2015 Hawaiian Music Award

PUNAHOU MARCHING BAND -1st Place

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     Congratulations to all of the bands that participated in the Aloha Festivals Floral Parade on Saturday, September 26, 2015, and especially to the Punahou Schools Marching Band who captured 1st-place in the Hawaiian Music Award category! The complete list of winning bands for both the Hawaiian Music Awards and the Overall Band Awards are as follows:


Hawaiian Music Award

1st-Place ($500.00 cash award): Punahou School Marching Band; Mark Falzarano, Band Director      “Mele Nō Hawaiʻi” (Medley of “Ka Naʻi Aupuni” and “Ka Lei O Punahou”)

2nd-Place ($300.00 cash award): Castle High School Marching Band; Arnold Alconcel, Band Director “Hawaiian Lullaby"

3rd-Place ($200.00 cash award): Moanalua High School Band; Rhona Barbosa, Band Director  “Hawaiʻi March"


Overall Band Award

1st-Place (trophy award): Moanalua High School Band; Rhona Barbosa, Band Director

2nd-Place (trophy award): Punahou School Marching Band; Mark Falzarano, Band Director

3rd-Place (trophy award): Castle High School Marching Band; Arnold Alconcel, Band Director




Mahalo nui to our three band judges, seen left-to-right:

Dr. Ricardo Trimillos, University of Hawaiʻi at  Mānoa

Colonel Jeffrey Pierce, U.S.A.F.

Jay Junker, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa











To download a souvenir copy of the 2015 Hawaiian Music Award poster, click on the picture.









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To download a copy of the 2015 Aloha Festivals official News Release that announced all trophy winners in the parade, click on the picture.









Dedicated to the growth of all of our budding, young Hawaiian musicians . . .


. . . and to those who inspire us to follow our dreams.




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