July 21, 2017

Lyme-Old Lyme HS Students Perform Today at 75th Pearl Harbor Commemoration in Hawaii, Concert to be Streamed Live in School Auditorium at 5pm

The USS Missouri on which the Lyme-Old Lyme High School Band and Chorus will play tomorrow during the 75th anniversary commemoration of Pearl Harbor.

The USS Missouri on which the Lyme-Old Lyme High School Band and Chorus will play tomorrow during the 75th anniversary commemoration of Pearl Harbor.

BREAKING NEWS: We just learned that Lyme-Old Lyme High School (LOLHS) will be streaming the concert in which the school’s band and chorus will be performing in Hawaii live in the high school auditorium today 5 p.m.  The public is welcome to come to the high school to watch the concert.

Today, Wednesday, Dec. 7, members of the Lyme-Old Lyme High School Band and Chorus will assemble on the pier of the USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, along with student musicians from across the country and Japan, for the 75th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Mass Band Performance, one of many events scheduled this week in observance of the anniversary.  The concert will be a remembrance of and a tribute to lives lost on Dec. 7, 1941 and the ensuing war, and an inspiring “gift of music” to the world. 

The backdrop for this concert is the Battleship Missouri, a World-War II-era ship that was engaged in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.  It was on the Missouri, in Tokyo Bay in September 1945, that the papers of surrender were signed by representatives of the Allied and Axis powers — formally ending World War II. The Missouri is now docked in Pearl Harbor as a permanent memorial and museum, providing a fitting bookend to the story of the bombing on Dec. 7, 1941, that launched US involvement in the war.

Student musicians from Lyme-Old Lyme High School, along with Choral Director Kristine Pekar and Band Director Jacob Wilson, have been preparing for this trip for the past year.  There are 100 students on the trip, along with Pekar and Wilson,  LOLHS principal James Wygonik, and teacher and parent chaperones.Follow them on Facebook (@LOLHSPearlHarborTrip and @FriendsofMusicLymeOldLyme) or visit http://www.friendsofmusiclol.org/ (where you can also get the link for the live stream).


The 75th Pearl Harbor Mass Band concert will be streamed live at 5 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at
http://www.channel808.tv/2016/75thpearlharbor/.  
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