This year’s Concert on the Lawn was held on Saturday, November 5. Concert on the Lawn is one of the biggest and most important annual event for the EWCPA. We were worried about the weather and it rained on and off during the set-up and the concert, but we were able to carry out the event without any delay or cancellation.
The theme of the Concert was “Ho’okahi ‘ohana: Unity in Diversity”. Ho’okahi ‘ohana means “one family” in Hawaiian and it refers to the EWC community. We had total of 11 dance and musical performances from different countries and regions, including Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Okinawa, Timor-Leste, Philippines, and Pan Pacific Association. All the acts were unbelievably wonderful. We would like to thank the performers for preparing for the concert when they are all busy with their coursework and research. The audience enjoyed the performances while sitting on the lawn. Refreshment such as pizza, fruits, veggies and juice was served during and after the intersession. We also had a table for Thai Flood Relief Fundraising, where Thai Student Association served us refreshing Thai Iced Tea. It was a great addition to the concert!
Another element of the concert was the Transition Ceremony between the outgoing Board and the incoming Board. The incoming Board received the leis and is officially recognized as the EWCPA Board 2011-2012.
At the end of the program, the performers, the Board members and the audience all came together and danced for Vale Ni Navutu and Poco Poco. It was a great finale.
We would like to thank again all the performers, volunteers, and audience for making the event such a memorable one.