Hello everyone, I have been following this discussion closely and I am very excited to attend this convention. I am even more excited because my best friend and fellow Disney Music Discussioner Rick McKee or ?wishesfan? was asked and has written the theme song for the convention entitled "Celebrate the Magic." I have had the awesome pleasure of being able to listen to this composition and I can tell you all that it has exceeded my expectations. I have known Rick for a long time and even written some songs with him but I have never heard something of this caliber. You all will not be disappointed. I am now going to attempt to review the piece so here it goes. ?Celebrate the Magic? consists of 3 different movements. The first movement is entitled, "The Magic Lives On." This movement is more of a ballad or lullaby song. It uses lots of stings, flutes and oboe. It is very warm sounding using lots of major chords. It is very beautiful especially Michelle?s voice. It could definitely put me to sleep. I like to put this track on repeat. I have posted the lyrics to each song respectively. ?The Magic Lives On? ? Music and Lyrics by Rick McKee Michelle Amato: Do you remember the feeling? Go back to a time Back to a place Dreaming the dream of a song made of magic The music of fantasy David Wise: Open your eyes and you will find Magical Memories inside Make a wish and fall into a world Where wishes and dreams come true Together: And forevermore the magic lives on The next movement is the main theme of the piece ?Celebrate the Magic.? This is a great fun song! It is very upbeat using more of a techno TDL style. It makes you want to get up and dance. The song has lots of drums and synthesized percussion. It uses brass, chimes, bass, and of course amazing vocals and ad-libbing by Michelle and David. This song definitely ends with a bang. ?Celebrate the Magic? ? Music and Lyrics by Rick McKee Celebrate the magic Come celebrate the magic The memories that live inside you Come celebrate the magic And let your spirit soar Open your eyes and you will find Magical Memories inside That Disney feeling never has to end Start the celebration Feel the jubilation It?s time to celebrate the magic Dance Break Ahhh Open your eyes and you will find Magical Memories inside That Disney feeling never has to end Oh no it never ends Start the celebration (Echo) Feel the jubilation (Echo) It?s time to celebrate Celebrate the magic Celebrate the magic The magical memories of Disney The last movement is entitled ?Celebrate the Magic Finale.? It is the icing on the cake. It is short, yet very, very, Disney!! This has to be my favorite section because it gives you those warm Disney fuzzies and also the biggest chills you will ever get when listening to endings. The ending on this one tops most if not all Disney endings I have ever heard. Michelle goes up to a high D at the end it is inhuman. I wish I could describe it to you. ?Celebrate the Magic Finale? ? Music and Lyrics by Rick McKee Walt Disney: To all who come to this happy place ? welcome. Here aged relives fond memories of the past And here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future? With the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world. Open your eyes and you will find Magical Memories inside It?s time to celebrate The Magic Musical Interlude Celebrate the Magic! The total run time of ?Celebrate the Magic? is 4:52. It is 4:52 of pure Disney music magic. I wish I could have described it in such a way as to do it justice but talking about music can never do it justice. You all will have to hear it. Luckily for you all Rick is going to premiere it at his composition forum ?Project 21.? I might just have to bring my video camera and get a live recording of it. I?ll keep you posted as to when I get it up online, but until then best of wishes to you all. I?ll see you in November at the Disney Music Convention!!!!