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The Kamehameha Band Festival is our showcase of bands from throughout East Hawaiʻi.

Kamehameha Band Festival 2024

Feb. 22, 2024

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi is excited to once again host our annual Kamehameha Band Festival, celebrating the musical talents of students throughout East Hawaiʻi. The event takes place on Friday, February 23, 2024 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the William Charles Lunalilo Center. 

The Parade of Bands will start at 5:00 p.m. with each school having 20 minutes for their performance.

Scheduled performances are:

  • Hilo Intermediate School 
    Principal: Travis Toriano
    Director: Corey Maesaka

    Down A Country Lane   By Aarron Copeland  arr. Merlin Patterson
    Into the Clouds  by Richard L. Saucedo

  • Keaʻau High School 
    Principal: Dean Cevallos
    Director: Mrs. Lisa Wells

    Dragons Fly on the Winds of Time by Larry Neeck
    Arabian Dances by Roland Barrett

  • Waiākea Intermediate School
    Principal: Mrs. Lisa Souza
    Director: Ms. Rhonda Harrison

    Fanfare and Jubilee - James Swearingen
    Dreamscape- Ed Huckeby

  • Waiakea High School 
    Principal: Mr. Kelcy Koga
    Director: Mr. Grayson Mento

    Mambo Perro Loco by Julie Giroux
    Eire by Melanie Donahue

  • Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi Beginning and Intermediate Kula Waena band
    Principal: Dr. Tehani Corcoran
    Director: Alan Kinoshita

    Above the Clouds by Chris Bernotas
    Ammerland by Jacob de Hann

  • Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi Beginning High School band
    Principal: Dr. Lehua Veincent
    Director: William Harris

    Shepherd’s Hey arranged by Patrick Roszell
    Dark Adventure by Ralph Ford

  • Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi Symphonic band
    Principal: Dr. Lehua Veincent
    Director: William Harris

    Fu-mon by Hiroshi Hoshina
    El Camino Real by Alfred Reed

This year's performances are adjudicated by retired educator Dr. Terry Austin from Virginia Commonwealth University and Dr. Chad Kamei from Pearl City High School and the University of Hawaiʻi West Oʻahu.

The Parade of Bands will be livestreamed for friends and ʻohana at home on the Kamehameha Schools YouTube channel. 

If there is any kind of stream error, please visit the Kamehameha Schools YouTube channel main page and look for a restarted stream.

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