Yasuko Shimizu and Her Fellow SingersMusic Performance
Yasuko Shimizu and Her Fellow Singers perform at various dinner shows and concerts throughout the year. We have also been performing at 54 charity concerts for “The Fountain of Angels” for the last 22 years to support conquering pediatric cancer. This will be our 21th consecutive time to participate in the Honolulu Festival. We believe that we can reach everyone’s heart through music. We continue to take part in promoting US-Japan friendship and cultural exchange.
Lau KaukaniMusic Performance
In Hawaiian language, lau means “leaf” and kaukani means “thousand.” We named our hula team Lau Kaukani “thousand leaves” as it is the literal translation of Chiba, our hometown in Japan.
Toby Johnson Middle School BandMusic Performance
The Toby Johnson Middle School Jaguar Marching Band and Color Guard hails from Elk Grove, California. The band director is Mr. Jay Roberts. The members are all 8th grade students in their second year of band studies. This ensemble has won awards in several major competitions in Northern California this year. They are looking forward to marching in the Honolulu Festival Parade.
Potomac Falls High School BandMusic Performance
Potomac Falls High School is located in Sterling, Virginia, a suburb of Washington D.C. The band program at Potomac Falls High School offers a wide range of opportunities to students of our school. In addition to the Symphonic and Concert Bands, students participate in a Jazz Ensemble, Flute Choir, Marching Band, Indoor Drum Line as well as a variety of solo and small ensemble opportunities. The program also supports vibrant Winter Guard program. Over its short time in existence, Potomac Falls has earned nearly 150 trophies for outstanding performances, primarily in marching band. We are a seven-time Virginia Honor Band, in recognition of superior ratings at both the state marching band and the district concert band festivals in the same academic year. The musicians representing Potomac Falls High School in Hawaii, under their second director Mr.Tim Niebergall, are an all-volunteer band comprised of students from various ensembles within the program. Our group was specially created for this trip.
Lake Highland Preparatory School Band and ChoirMusic Performance
Symphonic Band The Lake Highland Preparatory School Symphonic Band from Orlando, Florida is an ensemble consisting of 7th – 12th grade students. The band director is Mr. Christopher Greening. This ensemble participates in many concert and marching competitions each year both locally and statewide. They have consistently received excellent ratings in their category. The band has performed on the Royal Caribbean Cruise ships and in New York City for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Choral Ensemble The Lake Highland Preparatory School Choral Ensemble is part of a larger group of singers in grades 9-12. Bettie-Ann Candelora is the choral director. The choir has traveled to New York City, Chicago, the Bahamas and now to Hawaii. During their trip to New York City last year, the group was featured on “Good Morning America”, sang at St. Paul’s Church and at ground zero and took workshops at Lincoln Center. They additionally perform for community service projects such as The Ronald McDonald House. This past December they were selected to perform at the Candlelight Processional at EPCOT at Walt Disney World and perform annually at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede.
Manoa DNAMusic Performance
A Family band that was formed in 2005 in Hawaii. “DNA” stands for Dad, Nick and Alex and yes, it is all in the genes. Original compositions “Discover Aloha with me” and others were featured as the Hawaii Tourism Japan campaign songs since 2008 and quickly become hits in Japan. “Aloha you -Kizuna-” a Japanese song that was featured as the song of the month in April and May on NHK TV program called “Minna no Uta” and has been attracting many fans.
International Friendship Artist AssociationMusic Performance
We will be performing a special show brought to you by Mr. Kajiki, known for spreading the talent of international artists and cultural exchange. He has successfully completed his second splendid performance, KAJIKI’S ARTIST SHOW, at New York’s Carnegie Hall this year. MACOTO, exclusive IFA MUSIC singer, will also be performing.
Tsugarushamisen “SHIHOUKAI” Kokusai KoryuMusic Performance
We look forward to participating in the Honolulu Festival where its mission is to promote Japan-US Cultural Exchange. We are more than happy if we are able to express the essence of Japanese traditional culture through our Tsugarushamisen performance. We perform “Kyokudan” and folk songs.
Enjoy the Honolulu Festival with MomoiMusic Performance
The world is paying attention, to the Original Queen of Akiba-kei! Voice actress, singer, songwriter, celebrity, columnist, a supergirl who can master everything. Halko, also known as “Momoooi” by her fans, will be participating in the Honolulu Festival once again!