Roosevelt High School
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Located near the slopes of the National Memorial of the Pacific, President Theodore Roosevelt High School is situated in the suburbs of Makiki which is part of the greater Honolulu area of approximately 800,000 residents and one of six high schools in the Honolulu School District. One of the central elements of the community is the educational complex which includes Manoa, Noelani, Pauoa, Nu'uanu, Ma'ema'e and Lincoln Elementary as well as Robert Louis Stevenson and Prince David Kawananakoa Middle Schools. Established in 1930, Roosevelt High School had the distinction of being the only English-standard public school in Hawaii. Construction of the Spanish-influenced architecture of the main building was completed in September of 1932. The red and gold dome of the Roosevelt tower still remains as a noted landmark in the Honolulu metropolis.
Drawing from the area of Makiki, Manoa, Nu'uanu, Pauoa, Punchbowl, Papakolea and Tantalus, students are offered a comprehensive academic program, a varied athletic and intramural program and many opportunities to participate in co-curricular activities through clubs, special programs and student government. Our Principal is Ms. Jeanette Uyeda and Vice-Principals are Mr. Ron Nomura, Mr. Scott Shimabukuro, and Ms. Michelle DeBusca.
The music program is under the direction of Mr. Gregg K. Abe and assisted by Mr. Micah Masuno. With an enrollment of 300 students out of a student population of 1435, the performing instrumental ensembles at Roosevelt High School are well known throughout the state for its superior musical abilities in marching as well as concert and jazz band activities. Many of the students in the program receive private instruction from a number of local professional musicians and university instructors which further enhances the quality of student musicianship within the various programs.
Serving the school, community and the State of Hawai'i, the Roosevelt High School Band has earned a reputation for quality performance, attitude, and musicianship. Honors have included performances in Canada, Great Britain, Tournament of Roses Parade, Portland Rose Festival Parade, Freedom Bowl Festival, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Midosuji Parade and six tours of Japan. The mission statement of the band is to provide a quality musical experience for both members and listeners. Also, the various activities of the band and orchestra will assist the students to develop skills in the areas of communication, leadership, responsibility, and teamwork. Our focus is to motivate students to set high standards and to develop traits necessary to become productive members of society.
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Last Updated: September 12, 2013
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