USAF Band of the Pacific-Hawaii: Papana Ensemble

by Farrah S.C. Kaufmann, MSgt, USAF
36th Wing Public Affairs

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam - The U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Hawaii's eight piece ensemble "Papana" arrived yesterday and will perform a diverse repertoire of contemporary and classical jazz events throughout the community for this year's Liberation Day celebrations.

The band's official tour on Guam will run from July 19 to July 24. The first performance will be at the Outrigger hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m., July 20. On July 21, the band will perform at the Liberation Day carnival at 8:00 p.m.

during the fireworks.

The first military base performance kicks-off at 6:00 p.m., July 22 at the Coral Reef Fitness Center, here.

The U.S. Naval Base will host a performance July 23 at the NEX shopping center beginning at noon and will conclude their tour at the U.S. Naval Hospital on Sunday, with two performances at noon and 3:00 p.m.

The U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Hawaii is based out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii where they have called home for more than thirty years. The band has three ensembles, "Hana Hou", "Papana" and "Small Kine"

bringing forth a wide variety of sounds and styles for concerts and community events throughout the Pacific region.

U.S. Air Force bands promote the global Air Force mission in war and in peace by providing world-class musical products and services to honor our Airmen, support troop morale and recruiting, and to build and strengthen domestic and international partnerships.

For more information about the band ensembles:

http://www.bandofthepacific-hawaii.af.mil/ensembles/

For more information about the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Hawaii:

http://www.bandofthepacific-hawaii.af.mil/aboutus/

Watch their mission video on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulZvhwoJ6-E

Check out their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/BandofthePacific/

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