Assembly May 3, 2019
by Lila and Kamalei
This week’s assembly featured the Spring Band Concert. Hanahau‘oli has three band groups taught by Mr. Provencher: beginning band, concert band, and the brass ensemble. The concert began with the beginning band (third grade) performing five songs which included, “Listen To Our Sections” which features each section such as, brass, percussion, and bass. Next they played “Split Decision” followed by a beautiful Mozart Melody, or better known as “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” They made a memorable finish with “London Bridge”, and “Lightly Row”.
Next was the intermediate band also known as the concert band. This band included the children from Po’e Ka’ahele (4-5 graders). They performed four different songs which included, the “Mexican Clapping Song”, “Variations on a Familiar Theme,” “Sword of Kings” and ended with the beautiful, and traditional “Banana Boat.” This group of musicians worked very hard, and it was all worth it with their extraordinary performance.
Finally, the Hanahau‘oli brass ensemble performed (5-6 graders). They began with the song “Wayfaring Stranger.” Next they played “Kilauea” which painted the picture of Kilauea’s eruptions. Next the ensemble performed “Seven Nation Army.” Hanahau‘oli’s band teacher, Mr.Provencher, then congratulated his graduating students Alex Feldman, Spencer Yamamoto, Broc Rousseau, Finley Razee, Kahn Ho, Shawn Loui, and Fisher Migita with a beautiful lei. Next week at assembly to honour the hundredth year there will be a complete orchestra combining Hanahauoli’s band and strings musicians.
Come and join us! It’s a show you don’t want to miss!