The UH Wind Ensemble (the premier wind band at UH-Mānoa, featuring the finest wind and percussion student musicians from across the campus) is one of only nine groups selected by audition to perform at the Western/Northwestern CBDNA Conference, which represents collegiate and university band programs from the eleven western United States.
Our program: we're taking the Symphony of the Hawaiian Birds on the road.
The Symphony of the Hawaiian Birdsis an educational symphony created by a team of conservation biologists, educators, composers, animators, and Hawaiian cultural practitioners, that teaches about endangered Hawaiian birds through science, music, art, and hula. This stunning piece has been performed in front of thousands of school-aged students here in Honolulu, and we’re eager to take it on tour. Our audiences will include keiki concerts at public schools, an 'ohana concert for the Seattle/Tacoma Hawaiian community, and our CBDNA conference performance. We're excited to share a little of our Hawaiian culture and raising awareness of environmental concerns.
This is an opportunity for our UH Wind Ensemble to perform on the national stage; to share our Hawaiian culture with a wide audience; to interact with and perform for college students & collegiate music groups from across the Western United States; and to work as mentors, teaching young musicians in masterclasses and collaborating with them in performance.
Taking a 45-piece wind band and our instruments to the mainland for this five-day concert tour will cost approximately $70,000, or $1,500 per student. We’d greatly appreciate any support you can give to make this wonderful opportunity a reality.