How To Join

I’m interested in becoming a member. What do I do next?

  • Contact us via E-mail: and let us know. We will give you more information about the Ensemble, including the best date to come to our rehearsals.

Where and when do you rehearse?

  • Rehearsals are scheduled for Tuesday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Sacred Hearts Academy band room. (See below for directions.) Since we may occasionally change the rehearsal dates or location, please contact us to confirm that we will be there on the night you wish to attend.

Do I need to audition?

  • Adult members (over 18 years old) do not need to formally audition to join the Ensemble. However, it is expected that new members should be willing and able to meet the standards necessary to play the level of music typically performed by the Ensemble.

Student members (high school) who meet certain requirements may be allowed to participate with the Ensemble primarily during the summer when school is not in session.

Do I need to have my own instrument?

  • Other than a few small percussion items, the Ensemble does not own any instruments. With the exception of larger percussion equipment that we use with the approval of the host school, members are expected to provide their own instrument.

How much does it cost?

  • Each member is asked to contribute $2 per rehearsal to help defray the cost of renting the band room, a nominal fee for several hours of enjoyment each week. However, no one will be denied membership if they cannot afford to pay. Our goal is to make music, not money!

What is the attendance policy?

The Ensemble gives performances and is not merely a reading group. The conductor works hard to achieve a particular blend and balance in the sound that is adversely affected when someone is absent. It is expected that ALL members be present at ALL rehearsals. However, allowances are made due to the nature of our organization. All efforts are made to accommodate the various time commitments of our members, and no one is penalized for non-attendance, as long as a reasonable effort is made to be there.

Can I take the music home to practice?

  • Yes. However, any member who takes home music will be responsible for its safe return at our next rehearsal, even if they cannot be there. Members will be required to pay for any damaged / lost music. Repeated disregard for music / property will result in loss of privileges or expulsion.

All photos on this page provided by Maurice Bolosan.

Directions: Rehearsal site for the Honolulu Wind Ensemble

Sacred Hearts Academy

3253 Waialae Avenue

Honolulu, Hawaii 96816