March 21 - 27
The “Aloha Spirit” is alive and well in Hawaii, and we hope you will join us in 2015 as we continue this gathering of peace and understanding through the language of music. This will be the festival’s 30th anniversary, which over the years has earned the reputation of being the finest educational music festival in the Pacific Islands.
Whether you are a first-time participant or a returning alumnus, the Pacific Basin Music Festival will be a rewarding and educational experience of a lifetime. Festival activities include an adjudicated group festival performance, full ensemble workshops, group reading exchanges, as well as clinics, seminars, recreational activities, and many opportunities for international exchange through social functions and music. Exchange opportunities for music educators and group directors are also part of the festival, including a social event for educators.
30th Annual Pacific Basin Music Festival - Instrumental
ENSEMBLES: High School and College Instrumental Groups.
DURATION: 5 days (optional 7 day package)
ACCEPTANCE: A maximum of 10 instrumental ensembles by audition only
Instrumental Faculty: Jeffrey Boeckman, Glenn Price and John Alan Carnahan
|Groups arrive into Honolulu and receive a traditional Hawaiian lei greeting! Transfer to your hotel in Waikiki. A World Projects staff member will meet you at the hotel to assist in check in. Enjoy some free time and lunch on own
||Enjoy some free time.
||Dinner on own, or it may be arranged through World Projects. The group director and representatives will be invited to attend the Directors’ Orientation Meeting followed by a Directors’ Reception at the Pacific Beach Hotel.
||Breakfast at the hotel or a local restaurant. This morning, enjoy a keynote speaker session with motivational speaker, Scott Lang.
Group rehearsals will take place at the Pacific Beach Hotel.
|The Outdoor Concert Series begins this afternoon. Some groups will transfer to the Ala Moana Shopping Center (or similar) for an outdoor performance. Groups not scheduled to perform today will have free time to explore beautiful Waikiki.
||Return to your hotel to dress for the evening. Attend the Festival Welcome Dinner Dance in the Pacific Beach Hotel Grand Ballroom! Throughout the evening, enjoy a plated dinner, as well as some live traditional Hawaiian music. This will be your opportunity to meet students from all over the Pacific Rim!
Breakfast at hotel or at a local restaurant. Enjoy a group workshop with Festival Faculty at the Pacific Beach Hotel either this morning or this afternoon.
Finding ways to relax during acupuncture
I started weekly acupuncture sessions (focus on fertility) after doing clomid for 3 months with no results. i hope your anxiety is easing up. it may take a few weeks of treatments to get used to it.
i am not a big fan of needles (even tho acupuncture needles are tiny, like little hairs) so the treatments are not all that relaxing for me. i try to breathe deeply, exhale as she inserts needles (really helps!), and one time my acupuncturist was playing hawaiian instrumental music which really helped me relax. i told her i really liked it and every time after that she has it playing when i come into the office