The University of Hawai‘i Band has a long, rich history that began in 1923 with an eighteen-member drum and bugle corps. Today, the UH Bands are comprised of some 300 students, performing in the 200-member UH Rainbow Warrior Marching Band, three concert bands, and five pep bands. These students entertain over 400,000 spectators annually at our football, basketball, and volleyball games – nearly one hundred athletic events and dozens of concerts every year!
As the most visible student organization on campus, the UH Bands afford all students the opportunity to participate in an activity central to the Department of Music, the University, and the state of Hawai‘i. Open to all majors on campus, the University of Hawai‘i Bands provide a home for you filled with tradition, pride, performance excellence, and most importantly, aloha spirit!
Audition Information: Live auditions for the 2018-19 University of Hawaiʻi Rainbow Warrior Dance Team will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please confirm your attendance by emailing Head Coach Janelle Sanqui (email@example.com). Video audition specifications will be posted here, uhbands.org, on May 1, 2018. The deadline to submit a video audition is June 1, 2018, 5 p.m. HST.
REQUIREMENTS: - Must be a current student or a student planning to attend a school in the University of Hawai'i System (including community colleges) in Fall 2018.
- Must have technical jazz and hip hop training.
- Arrive looking like you are ready to step out on the field and perform. Wear clothes you can dance in. - Remember to arrive at least 15 minutes early to register.
- Make sure you have proper footwear for jazz, as well as hip hop. - Be prepared to learn choreography. You will learn a jazz routine, hip hop routine, jazz technique combination, and a cheer.
- Each dancer will participate in an interview and deliver a personal statement (45 seconds). Two to three questions will be asked during each interview ranging from your knowledge and pride of the University of Hawaiʻi, to your experience as a dancer, etc. - Bring water and a snack. It will be a long day. - Last but not least, have fun!
Questions? Don't hesitate to contact Janelle Sanqui (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Dancers on Facebook for more information!
UH Bands' Performance Dates: JANUARY 2018 Mon 8 First Day of Instruction Mon 15 MLK Day Sun 21 OBDA HS Solo & Ensemble Festival Sun 28 OBDA MS Solo & Ensemble Festival
FEBRUARY 2018 Feb 16-18 OBDA MS/HS Honor Bands Sun 25 WE/SB Spring Concert, 4pm
MARCH 2018 March 4-11Big West Basketball Tournament Sunday 18Saxophone Choir Friday 23WE at Ala Moana Center
APRIL 2018 Thurs 12 CB at Windward Mall 6:30 pm R-S 12-14 OBDA HS Parade of Bands Tues 17 Jazz Band – Smith Amphitheater, 7:30pm Sun 22 WE/SB/CB Aloha Concert, McKinley Auditorium, 4 & 7pm Sun 29 Pau Hana Concert
MAY 2018 Tue 1 UHSO & UH Choirs concert - location TBA (dress rehearsal Monday April 30)