Monday, June 28, 2010

Disneyland, December 1956, Pt. 4

Disneyland Marching Band leader Vesey Walker starts the post off right with a rowsing rendition of (fill in the blank).

A closeup for you fans of patches and Vesey:

One of the gents from our group is looking over Vesey's shoulder; perhaps a frustrated band leader who never got his chance?

He smiles as the band passes him by (symbolic, perhaps?), with the Chicken Plantation in the background.

Last shot from this batch shows the Indian Village along the banks:

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CoxPilot said...

It always amazed me to see Mr. Walker and the band do there thing in an almost deserted park. Sometimes in the early morning just after the park opened in the winter hours, there were almost no people at all. But; that didn't effect the band's performance in the most unlikely places. Vesey Walker maintained a high level of professionalism as long as I can remember.

Thufer said...

Great set of pictures.

Major Pepperidge said...

That photo of the guy standing behind Vesey is somehow funny. I think he's Ed Sullivan's brother!

Anonymous said...

Great photos! Happy Monday!

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Vesey's uniform is stunning - I want one (with the hat of course).

Those quiet moments CoxPilot describes still exist, in my opinion, that's when the band is at its best!

Ed Sullivan's brother has the coolest tie!

Great series Dave, thanks for sharing.