Aloha to the Friends of Waialua Bandstand in the Park from the Chair of the Board. I hope you have all had great summers and are ready to come back to “real life” with school and jobs and such as that to fill your time. But don’t forget that the first Sunday of each month we hope that you are able to show up at our Waialua Bandstand for the monthly concert. We will close out the year of 2017 with some familiar groups starting with Candy Pollack’s hula hālau on the first of October, followed by a band from the US Pacific Fleet in November and then finishing the year with another stellar performance of Bluegrass music by the North Shore Ramblers. At least this is the scheduled program as I write but it may change as things develop. As an example the US Marine Forces of the Pacific Band had to cancel their appearance in August due to operational requirements and I have not yet had confirmation from the Navy on the November concert. Speaking of the changes in schedules we had two new groups in the last quarter, the HVYW8TS in August and Na Papa Hula O Noelani in September. The first is a trio (enlarged to a quartet for our concert) made up of Hawaiian musicians who thrilled the audience with their traditional Hawaiian music, the first such band we have had perform for us. (Try reading the letters like a text message to find out what they are called.) I hope you all were able to come to see them. The hula hālau in September was a group of youngsters who are learning what hula is all about and demonstrated skills of various levels that entertained us all. Please come out to support our programs and performers each month
We are still looking for new board members to help guide the organization, provide new ideas, and generally support the organization in its several activities. The support we give to Waialua Elementary School and the Waialua High School is much appreciated by the schools and we will continue these programs. If you have an interest in joining a like minded group of local music supporters, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how you can help.
Mahalo to all our dedicated friends and supporters. Hope to see you at future concerts.
Chair, Friends of Waialua Bandstand in the Park