West Hawaiʻi County Band presents free Band in the Bay concert on April 2
The West Hawai’i County Band, a local community/civic band, is presenting a free concert, Band in the Bay, on April 2.
The band is playing at a new location, Honu’s On The Beach at the King Kamehameha Hotel (intersection of Ali‘i Drive and Palani Road in Kona). The concert starts at 4 p.m.
There will be seating in the restaurant, on the lanai and on the grass area outside the restaurant. Audience members who want grass seating are encouraged to bring beach chairs.
The King Kamehameha Hotel will validate parking for audience members who order food or drink during the concert.
The band is being economical by printing programs in black and white. For even more frugality, use your smart device to scan the QR code at the concert and read the program online.
The 20 members of the band will present an hour of free band music in this installment of its monthly free concert series.
In keeping with the concert’s location, named for King Kamehameha the Great, the band will perform two selections from its Hawaiian collection: “Kei Kali Nei Au,” sometimes referred to as “The Hawaiian Wedding Song” and the appropriately titled “Na Ali‘i.”
In keeping with the brass band tradition in the Islands, the band will feature several marches, including “The Corcoran Cadets” and “Hosts of Freedom.”
They also will play contemporary music by Adele and Journey, as well as selections from “How To Train Your Dragon” and popular selections from Disney movies (altogether now “M-I-C-K-E-Y…”). For those who love jazz, tap your toes to classics “Blue Moon” and “A Night in Tunisia.”
The West Hawai‘i County Band is led by guest director Richard Shields. This concert series is brought to you in part by the County of Hawai’i Parks and Recreation Department and the West Hawai‘i County Band Friends.
The band also will play April 30 at Hale Hālāwai on Ali‘i Drive in Kailua-Kona, starting at 4pm.
For more information visit the band’s website.