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Waipahu Band and Cheer on the First Day of School

Waipahu Band and Cheer on the First Day of School


Kristine: WELCOME BACK. TODAY IS THE DAY. THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR MANY STUDENTS IN HAWAI’I. Kelly: THAT INCLUDE WAIPAHU HIGH SCHOOL. DALLIS ONTIVEROS JOINS US LIVE FROM THE HOME OF THE MARAUDERS. HEY. DAY BACK TO SCHOOL. AND ALL OF WAKE UP 2DAY AND TAKE TAKE, WE’VE BEEN LEARNING SO MONEY ABOUT WAIPAHU HIGH SCHOOL, WHETHER IT’S THE HILL, — HISTORY, TRADITION AND NEW COME NEWCOMERS. WE’VE GOT THE BAND TEACHER, HENRY. GOOD MORNING. GOOD MORNING. Reporter: BEING AN INSTRUCTOR FOR BAND TAKES A LOT OF WORK. YOU WALK INTO THE CLASS WITH SO MANY DIFFERENT INSTRUMENTS BEING PLAYED. HOW DO YOU MANAGE THESE TALENTED GROUP OF KIDS? IT GETS CRAZY AT TIMES BUT THEY ALL WANT TO LEARN AND BE HERE. Reporter: JUST LEARNING. IT’S SO IMPORTANT TO LEARN. WHAT DO YOU THINK MUSIC TEACHES YOUR STUDENTS? THE BIGGEST THING IS GRIP. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THEY DO OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. THEY DON’T TAKE IT FOR A SEMESTER OR YEAR. THEY TAKE IT UP TO A COURSE OF I SIX, SEVEN YEARS AND GO TO COLLEGE AND CONTINUE IT. Reporter: THE BAND DOES SO MUCH MORE THAN FOOTBALL GAMES AND HALFTIME SHOWS. IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME AND DEDICATION. FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO JOIN BAND WHO MAYBE NEVER PLAYED AN INSTRUMENT IN THEIR LIFE, WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE? ONCE YOU PICK SOMETHING UP, KEEP WORKING AT IT. ALL OF THESE STUDENTS HAVE FAILED UNTIL THEY STOPPED FAILING. Reporter: YOU DEFINITELY ADD A NICE SPART TO — SPIRIT TO A NICE SPORTING EVENT. ANOTHER KEY ASPECT ARE THE CHIEFLEADERS. WHAT’S UP, LADIES AND FEEL LA. WHAT’S UP? GOOD MORNING, GOOD MORNING. GETTING READY TO PERFORM. I WANT TO ASK YOU, INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND WHAT GRADE YOU’RE IN. KELSIE. I’M GOING TO BE A SENIOR. Reporter: I CONSIDER CHEERLEADERS ATHLETES THE YOU’RE RUNNING AROUND, THROWING PEOPLE UP IN THE AIR WITH A SMILE. WHAT DOES CHEER TEACH YOU? CHEER TEACHES ME ABOUT — DEDICATION, TEAMWORK. YOU HAVE TO COMMUNICATE. Reporter: ANYTHING THAT YOU’RE SURPRISED THAT CHEER DID TEACH YOU THAT YOU DIDN’T EXPECT? CHEER TAUGHT ME EVERYTHING THAT I EXPECTED. Reporter: AWESOME. MAYBE YOU’LL GET NEWCOMERS. ANY FRESHMEN, PLEASE TRY OUT. Reporter: WE’RE GOING TO SEE WAIPAHU BAND AND CHEER PERFORM. TAKE IT AWAY, GUYS. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ Kristine: THAT DOESN’T GET YOU PUMPED FOR A GAME, I DON’T KNOW WHAT WILL. Kelly: SO FUN. SO GREAT. AND A LOT OF THOSE STARTING OFF THEIR VERY FIRST DAY OF HIGH SCHOOL. VERY EXCITING TO SEE. THOSE WERE GOOD OLD TIMES. Kristine: THEY WERE. IT’S BEEN MANY YEARS SINCE I PUT ON A WAIPAHU HIGH SCHOOL — Kelly: CHEERLEADING UNIFORM UNIFORM. Kristine: BLUE AND GOLD. IT STAYS WITH YOU FOREVER. Kelly: MAYBE WE CAN GET A

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