Pearl City Hosts Band Fest

MidWeek Islander (West Oahu) - - News -

Pearl City High School’s Mu­sic Learn­ing Cen­ter and Fi­nance Fac­tors have teamed up to host the 35th an­nual Oahu March­ing Band Fes­ti­val from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1 at Aloha Sta­dium.

Eleven high school bands from across Oahu have been in­vited to per­form, in­clud­ing those from Aiea, Kapolei and Pearl City.

Each band will per­form an eight-to 10-minute rou­tine for both spec­ta­tors and a panel of ex­perts, who will later share com­ments with the bands on ways to im­prove their per­for­mances for fu­ture events. Judges are Dr. Thomas Leslie, a pro­fes­sor at the Uni­ver­sity of Las Ve­gas Ne­vada; Ralph Ford, of Troy Uni­ver­sity; Michael Naka­sone, for­mer band­mas­ter of the Royal Hawai­ian Band; UH band di­rec­tor Keith Hi­gaki; and Erik Kreft and Bobby King.

“We are happy to ex­tend a hand to this worth­while ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­nity which en­riches Hawaii’s youth and al­lows each par­tic­i­pat­ing band to im­prove their pro­gram,” said Fi­nance Fac­tors pres­i­dent and COO Steven Teruya.

Tick­ets to the fes­ti­val cost $7 for adults and $5 for stu­dents.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Chad­wick Kamei at 454-5655 or

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