CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii --
U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific and BAE Systems, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, will present the 6th Annual Na Mele o na Keiki (Music for the Children) Holiday Concert at the historic Hawaii Theatre Center at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. It will feature the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band performing holiday favorites with a variety of guest artists, including the "Wild Hawaiian" Henry Kapono, actress/singer Shawna Lynn Masuda, jazz/blues guitarist Chris Vandercook, Hawaiian musicians The Abrigo Ohana, dancers from the Hawaii State Ballet and musicians from the Air Force Band of the Pacific.
This concert is presented free of charge, and is an opportunity to help support the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots Hawaii collection effort. Marines will be on hand to accept donations of new, unwrapped toys or cash; every toy and every dollar collected to purchase toys stays in Hawaii to make the holidays brighter for Hawaii’s less-fortunate keiki. The Salvation Army is once again working with more than 100 local charities to distribute the donated toys.
Free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Hawaii Theatre Box Office, 1130 Bethel St. The Box Office is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Doors will open at 1:30 the day of the show.