Disneyland Band Concert Series TOUR 2016

Happy New Year!  I wanted to update you on my Disneyland Band gig.  We are doing a concert band series version of the Disneyland Band, performing for 2nd graders.  We are promoting music education by telling short histories of important wind band conductors/composers and then performing examples of each.  We are also introducing the three instrument families to the students: percussion, brass, and woodwinds.  This topic is much more fun when Mickey Mouse and his Pals are dancing to our grooves!

Today, there must have been 4,000 2nd graders screaming with excitement from our performances!  Below, you will see some pictures of the venue from this morning (Cerritos Performing Arts Center).  What a beautiful PAC!  I hope to see your 2nd grader on our tour soon!

 -Tommy Goddard

Percussion Video Series

This Fall 2015, I will be teaching the Percussion History and Literature course at California Baptist University.  I decided to make it an online class, since this is how most universities conduct this topic.  If you are not one of my CBU students enrolled in this course, you are still able to learn from my research.  I will make my video lectures and audio/visual materials available to you at a reasonable cost.  Please let me know and I can get you access.  In the meantime, here is the introduction to my video series.  I hope you enjoy!

 

-Tommy Goddard

Disneyland Band

I am pleased to announce that I am one of the new full-time drummers in the new Disneyland Band that will open on July 17th, 2015, at the Disneyland Resort! The past 3.5 years at Disney have been wonderful being in the Five and Dime jazz sextet, Mickey’s Soundsational Parade drumline, and other shows. However, having a full-time position playing my drum is a blessing. I never thought I would ever be able to do this for a career. God is good and I hope to see you on opening day of our new band!

July 17th, 2015

See you on Main Street USA!!!

-Tommy Goddard

Spring Is In The Air

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Spring so far!  There is a lot going on in my datebook this Spring 2015.  Be sure to catch me and my pals in action with:

  • Maureen & The Mercury 5, as our record with Universal Records has finally been released!  You may purchase this album by clicking HERE.  Stay tuned for our music video that will be posted soon!
  • The Curtis Parry Jazz Cartel at Cucina Rustica in downtown Los Angeles
  • 2 Musicals this season: “High Fidelity” at Saddleback College & “Urinetown” at Orange Coast College
  • EV Free Fullerton as we celebrate the resurrection of Christ on Easter!  Be one of 10,000 in attendance at this awesome celebration!
  • And of course, The Disneyland Resort, where we are preparing for special 60th Anniversary shows throughout the entire resort!  You don’t want to miss this exciting time in the history of Disneyland!

-Tommy Goddard

New Year’s Eve Celebration!

Come celebrate New Year’s Eve with me at Cucina Rustica in downtown Los Angeles tonight starting at 8pm. I will be performing with Curtis Parry Jazz Cartel. Curtis has an amazing voice and leads this all-star band. You will definitely enjoy the music, food, and atmosphere at Cucina Rustica this evening!

I hope you start 2015 with confidence and a yearning for greatness!  I wish you peace, patience, and the best year ever!

-Tommy Goddard

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas Day today!  I surely had a lot of fun sharing old stories, giving wonderful gifts, and remembering the real reason why we celebrate Christmas: the birth of Jesus Christ.

We had a little excitement this morning as my wife, Labra-Shepard dog, and I went on a Christmas morning jog.  We were attacked by a golden retriever as we passed by his home.  My dog, Poppy, and I gave him a Christmas gift as we took him down to the ground and then continued our run.

I hope you start 2015 with confidence and a yearning for greatness!  I wish you peace, patience, and the best year ever!

-Tommy Goddard

Goddard’s Christmas Eve 2014 @ Disneyland

Micha, Sandie, Danny, & Tommy Goddard

Fall 2014

It has been a while since I have posted on my website.  It’s been a busy Fall so far…

New Job: Adjunct Professor of Percussion at California Baptist University

Existing Job: Assistant Band Director/Percussion Caption Head at Western High School

Existing Job: Band Leader and Musician at The Disneyland Resort

With all of these roles at several different locations, it has definitely been a busy Fall.  I am very thankful for my new job as professor at CBU!  Teaching college students has been a goal of mine for a long time.  I am extremely blessed and very excited about what the future holds.

Thank you for your continued support!

-Tommy Goddard

Cool Gigs This Week!

Come check out some cool bands that I am playing in this week…

 

Wednesday, July 30th             Adam Daniel and his band at the International POP Overthrow @ Molly Malone’s (575 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036).  Show starts @ 9:45pm!

 

 

Thursday, July 31st                                       Minna Valentine and her Big Band @ Catalina’s Jazz Club (6725 W Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028).  Show starts @ 8:30pm!

 

 

 

 

Friday, August 1st                             Maureen and the Mercury 5 @ Downtown Disney’s ESPN Zone Main Stage (1580 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802).  Show starts @ 6pm!

 

I hope to see you this week at a show!

-Tommy Goddard