Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

Hi KMS Music Families!

Mr. Fujio, Ms. Ledesma, Mrs. Ochi-Onishi, and Mr. Hayakawa would like to welcome everyone to another great school year!

We have updated the following items below to reflect the new year:

2019-2020 Calendar

2019-2020 Music Department Handbook

2019-2020 Band Accessory Kits

2019 2020 Beginning String Supplies

2019-2020 Practice Sheets and Music Department Uniform/Instrument Fee Forms

The KMS Music Deparment will be holding their Open House in the KMS Cafeteria on the following days. Please be sure to attend this important event.
Time: 6pm – 7pm (doors open @ 5:30pm)

Aug. 20 (tue) – Open House – Advanced Strings, Concert Band
Aug. 21 (wed) – Open House – Beginning Strings, Beginning Band
Aug. 22 (thu) – Open House – Chorus, Beginning Ukulele, Intermediate Ukulele

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us here. Thank you!

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The 2019 Aloha Concert videos are now available on YouTube!

Thank you for your patience!

YouTube Links:
Night 1 – https://youtu.be/Tt3QuDprb4k
Night 2 – https://youtu.be/kBN1rZTTpdA

Please enjoy!

Disclaimer: The video footage was captured at concerts which were open to the public. The videos are meant only for personal archival and entertainment use and not to be used for resale, promotional, or commercial purposes. Feel free to share the links with family and friends, but we do ask that you do not re-upload the actual video files to your own social media video host.

Herald Salutes – KMS Symphonic Winds!

Hi all,

The Hawaii Herald wrote a great article to salute Kaimuki Middle School Symphonic Winds, directed by Susan Ochi-Onishi, who performed at the 28th Annual Music for All National Festival in Indianapolis. The article also acknowledges the many other accolades KSW has received. Congratulations once again for performing very well and for boosting our school of having a great Music program!

Article – https://www.thehawaiiherald.com/2019/08/05/herald-salutes-students-in-the-kaimuki-middle-school-symphonic-winds-directed-by-susan-ochi-onishi/

Note: If you would like to see the full content. an annual subscription would be needed.

Thank you!

2019 Music Banquet and KSW MFA Proclamation

The KMS Music students enjoyed a night of food, games, entertainment, and dancing at the Ala Moana Hotel on Sunday, May 19th. It was a fantastic way to end another wonderful year with the music program. We can’t thank the students, teachers, parents, and other KMS Music supporters enough for what they have done and continue to do for the music program at KMS! Thank you very much!

The City and County of Honolulu also recently proclaimed March 14-16, 2019 as Kaimuki Middle School Symphonic Winds Days. The City recognized that KMS was the first middle school from Hawaii to participate in the prestigious Music For All Festival held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mrs. O and the KSW students were presented a certificate that acknowledged their achievement.

Music Banquet – https://photos.app.goo.gl/uuwSPtSPQJD7eYdE7

Proclamation Presentation – https://photos.app.goo.gl/rW21Hr1Pp1VuCPeH7

Thank you!

Belated Thank You for attending the Aloha Concerts!

Hi All!

Sorry for this late post! The KMS Music Department would like to thank you all for attending the Aloha Concerts two weeks ago!  We hope you enjoyed the event; the turnout for both nights were quite high.  Thanks to your generosity the KMS Music Department raised over $1,500 over both nights to help subsidize the cost of equipment purchases, repairs, and also transportation costs for both students and instruments. Thank you!

We’d also like to thank the teachers, backstage volunteers (former KMS music students), Aunty Nell (KMS Security), Kaimuki High and their students and staff, and also the great parent volunteers that worked the cafeteria!

Currently, the videos for the 2019 Aloha Concerts are in a post-production process and when they have been completed the YouTube link will be posted here. We believe the videos will be ready next month.

In the meantime, you can enjoy the KMS Aloha Concerts from the past years:
KMS Middle School Aloha Concert Archive

Disclaimer: The video footage was captured at concerts which were open to the public. The videos are meant only for personal archival and entertainment use and not to be used for resale, promotional, or commercial purposes. Feel free to share the links with family and friends, but we do ask that you do not re-upload the actual video files to your own social media video host.

If you are interested in joining the Boosters next year, please let us know.  We meet once a month and assist the teachers with requests and assistance that they may need for events such as these.  Questions, comments, and suggestions are welcome via our Contact Us page.

Thank you for a great school year!

KMS Music Boosters

Chorus Competition Results

On Friday, the KMS Chorus participated in the 9th Annual Middle School Chorus Competition held at the Pearl City Cultural Center.  Along with Waipahu Intermediate, Kalakaua Middle, and Dole Middle, each school had a chance to showcase their talents and were scored by a panel of judges.

KMS Chorus ended up receiving 1st place! The Chorus would like to thank our school Administration, faculty, and staff for all of their support!

Thank you,
Ms. Ledesma

Participating schools in the Chorus Competition
KMS Students learning they’ve won 1st place

KMS Music Department 2020 East Coast Study Tour

We thank the parents who showed up last night and expressed interest in having their child participate in next year’s study trip.

As you may recall, there were two options presented last night:

  1. NYC and BOS study tour (7 nights) for $3885
  2. NYC only study tour (5 nights) for $3325

The overwhelming majority selected option #1 (NYC and BOS). So when registering your child on Friday on the Seawind site, remember that it will be for the NYC and BOS tour.

Thank you!

2019 Aloha Concert Program

Just a friendly reminder that tonight and tomorrow night are Kaimuki Middle’s Aloha Concerts. The concerts will be held at the Kaimuki High Auditorium beginning at 6:00PM.

Below are electronic copies of tonight’s program, the download password will be on display tonight at the front table upon entrance to the auditorium. Or you can Contact Us and let us know the name of your child and what instrument they play and we will email you the password for immediate download.

Aloha Concert #1 (5/8/2019)

Aloha Concert #2 (5/9/2019)

Thank you and we’ll see you tonight and/or tomorrow night!

2019 Aloha Concert Parking Update

Good morning! We received word early this morning that the parking lot resurfacing project has been completed and the main parking lot can now be used.

Please disregard the alternative parking maps sent home with your child. You may now park at Kaimuki High School tonight and tomorrow as normal!

We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

Thank you!