Wednesday, December 2, 2015

HBH - HKRC Concert 12/5/15


Don't forget, we have an upcoming concert on Saturday, December 5, 2015, 3:30pm at Hawaii Kai Retirement Community, Phase I.

Call time, no later than 3pm. Please help set up if you arrive early.

Please bring your own music stands if you have one. Aloha or Christmassy attire and festive holiday hats and lights and other stuff.

A dinner for HBH members will be provided by the HKRC staff. Please remember to thank them.

Order of music:
Where Eagles
Do You Hear
I Want a Hippo
A Thousand Hills
Book (pages 5 and 8)
Let It Snow
I'll Be Home
Bells of Christmas

Subject to change. This is a long program. We most likely will eliminate Carnaval if we go beyond an hour.

Ummmm. Would anybody like to be our emcee? I'll give you a handful of watermelon Starburst candy. LOL.

We WILL be having HBH rehearsal next week.

Did I remember everything I was supposed to write? If I forgot, please tell me!

Thank you!

Gina, your weirdo HBH president clarinet person who likes to talk about hippopotamuses.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

HBH - Location change, potluck, concerts, etc.

Good evening HBHers!

Hmmmm. Where to start? So much stuff...

We will be moving our rehearsals to KALANI HIGH SCHOOL. Starting next rehearsal. Just a tad closer to those coming in frm town... We will be rehearsing in MUSIC ROOM J-1. This is all the way in the back of campus (away from the band and chorus rooms in the front). If you'd like a map, please let me know. 

Next Wednesday is Veteran's Day. There will be no rehearsal that day BUT we will be having a POTLUCK DINNER in our new location at Kalani to help us get situated in our new home. And it's fun to hang with friends. =) NOVEMBER 11 at 6pm. Please come!

Just a reminder if you haven't marked your calendars yet... We have a concert scheduled at HAWAII KAI RETIREMENT COMMUNITY, PHASE I, on DECEMBER 5 at 3:30pm. They will be providing us with a light supper after we're done and also gives us a chance to interact with some of the residents there.

We are also trying to put a together a formal Winter Concert. Jen and I discussed dates and came up with these that hopefully won't interfere with UH finals. December 6 (Sunday), 9 (Wednesday) or 19 (Saturday). Most likely about 6pm or so. If you have any input, please feel free to contact Jen or myself on which days work best for you. Jen will be helping us set up some of our concerts. Thank you for your help Jen... Totally appreciate it!

And finally a warm thank you to Wayne and Niu Valley Middle School for allowing us use of the band room and equipment and giving HBH a home since 2011. We won't bother you making plenty noise or interrupting your work anymore but we hope you come and play music with us when you're not so busy. We are totally grateful for what you do for us. Thank you! You could always bring your work to Kalani... 

Sorry so much stuff. Please pass on this information to those you know that are not on the HBH email list. 

Thank you much,

Gina, still trying to find where my brain went and disappeared to and hopefully I wrote everything my brain was supposed to barf out...

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Monday, October 26, 2015

No rehearsal 10/28/15!

Good morning HBH peeps...

There will be no HBH rehearsal this week (10/28/15) due to a Niu Valley music department event.

Seeya guys next week!


Gina, currently fighting a bunch of ants.

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

HKRC on 12/5/15

Hello HBHers...

Okay. Thank you for your input. So... Our spot has been secured in the HKRC December calendar. Please mark yours.

When: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 3:30pm
Where: Hawaii Kai Retirement Community, Phase I

That is all... =)

Thank you much!

Gina, buried under two blankets and no A/C and still freezing...

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

HBH - 12/5/15 - Save This Date!

Hello HBHers,

We have been requested by HKRC for a holiday performance. Please keep SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5 open if you can. Time is still TBD but based on everyone's input tonight, seems like 5:30pm might be a good time for the most of us. Will let you know abt our scheduled time later. Still gotta coordinate with HKRC. 

Anyway. That is all. 

Thank you! XD

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Hello HBHers. 

Sorry for the last minute notice. Something unexpected just came up and we need to cancel HBH rehearsal tonight. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Seeya guys next week. 


Gina, your mesg forwarder.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

HBH - No Rehearsal 8/12/15

Good evening HBHers...

There will be no rehearsal this Wednesday due to both Daniel and Wayne having open house thingies for school. So. Yeah. Seeya guys next week!

Thank you...

Gina, your HBH no rehearsal on 8/12/15 mesg sender.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

HBH - TYs / No Rehearsal 7/29


Just wanted to thank all of you for taking time out of your busy schedules and helping make our Arcadia performance go smoothly. Because of your efforts, we got free juice and water. LOL. Just kidding. We heard a lot of positive comments from some really appreciative residents. Even the resident who went up to Shayna and started talking to her in German cuz she said Harmonisch Blasorchester Hawaii. LOL. Good job on your pronunciation. I still have yet to say that right.

Thank you to Shayna for being our awesome MC tonight. You were awesome. And your German is awesome too.

Thank you to Daniel for being our awesome leader. We follow you to the best of our efforts. LOL. No really, thank you for everything that you do.

And finally a super thank you to Wayne who provides us with a place to rehearse each week, chairs and stands and other stuff to use in the place we rehearse each week, for the use of his truck for moving equipment and stuff and giving up a lot of his time to accommodate us.

