This post is part of our Remember When Volunteers Series. Museum volunteers share stories of the Museum and amusement. This week’s volunteer is Brant. Brant is a local High school student who enjoys band organs, clocks and Disney World. He has been volunteering with the museum since August 2019.
Why did you begin volunteering?
Since I visited Disney World I have loved amusement music. I visited the museum with my family nad enjoyed the band organs. I began volunteering to learn how to clean, fix, and play the museums’ musical collection.
Favorite Carrousel Museum Experience
My favorite museum experience is replacing the rolls on the Wurlitzer 146-b Organ with fellow volunteer Doug. I also enjoy the playing the museum’s 1922 Wurlitzer Home Player Piano.
Favorite Exhibit in the Museum
I enjoy all of the musical equipment at the carousel museum. My favorite is the Artizan-D Band Organ. It uses an I-pad to play a midi system. This allows the organ to play hundreds of songs!
Favorite fun fact about amusement
My favorite fun fact is that the museum has four band organs and one player piano that works!
Why should people come to the museum?
To be able to hear the band organs!
What is a favorite memory of an amusement park or carousel?
My favorite memory is going to Walt Disney World with my family.