Under the direction of Lisa Owen
The Maui Community Band was founded by Lisa Owen in February, 2003.
A small gathering of musicians met for a first rehearsal under the baton of Lisa
Lisa Owen, Conductor
has been active on the Maui music scene for over 20 years.
She recently retired from Seabury Hall where she had taught music, specifically band, for 18 years.
She played with the Maui Symphony until its demise and is currently a member of the Maui Pops Orchestra.
In addition to the Maui Community Band
is the leader of several musical groups including the Maui Brass Ensemble
, High Seas Dixieland Band, Village Musicians German Band, Moonglow Swing Band, and Ragtime 3.
Lisa hails from Stockholm, Sweden, and was educated there as well as in the U.S.
She has a BA in Music from Thomas Edison University and has done post-graduate work at the Southern Oregon University and Humboldt State University, where she served on the advisory board for the Humboldt State Brass Chamber Music workshops.
love of teaching has not subsided since her
Currently she is teaching a class at Kaunoa Senior Center and conducting workshops for Arts Education for Children Group.
career as a professional tuba player has spanned over four decades.
While living in California she
was the principal tubist of the Bay Area Women's Philharmonic conducted by Joanne Falletta, Sacramento Symphony, Sierra Philharmonics, Nevada County Concert Band, and was a popular free lance musician and soloist with many other musical organizations.
She also led her own groups: Grass Valley Brass Quintet and South Yuba Tuba Ensemble.
In 1988 Lisa recorded a ragtime album, "Buffalo Rag," with well-known pianist and ragtime historian Elliot Adams.