Friday, December 12, 2014

HBH - Lunalilo Home Christmas Concert Info

Good morning...

Who: HBHers
What: Christmas concert for residents of Lunalilo Home
Where: Lunalilo Home
When: Wed, Dec 17 at 6pm
Why: Because can. LOL.
How: Playing musical instruments. LOL.

Please meet there at 5:30pm. Aloha attire or something Christmassy. If possible, please bring your own music stand.

After the concert we will be having a potluck type get together thing. Please check your email for more details.

I know I missed something. Please let me know if there's something else I forgot that you remember.

Thank you. See you there.

Gina, your HBH dummy who can't write in the morning...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

HBH - No Rehearsal This Week!


Just a reminder... No rehearsal this week (November 26)... Have a Happy Thanksgiving...

Seeya next week...

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

HBH - Upcoming Performance and Rehearsal Stuff

Good morning HBHers!

Insert some kinda paragraph here. My brain is currently offline and I always feel the need to put something here, so here it is. Moving onward...

We have been requested to play some holiday music for residents at Lunalilo Home on Wednesday, December 17 at 6pm. Pls mark your calendars if you think you can make it. If you can't make any of the rehearsals and wanna join us there to perform, that is okay too.

There will be NO REHEARSAL on NOVEMBER 26. Happy Thanksgiving. Next rehearsal will be on December 3 at our usual time and place.

I think that is all.

Thank you...

Gina, a lot less lonely and happier that there is another clarinet player with us.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

HBH Thank Yous


Just a few thank yous...

Thank you HBH for your community service today at HKRC. 

I know sometimes we seem a little disorganized. Partly because we each make our contributions to this grp in our own way and partly because as members, we are in control together of how we want to move this organization forward. 

The residents thoroughly enjoyed listening to us today and I heard a lot of positive comments. However, it was suggested by several ppl that it would've been nice to include God Bless America in our music selection. We'll keep this in mind for next time.

Thank you Hawaii Kai Retirement Community for having us! We always look forward to and enjoy sharing music with your residents. We hope we helped contribute a small something to your Veterans Day festivities. We appreciate you and all of your veterans who served in the US Armed Forces. 

Thank you Ben for doing the super awesome emcee work that everyone is always thrilled to volunteer for. You always do a great job and I think you're hired for all future announcement jobs. Hahaha.

Thank you to Wayne for always letting us rehearse each week at NVMS. Thank you for always letting us take up your work time to make noise. Thank you for letting us use your truck for moving perc stuff and thank you for letting us use perc stuff. 

Thank you Daniel for always guiding us. Without you, HBH wouldn't be possible. 

If I forgot anyone, pls forgive me. I can barely remember which day of the week it is. 

Thank you guys again!

Gina, currently craving popcorn because HKRC smelled like popcorn...

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

HBH - HKRC Concert Info

Harrooooo HBH ppls!

Just a reminder for Tuesday's concert...

We will be playing at Hawaii Kai Retirement Community, Phase I on Veteran's Day 11/11/14. Start time is 10:30am.

If you can help, we're meeting at 9:15am at the band room for equipment loading. Call time at HKRC is 9:45am. Pls bring your own music stand. We'll have a few extra stands if you don't have one. Aloha attire or patriotic if you wish.

Order of music:
Where Eagles Soar
Seventy Six Trombones
Liberty Bell March
American Patrol
Kentucky 1800
King Cotton March
Armed Forces Salute
Thank You (ありがとう)
Carnaval in São Paulo

That is all. I think.

Thank you,

Gina, your always laughing at stupid things during rehearsal because I'm an idiot clarinet playing weirdo

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

HBH - Rehearsal Reminder

Hi all,

Just a reminder. This week's rehearsal is on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30. The band room will be in use on Wednesday night during our regular rehearsal time for a school related event. 

That is all. Thank you!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

HBH - 10/30, HKRC and stuff...


