The Walt Disney Studio was often a busy, stressful place. When deadlines approached, the animators could often find themselves with crushing work loads. How could they blow off some steam? By forming a Dixieland Band!
Firehouse Five Plus Two featured such Disney Legends as Ward Kimball, Frank Thomas and Harper Goff. While Ward and Frank were animators, Harper Goff was an imagineer who designed many of Main Street's interiors.
The band was at the opening of DISNEYLAND, as shown in this rare photo:
The band would often make the trek down to Anaheim to perform before park guests. DISNEYLAND guests never realized they were watching performers who had created some of the biggest animated classics.