Music has always been an integral part of Disney movies. So much so, that one of the annual youth events hosted at Walt Disney World is Disney Magic Music Days, which is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. One part of the celebration is raising money for the music education programs of the GRAMMY Foundation. As everyone knows, Disney is all about animated movies.
Accordingly, Disney has begun a program called Disney Art For Music. They’ve taken 5 Conn-Selmer upright basses and had the animation artists from Disney Studios hand paint each bass to represent a different Disney kid’s movie. These five basses will auctioned off later this year with the proceeds going to the GRAMMY Foundation’s music education programs.
There are five hand-painted string basses. A few of them celebrate Disney classics and others tell the stories of Disney’s newest characters. But it’s best to hear it from the artists themselves and learn how and why they transformed the Conn-Selmer, Inc., donated instruments into one-of-a-kind works of art.
The five basses are painted to represent these five disney characters.
- The Princess and the Frog
- The Genie from Aladdin
- The Cheshire Cat
If you have a young bass player in your life and wish to support music education programs for youth, then you might want to look into the auction for these basses. Though I’m sure they won’t come cheep, they’re only five of them, hand painted by the Disney artists!