UH West Oʻahu University Band performs community concert at Pearlridge Center

The UH West Oʻahu Band performed a community concert at Pearlridge Center on April 19 and featured guest conductors including Lee Ikeda, Daniel Zane and Michael Nakasone.

The UH West O‘ahu University Band completed its second year at the University in spring 2015. Chadwick Kamei, Pearl City High School director of bands, and leader of the award-winning Pearl City High School “Charger” Marching Band, teaches the UH West O‘ahu University Band (MUS 419) course. Eligible band members include:

  • UHWO students, faculty, staff, and community members with band experience
  • O‘ahu high school band junior or senior students participating in the Department of Education Running Start program that offers simultaneous high school and college credit; or Early Admission program that offers college credit only and
  • Hawai‘i State Department of Education teachers taking MUS 419 for teacher reclassification credit.

All band members receive UH West Oʻahu course credit for University Band MUS 419. Instruction takes place in the Pearl City High School band room on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. High school students interested in joining the UH West O‘ahu band should speak with their college counselor about applying for the Running Start or Early Admission program. All interested participants should contact Pearl City High School Director of Bands Chadwick Kamei at ckamei@hawaii.edu to schedule an audition.