Littlefield High School BandMusic Performance
Ladies and Gentlemen we are proud to present the Littlefield High School Marching Band from Littlefield, Texas. The Band is under the leadership of drum majors Jazmine Garcia and Sergio Savala. The music they will be performing is dedicated to the great state of Texas. The Littlefield Band is directed by Bonnie Anderson, Gina Muela, and Mark Halamicek.
Ohana ArtsMusic Performance
Ohana Arts presents the original cast of “Peace On Your Wings”, a new musical inspired by the life of Sadako Sasaki and her thousand paper cranes. This talented all-youth cast has performed on tour to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hawaii Island, Los Angeles, and most recently, New York City. The show continues to inspire audiences worldwide with its message of peace and “Ichigo-Ichie”, told through the powerful voices of youth.
The Hawaii Korean Farmers Music AssociationMusic Performance
The Hawaii Korean Farmers Music Association was started in 1996 by the current resident Ki Un Lee. There are 4 instruments that represent the sounds of nature. The Ching, which is the large gong, represents wind. The changoo, the hour glass instrument represents the rain, the Puk, the large drum represents clouds, and the gengari, the small gong, represents thunder.
Hawaii Taiwanese Center – Dr. Tsun-Hui Hung and Stella ChowMusic Performance
Dr. Tsun-Hui Hung teaches music and Chinese language at Hawaii Pacific University, Hawaii Tokai College, and St. Andrew School. She has won the Taiwan erhu (Chinese violin) competition, first place, and was titled the champion of Taiwan Taichi competition. She has been performing internationally and is a raising star in Hawaii. Recently, she has been interested in Hawaiian-Chinese fusion music with many local musicians.
Cappy Smart BandMusic Performance
Cappy Smart is a firefighter band, originating in the late 1800s in Calgary, Alberta. The Cappy Smart band’s original mandate was to entertain the Canadian pioneers. To this day the band provides musical support for select Calgary Fire Department ceremonial functions. The Cappy Smart Band has also had the opportunity to travel and represent the Calgary Fire Department at the World Police and Fireman Games in Australia, Carnegie Hall, NY (2009) and Mirabell Gardens, Austria (2011). We look forward to share our music with the Hawaiian Cultural Festival.
Stella Maris College SydneyMusic Performance
Stella Maris College is a Catholic Girls High School located in the seaside suburb of Manly, about 6 miles north of Sydney City. Founded by the Good Samaritan Sisters, girls at Stella are offered a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Each year girls have the chance to tour overseas with various departments and this is the first (hopefully of many) music tours to the State of Hawaii. Whilst in Hawaii, musicians and singers from Stella Maris College will participate in the Hawaii Music Festival and the Honolulu Music Festival.
Bunkyo University Japanese Drum Club KAEDEMusic Performance
Hello, we are Bunkyo University Japanese Drum Club KAEDE. Normally, our group is taiko drumming mainly in Chigasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture. This is our first time to participate at the Honolulu Festival. We are hoping to perform our passionate taiko drumming to entertain people in Hawaii!
Mitsudomoe is an orchestral club from Waseda University. Its main purpose is to enjoy the Japanese traditional instrument Tsugaru shamisen. The performers will deliver the sound of shamisen in various genres from Japanese traditional folk songs to contemporary rock music.
Formed in 2014 Na’ ehu (Ronson Asuncion and Given Yagi) have been performing collectively for many events such as weddings, parties, conferences, and even in Japan. Having met through work at Ukulele PuaPua, Ronson and Given began playing together. With the dynamic fusion of beautiful vocals and fast ukulele playing, that is what makes Na’ ehu.
As solo ukulele artists, Alto and Maia have been performing on countless stages independently and have joined forces to create an eclectic boy and girl ukulele duo called “ALMA”. Focusing on dynamic and exhilarating performance, the two deliver their unique sounds that range from flamenco to rock.