The Brigham Young University–Hawaii Salsa Orchestra and Street Band will be traveling to the island of Maui for a four-day tour with performances in Pukalani, Kahului, and Lahaina. Featuring Latin and Jazz music, performances include lively and entraining concerts for the public as well as educational workshops for young music students.
Itinerary of Performances
Concerts (Open to the Public)
March 12, 2020, 7 pm – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3356 Kihapai Pl, Pukalani, HI 96788
March 13, 2020, 6:30 pm – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1300 Maui Lani Pkwy, Kahului, HI 9673
March 14, 2020, 11 am – Lahaina Whale and Ocean Arts Festival, Outlets of Maui, Lahaina
March 14, 2020, 7 pm – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 85 Ulupono St, Lahaina, HI 96761
March 12, 2020, 2:30 pm – King Kekaulike High School
March 15, 2020, 5 pm – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1300 Maui Lani Pkwy, Kahului, HI 9673
BYU–Hawaii Salsa Orchestra
The BYU–Hawaii Salsa Orchestra is an exciting Latin-jazz ensemble that consists of 14-16 talented instrumental and vocal musicians. The featured sound of the group is music with roots in South American and the Caribbean. “Salsa” is simply a Spanish word for sauce that implies a mixture of several ingredients. This definition applies well to the BYU–Hawaii ensemble, which mixes both music and students from many states and countries.
All music played by the BYU–Hawaii Salsa Orchestra is lively, upbeat and guaranteed to entertain, even surprise, audiences that may be less familiar with salsa music or Latin jazz. Performing mambos, cha chas, merengues, bossa novas, sambas calypsos and more. The ensemble counts as musical influences – Tito Puente, Poncho Sanchez, Gloria Estefan, Celia Cruz, Juan Luis Guerra, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and many others.
BYU–Hawaii Street Band
The BYU–Hawaii Street Band offers a lively and rollicking salute to the traditional brass-and-drum bands that have paraded and danced through the streets of New Orleans since the 1890s. With high-energy music drawn from New-Orleans parades, churches, dance halls, and jazz clubs, the BYU–Hawaii Street Band offers a feast of deep-South musical treats that will inspire you to sing and dance right along.
About Brigham Young University–Hawaii
Brigham Young University–Hawaii is a private undergraduate university, located in Laie, Hawaii. Established in 1955, BYU–Hawaii serves approximately 3,000 students, from over 70 countries including around the Pacific region. It is composed of seven academic faculties that offer 40 major fields. The small class sizes at BYU–Hawaii allow faculty and students to work closely together creating intellectual, moral, and ethical learning environments and allow to fulfill the university's mantra of Enter to Learn, Go Forth and Serve. The University is owned and operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.