The band performed exceptionally well at the ILH Championship game both on the field and in the stands. The football team made a Mahalo poster and had a couple of tubs of cookies for the band.
Rose Parade Rehearsals
Whether the band is performing in a field performance or magical parade event, they must perform as a unified entity. It's not about the individual performer. It's about the marching band as a whole, giving the most incredible performance ever.
If someone has a bad 10 seconds in performance, it can wreak havoc on the entire band. If someone is unsure or has forgotten a step or a move, there is no opportunity to call a time out and ask for clarification.
This is why all the rehearsals are vital.
The students have spent months and countless hours practicing to showcase the best performance they have as a team for the 7 minute field performance.
Now, we have only 8 weeks left before we leave for the Rose Parade and have very limited rehearsal opportunities remaining to work through the parade material. Every rehearsal IS a big deal.
The Rose Parade is not only much more difficult and physically demanding, it is much more widely publicized then the Aloha Parade, Inaugural Parade or any field show in which the band will perform!
It will be challenging as we push forward to achieve our goals and objectives. As a team, we can do it! I'm proud of all the accomplishments our band has achieved thus far and look forward as we continue to represent Punahou in our 175th year!
Below is a link to most of the bands that performed in last year's Rose Parade. There is quite a difference in the performance characteristics. We want Punahou to look our very best!
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE – This may continue to change, multiple demands on the school's calendar are enormous. Scheduling concerns and performance pressures have been shared with the student leadership and they have agreed to this plan.
7, Saturday Rose Parade rehearsal, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
The food committee will be providing musubi and half banana snack from 12:15-12:45 PM at the band room lanai for this rehearsal time.
14, Saturday Rose Parade rehearsal, 9:00AM - 11:00AM – This is very likely to change, but an alternative has not yet been found.
22, Sunday Rose Parade rehearsal, 1:00 - 4:00 PM . May end earlier if we accomplish the needed goals. Chamberlin and Palm drives will be mostly closed for this rehearsal.
13, Sunday Rose Parade rehearsal, 1:00 - 4:00 PM . Chamberlin and Palm drives will be mostly closed for this rehearsal.
21, Monday Rose Parade rehearsal 1:00 - 4:00 PM, May end at 3PM if we accomplish goals for the day
22, Tuesday Rose Parade rehearsal if needed 9:00AM - 1:00 PM. May end earlier at 11am if we accomplish goals
23, Wednesday Rose Parade rehearsal 9:00AM - 1:00 PM. May end earlier at 11am if we accomplish goals
Rainbow Invitational, Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Uniform. The uniform for the Invitational will be PMB Jacket, Hat, Aloha Shirt, blue pants, long black socks, black marching shoes and black belt.
Schedule. Below is the tentative schedule for the event:
4:15 Prepare instruments for loading; clean instruments as needed,
4:45 Eat VP meal, get into full uniform, load truck
5:45 Uniform inspection and load bus, depart for Aloha Stadium
6:30 arrive and move into stadium to watch the following schools perform:
6:54 Roosevelt, 7:08 Kamehameha, 7:22 Kalani, 7:36 Leilehua
7:50 Leave stadium stands to warm up area
8:00 unload truck and get ready for warm up
8:28 In position at top of tunnel Official warm up
8:56 Enter the Tunnel for pre staging area
9:10 Punahou- Give the most Powerful, Stunning, Awesome performance ever!
9:24 UH performs
9:40 Band Recognitions and Awards
10:00 Exit the Stadium, load buses, and return to Punahou
11:00 return to school
Value Plan Meal. The value plan meal will be Mix bento for the regular option and Vegetarian Lasagna for the vegetarian option
Booster Meeting. Monday, November 16, 2015.
The boosters are comprised of parent volunteers dedicated in promoting and supporting the Punahou Band Programs. Membership is free and open to all parents of a band student. This month’s meeting is an open forum meeting.
Location: Luke Lecture Hall
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Band Banquet. Sunday, November 22, 2015
The end of the season band banquet is held to celebrate the accomplishments of our band, honor our members and send a farewell to our senior band members. (Students and directors only)
Location: M Club, Restaurant Row
Time: 5:30 – 9:00pm
Cost will be $25/band student and $40/guest (non band-member).
Deadline to register will be 11/10 – Rainbow Invitational
Catching up on Video…
Below are some video captured at recent events. Feel free to share the links. It is great to see and hear the band improve over time!
10/8/2015 football game
10/17/2015 football game