Music for the Children: Henry Kapono and USMC Pacific Band

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - This Thursday night at the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall, it's the 4th annual Na Mele o na Keiki (Music for the Children) Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. This first major concert event of the 2011 Christmas season will feature the 50-member U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band and guest artists Jim Nabors, Henry Kapono, Hapa and dancers from the Hawaii State Ballet.

Check out the video of two performances by Henry Kapono and the MARFORPAC Band from this morning's Sunrise program.

The concert is presented as a gift to the community by the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, but Marines will be on hand to accept donations of new, unwrapped toys or cash for this year's Toys for Tots campaign.

General admission tickets for this family event are free and available now at the Blaisdell Box Office, which is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Doors will open the evening of the event at 6 p.m.

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