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PCHS Bandmaster Receives High Honor
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                   Since its establishment in 1982, only 65 bandmasters nationwide have received the honor of being inducted into the High School Band Directors National Associ- ation’s hall of fame — and Pearl City High School’s Chadwick Kamei is one of them.
middle school students. “The Department of Edu- cation recognizes the value that learning fine arts brings to our students and their curriculum,” states superin- tendent Keith Hayashi. “We are incredibly lucky to have educators like bandmaster Kamei, who are passionate about what they teach and commit their time, energy and care into our students
Pearl City High’s Sym- phonic Winds concert in May by officials, includ- ing Gov. David Ige, and received a personalized certificate of recognition congratulating him on his accomplishments as well as thanking him for uplifting HIDOE on a national level.
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    “This is a significant hon- or recognizing stellar work,” states Michael Nakasone, a longtime former band direc- tor for state Department of Education schools, who was inducted into the National High School Band Directors Hall of Fame in 2013. “It is fitting that bandmaster Ka- mei be inducted.”
Pearl City High School bandmaster Chadwick Kamei was inducted into the High School Band Directors National Hall of Fame. PHOTO COURTESY HAWAI‘I DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
and schools.”
Kamei was honored at
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    Under guidance from Kamei, who has dedicated more than 15 years to the students of Pearl City High,
the Chargers have been rec- ognized internationally for their performances and have traveled to China, England, Japan and across the conti- nental U.S. to compete and perform.
Locally, Kaimei has taken on the responsibility of co- ordinating the annual O‘ahu High School Marching Band Festival. He also established the Hawai‘i Wind Band Fes- tival for high school and
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