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Banquet Celebrates HP Baldwin 75th Anniversary

September 18, 2013, 11:43 AM HST
* Updated September 18, 12:05 PM
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HP Baldwin High School. Photo by Wendy Osher.

HP Baldwin High School. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A series of events surrounding the 75th Anniversary celebration of HP Baldwin High School on Maui are planned in October.

The committee organizing the event announced details of a banquet to be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at the King Kamehameha Golf Club.

The no-host cocktail event begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and a program set to start at 6 p.m.

The event includes a 75th Anniversary video produced by Baldwin High School’s Media and Video Production group, and entertainment by Asian Blend featuring five BHS alumni.

HP Baldwin High School. Photo by Wendy Osher.

HP Baldwin High School. Photo by Wendy Osher.


The lineup includes original singer Jerry Kawahara; Mitch Hazama on keyboards; lead vocalists Desiree Echalas-Toda, Jay Molina and Alan Pascua; current members Tarvin Makia and Earl Apo; drummer Mike Kennedy; and guitarist and vocalist Dave Ray Toma.


Event organizers say activities will also include a silent auction and photo booth to raise funds for HP Baldwin High School.

Other activities planned in celebration of the BHS 75th Anniversary include the following:

  • Oct 3 – Maui Fair Parade featuring Baldwin 75th Anniversary floats
  • Oct 18 – Baldwin High School tour, lunch and talk story session
  • Oct 19 – Baldwin High Benefit Golf Tournament, Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course
  • Oct 19 – Baldwin High School 75th Anniversary banquet, King Kamehameha Golf Club
  • Oct 22 – Homecoming rally, Baldwin High School campus
  • Oct 25 – Homecoming football game, War Memorial Stadium
  • Oct 26 – Hoʻolauleʻa, Baldwin High School campus, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tickets for the BHS Anniversary banquet are $75 each and can be purchased by calling 280-1299. More information is also available online at

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