HASTA Parade of Orchestras

Hi all,

The Kaimuki Middle School Beginning and Advanced Strings participated in the Hawaii American String Teachers Association Parade of Orchestras on Saturday, April 7th at the Pearl City Cultural Center.  Both groups performed for two highly regarded adjudicators from the mainland and got to hear orchestras of similar experience from Niu Valley, Moanalua Middle School, and Kawananakoa.

In addition to written comments and scores, both judges provided verbal comments throughout the performance, transcribed and available here.

Judges Bios:
Dr. Margaret Schmidt, Arizona State University (https://isearch.asu.edu/profile/342683)
Dr. William LaRue Jones, University of Iowa (https://music.uiowa.edu/people/william-larue-jones)

Beginning Strings:

Advanced Strings:

Thank you to all the parents and chaperones who came to assist!

Oahu Middle School Chorus Competition and Upcoming After School Rehearsals

Hi all,

The Kaimuki Middle School Chorus participated in the Oahu Middle School Chorus Competition this past Friday at Farrington High School. This event gave our students a chance to showcase their skills as well as watch and appreciate the talent at other middle/intermediate schools. The schools that participated were:

Waipahu Intermediate
Pearl City Highlands Intermediate
Kaimuki Middle
Kapolei Middle
Dole Middle
Waianae Intermediate

Ms. Ledesma did a fantastic job in leading the group to a 2nd place finish! Thank you and well done!

The after school rehearsal schedule has also been updated. You can see upcoming events here: https://kms-music.net/calendar/

Thank you again for your support!

KMS Music Boosters

Important Upcoming Events & Chaperone Request

Hi all!

We have a busy final two months left for this school year and we have listed upcoming events below as well as in our calendar.

Friday, April 6 – Choir Competition at Farrington High School (Chorus)
Saturday, April 7 – Parade of Orchestras at Pearl City Cultural Center (Beginning Strings,Advanced Strings)
Friday, April 13 – Parade of Bands at McKinley High School (Kaimuki Concert Band, Kaimuki Symphonic Winds)
Saturday, May 5 – Beginning Parade of Bands at Ewa Makai Middle School (Beginning Band)

OBDA Honor Band Rehearsals Tuesday, April 24 – Sunday, April 29
Beginning Honor Band rehearsals will be held after school at Kaimuki Middle School
Middle School Honor Band rehearsals will be held after school at Sacred Hearts Academy

Wednesday, May 9 – Aloha Concert 1 at Kaimuki High School (Chorus, Beginning Ukulele, Intermediate Ukulele, Beginning Strings, Advanced Strings, Concert Orchestra)
Thursday, May 10 – Aloha Concert 2 at Kaimuki High School (Beginning Band, Kaimuki Concert Band, Kaimuki Symphonic Winds)
Sunday, May 20 – Music Banquet at Ala Moana Hotel (all students)

Field trip forms will/have been sent out and we thank you for returning them to us promptly and also volunteering to be chaperones!

Mr. Hayakawa is also looking for 2-3 more chaperones from Kaimuki Concert Band parents for the Parade of Bands event at McKinley High School on Friday, April 13. If you are able to volunteer, please email him at robert_hayakawa@notes.k12.hi.us

As always, if you have any questions, please let us know.

Thank you for your support!
KMS Music Boosters

KSW and KCB March, April, and May After School Rehearsal Schedule

Good morning!

The after school rehearsal schedules for Kaimuki Symphonic Winds (KSW) and Kaimuki Concert Band (KCB) have been posted for the rest of the year.  You can view them here: https://kms-music.net/calendar/ Thank you for your patience!

Also if you aren’t aware, the Kaimuki Middle School Music Department tour will be headed for Japan in 12 days!  They will be exploring Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Kyoto along with a school visit and performance at Fukugawa 2nd Junior High School.  Good luck to the teachers and students!

March After-School Chorus Rehearsals

Hi all,

The March after-school schedule for Chorus has been posted in Google calendars.  You can view them here: https://kms-music.net/calendar/.

As a reminder:

•All rehearsals are considered mandatory and students will receive 1 point per rehearsal

•Students may be excused in the case of illness or emergency with a note signed by a parent/guardian

•Tardies due to tutoring will be excused with a note from teacher

•Parents/Guardians must arrange for their children to leave campus (picked up or walk/bus home) in a timely fashion after rehearsals.

•Students should be picked up via the 18th Avenue Pohukaina Circle. Pohukaina gate is usually closed by 4:45pm. Due to limited security personnel, all students must vacate campus no more than 30 minutes after the end of rehearsal.

Strings after-school Rehearsals, Winter Concert Program and Picture Requests

Hi all!

The after-school rehearsal schedule for Beginning Strings, Advanced Strings, and ELB for February has been posted you can view them here: https://kms-music.net/calendar/.

You will also find a partial copy of the Winter Music Program below. If you’d like the complete electronic copy, contact us and include your child’s name and their music teacher in the body of your email. We will send you a link to download the file.

We are looking for pictures from this past Winter Concert in December.  If you’d like to share the pictures of the students or your child, please feel free to upload them here: https://www.dropbox.com/request/1QFGw5I9Jvnmk7QcnLCt

Thank you and have a great week!

KMS Music Boosters




Winter Concert 2017 Pictures

Good morning!

Thank you all for coming out and supporting your child and the Kaimuki Middle School Music Department last week at Kaimuki High School.  We’d also like to thank the teachers:

Mr. Derek Fujio
Mr. Robert Hayakawa
Ms. Kendal Ledesma
Mrs. Susan Ochi-Onishi

for their hard work and dedication!

We have a few pictures to share from both Winter Concerts. Thank you to Mr. Mark Tomomitsu for taking these great shots. You can view them here:

There will be one final performance for the holidays, Kaimuki Symphonic Winds (KSW) will be at Ala Moana Centerstage, 7:00PM tomorrow night (12/20). If you are in the vicinity, please stop by and watch the students perform as it will definitely put you in a light hearted mood.

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!
KMS Music Boosters

Winter Concert #1 2017 Pictures

Hi all,

Thank you to those of you who attended last night’s program and for your most generous donations that support the KMS Music Program.  We were treated to a wonderful show featuring the chorus, ukulele, strings, and concert orchestra.  Tonight’s performance includes all bands (Beginning, KCB, KSW) and it will begin at 6:00PM at Kaimuki High School Auditorium.

Here are a few pictures from last night’s performance:


Thank you!