performance at Marketplace Stage at Disney Springs


*Disclaimer: As stated in the previous Facebook posts, this is the best option to gather as a group and perform. The former AACO was under the umbrella of Walt Disney Entertainment, but they are not able to host this event. Disney Performing Arts has GRACIOUSLY accepted to host us. (DPA is the same department that hosts high school bands, orchestras, choirs, etc.) We are thankful that they are providing us complimentary rehearsal and performance spaces, and generously discounted park tickets for family. The Epcot Stage, under the Walt Disney Entertainment umbrella, is constantly booked and not necessarily available for groups outside of WD Entertainment's bookings anymore. The Disney Springs stage (as well as Saratoga Springs) will have all equipment available: chairs, stands, percussion equipment, microphones, and amplification.

 

Reunion Committee:

Douglas Droste, AACO 1993: dpdroste@bsu.edu

Kristin West, AACO 1993: kbwest@rochester.rr.com

Abigail Cross, AACO 1992: ABBK71@msn.com

Kathy Thomas, AACO 1992: katmom70@msn.com

**Disclaimer II: We are individuals and do not represent Disney. Your money will be handled honestly and securely, but we cannot be held liable for any misdeed (weather, hotel availability, etc.) that may happen in regards to the reunion.