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Maui Invitational Band Festival

Maui Invitational Band Festival
Documentary, Songwriting Workshop and Performances


Maui, Hawaii - David Cowan began working with Arts Education Group for Children on a music education documentary project at the 2007 Maui Invitational Band Festival last June. Work will continue on the project at the festival this summer. David Cowan will also be joining as a educator and musician, conducting a songwriting workshop and performing at the festival.

Founded in 1996, Arts Education For Children Group (AECG ) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for artistic and cultural enrichment for the youth of Maui. Additionally, AECG is committed to improving the quality of education in Maui schools by restoring music programs and raising public awareness about the importance of music participation for youth.

"The Maui Invitational Band Festival was created in 2003 to provide opportunities for Maui students and residents to study and play alongside accomplished mainland and international instructors, " says Bryant Neal, executive director of AECG. "We are fortunate to have developed collaborative partnerships with established organizations such as Nassau Suffolk Performing Arts and Los Angeles Music Academy as well as with New York composer Carl Strommen, jazz vibraphonist Emil Richards, blues guitarist Colin John, vocalist Sheryl Renee and Hawaiian steel guitar virtuoso Henry Allen."

The fifth annual Maui Invitational Band Festival featuring instrumental workshops, vocal clinics, and community concerts will be held June 23 through July 4, 2008. All workshops and clinics are open to musicians and vocalists of all ages and are separated by skill level only. Produced by the Arts Education for Children Group (AECG), the 2008 lineup offers a diverse mix of musical genres such as classical, pop, blues, vocal and instrumental jazz.

The Maui Invitational Band Festival has been co-sponsored by the County of Maui Department of Economic Development for the advancement of educational tourism. The complete list of sponsors for the 2008 festival are still to be determined.


History of the Maui Invitational Band Festival

In 2003, Arts Education for Children Group partnered with other non-profit community service organizations including The County of Maui and the Hawaii Tourism Authority to sponsor the Nassau Suffolk Performing Arts 2003 Maui Concert Series. The ten day series of workshops and free concerts involved accomplished musicians from one of New York's most accomplished performing arts groups and local musicians from Maui's intermediate and high schools.

In 2004, the series was expanded into the Maui Invitational Band Festival and participation by music students from Mahidol University's College of Music in Bangkok, Thailand added an international component to the program. Building on the success of the previous two years, the 2005 Maui Invitational Band Festival introduced an exciting new component featuring performances and workshops by world-class professional musicians, including New York composer Carl Strommen, well-known jazz vibes percussionist, Emil Richards and popular Hawaiian musician/vocalist, Uluwehi Guerrero.

Education workshops and performances will provide unique opportunities for cultural and artistic exchange for resident and visiting participants while studying with world class professional instructors and performers.


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Maui Invitational Band Festival

Maui, Hawaii - David Cowan began working with Arts Education Group for Children on a music education documentary project at the 2007 Maui Invitational Band Festival last June. Work will continue on the project at the festival this summer. David Cowan will also be joining as a educator and musician, conducting a songwriting workshop and performing at the festival.

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Maui Invitational Band Festival
Documentary, Songwriting Workshop and Performances


Maui, Hawaii - David Cowan began working with Arts Education Group for Children on a music education documentary project at the 2007 Maui Invitational Band Festival last June. Work will continue on the project at the festival this summer. David Cowan will also be joining as a educator and musician, conducting a songwriting workshop and performing at the festival.

Founded in 1996, Arts Education For Children Group (AECG ) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for artistic and cultural enrichment for the youth of Maui. Additionally, AECG is committed to improving the quality of education in Maui schools by restoring music programs and raising public awareness about the importance of music participation for youth.

"The Maui Invitational Band Festival was created in 2003 to provide opportunities for Maui students and residents to study and play alongside accomplished mainland and international instructors, " says Bryant Neal, executive director of AECG. "We are fortunate to have developed collaborative partnerships with established organizations such as Nassau Suffolk Performing Arts and Los Angeles Music Academy as well as with New York composer Carl Strommen, jazz vibraphonist Emil Richards, blues guitarist Colin John, vocalist Sheryl Renee and Hawaiian steel guitar virtuoso Henry Allen."

The fifth annual Maui Invitational Band Festival featuring instrumental workshops, vocal clinics, and community concerts will be held June 23 through July 4, 2008. All workshops and clinics are open to musicians and vocalists of all ages and are separated by skill level only. Produced by the Arts Education for Children Group (AECG), the 2008 lineup offers a diverse mix of musical genres such as classical, pop, blues, vocal and instrumental jazz.

The Maui Invitational Band Festival has been co-sponsored by the County of Maui Department of Economic Development for the advancement of educational tourism. The complete list of sponsors for the 2008 festival are still to be determined.


History of the Maui Invitational Band Festival

In 2003, Arts Education for Children Group partnered with other non-profit community service organizations including The County of Maui and the Hawaii Tourism Authority to sponsor the Nassau Suffolk Performing Arts 2003 Maui Concert Series. The ten day series of workshops and free concerts involved accomplished musicians from one of New York's most accomplished performing arts groups and local musicians from Maui's intermediate and high schools.

In 2004, the series was expanded into the Maui Invitational Band Festival and participation by music students from Mahidol University's College of Music in Bangkok, Thailand added an international component to the program. Building on the success of the previous two years, the 2005 Maui Invitational Band Festival introduced an exciting new component featuring performances and workshops by world-class professional musicians, including New York composer Carl Strommen, well-known jazz vibes percussionist, Emil Richards and popular Hawaiian musician/vocalist, Uluwehi Guerrero.

Education workshops and performances will provide unique opportunities for cultural and artistic exchange for resident and visiting participants while studying with world class professional instructors and performers.

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