Hawaii Trip

March 24 – 28, 2024

Aloha and Mahalo to your 39th Annual PACIFIC BASIN MUSIC FESTIVAL, which over the years has earned the reputation of being the finest educational music festival in the Pacific Islands.

The Pacific Basin Music Festival is an international event, bringing together the most talented junior high, high school, community, and college level bands and choirs from countries of the Pacific Basin and beyond. Festival activities include adjudicated and outdoor group performances, a full ensemble workshop, a luau, and a dinner dance. One adjudicated ensemble will also be selected to work with the festival’s composer-in-residence to develop a commissioned work that will be premiered at Hawaii Theatre. With groups attending from countries such as Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Tonga, the United States, and the territory of Guam, this is a unique opportunity for international exchange through social functions and music. Students and directors will have access to outstanding international educators, conductors, and clinicians in a positive and meaningful environment.

ENSEMBLES: Junior High School, High School, college and community bands, choirs and orchestras.

DURATION: 5 days

ACCEPTANCE: In order to ensure a quality experience, the festival is limited to a maximum of ten instrumental ensembles and ten choral ensembles. Groups that are denied entry based on available festival capacity will be given first priority in the following year.

Commitment forms are still being accepted for the 2024 Hawaii Choir Trip. We have extended the deadline! Please review the information here 39th ANNUAL PACIFIC BASIN MUSIC FESTIVAL Form and scan/email the form to Mr. H or mail it to West c/o WSHS Choir Boosters. We will have student fundraisers to help the students pay for the trip. Please check your emails frequently for trip announcements. For questions, please contact the West Salem Boosters.

You can also mail in or drop off a check at West c/o WSHS Choir Boosters at 1776 Titan Drive NW or pay via PayPal wshschoirboosters@gmail.com as payee. Please put the student’s Name, ID number, and “Hawaii Payment” in the notes section. note there are fees associated with using Paypal