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Production Meeting 


Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade Committee
Joel Biggs - Chairman
Chris Meeker - Executive Producer
Earl Hurrey - Selection Chair / Director Military Relations


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Pre-Production Conference Call



PURPOSE - Joel Biggs


Unite Generations in a Living Memorial that honors our Veterans on the Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor, while taking Americans to the place where history was made to pay tribute to and learn from our History Makers.




  • Airport Protocol

  • Tour Manager – With you throughout your tour - Point of Contact for Questions while in Hawaii. Phone # You should have received your managers name and contact information.  

  • Meals - Breakfast daily - Grab and Go - Pre Boxed at or near hotel, 2 dinners (Luau or PCC, and post parade Bento Box - Chicken, Pork, Fish, Salad Roll)

    • Vegetarian Meal count​ - Must receive today 

    • Allergies - Must receive today

  • Hotels – Great Locations, all within walking distance of Waikiki Beach - Everything you need 

  • Private Bus Transfers to and from Airport and other scheduled excursions

  • Box Truck for Instruments (Instrumental groups only)

  • Pearl Harbor - Pearl Harbor Visitor’s Center, USS Missouri, USS Arizona Memorial - Be patient

  • Enjoy – You are in Hawaii

  • For you adults - Glad you are coming but remember this is about the kids. 

  • Remember your sunblock - nothing more miserable then carrying a Tuba with a sunburn

  • Stick with your group

  • Dress Code


  • Will we have a banner for the parade?

  • Will the Parade be Live Streamed?

    • Yes, both the Opening Ceremony and Parade will be live streamed beginning at 4pm Hawaii time. This can be found at

  •  Luau – 

    • Every group will have an amazing Luau/Polynesian Show experience 

  • Will we receive a Flower Leis 

  • Will we need to bring our own water?

    • Water will be provided at the Ceremony and Parade on the 7th and for meals. 

    • You should have your own water bottle for daily activities / tours

    • ABC stores are conveniently located throughout Waikiki and have affordable water and snacks etc. 


  • Dbl Check Airline ticket confirmation code sheet for all travelers (provided by Cherish - if flight booked through Historic Productions) - Govt issued ID for passengers 18 or older. For those 17-12 we recommend a photo ID. 




Map of Parade Opening Ceremony - Kuroda Field, Waikiki


















SCHEDULE - Earl Hurrey

2:-3    Groups arrive (schedule arrival times for bands - as instructed by Group Manager)

3:30    Mass Band Rehearsal with Marine Band

3:45    Mass Choir Rehearsal    

4:00    All Veterans Seated On Stage

4:10    All Groups in formation 

4:15.   Performance by Kilgore College Rangerettes


4:20   Please Stand for the Presentation of Colors and our National Anthem - performed by the      Marine Forces Pacific Band under the direction of Staff Sergeant Uiliami Fihaki - Joined by Pearl Harbor Combined Choir ​ - Joint Service Color Guard, March in the Colors - National Anthem performed by the Marine Forces Pacific Band, under the direction of SSgt Uiliami Fihaki



  • Choctaw High School - OK

  • Waccamaw High School Choir - SC

  • Tuscarora High School Choir - VA

  • Carson High School Choir - NC

  • Armada High School Choir - MI

  • Jamestown High School Choir - ND

  • Danvers High School Choir - MA

  • Denver Christian High School Choir - CO



  • Amazing Grace - Celtic Pipes - Hawaii


History Maker Medal Presentation. 

4:45 - Speaker 1 – Young Marine of the Year - SgtMaj Isabella Benson

4:52 - Massed Choir Performance - "America the Beautiful"

