The magic of Disney is about to enchant Waynesville, as the Haywood Community Band prepares to kick off its season with a special “Disney Music Magic!” concert. Scheduled for 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, at Long’s Chapel Methodist Church, this free event promises to transport audiences through some of Disney’s most beloved musical moments from the past forty years.

Under the baton of new conductor Stephen Razo, the performance will feature unforgettable tunes from classics like Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, and Frozen, alongside the rousing scores of Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean. Razo, sharing his excitement, noted, “Disney music transports us to a place of joy and memories, becoming a timeless part of our lives, just as Walt intended.”

Celebrating its 22nd year, the Haywood Community Band has evolved into a cherished musical staple in Western North Carolina. With over 60 talented musicians, the ensemble delivers a harmonious blend of brass, woodwinds, and percussion across nine free concerts from May to November. This season also marks the debut of assistant conductor Jenna Misch, whose impressive background promises to elevate the group’s performances even further.

Band president Rhonda Kram expressed her enthusiasm for the new leadership and the upcoming season, stating, “We’re thrilled to welcome the community to our opening concert and to continue our tradition of exceptional musical experiences.”

Aspiring musicians in the area are encouraged to join the Haywood Community Band. Interested individuals can reach out to Rhonda Kram at 828-456-4880 or visit [Haywood Community Band’s website]( for more details. Rehearsals are held on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. in the lower level of Long’s Chapel.

Dive into the heartwarming melodies that have shaped generations, and join the Haywood Community Band as they bring the enchantment of Disney to life. Share your favorite Disney song in the comments below, and don’t forget to spread the magic by sharing this article with friends and family!