Wind Ensemble

July 17-24, 2022 at the Hawaii Convention Center

*Out-of-state students, please book travel outside of July 17-24 for full participation

Daily Classes (7/17-7/23)

1:30pm-3:30pm: Rehearsals

3:30pm-5:00pm: Instrument Clinic

Concert Performance (7/24)

2:00pm at the Hawaii Convention Center


Band is back! Our large wind ensemble will be conducted by the former University of Hawaii director of bands, Mr. Grant Okamura. Included in your program is a daily 90-minute instrument intensive with the best of Hawaii’s local faculty. Students will learn intermediate/advanced techniques unique to their instrument in a fun and safe environment.

Based on the placement video, students may also be selected to perform in our Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dr. Joseph Stepec. Symphony Orchestra rehearsals run from 5:15-7:15PM.

Interested in jazz? Sign up for our Jazz Intensive before your Wind Ensemble rehearsal!


Eligible instruments include flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinets, saxophones, French horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion.

Students entering 8th grade up until 1st year college. 19 and under.

Ideal candidates have at least 2 years of experience on their instrument.

Students ages 12-18 are required to be fully vaccinated; boosters are recommended. Students ages 7-11 are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated. No masks are required for fully vaccinated and boosted employees or volunteers, or for students ages 12+. Instrument mask or instrument PPE are not required.

2022 Faculty
InstrumentFacultyClinic Time
fluteAileen Kawakami3:30-5:00PM
oboeAlex Hayashi, Susan Ochi-Onishi3:30-5:00PM
bassoonTommy Morrison3:30-5:00PM
clarinetMelanie Yukumoto3:30-5:00PM
saxophoneDavid Hirano3:30-5:00PM
French hornMarie Lickwar3:30-5:00PM
trumpetCasey Tamanaha3:30-5:00PM
tromboneJahleel Smith3:30-5:00PM
euphonium/tubaTJ Ricer3:30-5:00PM
percussionChristopher Cabrera3:30-5:00PM

Wind Ensemble

Limited Spots Available
Local residents, use the code "KAMAAINA" at checkout!
$ 500

$400 for Hawaii residents
Hawaii residents use coupon code KAMAAINA at checkout for 20% off

  • Includes instrument clinic
  • Individualized Instruction
  • Fun and Safe Learning Environment
Placement Video Excerpts

PMI2022 Excerpts – flute

PMI2022 Excerpts – 0boe

PMI2022 Excerpts – bassoon

PMI2022 Excerpts – clarinet

PMI2022 Excerpts – saxophones

PMI2022 Excerpts – Trumpet

PMI2022 Excerpts – French horn

PMI2022 Excerpts – trombone/euphonium

PMI2022 Excerpts- tuba

PMI2022 Excerpts – percussion

*If excerpt is too difficult, play at a slower tempo


After registering, you will receive a placement video submission link. The purpose of the placement video is to help us determine which ensemble is the best fit for you. When recording, please make sure your face and instrument is clearly visible. High fidelity audio/video quality is not necessary.  While this is NOT an audition, students may not be accepted if they don’t meet the general performance expectations.