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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

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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 …

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UH Wind Ensemble’s National Reputation Shines

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The University of Hawai‘i Wind Ensemble performed at the Western/Northwestern College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Conference in Reno, Nevada, March 2016. The UH Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman, was one of only nine groups selected by audition to perform. The student ensemble also conducted high school outreach clinics and concerts in the San Francisco Bay …

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Two Conductors to Join Mānoa’s Music Faculty

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The University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa, Music Department proudly announces the selection of two professors to join the music faculty this coming fall. Gabriel Arnold and Joseph Stepec were announced this week as the newest members of this world-class faculty of musicians, composers, and scholars. Joseph Stepec will become the director of orchestras and lead UH’s beloved symphony orchestra starting in …

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Composer Ian Dicke in Residence at UH Mānoa

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Composer Ian Dicke will be in residence at the Music Department Thursday–Sunday, February 26–March 1, in conjunction with the UH Wind Ensemble’s performance of his music on their March 1 concert. Praised for his “refreshingly well-structured” (Feast of Music) and “uncommonly memorable” (Sequenza 21) catalogue of works, Dicke currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Digital Composition at the University …

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Bergen Wind Quintet works with UH music students

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The UH Music Department welcomed the acclaimed Bergen Wind Quintet on Tuesday, October 14, for a masterclass on chamber music and ensemble playing.  In town for a concert with Chamber Music Hawaii, the Bergen Wind Quintet spent several hours on the UH campus, playing several pieces for the students and discussing many aspects of chamber music performance. Music student Casey Kitano …