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UH West Oʻahu university band

Oʻahu high school juniors and seniors and community members are encouraged to apply for the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu band and chorus.

University band

The UH West Oʻahu University Band welcomes new members as the band continues its second year at the university. Chadwick Kamei, Pearl City High School director of bands, and leader of the award-winning Pearl City High School “Charger” Marching Band, will teach the UH West Oʻahu university band (MUS 419) course.

Eligible band members

  • UH West Oʻahu students, faculty, staff and community members with band experience
  • Oʻahu high school band junior or senior students participating in the Department of Education Running Start program that offers simultaneous high school and college credit; or Early Admission program that offers college credit only
  • Hawaiʻi State Department of Education teachers taking MUS 419 for teacher reclassification credit

All band members will receive UH West Oʻahu course credit for MUS 419. Instruction begins January 14 and will take place in the Pearl City High School band room on Wednesday evenings, 6:30–8:30 p.m. High school students interested in joining the UH West Oʻahu band should speak with their college counselor about applying for the Running Start or Early Admission program. All interested participants should contact Pearl City High School Director of Bands Chadwick Kamei by email to schedule an audition.

University chorus

The UH West Oʻahu University Chorus (MUS 114), under the direction of conductor Karol Nowicki, welcomes new members for its spring 2015 season. Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, January 13, with classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m.–12:20 p.m. in Room C225 at UH West Oʻahu.

The University Chorus welcomes community musicians in addition to UH West Oʻahu students, faculty and staff. Members will spend the term singing choral literature from the Renaissance to the present, improving vocal technique, musicianship and listening and ensemble skills. The ability to read music is not required.

Highlights of the University Chorus year include the all-collegiate “E Himeni Kākou” spring choral festival, when more than 300 singers from campuses all over the island unite to sing for and with each other.

For more information, contact UH West Oʻahu Assistant Professor of Music Jon Magnussen by email.

—By Julie Funasaki Yuen