Pacific Basin Music Festival

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA – March 23 – 29, 2019

The “Aloha Spirit” is alive and well in Hawaii, and we hope you will join us in 2019 as we continue this gathering of peace and understanding through the language of music. Whether you are a first-time participant or a returning alumnus, the Pacific Basin Music Festival will be a rewarding and educational experience of a lifetime.

2019 will be the 34th anniversary of this long standing festival and promises to be an incredible year.

Festival activities include an adjudicated group festival performance, workshops, group reading exchanges (Instrumental Groups), Select Choir (Choral Groups), as well as clinics, seminars, recreational activities, and many opportunities for international exchange through social functions and music. Exchange opportunities for music educators and group directors are also part of the festival, including a social event for educators.


  • Five nights OR seven nights hotel accommodation (includes taxes and portage)
  • One gratis ground package for every 20 paid participants based on double occupancy rate (includes hotel)
  • Lei greeting and Airport transfers for group and equipment
  • All required group coach transportation during festival to Ala Moana, Pearl Harbor, and Hawaii Theatre
  • Festival Welcome Party (includes dinner) and Festival Directors’ Reception
  • Festival Farewell Luau (includes buffet lunch)
  • Festival Keynote Speaker Session
  • Breakfast each morning
  • One (1) workshop per group
  • One (1) rehearsal per group
  • One (1) group rehearsal exchange (Instrumental Groups Only)
  • Festival Select Choir participation (Choral Groups Only)
  • Festival performance and written adjudication comments
  • Festival performance CD (one per group)
  • PBMF Outdoor Concert Series Performance at the Ala Moana Shopping Center “Center Stage” (or similar)
  • Visit to Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial
  • Official Festival Souvenir Program
  • Official Festival T-shirt
  • Festival Award Plaque
  • Certificate of Participation for each performing artist
  • Festival registration fees
  • Access to all Festival concerts & events
  • Official Festival photographer at adjudicated performance venue and luau (prints not included)
  • Percussion and other equipment as per PBMF Director’s Packet
  • Director’s Packet
  • Artist Pass Lanyard


  • Airfare (available through World Projects as a licensed Travel Agent)
  • Meals – all lunches and dinners (though these can be added upon request)
  • Items of a personal nature (laundry, room service, Internet connection etc.)
  • Additional sightseeing excursions (World Projects can arrange a variety of Hawaiian activities)
  • Group transfers to non-festival events
  • Travel Insurance (available through World Projects as a licensed Travel Agent)

March 23 - 29, 2019


VENUES:Pacific Beach Hotel

AWARDS:The festival jury will award each ensemble Gold, Silver, or Bronze plaques based on the concert performance.

World Projects:+61 2 9453 5188