And due to a NVMS meeting thingy being held in the band room next week, there will be NO REHEARSAL ON JULY 29. NO REHEARSAL ON JULY 29. NO REHEARSAL ON JULY 29. NO REHEARSAL ON JULY 29. Seeya in August.

I know we don't do many performances anymore. I try my best to go around everyone's schedules first. Don't wanna book someplace and only are only 3 ppl able to show up.

Thank you very very very much,

Gina, your HBH mesg sender.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Concert at Arcadia

So we have a concert tmrw. The one I planned. The one we've been practicing for. At the place that I scheduled it at. And I forgot. Until another band member reminded me abt it. Cuz I scheduled a ride with him to the concert. Yeah. This is the same grp that I practice with on Wednesdays. The one I went to this past week and showed up without my music. Yeah. HBHers, if you're reading this... WE HAVE A CONCERT TMRW! But... You probably already remembered that...

HBHers, call time 6:15pm. Aloha attire. At Arcadia. Start 7pm. BYOMS. Bring your own music stands. No equipment p/up. Just be there and don't forget like me.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015



Seems this week is another super busy week for everyone.

There will be NO REHEARSAL THIS WEEK. We will resume next week as usual.

And we have an upcoming summer performance. Mark your calendars! Onegaishimasu!

Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 7pm
Arcadia Retirement Residence

Thank you,

Gina, your "no rehearsal" HBH poster who remembered to post a "no rehearsal" reminder because Randall sent a "no rehearsal" HWE email earlier.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015


Good morning HBHers.

Sorry so last minute. There will be NO REHEARSAL THIS WEDNESDAY, 6/3. This seems to be a super busy week for a lot of us and it would probably be best if we just cancelled.

Thank you for your understanding.


Gina, your this week's no rehearsal mesg sender.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

HBH - Thank You


My very informal thank you.

Thank you. Thank you to those who came to our concert. Thank you to the HBHers who played in our concert. Thank you for helping set up and put away equipment and chairs and stands and sharing food and eating food and not eating food and fun conversations and all of that. Thank you to the two guys who make everything happen. Thank you for the emcee guy. Thank you for everything. Feeling grateful. Hahaha. I cried all the way home tonight thanking God, the world and the universe and beyond for everything. I might not always say it. But. Thank you.

Gina, overwhelmed with gratefulness.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

HBH 2015 Spring Concert

Who: HBHers
What: 2015 Spring Concert
Where: Niu Valley Middle School Cafeteria
When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Why: To share our joy of music with others in the community... I guess...

Call time is 6pm. (Was it 6pm?) Pls help move stuff frm the band room to the cafeteria. And the other way too after we're done if can. Aloha attire.

The traditional HBH "formal" concert like this one includes a potluck dinner. This is not only for ourselves but also for those in our audience. Pls bring something edible or drinkable to share. But not so much that we end up having enough food for 50,000,000 ppl though. We encourage those in the audience to eat and relax and eat and enjoy (hopefully) and eat while listening and eating to the music. Plates, utensils and napkins are already covered.

Order of music...

Where Eagles Soar
Con te Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye)

(Anyone interested???)
I guess we can do a quickie clarinet trio thing that we played for 10 min after rehearsal tonight... Any other things welcome too... I thought some of you guys were doing a sax quartet??? Anyway, just let us know.

Man of La Mancha
Theme from "Judge Advocate General" (JAG)
Theme from "Case Closed" (コナン)
Arigato (ありがとう)
Carnaval in São Paulo

Emcee anyone? I think we all kinda just volunteered Ben... Ben??? Are you okay with this???

Sorry, I know some of the newer ppl were writing their emails down for me on the sheet of paper going around... But my paper never made it back to me... And neither did my purple pencil... =,( So if you happen to know someone who wanted to be on this list, pls share this info with them.

And pls invite ppl. Or we won't have an audience. Hahaha. 

Did I miss anything???


Gina, your HBH president with very little brain power left...

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

HBH - No rehearsal tmrw.

Sorry. No more emails for awhile either. I'm on strike. Frm everything. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

HBH - Happy New Year


Happy 2015. Thank you for reading my last email and adding yourself to the new HBH email list. I was basically weeding out email addresses of ppl who've either changed email addresses over time and had addresses they were no longer checking and figuring out who actually read anything so I could stop spamming inboxes... Really just cleaning out the email list for the start of a new year. If you know of ppl who want to be on this list, pls send them this way.

Rehearsals will be resuming on January 14 at our usual time and place, 7:30pm at Niu Valley band room. Any objections, pls let me know. LOL. No rehearsal tonight.

Again, if you have any ideas of what you'd like to play, try to play or don't want to play, pls send in your suggestions. And if you have any ideas of other places you'd like to perform at, pls also send your suggestions this way.

I promise to try to get more on it this year. I've been slacking a lot in 2014... Sorry... I know I shouldn't have taken anything out on anyone toward the end of the year. I've been super super super super super stressed out and I was dangling by a string. But it's no excuse for my angry email rants. Any negative anything would set me off and I know I rubbed ppl the wrong way because of my overreactions. Sorry. I promise it won't happen again.

See you guys on January 14.

Thank you,

Gina, not sure if everything being sent above actually makes any sense or not. I think I'm too wide awake for my own good.

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Monday, January 5, 2015

New HBH Email List...

Just a reminder to HBH ppl: If you didn't chk your last email frm me or sign up to be on this year's new HBH email list, you won't be getting any emails. That is all. I'll be sending an email out soon for our first rehearsal date. Once I get the info.

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