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Hands Across the Sea 2019 ~Friendship Concert
August 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Come and experience the music of various amazing musicians from Saipan and Guam as they host the Gamagori Junior Band from Aichi Prefecture in Japan, in The Hands Across the Sea Concert.
This is the Gamagori Junior Band’s first visit to Saipan.
The Concert Program;
Opening Act (4:00~): Guam 721st Army Rock Band
1. Mariana’s Combined Band: Saipan Pacific Winds, Guam National Guard 721st Army Band, and individual musicians from MHS, SIS, SCS
2. Gamagori Junior Band
3. Saipan/Guam/Gamagori Friendship Band
In 1995, in response to the declining number of band programs and stagnating band activities in Gamagori City (Aichi, Japan), the local band directors met and established THE GAMAGORI JUNIOR BAND. Their hope is to improve the level of musicianship of youth members and provide cultural exchange opportunities through music.
Since it was established, the GAMAGORI JUNIOR BAND has performed annual concerts 19 times, all receiving positive responses by their community. The band is proud of their music activities both locally and abroad. Internationally, the band has traveled 7 times to China, South Korea and Guam. The band held friendship concerts with bands from Australia, Guam, South Korea and Poland. The Gamagori Junior Band has established a sister city program with Urasoe City, Okinawa.