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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg1ew9r9v2s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWpPgb4UVzg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgVadlA-c5Q

Advanced Strings:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMYDSjoKcBU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYEhKnrbuEc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-yxaNfFaYU

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