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‘Hands Across the Sea Concert’ on Aug. 25

(Press Release) — The Saipan Pacific Winds Concert Band invites you to attend a special summer-closing event arranged for you all to enjoy a special concert sponsored by the Saipan Pacific Winds Concert Band with several guest bands for your entertainment.

Come and experience the music of various amazing musicians from Saipan and Guam as they host the Gamagori Junior Band from Aichi Prefecture in Japan, in the “Hands Across the Sea Concert.” This is the Gamagori Junior Band’s very first visit to Saipan.

In 1995, in response to the declining number of band programs and stagnating band activities in Gamagori City, Aichi, Japan, the local band directors met and established the Gamagori Junior Band. Their hope was to improve the level of musicianship of youth members and provide cultural exchange opportunities through music. Since it was established, the Gamagori Junior Band has performed annual concerts 19 times, all receiving positive responses by their community. The band is proud of their music activities both locally and abroad. Internationally, the band has traveled seven times to China, South Korea and Guam. The band held friendship concerts with bands from Australia, Guam, South Korea and Poland. The Gamagori Junior Band has established a sister city program with Urasoe City, Okinawa.

The opening act at 4 p.m. of the Hands Across the Sea Concert will be the Guam 721st Army Rock Band.

The concert program:

  • • Marianas Combined Band: Saipan Pacific Winds Concert Band, Guam National Guard 721st Army Band, and individual musicians from MHS, SIS, SCS
  • • Gamagori Junior Band
  • • Saipan/Guam/Gamagori Friendship Band

Program music will include Shenandoah, selections from Aladdin, the Lion King medley, March Hands Across the Sea, and other selections.

The concert will be on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 in the Hyatt Regency Saipan Regency Ballroom. The doors open at 4 p.m. and the show starts at 4:30 p.m.

There will be no admission charge for the concert. Special thanks are presented to the Hyatt Regency Saipan for its sponsorship.

This is a very special first-time event set up by the Saipan Pacific Winds Concert Band for the community’s enjoyment. Everyone is invited to welcome the Gamagori Junior Band to Saipan and enjoy an afternoon of musical entertainment.