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Submitted photo The Jamestown High School Orchestra, under the direction of Jennifer Michalenko, performed at the Downtown Disney Waterside Stage in Orlando, Fla. on Aug. 4. While in Orlando the orchestra also took part in a “You’re Instrumental” workshop lead by a professional Disney performer.

Members of Jamestown High School Orchestra became stars of their own Disney show on Aug. 4 when they entertained resort guests at the Waterside Stage in Downtown Disney.

The group traveled more than 1,800 miles from Jamestown to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to take part in the Disney Performing Arts program.

The students, under the direction of Jennifer Michalenko, entertained a large crowd of Downtown Disney guests with several pieces.

This was the group’s fifth visit to the resort with the Disney Performing Arts program.

In addition to the performance, the group participated in Disney Performing Arts “You’re Instrumental Workshop,” where the students learned how to get the most out of their rehearsals and hone their sight-reading skills under the guidance of an experienced Disney Teaching Artist.

Dance, vocal and instrumental ensembles from all around the world apply to perform each year as part of Disney Performing Arts at the Disneyland Resort in California and the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Once selected, they are given the opportunity to perform at the resort for an international audience of theme park guests. Millions of performers have graced the stages of the Disney Parks in the more than 25-year history of the program.

For more information, visit www.DisneyPerformin or call (800) 603-0552.