Yoshihisa Fujishige, School Band Director
Yoshihisa Fujishige has been directing high school bands for decades, leading them to 26 national championships, as well as international titles. In 2015, he took charge of a band at an all-girls' school in Nagasaki Prefecture that had never won a competition. The band at Kwassui High School has 120 students. Fujishige is able to tune into each individual player's sound and draw out her best. Under his demanding but fun direction, a band with no competitive track record aims to make it to Japan's marching band nationals for the first time. How far can they go?