Big game, big band, big sound

First photo: Joy Helle holds her hands over the ears of grandson Kasen Helle during Tuesday night’s Maui Interscholastic League boys basketball game at Shine Matsui Gym between home team Maui High and Baldwin High. They weren’t the only ones covering their ears as the exciting game, won by Maui High, 51-50, combined plenty of enthusiastic cheering with the thunderous music of the Maui High School Band.

Second photo: Seven-month-old Jaryn Palpallatoc wears headphones while watching Tuesday’s game with his aunt Lourdes Palpallatoc.

Third photo: Maui High School band members cheer after their team takes the lead with 21 seconds left in the game.

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos