Thursday, December 20, 2012

HBH Thank Yous and Reminder...

Great job at the concert tonight everybody! I know there were a few shaky moments, but we all pulled through and made it happen...

Thank you to everyone who brought delicious food tonight. Everything was super tasty! I had a hard time eating the jello Christmas tree because it was so cute, haha...

Thank you again to all of the students who came out to join us... Your presence makes the band much fuller and more exciting...

Thank you to Shayna Pak for being tonight's emcee... Appreciate that much... But I think I'll pass on doing the Tholenese Sleigh Ride intro from now on, haha. That was total fail... I don't have it in me to be a great public speaker like yourself... You're a natural... =)

Thank you to Daniel Akemoto for always doing such a great job conducting us and being accepting of us and dealing with ppl like me who start laughing at inappropriate times. Your vision of HBH is one that helped turn this band into a sense of "family," which in turn makes playing in HBH much more relaxing and enjoyable...

And last but not least, thank you to Wayne Fanning... For being patient with us and being very generous in allowing us to use Niu Valley equipment and providing us a place to rehearse and perform... You have been very accommodating to this grp and we appreciate you tremendously... 

We wouldn't be where we are today if it weren't for everyone's efforts... Thank you all...

And a gentle reminder for our last two performances of the year...
12/21/12 (Friday) Arcadia Retirement Residence, 7pm
12/23/12 (Sunday) Hawaii Kai Retirement Community, 3pm

As always, call time is approximately one hour before performance start time... Aloha attire...

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN FOLDING STAND if you have one... It'll help make equipment moving much easier...

Thank you so much again for everything...

Your grateful HBH president who still would rather just say she is the HBH member update email sending, inbox flooding person,


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Winter Concert Info

Here is the order of songs for our Winter Concert...

Where Eagles Soar
El Camino Real
Air For Band
Give Me Five

Bells Of Christmas
Let It Snow
Jingle Bell Rock
I'll Be Home For Christmas
Sleigh Ride
I Want A Hippopotamus 
Christmas Festival

Please start thinking about what kind of food you would like to bring... We normally do a potluck type thing where we bring food to share with the audience during and after the performance... People always cook up something super delicious, so it makes these types of concerts more fun and rewarding... 

And again, please pencil in these concert dates:

December 19 (Wed) - Winter Concert, Niu Valley Middle School Cafeteria, 7pm
December 21 (Fri) - Arcadia Retirement Residence, 7pm
December 23 (Sun) - Hawaii Kai Retirement Community, 3pm

HBH members, please let us know if you will not be able to make a concert... 

Also, REHEARSAL ON DECEMBER 5 will start at 8pm.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us an email...

Thank you... And a Happy Thanksgiving to all... =)


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Upcoming Performance Dates!

Happy Sunday!

Just some dates to keep in mind...

December 19 (Wed) - Winter Concert, Niu Valley Middle School Cafeteria, 7pm
December 21 (Fri) - Arcadia Retirement Residence, 7pm
December 23 (Sun) - Hawaii Kai Retirement Community, 3pm 

Some additional information regarding the Winter Concert... We normally do a potluck type thing where we bring food to share with the audience during and after the performance... People always cook up something super delicious, so it makes these types of concerts more fun and rewarding...  

Please check your email for the Winter Concert flyer... I would post it here but I don't know how to do that from my iPhone yet... 

Thank you and see you all on Wednesday!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Gina's email:

Happy Halloween HBHers!

Just a reminder... We will not be having rehearsal tonight... 

Also, please keep these dates in mind:
Dec 19 - Winter Concert 7pm (tentative)
Dec 21 - Arcadia Retirement Residence 7pm

Songs for Winter concert in no particular order:
Where Eagles Soar
Carnaval in Sao Paulo
I'll Be Home For Christmas
Christmas Festival
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
El Camino Real
Give Me Five
Let It Snow
Jingle Bell Rock
Air for Band
Bells of Christmas

If there is anything else you are interested in doing for these concerts or if you are interested in doing a small ensemble thing during the guest stage, please let us know!

That is it. Have a Happy Halloween and see you all next week... In the music room... At 8pm...


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Christmas Music and Other Stuff...

Just a little update for those of you who haven't been able to make it to rehearsals due to recent schedule conflicts... In the next few rehearsals we should probably start thinking about what kind of program we want to put together for our Christmas concerts... I am also looking into possibly another Arcadia Retirement Residence performance, so we could keep this in mind as well...  Any suggestions on what you guys wanna play? I want Christmas Festival, haha... And I have a couple of clarinet quartets for HLCO to play... Remember, this is a member driven group. If you want to do a Bb Major scale for our concert and everyone agrees to it, we can do that too... If you have any friends interested in coming out to play music with us, please send them an invite! As long as they agree with our bylaws, they can join... Anyone up for a "bring a friend to band" day? Haha... And that is it... For now. Until next time.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Great Job at HKRC Today!

Great job today... Thank you to the flutes, saxes, low brass and Holo Le`a Clarinet Ohana for the awesome small ensemble performances... I had a lot of fun... I hope you guys did too.  Thank you Daniel and Wayne for doing a great job conducting us... And thank you Shayna for a great job doing all the introductions and talking stuff. You're a natural... =) And of course, thank you to Hawaii Kai Retirement Community for having us. =) Just a reminder, no rehearsal this coming Wednesday, August 15... Thank you guys again... =)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Upcoming Concert Confirmed!

Yay! We are scheduled to play at Hawaii Kai Retirement Community on August 11, 2012 at 2pm at Phase I! So don't forget! Hehe... =)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A friendly update!

Just another friendly update...

We have a couple of concerts planned...

May 10 (Thursday) - Mililani Town Center at 7pm

May 19 (Saturday) - Hawaii Kai Retirement Community at 10:30am

Please mark your calendars! I know... We need to mark ours, LOL...

The May 10 concert will be a special one. We will be having friends from Japan (KBB) join us in our performance at Mililani... =) Looking forward to this fun opportunity...

The May 19 concert is special too! We will be performing for the residents of HKRC and helping them celebrate their Armed Forces Day with some patriotic music and other selections they might enjoy... Looking forward to that too... =)

Anyway... Just a friendly update... =)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

HBH Spring Concert Thank Yous...

Hi everybody!

Thank you for all your hard work! Everybody did a great job tonight... =) And thank you for sharing with everybody such delicious food... You guys are amazing! I only cook stuff in the microwave... =P

And thank you to the HBH Clarinet Trio for putting up with my demands, haha... Let's keep our trio going! =)

Thank you to our emcees Lisa (the Arcadia concert) and Shayna, for filling the position that I will forever try to avoid assuming... Hehe...

Most importantly, thank you especially to Daniel and Wayne for helping make everything possible... =)

Just a heads up, we have a concert scheduled with the Hawaii Kai Retirement Community on May 19th... We'll talk abt it more at our rehearsal next week...

And that's it... =)

Thank you again,

Gina, your friendly HBH member update email inbox flooding President...

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Upcoming Concerts!

Hi all,

Please mark your calendars! We have 2 upcoming concerts:

March 22 (Thursday), 7pm Arcadia Retirement Residence
March 28 (Wednesday), 7pm Niu Valley Middle School cafeteria

The residents at Arcadia are looking forward to meeting and listening to our group... And we are looking forward to meeting and playing music for them. It'll be a lot of fun... =)

The Niu Valley Middle School cafeteria concert is our 2012 HBH Spring Concert... Please invite your family and friends to join us. =) This event is open to the public... Looking forward to the food? =D