Next week we'll be meeting on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30 for rehearsal instead of our usual Wednesday because the bandroom will be used Wednesday night for a school related event. Pls show up on Thursday. Not Wednesday.

Our upcoming performance at Hawaii Kai Retirement Community is coming up. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, Veteran's Day, 10:30am at Phase I. They always enjoy having us play. Pls remember to have fun too. Residents really feed off of our energy there and we always hear good comments abt these kinda things. I'll tell you guys abt our last concert there at our next rehearsal if I remember. Aloha attire or patriotic if you want. Pls bring your own music stand if possible.  

And pls refresh yourself with our bylaws.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

HBH - Reminders

HBH members:

Just a reminder, we have a performance coming up... HKRC (Phase I) on Veteran's Day at 10:30am... I know we've been a little short on membership recently due to school and work and family and other things, but it would be good to know who can actually make it. If possible, please reply to my email or let us know at our next rehearsal. If I remember, I'll send around an availability sheet. If I remember... My memory sucks. LOL. 

Here's what we have so far on our list of possible things to play in no particular order:

King Cotton

Kentucky 1800

* Carnaval in São Paulo

* When Eagles Soar


76 Trombones

American Patrol

Armed Forces Salute

Liberty Bell

If you'd like to add to this list or have any oppositions to anything, please let us know at our next rehearsal. Please keep in mind that this list is not set and is subject to change due to member availability and instrumentation and song suggestions and everything else. This is a community group and we would like input from everyone if possible.

On another note... Our October 29 (Wednesday) rehearsal will be moved to October 30 (Thursday)... The bandroom will be unavailable to us due to a school related event. So don't come on October 29.

And again, if you'd like to get off the HBH email list, please let me know. I won't be offended and you'd be spared frm my often uninformative and nonsensical emails that take up space in your inboxes. Or... If you'd like to add someone to the list, I could do that too. 

I think that is all. If I forgot something, please don't hesitate to reply to my email. 

Thank you...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014




Anticipating Iselle's worst but hoping for the best... Please stay home and be safe!


Gina, your really really really worried HBH president

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

HBH Rehearsal Reminder...

Just a reminder for HBHers:

Due to school related things, the bandroom will be occupied for the next few Wednesdays... Therefore we have TEMPORARILY moved rehearsals to Thursdays at 7:30pm for 7/31, 8/7 and 8/14. We will resume our usual Wednesday schedule starting 8/20. 

Seeya then. Thank you. =)

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014



Some scheduling conflicts have unexpectedly popped up so we're changing the dates of our next few rehearsals for the next few weeks. We will be resuming rehearsals and meeting back at the bandroom on THURSDAY, JULY 31. Not tonight... The bandroom will be in use for school related things the next few Wednesdays so if you could join us at the THURSDAY, JULY 31 rehearsal, it would be awesome...

Here's the modified rehearsal schedule:

7/31 Thursday 7:30pm

8/7 Thursday 7:30pm

8/14 Thursday 7:30pm

8/20 WEDNESDAY 7:30pm, back to our usual Wednesday schedule

What do you think?

Anyway, we would love to have you join us these next few Thursdays. Again, next rehearsal is on THURSDAY, JULY 31. Please let us know if you have any questions. Hope to see you there. =)

Thank you!

Gina, your having trouble making sense writing this email and eating oatmeal at the same time because I suck at multitasking clarinet playing weirdo president

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Monday, June 23, 2014

HBH Member Update 6/23/14


Just a lil reminder... No rehearsal this Wednesday... Or next week... Or the following week... Or the week following the week after that... We'll be resuming rehearsals on July 23...

I'm having a hard time writing this. I have so many thoughts and feelings in my mind I don't know how to put into words. Plus I feel like I haven't written any English paragraphs in a while, just short sentences that I write on FB, so I haven't really been able to send out all the thank you mesgs that I want to... But I'm trying... =P

For those who went up to Japan, thank your for your hard work and for being a fun grp of ppl to be with. HBH is really abt harmony, friendship, music, peace, acceptance and more. The KBB members are really the ones we need to thank. Everyone went out of their way to ensure we were well cared for. They took us to many awesome places and helped us experience all kinds of cool stuff. I had a great time. I hope you all did too. I wish I could've said something in the end to them but I didn't know how to. The amount of stuff I'd like to thank them for overwhelm my mind and all I can come up with when I try to put it into words is, "I'm grateful." So I have yet to write them an official thank you.

