In early December, nearly 100 students from Hockinson High School performed at the Battleship Missouri Memorial on Pearl Harbor Day. The student musicians traveled to Honolulu, Hawaii to perform as the only non-military band to take part in National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day events.

These performances provided a unique opportunity for students to engage with historical sites, contribute to the commemoration of significant events in American history and represent the Hockinson community on a national stage.

In a special recognition of their performances, the students were presented with two American flags. The flags were previously flown above the USS Missouri and the USS Arizona Memorial.

“Our band students put their best effort forward with stellar performances,” said Corey McEnry, Band Director at Hockinson High School. “I think that says a lot about how Hockinson kids value our nation’s history, those who have served, and their own talents, time, and musical skills.”

Support from the community, parents, and educators make unique educational opportunities like this one possible for Hockinson School District students. For more information about Hockinson School District, please visit Hockinson’s website.