Sunday, May 22, 2022 |
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LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i Community College Jazz and Concert Band invites the public to unwind from the busy graduation weekend with a free concert, May 21 starting at 5 p.m. at the Kukui Grove Center.
Larry McCreery said this will be a nice way to close off the hectic weekend and in addition to the free concert, get to meet the three recipients of the Larry L. McIntosh Music Scholarship which will be awarded to Kaua‘i graduating seniors at that time.
Recipients include Kaitlin Maka Viernes, a home school student with Kula O Ke Ola, who will be heading to the Kaua‘i Community College in the fall with a Liberal Arts path leading to an eventual future in Music Therapy. She earns a $2,000 scholarship.
The daughter of Danilo and Kathleen Viernes of Hanama‘ulu, Maka, as she prefers to be called, was also a participant in the recent Mokihana Club of Kaua‘i Performing Arts Scholarship presentation and followed her violin performance by being named a recipient of a scholarship from the Zonta Club of Kaua‘i.
Carlthron E. J. Antoine, another home school graduate, will also be heading to KCC in the fall, eyeing a path leading to an Engineering degree with a minor in Music. He will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
The son of Carlisle and Patricia Antoine of Kapa‘a, he, too, was a participant in the Mokihana Club of Kaua‘i Performing Arts Scholarship presentation where he also did a violin presentation.
Heidi Murakami, graduating from Kapa‘a High School on May 20, has been accepted by the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa where she will pursue a degree in Chemistry. She will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
The daughter of Hideaki Murakami and Yasuko Murakami of Kapa‘a, Heidi was also a Mokihana Club of Kaua‘i Performing Arts Scholarship presenter, opting to perform on the piano for that event instead of her specialty instrument, the trombone.
McCreery said in addition to the May 21 presentation, the KCC Jazz Band will be performing at the Rotary Club of Kapa‘a Taste of Hawai‘i, June 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Smith’s Tropical Paradise in Wailua.
Tickets for the Rotary Club of Kapa‘a benefit can be obtained by contacting any of the Rotarians, or by visiting www.tasteofhawaii.com, the Taste of Hawai‘i website.
The Larry L. McIntosh Music Scholarships are presented by the Larry L. McIntosh Music Scholarship Association which honors the memory and musical legacy of the former Kaua‘i High School Music Director and all-around musician who also conducted the KCC Jazz and Concert Bands.
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