International band brings personal message to Hueneme

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© Tiffany israel/OUHSD
Bill Paragan plays a drum solo during his band, Broken Walls', performance at Hueneme High School. © Tiffany israel/OUHSD

On Wednesday, October 19th, 2011, Hueneme High School hosted the internationally renowned Native Amerian musical performers, Broken Walls from Canada and Alaska. Accompanying them was the group ‘Carry the Cure’ who brings the message to youth of “choose life.” Their focus is to reach all youth with the message of making the right decisions in life and that they are unique and their lives are important. The performers have a special burden to prevent suicide among all youth. Carry the Cure, founded by Broken Walls drummer, Bill Pagaran gave his personal testimony of his problematic childhood struggle growing up, and how he overcame those great hardships. He interacted with students through various activities that were fun and crowd pleasing, but also conveyed great meaning.

Broken Walls has performed in many venues including the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany. They have travelled all across Alaska performing in schools, performed in Wales, Ireland, israel, Canada, Mexico and the United States. They performed for Queen Elizabeth during her Royal Canadian visit to Toronto, Ontario, Candada; the World’s Fair in Hanover, Germany; Jamestown, Virgina’s 400th Anniversary celebratio; South Dakota Men’s & Women’s Correctional Facilities; and Lima, Peru before the Governor and Congress along with many other renowned venues.

It was indeed an honor to welcome Broken Walls and Carry the Cure to Hueneme High School for the second time.

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