To the HBH members who didn't come with us this trip. We didn't forget abt you. I brought you guys something super duper small. But as I'm writing this i just realized at the end of the sentence before this one that it probably won't keep until July 23. Heh. =( But I wanna do another trip. LOL. We'll plan it frm our side next time so it doesn't get so confusing. I got confused because my joint concert trip had to many joint joint joints.


And if anything I wrote doesn't make sense at all... You're probably right and I'm pretty certain it doesn't make sense at all. LOL.

Thank you again...
Gina, the weirdo clarinet playing person who lost her brain somewhere when it jumped off the Shinkansen last week.

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

HBH Japan Tour

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Good luck to the HBH members heading off to Japan for the Koseto Brass and Woodwind Band 60th Anniversary Exchange Tour! It'll be a fun and exciting experience for all of us! Thank you and looking forward to it all. =)

Gina, the weirdo clarinet player HBHer

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Thank you and non-rehearsal reminder

Thank you for helping make our joint concert with KHAMB a fun and interesting one. I heard nothing but good comments. I guess that's good. Or everyone is just being nice. But it was a great experience for everybody.

Anyway... Due to the number of scheduled trips this summer, we have decided to give everyone a break frm rehearsals and restart on July 23 when everyone is back.

I think that's it. If I forgot something, pls don't hesitate to let me know. I won't be offended. I promise. =)

Thank you,
Gina, your really really really strange clarinet playing weirdo.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thank you...

Thank you HBHers and KHAMB ppls! Had an awesome time playing music with both of you guys. =) It was a first time joint concert for us and I think both bands weren't sure of what to expect but everything turned out well. Thank you for being flexible and open to new experiences. LOL. Frm the feedback it seemed everyone I talked to had a great time. New contacts were made, food was good... All went well. Thank you again for your hard work!

Gina, your clarinet playing, always weird HBH president and KHAMB member. =)

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Reminder for 3/8/14

To HBH members: 

Don't forget! Performing at HKRC on Saturday at 2:30pm! Aloha attire, folding stands

Equipment loading at 1:15pm

Call time at HKRC at 2pm

Did I forget anything?


Your weirdo HBH President

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

HBH Member Update 2/7/14 and a Half!

Hi guys...

Got more info for you regarding March 8th at HKRC... We'll be playing for a March of Dimes fundraising event... Please let me know by Wednesday if you can make it or not. I need to let HKRC know before the end of the week if we can do it or not...

Thanks. =)

Gina, your currently semi-multitasking in the middle of teaching a class and writing an email at a time she shouldn't, HBH email sending weirdo...

Friday, February 7, 2014

HBH Member Update 2/7/14

Hello all!

Yay! I'm back to sending more strange HBH member update emails again... Sorry, it's been a while...

Anyway, I was just thinking the other day that I should start looking for places to book... Then I found a mesg sent just an hour ago frm Hawaii Kai Retirement Community... See below...

 I hope this finds you and HBH in great health and success in the new year.

I am writing to see if HBH is available to entertain in March, specifically Saturday, March 8 at 2:30 p.m. Let me know what you think. Thanks for everything.

So... March 8 at 2:30pm? Works for me... Does this date work for everyone else?

I'll post on our website and FB and FB and yeah...

Thank youuuuuuuu,

Gina, your still very weird, forgot how to play clarinet but knows how to pick up dog poop quickly during rehearsal but can't pick up dog pee, HBH member update but more like random things even if the purpose of the mesg was to ask abt March 8th email sending HBH president.

Ugh. Why are they playing Polovetsian as the music for the Olympics opening story thingy???