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 8th Annual Na Mele o na Keiki (Music for the Children) Holiday Concerts at the historic Hawaii Theatre Center at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov 29th. 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, Raiatea Helm, Hawaiian musicians the Abrigo Ohana, comic Bo Irvine, dancers from the Hawaii State Ballet and drummers from Somei Taiko.
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 beginning Tuesday, Nov. 3 at the Hawaii Theatre Box Office, 1130 Bethel St. The Box Office is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.