The Hawaii Theatre Center and the Honolulu Council of the Navy League celebrate Military Appreciation Month in May by presenting Honolulu’s largest military appreciation event, the 29th Annual Combined Military Appreciation Concert at the historic Hawaii Theatre on Military Appreciation Day; May 17, 2014; at 6:00 PM. An invitation-only pre-show reception will be sponsored by the Honolulu Council of the Navy League, a title sponsor of the concert.
According to Burton White; Hawaii Theatre Artistic Director, General Manager, and Executive Producer of the event:
“The Hawaii Theatre has been an entertainment destination for the military serving in Hawai?i for over 90 years. The Hawaii Theatre continues to honor those who have served, or currently serve, protecting our freedoms and democracy on a day that encourages U.S. citizens to observe as a symbol of patriotic unity.”
Honolulu Council of the Navy League Executive Director, Bob McDermott states:
“This event is a wonderful opportunity to show appreciation for our Military and to honor their service. The Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen performing at this event are the best of the best. They represent their service branches with great pride and are accomplished musicians.”
This year the United States Air Force is the military lead band and will be conducted by Capt. Haley Armstrong, U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific. The combined band features outstanding services members from each branch of the military, with respective conductors taking up the baton in a selection of patriotic songs. This special concert will feature performances by the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet Band, the U.S. Marine Forces Pacific Band, the U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division Band and members from the Hawai?i Air National Guard 11th Army Band.