2016 Hilo Complex Winter Concert

On a recent Wednesday evening, the Hilo Intermediate Band, Hilo High Orchestra, and Hilo High Viking Band performed at the Hilo Complex Winter Concert in the Hilo High auditorium. I worked at the entrance passing out programs to the proud parents and loved ones who came to watch the students.img_2017A few times, as someone stood in the entrance of the auditorium, he or she said, “Wow, I haven’t been here since I graduated.” That sense of nostalgia and pride came through as we heard the bands playing so beautifully.

Hilo Intermediate Beginning Band, directed by Corey Maesaka

  • Two Bridges March by Mark Williams
  • Appalachian Folk Dance by Robert W. Smith
  • Jingle Bells by J. S. Pierpont, arranged by Chuck Elledgeimg_2010

Hilo High Orchestra, directed by Yvonne Yokoe

  • All Night, All Day, arranged by Robert S. Frost
  • Stomp and Fiddle by James ‘Red’ McLeod
  • Ode to Joy, Beethoven, arranged by Elliot Del Borgo
  • Ge mig en dag, Scandinavian Folk Tune
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Stompin’ on the Housetop arranged by John Caponegro

Hilo Intermediate Spartan Band, directed by Corey Maesaka

  • Do You Hear What I Hear? by Noel Reney and Gloria Shayne, arranged by Michael Sweeny
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, arranged by Paul Cook
  • America the Beautiful by Samuel A. Ward, arranged by Robert W. Smith
  • Jingle Bell Rock by Joe Beal and Jim Booth, arranged by John Edmondson
  • Defying Gravity (From the musical Wicked) by Stephen Schwartz, arranged by Michael Sweeny

Hilo High Viking Band, directed by Yvonne Yokoe

  • Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
  • Merry Christmas Darling by Richard Carpenter and Frank Pooler, arranged by Nowak
  • Silver Bells by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
  • Christmas Song by Mel Torme and Robert Wells, arranged by John Cacavas
  • Christmas Festival by Leroy Andersonimg_2014All the performances were awesome, including the cello and piano solo performances by Ina Klasner, Cole Dill DeSa, and Keisha Napeahi Ulep.
Oyster chicken and friend rice for me.

Post-concert treat for my children include a trip to Cheng’s for a quick dinner.


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