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UH Bands Share their Aloha

In Bands by General Entries

Even with current social distancing restrictions, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Wind Ensemble is making music and sharing some aloha. The ensemble just released their “Virtual Band” project on YouTube and Facebook. Part of the UH Bands program, the UH Wind Ensemble hasn’t been able to meet or rehearse in person since instruction at the campus moved online in …

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The Symphony of the Birds Performed by UH Wind Ensemble on Kaua’i

In Bands, Composition, Music Education by Mike Matrasko

The UH Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman, recently visited Kaua’i to perform three concerts of the Symphony of the Hawaiian Birds. The first concert took place on Sunday February 23, 2020 and was a standing-room-only ‘ohana concert. The other two keiki concerts took place on Monday February 24th, 2020. Dr. Boeckman said about the concert series, “The Sunday …

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Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman to Present at the Midwest Clinic

In Bands, Faculty News by Travis Shaver

Associate Professor and Director of Bands Jeffrey Boeckman has been invited to present at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois this December, at a session entitled “Bridging the Gender Gap: Developing Strategies for Creating Equity in Ensemble Programming.” The Midwest Clinic International Band Orchestra, and Music Conference is the country’s oldest and largest music education conference, with more than 17,000 …

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UH Marching Band Featured in Ka Leo

In Bands by Travis Shaver

The University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warrior Marching Band was recently featured in an article in UHM’s campus newspaper, Ka Leo. The article, titled “New season, new faces, new music,” discusses UH’s new band director Dr. Adam Kehl, the composition of the band, and some of the positive things the band does for the university. Click here to check out the article …

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The UH Mānoa Music Department welcomes Dr. Adam Kehl, Marching Band Director Designate

In Bands, Department News, Faculty News by General Entries

The Music Department of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is very excited to announce that Dr. Adam Kehl will be joining our faculty this fall as our Associate Director of Bands and Director of the Rainbow Warrior Marching Band. Dr. Kehl joins us from his position at Elon University, where for four years he has served as Director of …

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Mike Lewis Named Leader of UH Mānoa Jazz Band

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The Music Department of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is proud to announce jazz trumpeter and band leader Mike Lewis will join the UH Music ʻohana this fall as Director of the UH Jazz Band. Director of Bands at UH Mānoa Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman says,“we’re very excited to have Mike Lewis with us. Mike brings a wealth of professional …

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Dr. Gabriel Arnold and the UH Mānoa Bands

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The level of quality and leadership continues this fall in the UH Mānoa Rainbow Warriors Marching Band with its new director, Dr. Gabriel Arnold. Dr. Arnold holds a Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD in Music Education from Florida State University where his dissertation focused on music educators’ evolving self-awareness during initial years of teaching. A Marine Corps veteran, he honed his …

In Memoriam: Prof. Richard Lum

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Prof. Richard S. Lum, UH Mānoa’s director of bands from 1960 to 1985 and professor of music, emeritus, passed the week of September 18th. It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to a man who profoundly impacted our university. Prof. Lum parts with a 90-year life well lived and rich musical legacy. Prof. Lum played an integral …

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UH Music Bids Farewell to David Blon

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Professor David Blon left the UH Mānoa faculty at the end of the 2015–16 academic year. David Blon served UH Mānoa with a clarity of vision and dedication to excellence akin to former directors of band Richard Lum, Grant Okamura, and Tom Bingham. During his five years Mr. Blon lead the UH Mānoa Symphonic Band and Jazz Band, took on …