St. Augustine Band to Be Featured on Tiana's Bayou Adventure Soundtrack

St. Augustine Band to Be Featured on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Soundtrack

New Orleans’ St. Augustine Marching 100 will be included on the official Tiana’s Bayou Adventure soundtrack. The group’s director shared that news with WWL TV earlier today:

“St. Augustine band director Ray Johnson confirmed on Monday that the school band would be part of the official soundtrack for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, set to open for business on June 28 at the theme park in Orlando.”


The high school musicians helped Disney announce the ride’s opening date in a video released Sunday night. The clip hit all the right notes, literally. In addition to the band’s performance of “Dig a Little Deeper”, it also featured P.J. Morton and members of Leah Chase’s family. Morton, a St. Augustine alum, contributed to Tiana’s soundtrack. Chase was a beloved New Orleans chef and the inspiration for The Princess and the Frog.

From everything I’ve seen, Disney Imagineers have done a great job creating an authentic New Orleans vibe for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. Many will focus on the ride’s cutting-edge animatronics (me included), but I’ll also enjoy the special nods to New Orleans included throughout the attraction.