Fund Raising Events Begin for a Local High School Band Participating in the 70th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack

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Fund Raising Events Begin for a Local High School Band Participating in the 70th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack



GEHS BandThe Greenbrier East High School (GEHS) Spartan Marching Band is proud to have been invited once again to participate in the Waikiki Holiday Parade in November 2011, in Hawaii. 

This parade commemorates the 70th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor in 1941. GEHS is the only high school band from WV invited to participate in this prestigious event.   GEHS Band, under the direction of Jim Allder, participated in the 60th anniversary parade in 2001. 



GEHS will be performing honorary concerts at the Pearl Harbor Memorial and on the deck of the USS Missouri, and will be the only band representing West Virginia in the parade.  A surviving veteran from West Virginia will be invited as a guest to travel with the band to Hawaii. 


In an effort to raise funds to cover the cost of the trip, numerous fund

raising events will take place over the course of the next year.



luauThe band will stage its first major fundraiser for the Hawaii trip, on December 7, Pearl Harbor Day.  A luau will be held at the Roland Sharp Alumni Center at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg from 6:30 to 9 p.m.  The event will include a Hawaiian-style dinner and entertainment provided by the GEHS Spartan band and steel drum band. Hawaiian attire is encouraged.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children age 12 and under and may be purchased at Lowell’s Bakery in Frankford, Evri Chart in White Sulphur Springs, Wolf Creek Gallery in Alderson and The Wild Bean in Lewisburg.



On Thursday, December 16th a fund raiser will be held at the Bob Evans Restaurant in Lewisburg, from 4:00-9:00 pm.  When you pay your bill, the GEHS Band will automatically receive 15% of your total check.  This applies to dine in or carry out orders.  Parents and students of the band will be on hand to bus tables, refill coffee and generally take good care of you.  They willl also be happy to answer any questions about the trip or the parade you may have.  The more you order and the bigger your party, the more you help the band.  So, have dessert and coffee while enjoying the sounds of the GEHS Bluegrass Band who will be on hand to entertain you.


The 2011 Waikiki Holiday Parade Participating Bands are:

  • Burlington Teen Tour Band -  Burlington Ontario, Canada
  • Carl Sandburg High School - Orland Park, IL
  • Danvers High School - Danvers, MA
  • Dover High School - Dover, PA
  • Greenbrier East High School -  Lewisburg, WV
  • Jefferson High School - Bloomington, MN
  • Liberty High School - Bethlehem, PA
  • Mountain Ridge High School - Glendale, AZ
  • O'Fallon High School - O'Fallon, IL
  • Pope High School - Marietta, GA
  • Powell High School - Powell, TN
  • St. John's Northwestern Military Academy - Delafield, WI
  • Slinger High School - Slinger, WI
  • Stephenson High School  - Stone Mountain, GA
  • Southwest High School  - San Diego, CA
  • Timpview High School - Provo, UT
  • Walton High School - Marietta, GA


The trip cost per participant is approximately $2,200 which covers air transportation, local ground transportation, quality lodging, many meals, entry fees to events and a tour/reception of the Polynesian Cultural Center.   Their total fund raising goal is approximately $220,000.  

If you wish to donate, donations may be sent to:  GEHS Music Boosters, PO Box 1336, Lewisburg, WV 24901.  

Please come out and show your support for the GEHS Band.  Email questions to



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Reading this post makes me feel connected to your community, and the spirit of the community, in a special way. THX!

Nov 29, 2010 03:07 AM #1
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

janeAnne, thanks for the nice compliment ... Lewisburg is a great community and is so supportive of activities and events in the area.

Nov 29, 2010 06:56 AM #2
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville

WOW. They really are attracting a wide range of school bands for the parade. What an honor. Will the school be teaching the kids the history behind the parade?

Nov 29, 2010 10:30 AM #3
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

What an honor to participate in this parade. Sounds like two great fundraisers set for your community - especially the luau.

Nov 29, 2010 12:11 PM #4
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

What an honor for those kids!  And what creative and fun ways to raise money.  Here's hoping they will be very successful!

Nov 29, 2010 12:13 PM #5
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Ellie, It will be a wonderful opportunity to teach the band and JROTC students about the history of World War II, the attack on Pearl Harbor and the men and women who answered the call of our country during its time of need,

Lee and Carol, I think it is a great honor as well and hope these two fundraisers and others throughout 2011 provides the funds for their travels.

Susan, thanks and I do hope the fundraisers will be a big success.

Nov 29, 2010 01:24 PM #6
Mickey McCoy
Coldwell Banker Stuart and Watts - Lewisburg, WV

Rebecca,  Can't make the first fundraiser, but Hobart and I will try and make it to the Bob Evans for dinner.

Nov 29, 2010 01:48 PM #8
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Rebecca, What an honor and a life experience for the high school students! In addition to the fund-raising events … it would be nice to see an airline participate with major ticket discounts.

Nov 30, 2010 04:16 AM #9
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Mickey, will see you there.

Kathleen, yes it would be and I am sure they are or have received some kind of discount.

Nov 30, 2010 07:41 AM #10
Brian Doubleday
Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker - Ladera Ranch, CA
Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo

You're such a great supporter of your local events, that is such an honor for that band

Nov 30, 2010 08:33 AM #11
Karen Kruschka
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REbecca  That is a band that deserves public support - good for you for publicizing it

Nov 30, 2010 08:46 AM #12
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