The Grand Floridian Orchestra Band being let go after 32 years of playing together

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Grand Floridian Orchestra

We have sad news to report today, the Grand Floridian Orchestra Band will no longer be playing at the Grand Floridian, having been together and delighting audiences for 32 years.

The news was shared on their Facebook page:

Here is their post that went out to their fans:

It’s hard to find the words but, sadly, our days at the Grand Floridian are over. In fact, as of Oct 3, 2020, our days at WDW will come to an end as well.

The company brought us out of furlough, changed our name to “The Disney Society Orchestra,” closed us out of the GF to play a show of Disney themed show tunes at the Theater of the Stars in Hollywood Studios. We’ve been playing 9 shows a day, 7 days a week since Aug 2nd. The music is a far cry from the closely knit harmonies & sounds we became known for at the GF but. the guys are real pros and they sound great!

Well… Two weeks ago we got notice that the theater is going dark and our last day of work will be Saturday, Oct 3, 2020. As we all know, these are very uncertain times and can’t say what will happen from one day to the next.

So after 32 years of playing together and playing music we love… we’re done. We are so thankful for the opportunity to play in a beautiful setting for the hotel guests and friends we have met & made over the years. We’ll never forget you and how wonderful you’ve made us feel. We will miss you!

Thank you

Their last show will be on October 3rd.

Such sad news out of Walt Disney World. They will be missed…


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4 thoughts on “The Grand Floridian Orchestra Band being let go after 32 years of playing together

  1. I am so sorry to hear this. This Pandemic continues to affect and hurt so many. Here’s hoping the orchestra will be brought back after our country overcomes this Covid nightmare. God bless you all and thank you for so many years of beautiful music!❤️

  2. I am so sad to hear that news. We stayed at the GF a while back and we really enjoy d the band playing. We went down to listen to them every night after getting back from the parks. Thank you so much for all those years of entertaining GF guests. I know we enjoyed it. We wish you well in your next endeavour.

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