Japanese High School Band to March in 2016 Rose Parade

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Japanese High School Band to March in 2016 Rose Parade From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | 12:26 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Subscribe More Cool Stuff Toho High School Band. Photo courtesy Tournament of RosesToho High School in Nagoya, Japan, is sending its marching band to Pasadena later this month to perform in the 2016 Rose Parade, representing the Green Band Association, now an international organization that brings Japanese bands each year to the Tournament of Roses.Aside from marching in the New Year’s Day parade, the band will also be performing in a charity concert on January 3, 2016, for the benefit of the families of the victims of the San Bernardino mass shooting.The concert is at 6:00 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy High School in La Palma.Although admission is free, the band accepts donations in the name of the Green Band Association. Japanese Green bands customarily perform for donations usually for victims of natural disasters. This time, it will be for the survivors and families of San Bernardino shooting victims.Established in 1923, Toho High School in Nagoya has a long history of renowned marching bands, performing numerous times at the All-Japan Marching Contest. The group, made up mostly of female students, practices every day of the week, with day-long rehearsals on weekends.The group will also spend a day at Disneyland, performing on December 26 and recording in the park’s studios. They will also visit California Adventure and hold open rehearsals at Angel Stadium in Anaheim.The Green Band Association was established with one band in 1998 at Sendai in the Tohoku region of Japan. Later on, it drew the participation of other Japanese bands united in the mission to increase green plants on our planet. Member bands go overseas to hold the Green Concert like the one happening in La Palma, funded by donation from the audiences.Using the fund, the Green Band Association is able to do regular activities such as planting trees and protecting animals from cruelty. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Paige Davis & Amra-Faye Wright Will Return to Chicago on Broadway

first_img Davis, who hosted TLC’s Trading Spaces, appeared on stage previously in Boeing-Boeing, Sweet Charity, Beauty and the Beast and The Vagina Monologues. Wright has played Kelly on five continents (the only actress in Chicago history to have done so); additional stage credits include Footloose, Grease and A Chorus Line. Related Shows The two will join a cast that includes John Dossett as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. The Cook County Jail’s about to welcome back two familiar faces. Paige Davis and Amra-Faye Wright will return to the Broadway revival of Chicago beginning March 30. Davis will reprise her performance as Roxie Hart (which she first played on Broadway in 2004) through April 27, while international Chicago vet Wright will play Velma Kelly through July 26. They take over for Grammy winner Jennifer Nettles and Carly Hughes, both of whom end their limited engagements on March 29 at the Ambassador Theatre. Chicago View Comments from $49.50last_img read more

Mental errors cost Badgers against Hoosiers

first_imgIn a match that the Badgers looked to control after dominating the first set, the University of Wisconsin volleyball team lost its sense of focus and team chemistry as it crumbled in a four-set loss to the last place Indiana Hoosiers Friday night.After ending the first set on a 19-8 run, Wisconsin (15-8, 3-7 Big Ten) dropped three straight sets to the Big Ten bottom-feeders as unusual mental mistakes like lack of focus and miscommunication plagued UW.“There were more than normal, and I don’t have an answer for that,” head coach Pete Waite said. “Some people were just hesitating … normally they blend better together and they communicate a little bit better, but for some reason, it just wasn’t happening in a few points.”Although Indiana finds itself in last place in the conference, the team has won its last two matches against Big Ten opponents after losing its first eight league contests. The Hoosiers defeated the then-No. 17 Purdue Boilermakers in four sets Oct. 16 for their first conference victory.The Badgers’ lack of chemistry ruined their chances of finding an offensive flow. While Wisconsin had a .429 attack percentage in the first set with 16 kills, the team could only muster clips of .128 and .069 in the second and fourth sets, with a lower success rate on side-out plays.Both teams struggled to play clean offensively throughout the match, with the Badgers committing 22 errors and Indiana totaling 21.Senior middle blocker Alexis Mitchell said the team is at its best when individual players are loose. However, she said it is difficult to relax when playing from behind in sets.“I think we just put pressure on ourselves when we get in holes and then you do tense up normally when you’re putting pressure on yourselves,” Mitchell said. “We just have to find a way to let that pressure go and play our game even when we’re down … We have to work on getting a fast start so that pressure isn’t even existent.”The Badgers found themselves down by three points in the first, second and fourth sets before either team had even reached double-digit points.In recent matches, Wisconsin has been able to mount comebacks after falling behind early, but Waite said it’s challenging to pick up the momentum mid-set.“We seem to be starting from behind and then gaining momentum and getting going, but that’s draining,” Waite said. “It can be pretty exhausting doing that all the time.”The bright spot for Wisconsin on offense came in the play of sophomore outside hitter Ellen Chapman. The 6-foot-5 attacker set a new career-high with 24 kills on a .390 hitting percentage, adding 11 kills in the third set alone.Courtney Thomas also chipped in 51 assists and 10 digs in her 11th double-double of the season.Defense shows signs of improvement The Wisconsin defense wasn’t free of its fair share of mistakes, but showed flashes of effective play.Sophomore defensive specialist Deme Morales and junior outside hitter Julie Mikaelsen set career-highs in digs with 18 and 15, respectively. Mikaelsen also contributed 11 kills to record her first career double-double.However, there were a number of occasions in which the Badger back row let balls go that fell inbounds. Players also lost opportunities to pick up stray balls because of miscommunication.Junior libero Annemarie Hickey, who led the Badgers with 19 digs, said defensive players needed to be more assertive going after balls.“We just need to be aggressive,” Hickey said. “We can’t be looking at balls … one person needs to go for it … We’re doing a great job of working around together, it’s just those little spurts of where we are watching those balls that we need to fix.”Wisconsin allowed 11 aces on Indiana service attempts. The loss was the second straight UW gave up double-figure service aces. The Badgers’ receiving percentage was just .882 for the match with 11 errors, compared to their season average of just under five receiving errors per match.Waite said Wisconsin’s serve-receive has been something the team has worked on in practice, yet has struggled with come game day.“I think it was a case where they [Indiana] did a good job moving the ball around on the serve short [and] deep,” Waite said. “They were really hitting their lines on a lot of their shots, and I thought they covered really well [on our blocking] … [it was] definitely frustrating.”last_img read more