Governor Abercrombie makes a stop at Oahu marching band festival


Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie made a stop at the 38th Annual Oahu Marching Band Festival held on Monday, November 4 at Aloha Stadium. The event was sponsored by Finance Factors and the Pearl City High School Music Learning Center.

Nine high school marching bands representing the Oahu Interscholastic Association participated in the marching band festival. Governor Abercrombie assisted host Pearl City High School in presenting each band a participation plaque.

The bands did a great job marching, dancing, and featuring awesome solo performances throughout the festival. Their on field visual displays were exceptional and entertaining. Kapolei High School created a four panel image of Stevie Wonder while marching to a couple of his favorite hits.

Mililani High School brought down the house with a performance that depicted the fate and legend of Joan of Arc. Awesome job!

Mahalo to the Pearl City High School Band Program under the direction of Chadwick Kamei, Lee Ikeda and Christopher Lopez for their leadership and commitment to the PCHS Marching Band Program as well other OIA schools and their programs with events like the Annual Oahu Marching Band Festival.

The Pearl City High School Music Learning Center and corporate sponsor Finance Factors make it possible for the bands to represent their schools while showing off their music and marching skills in front of an audience that truly appreciates their talents and hard work.

Participating OIA High School Marching Bands:

Pearl City High School
Aiea High School
Radford High School
Farrington High School
Castle High School
Kapolei High School
Roosevelt High School
Mililani High School
Moanalua High School


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Mahalo to Governor Abercrombie for showing his support for  the 38th Annual Oahu Marching Band

Festival and Pearl City High School's efforts to coordinate and present the event along with sponsor

Finance Factors each year. Governor Abercrombie is pictured with PCHS Band Director Chad Kamei.

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Governor Abercrombie poses with members of the Radford High School Marching Band after

presenting them with their 38th Annual Oahu Marching Band Festival participation plaques.

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Governor Abercrombie addresses the large crowd on hand at Aloha Stadium who turned out to cheer

on the bands. The Governor presented words of gratitude for the musicians talents and love of music.



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Mililani High School's presentation of Joan of Arc being burned at the stake.

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Joan of Arc being reborn in the afterlife.