Episode 040 – Jonathan Chang, Part 2

Jonathan Chang

Stories of the Magic, Episode 40



Interview Guest: Jonathan Chang




In this episode, we pick up with part 2 of my interview with Jonathan Chang, a former member of the Magic Kingdom Korps. In the first installment, we talked about how he joined the corps, what a performance day was like, how changes in the park affected the corps, and more. In this one, we continue where we left off and get the rest of his story.

As with part 1, there were some issues with the audio levels in this episode, so the volume is a bit irregular at times. I cleaned it up as much as I could, but it’s still not where I’d like it to be. Sorry about that!


In this episode Jonathan talks about…

  • The opportunities for musicians in the park;
  • The Disneyland Band;
  • When he first realized he was doing something truly special;
  • Seizing opportunities;
  • What was most enjoyable about what he did;
  • “The Power of Blast”—another drum-and-bugle-corps-like group;
  • Getting along with other performing groups;
  • If he could do anything working for the Walt Disney Company, what it would be;
  • What kind of interactions the Magic Kingdom Korps had with guests;
  • What he never get asked that he would like to talk about—some interesting details about their costumes!;
  • Performing as Green Army Men from Toy Story;
  • Some other interesting meetings & special events the corps was involved in;
  • What inspires him;
  • His advice to you for following your dreams;
  • The Magic Kingdom Korps Facebook page.


Find Jonathan and the Magic Kingdom Korps:

Podcasts Spotlighted in this Episode:


 Bring “Faith and the Magic Kingdom” to the World (Indiegogo Campaign) – Ends OCTOBER 6, 2013!


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Music and voiceovers provided by Rick Moyer.

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