The Shorewood High School marching band and flag team will participate in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade on Friday, Dec. 7 in Honolulu.
This year’s parade will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the USS Arizona Memorial. The memorial was dedicated in 1962 to honor those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Shorewood was invited to perform in the parade based on its excellent musical reputation, said band director Dave Johnson, who will lead the trip along with flag team coach Kim Parker. The school also sent the parade organizers a tape of one of its performances.
“This is a big step for the program,” Johnson said.
Shorewood’s contingent of 110 students will march in the twilight parade in Waikiki on Friday evening, Dec. 7. They will leave for Hawaii on Tuesday, Dec. 4. The next day the group will tour Pearl Harbor and give a tribute performance at the USS Arizona Memorial. They will also sightsee on Oahu, and visit the Dole Pineapple Plantation and Polynesian Cultural Center before returning to Shoreline on Sunday, Dec. 9.