HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - On Tuesday, November 1, 13 Oahu high school marching bands will showcase their skills on the field. The 36th Annual Oahu Marching Band Festival, hosted by Finance Factors and the Pearl City High School Music Learning Center, kicks off at 5 p.m. at Aloha Stadium.
More than 1,100 students in high school marching bands from Aiea, Castle, Farrington, Kahuku, Kaiser, Kalani, Kapolei, Leilehua, Mililani, Moanalua, Pearl City, Radford and Roosevelt will participate in this year's competition.
The Oahu Marching Band Festival is open to the public. Tickets will be available on the day of the event, $7 for adults, $5 for youth in grades kindergarten through 12 and free for children ages four and under.
Each band will perform a marching show, ranging from eight to 10 minutes in length. Each band will be adjudicated and given comments on their performance to help improve their show for future shows.
This year's adjudicators will be Jeffrey Boeckman, director of bands, University of Hawaii; Ralph Ford, director of bands emeritus, Troy University; Douglas Macaulay, director, West Vancouver Youth Wind Band; Michael Nakasone, retired director of bands, Pearl City High School and former bandmaster of the Royal Hawaiian Band; Edlyn Watabayashi, colorguard advisor; and Daniel Wood, percussion advisor, Kamehameha School.
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