Enjoy a performance from the 25th Infantry Division Army Band on the Lanai at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. The U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division Chamber Winds is a small ensemble that performs at ceremonies and small social gatherings across the island of Oahu. This group is made up of soldier musicians performing on flute, clarinet, trumpet, french horn, euphonium, tuba, and drums. You can expect to hear different musical genres from military marches to big band jazz.
Enjoy a performance from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Arizona Band on the Lanai at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.
The Arizona Band Flotilla is the second U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary band. Chartered in January 2015, the band supports the U.S. Coast Guard and Auxiliary in boosting public awareness of the safe boating practices and augments the U.S. Coast Guard Band. In addition, The Arizona Band honors veterans from all military branches; provides dignity at memorial services for veterans; instills pride and patriotism in the community; and assists in recruiting, fellowship and retention efforts. A brass and drum quintet from the Arizona Band is honored to perform patriotic and military favorites on December 3, 2018 at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center in two 30 minutes sets starting 9:00 am concluding around 10:30 am.
The Swingin’ Blue Stars is a group of talented singers from the East SF Bay area. They perform close harmony, swing style music made popular by 1940’s and 50’s female vocal groups such as the Andrews Sisters. They sing and dance to “people-pleasing” music, mixing saucy and romantic WWII tunes that appeal to a variety of audiences, whether young or elderly. They also perform well-known songs from the 1960’s and 70’s.
The group was founded in December 2001 by Cynthia Shon, when the original members had sons and daughters serving in the military and they were part of the East Bay Blue Star Moms. Initially, they began singing together to relieve the stress of having loved ones in a combat theater, as well as to have something positive to do for aging veterans. As they gained confidence in their harmony and style, they formed the Singing Blue Star Moms to share their love of music with the public. They selected their repertoire to demonstrate their appreciation for veteran’s of all wars, while increasing public support for troops currently serving in harms way.
In May 2007, they changed their name to The Swingin’ Blue Stars, and established a relationship with the famous WWII USS Hornet, aircraft carrier museum in Alameda. Their mission remains the same, however – they bring history to life for their audiences. For many veterans in the audience, faded memories suddenly come into sharp focus when they launch into a rendition of Rum & Coca-Cola or Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.
Enjoy a performance from the Royal Hawaiian Band on the Lanai at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. From its royal beginnings in 1836, the Royal Hawaiian Band has entertained audiences in Hawai‘i and around the world for 180 years. Once known as the “King’s Band,” it was created by King Kamehameha III and became a staple of daily life by performing for state occasions, funerals, and marching in parades. Today, the Royal Hawaiian Band is an agency of the City and County of Honolulu and is the only full-time municipal band in the United States. Learn more about the Royal Hawaiian Band.