4:58 - Speaker 2 - Pearl Harbor Survivor Harry Chandler

5:05 - Speaker 3 - Pearl Harbor Survivor Ike Schaub

5:10 - Speaker 4 -  Major General Reginald Neal - Deputy Commanding General

5:20 - Conclude

Performance - Armed Forces Medley - Marine Forces Pacific Band

Performance - God Bless America - Pearl Harbor Massed Band

Wait for Veterans to leave the stage - 

Dismissed to Parade Route - Follow Tour Manager




Subject to change

  1. Street Bikers

  2. Police Dept Motorcycles

  3. Parade Banner - Young Marines

  4. Sponsor Banners 

  5. Joint Service Color Guard 

  6. Celtic Pipes and Drums

  7. Army Balloon 

  8. Army Platoon

  9. Marine Forces Pacific Band

  10. Marine Balloon 

  11. SgtMajo Allan Kellogg - Medal of Honor Recipient

  12. Veterans - Walk or Wheel Chair

  13. Yankee Air Museum Willow Run Rosies

  14. Corvette Club - with some Veterans

  15. Distinguished Flying Cross Recipients, 

  16. Kilgore College Rangerettes - TX 

  17. Purple Heart Balloon 

  18. Trolley - Military Order of the Purple Hearts

  19. Lakeside High School Marching Band - GA

  20. Skally-wag Off road club

  21. USS Arizona Banner

  22. USS Arizona Ship Balloon 

  23. Eastern Arizona College Marching Band - AZ

  24. American Legion Post 17, Waikiki

  25. Mustang and Shelby Car Club                                                                 

  26. Beauty Queen - 

  27. Basha High School Marching Band - AZ

  28. New Albany High School JROTC - 

  29. American Heritage Girls 

  30. Varsity Spirit Cheerleaders - Group A 

  31. Tall Flags - Carried by Young Marines

  32. America’s Clogging All-Stars - USA

  33. Cub Pack 3297 Pearl Harbor Hickam

  34. Beauty Queen - Taylor Parsons & Jenni Boardwine, 2023 Ultimate International Miss & Teen Miss 

  35. Cedar Grove High School JROTC and Band Members  - GA

  36. Kahuku assisted by Waialua HS JROTC - American Flag 

  37. Kahuku Football Team - State Champions

  38. Fire and Knife 

  39. Archbishop Rummel High School Marching Band - LA

  40. Denver Christian HS Choir - CO

  41. Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum - All Airborne Battalion reenactors

  42. USS California Banner

  43. Auburndale High School Marching Band - WI

  44. Vietnam Veterans Association - Several cars and marchers

  45. VW Car Club

  46. Hot Rock TV Waikiki, Beauty Queens 

  47. Varsity Spirit - Group B

  48. Waipahu HS JROTC

  49. Old Bridge High School Marching Band - NJ

  50. Gold Star Balloon

  51. Blazen FX Classic Cars

  52. Waimea HS JROTC

  53. Eagle Point High School Band - OR 

  54. USS Oklahoma Banner

  55. Choctaw High School Choir - OK

  56. MHA - Native American Group in full ceremonial clothing

  57. USS Nevada Banner

  58. Foothill High School Marching Band - NV

  59. Armada High School Choir - MI

  60. Denver South High School JROTC - CO

  61. Bob Newberg - Army Dog - Moa

  62. The Walker School Band - GA

  63. Norman Yakabi’s 2019 Dodge Challenger tribute to our troops

  64. Hickam Pearl Harbor O’ahu Service Unit Girl Scout of America

  65. Varsity Spirit - Group C


  67. Navy Balloon

  68. Navy Platoon

  69. USS Pennsylvania Banner

  70. North Penn Air Force JROTC - PA

  71. Franklin Regional High School Band - PA

  72. USS Missouri Naval Sea Cadets

  73. Tall Eagle Balloon - Generator

  74. Beauty Queen

  75. Jamestown High School Band - ND

  76. Jamestown High School Choir - ND

  77. USS West Virginia Banner

  78. Air Force Balloon 

  79. Air Force Platoon

  80. USS Utah Banner

  81. Herndon High School Marching Band - VA

  82. Cub Scout Pack 442

  83. USS Tennessee Banner

  84. Farrington HS JROTC 

  85. Space Force Balloon 

  86. Tuscarora High School Marching Band - VA

  87. Tuscarora High School Choir - VA

  88. Beauty Queen

  89. Jeep I Joe 

  90. Waccamaw High School Choir - SC

  91. USS Maryland Banner

  92. Danvers High School Marching Band - MA

  93. Danvers High School Choir

  94. Cub Scout Pack 304 Red Hill

  95. Taiko Drummers

  96. Carson High School Choir - NC

  97. Coast Guard Balloon

  98. Varsity Spirit - Group D 

  99. Mauka Warriors Luau 

  100. Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School Marching Band - WI

  101. Vet’s Mobile Center 

  102. Fire truck - Block Road 


Replace instruments into trucks

Enter in Kapiolani Park 

In line for Meal - Leave table for next group

Enjoy Music of the Marine Forces Pacific Band

Awards - Recognition

Closing Remarks

Return to Hotel - Walking or Bus Transfer

Those staying in the Following Hotels will walk; the remaining hotels will be transferred by bus. 


  • Twin Fin

  • Hyatt Place

  • Hyatt




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