Aloha to all the Friends of Waialua Bandstand in the Park from the Board Chairman. As I look out of the window and see the deluge falling from the sky I know the rainy season has returned along with big to huge surf. I hope you are all snuggled up against the cool weather that some love and others just shiver against. But enough weather report. The year 2017 is rapidly drawing to a close and we are looking forward to another year of fine musical entertainment at the Bandstand in 2018. Elsewhere on the web site you will find the tentative schedule for the new year. There are a couple of spots that we don’t have names for yet but we are planning on filling them with Hawaiian bands since the group that performed in August (The HVYW8TS; aka: “The Heavy Weights”) was so well received. One last minute change to the 2017 schedule has already taken place. We have swapped the November and December groups because the Navy Band had a problem with the original date of November. Come join us for the US Pacific Fleet Band on December 3, 2017. The North Shore Ramblers stepped up and filled the time in their usual great toe-tapping style. In 2018, in addition to the schedule you will find elsewhere on the site, we are considering adding a performance of some sort on Saturday, February 3 since we defer to the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 4. We will get the word out as soon as a decision is made.
We added a new member to the Board earlier this month when we welcomed TJ Cuaresma and her skills at managing music groups. We could still use more members if anyone out there is interested in joining a like minded group of local music supporters, please contact me at email@example.com.
There have been a few changes in our list of supporters this year. Some have dropped off for various reasons and a few others have been added. Check out the list of supporters elsewhere on the website to see who you should thank for their support of our programs. One special grant came this year from the Hawaii Community Foundation that supported the presentations by the Hawaii Opera Theater at the Waialua Elementary School. The Friends are particularly happy to be able to support this program as it provides as exposure to a different style of music for many of the children that than they hear most often.
Thanks to all of you for your continued support in our programs.
Chair, Friends of Waialua Bandstand in the Park