Bob Jones High School band students performing in Pearl Harbor

Around 60 band students are performing in Pearl Harbor.

Posted: Dec 4, 2017 6:59 PM
Updated: Dec 4, 2017 7:11 PM

The Bob Jones High School marching band is getting ready to fly to Hawaii to perform in the Pearl Harbor Day Parade.

Each band student had to raise $2,500 in order to perform in Hawaii. It took them a year to raise the money and practice for the parade.

In 2016, the band recieved an invitation to perform at the Pearl Harbor Memorial Site and then the parade.

Monday afternoon, 97-year-old Sherwin Callander, a World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor spoke with the band students about his experience in the Navy and the attack that happened 75 years ago.

Band students said this is a dream come true.

"I've actually been waiting a long time for me to go. Last year we had a Pearl Harbor show. It meant a lot to me, that show. So to be going to the site of Pearl Harbor, it means alot. I'm sure it means a lot to other people too," said senior band student Hannah Gulley.

Around 60 band students are performing in Pearl Harbor. They leave Tuesday morning. 

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