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Military Bands to Play at Disneyland in celebration of Independence Day

Military bands at Disneyland

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America is getting ready to celebrate her 246th birthday and as usual, Disney plans to celebrate in a big way!  After all, what’s more Americana than Disney, am I right? Disney is so ingrained in American culture that the two are practically inseparable.  

This Independence Day weekend guests will be treated to special musical performances featuring two military bands: the California Army National Guard 40th Infantry Division Band from Los Alamitos, CA, and the 1st Division Marine Band from Camp Pendleton in San Diego, CA. 

Marine Band at Disneyland

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The tradition of military band performances at Disneyland is a rich one that goes back to the park’s very beginning. Walt Disney felt strongly about honoring our military and invited a Marine band to play on Disneyland’s opening day! 

Disneyland Opening day marine band

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Each band will bring their expert-level skill to the streets of Disneyland where they will play patriotic tunes and popular music as well. 

Wondering when and where to catch what’s sure to be a “can’t miss” event? Check out the schedule below: 

Saturday, July 2

Disney California Adventure Park

Hollywood Backlot Stage – 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM

California Army National Guard’s 40th Infantry Division Army Rock Band

Sunday, July 3

Disneyland Park

Town Square Train Station – 2:10 PM

California Army National Guard’s 40th Infantry Division Band

Town Square to “it’s a Small World” Parade Route – 2:20 PM

California Army National Guard’s 40th Infantry Division Band March

Disney California Adventure Park

Paradise Gardens Bandstand – 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM

1st Marine Division Brass Band

Monday, July 4

Disneyland Park

Town Square Flag Retreat Ceremony – 4:30 PM

1st Marine Division Band 

Fantasyland Theater – 7:15 PM

1st Marine Division Groups – Popular Music Group, Brass Band, & Ceremonial Band 

Disney California Adventure Park

Avengers Campus- Avengers Headquarters – 12:40 PM

1st Marine Division Band

If you’re looking for a fun and patriotic way to celebrate the 4th of July, you really can’t get any better than this! From unforgettable fireworks to amazing musical performances,  Disneyland is where you want to be this weekend.

Have a safe and happy Independence Day weekend and “may the 4th be with you”. (I know, I know: wrong holiday but I just couldn’t help it!)

About Jill Bivins

Jill Bivins has been visiting Disney Parks since she was 2 years old and loves sharing her Disney adventures with the world. She likes to say Disney is in her blood and writing is in her bones — so any time she has the opportunity to combine these loves she is one happy camper! She has a deep abiding love for Epcot and as a die hard Star Wars fan has a serious love for Hollywood Studios as well. When she isn't exploring or writing about Disney Parks, Jill is homeschooling her 7 year old son or pretending to be a farmer on her family homestead (despite being unable to keep even a cactus alive). Find Jill on Instagram @minnieonmain.