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Free, in-person performance by University Band

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A screenshot of Maestro Michael Nakasone directing UH West Oʻahu's University Band. Image courtesy of Jon Magnussen

From “Songs of Aloha” to “America the Beautiful” and “Star Trek Into Darkness,” there’s something for every music lover at an upcoming concert by the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu’s University Band.

The UH West Oʻahu Humanities Division and Music Program presents Spring Concert, which will be held 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, at Pearl City Cultural Center, 2100 Hoʻokiʻekiʻe St.

“This is the first live, in-person concert since before the pandemic started, featuring the University Band, which is comprised of UH West Oʻahu students and community members,” said Dr. Jon Magnussen, Associate Professor of Music and Chair of the Humanities Division at UH West Oʻahu.

The University Band will be under the direction of Chadwick Kamei and Michael Nakasone, with special guest conductor Ray Cramer and harpist Sharene Taba. The event’s Master of Ceremonies will be Dr. Jeffrey Moniz, UH West Oʻahu Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

The concert will feature the following musical works:

  • “Ancient & Honorable Military March” – Sousa
  • “American Flourish” – Robert W. Smith
  • “Dance of the Jesters” – Tchaikovsky arr. Cramer
  • “Denbridge Way” – James Swearingen
  • “Bookmarks from Japan” – Julie Giroux
  • “Australian Up Country” – Grainger
  • “Star Trek Into Darkness” – arr. Brown
  • “Songs of Aloha” – arr. Ralph Ford
  • “America the Beautiful” – Ward arr. Dragon

Admission to the concert is free, with support from Perform America and the UH West Oʻahu Humanities Division. For more information, email jonmagnu@hawaii.edu.

Event flyer.

Image courtesy of UHWO Staff

A screenshot of Maestro Michael Nakasone directing UH West Oʻahu's University Band. Image courtesy of Jon Magnussen