Japanesehigh school bands to visit and perform in Blaine

Published on Thu, Mar 17, 2005 by Leslee Smith

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Japanese high school bands
to visit and perform in Blaine

By Leslee Smith

In February 2003 the Blaine High School Wind Ensemble toured in Japan and by invitation, performed at the Funabashi Music Festival. As a result of this tour a wonderful relationship has developed with high school music groups from Japan.

These groups are outstanding performers (they sing, dance and play with precision) and are not to be missed. Please help us welcome them and make their journey to our country and cities worthwhile by attending their concert. Takanawadai High School Band performed in Blaine in 2003. We are honored to have them visit and perform here again.

We welcome their 108 members who will spend the morning performing, visiting classrooms and teaching origami and games to the students at Blaine elementary school. This group of gifted performers will put on an evening concert at Ferndale high school on Tuesday, March 22 at the Ferndale high school performance theater at 7 p.m.
Asahikawa High School Band will be performing for the first time in Blaine. Although they have visited and performed in the Vancouver area before, they have not been to the United States to perform. This talented 86-member group of students will perform on Thursday, March 31 in the Ken Waters gym at 7 p.m.

Both concerts are free. For more information you can contact Leslee Smith at 332-4859. We would like as many to attend the concerts as possible. We extend an invitation to you and ask you to invite family, friends and co-workers!