December 6, 2011 --
The band began the day with a tour of the east shore of the island. They learned about the Hawaiian topography, history and culture from their native Hawaiian bus driver/tour guide.
In the afternoon they listened to the story of Pearl Harbor survivor Allen Bodenlos where we also discovered that MQB band member Zac Kopp won an essay contest among all the 600-plus students. Zac won the privilege of raising the Stars and Stripes on the USS Missouri during the commemoration ceremony on December 7th.
They then met with NPHS grad and former Disney music chief, Mike Davis, who is directing the Mass Band performance. Davis led the band in a three hour rehearsal for the December 7th performance.