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Menehune Classic Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Marching band serves as warm-up into competitive season
Anthony Guarnes
Menehune Marching Band and Color Guard performs at the Aloha Week Parade, September 30. They will be the final performers at this Saturday’s Menehune Classic.

The Moanalua High School Marching Band and Color Guard will be performing at the 20th Annual Menehune Classic this Saturday, October 21. The marching band and color guard has been practicing their show since August. This year, the theme is “Space…The Final Frontier”. This year’s theme is the same as the first year’s theme, to celebrate the 20th Anniversary.  Gates open at 5:00 p.m. 

The Menehune Classic will host ten marching units from schools across the island who will then be evaluated by professional musicians. These professionals leave comments for the bands for improvement in time for the marching band competition seasons. Although there are comments and awards being left for the different schools and bands, the Menehune Classic is not a competition. 


Along with Moanalua, there are 11 other performers, 10 of them being high schools. This is the order of presentation:

  • U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band
  • Castle High School
  • Waipahu High School
  • Kapolei High School
  • Kailua High School
  • Aiea & Radford High School
  • Pearl City High School
  • Kalani High School
  • Kamehameha Schools
  • Campbell High School
  • Mililani High School
  • Moanalua High School


“Since band camp (during October break), I’ve really seen the band and group grow,” Music Department President Kacie Arakaki said. “I can’t wait to see that growth translate onto the field.”


The event will begin at 6:00 PM at the football field and tickets are being sold online at link or at the office box for $10, and K-12 students get a $5 discount. 

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Haley Meyer, Editor In Chief
Haley Meyer is a Senior at Moanalua High School and this is her 3rd year of News-Writing. Her favorite hobbies are crocheting and she has favorite genres for movies and books, comedy and romance. In the future after high school, she wants to become a veterinarian since she has a big connection with animals
Anthony Guarnes, Writer
Anthony Guarnes is a Senior and first year news writer. He is in the Moanalua High School Wrestling team. He traveled to many countries across the world, like Mexico, France, Korea; however, his favorite place to visit is Chicago.

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