HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Music students from Niu Valley Middle School got to do what musicians all over the world dream about - playing at New York's Carnegie Hall. 60 students from Niu Valley Middle School's band performed at Carnegie Hall for the 2017 New York Wind Band Festival on March 14.
It is rare that a middle school band is selected for this honor as high school bands are usually invited. The school received a Gold Award for its performance. While in New York, students enjoyed a performance by the New York Philharmonic and "The Phantom of the Opera," and (for a few students) seeing snow for the first time.