Innovations Public Charter School students held a performance and fundraiser for their music program March 29. The event was hosted by the Pacific Rim Education Foundation at the Hawaii Queen Coffee Garden.
The concert featured the Innovations School Band and Choir under the direction of Andrea Lindborg and Luke Clebsch. The band’s repertoire consisted of contemporary, Hawaiian and jazz pieces which they also performed last weekend at the Hawaii Music Festival in Honolulu. The program included Lindborg on trumpet performing “Pele’s Passions,” her original composition. The piece featured Innovations fifth- and sixth-grade students who narrated the story of Pele and Hiiaka, which inspired the music.
A large audience enjoyed Loren Wilken on piano during the intermission and silent auction. The fundraiser’s goals were to raise funds to participate at the Hawaii Music Festival and to purchase more band instruments.