The Firehouse Five Plus Two was active from 1949 to 1972 and consisted of members of the Walt Disney Studios animation department who played and recorded in the band without ever giving up their day jobs as animators with the Walt Disney Studios.
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Danny Alguire (cornet)
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Harper Goff (banjo)
Harper developed conceptual ideas for Disneyland, including Main Street, U.S.A. and the Jungle Cruise and worked closely with Walt throughout the design and construction phases of the Park. He also contributed to Epcot Center, designing the layout of the World Showcase, and designing concepts for the Japan, Italy, and United Kingdom Pavilions. His name is forever immortalized on the "Harper's Mill" located on Tom Sawyer Island at Disney World.
Ward Kimball (trombone, siren, tambourine, sound effects, leader)
Ward joined the Walt Disney Studio in 1934, and was instrumental in the production of Fantasia, The Reluctant Dragon The Three Caballeros, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, and Bedknobs and Broomsticks. He's also the inspiration for the likeness of Pecos Bill.
Clarke Mallery (clarinet)
Monte Mountjoy (drums)
Ed Penner (Soprano saxophone, bass saxophone, tuba)
Frank Thomas (piano)
Frank was an animator and worked on nearly 20 animated features including Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and One Hundred and One Dalmatians.
Later, other Disney artists joined in too:
Jimmy MacDonald (drums)
Jimmy was the original head of the Disney sound effects department and took over for Walt as the voice of Mickey Mouse from 1947 to 1977. He was also the original voice actor for Chip, one half of the duo Chip and Dale, Lumpjaw in Fun and Fancy Free, Jaq and Gus and Bruno the dog in Cinderella, the Dormouse in Alice in Wonderland, Humphrey the Bear, the Wolf in The Sword in the Stone, and the hyena in Bedknobs and Broomsticks.
George Probert (clarinet and soprano sax)
Dick Roberts (banjo),
George Bruns (trombone, substituting for Kimball).
George co-wrote the song "Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)", "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" as well as the song "Love" for the Disney animated film Robin Hood. He also composed the score for The Jungle Book, provided Herbie the Love Bug with his sprightly theme song, contributed to Disney’s pioneering television series Disneyland, Mickey Mouse Club, and Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color, while his theme song for the popular Zorro series sold another one million records. In all, he contributed to more than 200 motion pictures, television shows, and more.