On behalf of Altus Auto Auction, owner Jane Marsh has donated $1,600 to “That Altus Band” to be used toward the upcoming performance in Waikki, Hawaii. “That Altus Band” has accepted an invitation to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and represent Oklahoma in the Waikiki Holiday Parade.
Each year the Waikiki Holiday Parade is held on the Friday after Thanksgiving in Honolulu, Hawaii, honoring Pearl Harbor survivors and American military. To date, hundreds of mainland and Hawaiian bands have marched the parade since its inaugural year in 1998. Bands who participate in the parade also participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the USS Arizona Memorial and a commemorative performance at the USS Battleship Missouri in Pearl Harbor. The student’s experiences at Pearl Harbor and meeting survivors will be something they will remember for a lifetime.
“We are honored to help create this memory,” said Marsh.
For more about the Altus High School Band and their trip, or to donate, please call the high school band room at 580-481-2664 or visit www.altusbands.com