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Special-needs drumline seeks Disney dream

Kenny Laws, 26, of Hempstead, is among the

Kenny Laws, 26, of Hempstead, is among the 55 youth with varying mental disabilities to practice their routine at Family Residences and Essential Enterprises in Old Bethpage in preparation for marching in Disney World on May 11. The drumline seeks donations for travel and other expenses to make the trip. (Feb. 28, 2013) Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Adults with varying mental disabilities practice their routine at nonprofit Family Residences and Essential Enterprises in Old Bethpage in preparation for marching in Disney World on May 11.

Brian Calhoun, 31, of Bethpage, music specialist, formed
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Brian Calhoun, 31, of Bethpage, music specialist, formed the drumline in 2010 and now directs 55 young people with mental disabilities at Family Residences and Essential Enterprises in Old Bethpage in preparation for marching in Disney World on May 11. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Adults with varying disabilities practice their routine at
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Adults with varying disabilities practice their routine at nonprofit Family Residences and Essential Enterprises in Old Bethpage in preparation for marching in Disney World on May 11. The drumline seeks donations for travel and other expenses to make the trip. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Fifty-five young people with varying mental disabilities practice
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Fifty-five young people with varying mental disabilities practice their routine at nonprofit Family Residences and Essential Enterprises in Old Bethpage in preparation for marching in Disney World on May 11. The drumline seeks donations for travel and other expenses to make the trip. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Kenny Laws, 26, of Hempstead, is among the
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Kenny Laws, 26, of Hempstead, is among the 55 youth with varying mental disabilities to practice their routine at Family Residences and Essential Enterprises in Old Bethpage in preparation for marching in Disney World on May 11. The drumline seeks donations for travel and other expenses to make the trip. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Jeff Salvo, 41, of Williston Park, is among
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Jeff Salvo, 41, of Williston Park, is among the 55 youth with mental disabilities to practice their routine at Family Residences and Essential Enterprises in Old Bethpage in preparation for marching in Disney World on May 11. The drumline seeks donations for travel and other expenses to make the trip. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Jessica Oliveira, 24, of Medford, is among the
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Jessica Oliveira, 24, of Medford, is among the 55 youth with varying mental disabilities to practice their routine at Family Residences and Essential Enterprises in Old Bethpage in preparation for marching in Disney World on May 11. The drumline seeks donations for travel and other expenses to make the trip. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Shana Zachman, 24, of Amityville, and Jenny Pace,
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Shana Zachman, 24, of Amityville, and Jenny Pace, 29, of Bethpage, practice their drumline routine at Family Residences and Essential Enterprises in Old Bethpage in preparation for marching in Disney World on May 11. (Feb. 28, 2013)

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