Black Fox Elementary School’s choir, The Black Fox Singers, recently had the opportunity to travel to Florida to perform for an audience of international visitors at Walt Disney World.
Music teacher and director Kristin Rader and Dr. Kim Fisher, the school’s principal, accompanied the young choir students as they rehearsed their songs and prepared to take the stage as part of the theme park’s Disney Performing Arts program.
Choirs, ensembles, marching bands and dance groups from around the world can audition to perform at both Disneyland and Disney World with the program.
Once selected, the singers, musicians and dancers are given “the opportunity of a lifetime” to stage a live performance for a large audience of Disney World guests.
The Black Fox Singers were the stars of their own Disney Performing Arts show on Nov. 24, taking over the Downtown Disney Waterside Stage. They sang songs from the Disney movie “The Jungle Book.”
Groups like high school bands and orchestras from Michigan and Georgia had performed before them. Rader said officials at Disney told her that the group was one of the youngest that had performed in a while.
When they were not on stage singing, the kids were able to visit the theme park itself with the half-price tickets they had been able to purchase as performers. Rader said many of the children would not have been able to have that experience without being part of the school group and added that it was “absolutely wonderful” to see their faces as the discovered what the park had to offer.
The students proudly represented Bradley County Schools during their performance at “the most magical place on earth.”