July 30, 2016 | Updated at 11:50 AM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

'Dancing With the Stars' Season 18 Premiere: In-House Band Being Fired in 2014? [VIDEO]

The big band at 'Dancing With the Stars' is reportedly about to be replaced ahead of the upcoming 18th season of the show.

By Kevin Jacobsen, EnStars on Feb 03, 2014 10:08 AM EST
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Dancing With The Stars
Dancing With The Stars (Photo : ABC.com)

The big band at Dancing With the Stars is reportedly about to be replaced ahead of the upcoming 18th season of the show.

The American Federation of Musicians posted a note on their Facebook page Saturday, revealing that the DWTS live orchestra was being replaced for the spring 2014 season. The note, discovered via CarterMatt, reveals that the big band will be replaced by a "small electronic band" in order to "attract a younger viewer demographic."

The DWTS band is made up of 28 musicians, singers, arrangers and copyists, according to the note, and the Federation is insisting that their supporters take action against ABC/Disney's decision. The note includes the email address of an ABC representative, asking supporters to email her and say that you and others will boycott the show as well as ABC and Disney themselves if the decision to fire the band is finalized.

Dancing With the Stars already cut down on the show for season 17, airing one night a week instead of two for the first time since season 1. Eliminating the big band for season 18 would be another big step for the long-running reality show.

The cast for season 18 has not been announced to the public yet, though many rumors have been swirling about potential candidates. Such celebrities include Australian pop singer Cody Simpson, British model/hostess Kelly Brook and former Olympian/frequent tabloid subject Bruce Jenner.

Dancing With the Stars Season 18 Cast: Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis Interested in Competing in 2014?

Dancing with the Stars season 18 premieres March 17 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

© 2016 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

K. Michelle

K. Michelle Confirms 'LHHATL' Is 'Staged'

K. Michelle might have just confirmed what many fans have thought all along about VH1's 'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.'

Keshia Knight Pulliam

Keshia Knight Pulliam Threatens To Sue Ed Hartwell's First Wife Lisa Wu

Legal action could be taken against Lisa Wu in the midst of Ed Hartwell and Keshia Knight Pulliam's split.

Orange Is the New Black

Why Did That Orange Is the New Black Death Have to Happen?

The penultimate episode of 'OITNB's fourth season was a huge one... but why did that inmate die?

National Cheesecake Day

Here's Where To Get Free Cheesecake For National Cheesecake Day

Diets should go out the window today with all the deals you can get on cheesecake for National Cheesecake Day

Tyler Christopher will officially return as Nikolas Cassadine on 'General Hospital'

General Hospital (GH) Cast News: Tyler Christopher Returning As Nikolas, When Will He Be Back?

Tyler Christopher will officially return as Nikolas Cassadine

Real Time Analytics