How Did It All Begin?
Forte Entertainment is a division of Forte Productions. Our company opened for business in 2000. This division is a sister to our Modeling Division. We offer the same high level professionalism and versatility that has promoted our exceptional reputation in the modeling industry. Forte Models president, Don Sanderson, began his career in the entertainment industry as a professional drummer and percussionist. He went on the road with Grammy Award/Gold Record winning country Duo Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan at the age of 18.
Following his tour with Jack and Misty, Don became a performer in the World Champion Concord Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps from Concord California. He and fellow corps member traveled the United States from California to Florida for competitions which culminated at the World Championships in Miami. While the Concord Blue Devils drum corps was awarded 2nd place in the world in 1983, Don and fellow percussionists were awarded the World Champion Drum Line trophy that same year. In 1985, Don took to the high seas on Premiere Cruise Line aboard the Big Red Boat. He played drums in the house band for celebrity performers who joined the ship for a week of performances. After his one year contract concluded, Don began a relationship with the Walt Disney Company at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida performing across property in numerous bands from 1986 until 2014.