Picture Taking this week

Hi KMS Music Family,

This is a reminder that picture taking for the music department will take place this week.

  • Chorus, Ukulele, and Advanced Strings will take place at 2:25PM this afternoon in the cafeteria
  • Concert Bands (MFA/KSW/KCB) will take place tomorrow 1/29/19 at 2:25PM in the cafeteria
  • Beginning Band/Beginning Strings will be held Wednesday 1/30/19 at 2:25PM in the cafeteria.

Please be sure your child brings the appropriate attire to school and we thank you in advance for your patience as picture taking can sometimes extend up to or past 4:00PM.

Thank you!

Winter Concert 2018 Wrap-Up

Thank you all again for making these past 2 nights a memorable one! We appreciate your support (volunteering/donations/patience/etc.) for the KMS Music Program. 

We hope that you and your families enjoyed yourselves with the talent, heart, and commitment that the students and teachers have put on display over the course of 2 concerts.  It will only get better as the year progresses!

Please have a safe and wonderful holiday season and we look forward to seeing you all again at the Aloha Concert 2018 (tentatively scheduled for May 8th and 9th)!

Winter Concert 2018 #2 – Beginning Band

2018 Winter Concert Programs

We apologize that we ran out of programs last night, however if you’d like an electronic copy, you can download it below. 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.

Winter Concert #1 Program

Winter Concert #2 Program

Thank you!

Winter Concert #2 is tonight!

Concert Orchestra on stage
Winter Concert 2018 #1 – Concert Orchestra on stage
Beginning Strings rehearsing prior to taking the stage
Winter Concert 2018 #1 – Beginning Strings rehearsing prior to taking the stage

We’d first like to thank the parents, teachers, students, and volunteers who made last night’s Winter Concert #1 a rousing success.  Thank you for your kind words, generous donations, and assistance with the KMS Music Program! Tonight’s program will feature the following:

Beginning Band (6:00pm)
Featuring a mix of concert and seasonal favorites. Beginning band will perform concert standards such as Leo Arnaud’s Olympic fanfare Bugler’s Dream and the Ode To Joy theme from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. The band will also play Christmas favorites like Up on a Housetop and Jolly Old St. Nicholas. The program is rounded out with the Mickey Mouse March and two concert works by Paul Lavender.

Kaimuki Concert Band (6:45pm)
Featuring the concert band music of James Swearingen and Robert Sheldon. The Kaimuki Concert Band will also play a medley of seasonal favorites in A Winter Celebration and a suite of music from the Disney Animated Feature Pocahontas. KCB finishes featuring trumpet, saxophone, and oboe soloists in SMAP’s Sekai Ni Hitotsu Dake No Hana.

Kaimuki Symphonic Winds (7:30pm)
Featuring the concert music of Steven Reineke and Gustav Holst. KSW welcomes retired Wilson Elementary Band Director Kazu Sunabe to guest conduct Selections from the Greatest Showman. KMS Chorus teacher Kendal Ledesma will also guest conduct. The program also includes the Carpenters classic Merry Christmas Darling and Do You Hear What I Hear? J-Pop group SMAP’s Sekai Ni Hitotsu Dake No Hana rounds out the program.

Snacks available for purchase tonight. Please consume food outside of auditorium.
Snacks available for purchase tonight. Please consume food outside of auditorium.

One more thing, there will be a KMS 8th Grade Snack Tent located right outside of the auditorium tonight. Prices are listed above.

Thanks and we hope to see you tonight!

Winter Concert #1 is tonight!

Just a friendly reminder that tonight is Winter Concert #1 (Kaimuki High School Auditorium at 6:00PM) and will feature the following:

Chorus (6:00pm)
Featuring White Winter Hymnal by Fleet Foxes as covered by the Pentatonix; Humble and Kind, made popular by Tim McGraw; and Believer by Imagine Dragons. More traditional fare include My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music and the French-Canadian folk song J’entends Le Moulin.

Beginning Ukulele (6:40pm)
Featuring Ka’au Crater Boys’ Tropical Hawaiian Day, One Day by Matisyahu, and music from Kolohe Kai. Also including more traditional fare like Beethoven’s Ode to Joy and Mele Kalikimaka.

Intermediate Ukulele (7:20pm)
Featuring classic rock like The Cascades’ Rhythm of the Rain and more modern pop like Mraz’s I’m Yours. Also, Hawaiian tunes old and new like Na Makani Eha and Honey Baby. Finally, IU closes with Maui, Hawaiian Supa Man and a medley of Christmas songs.

Beginning Strings (8:05pm)
Featuring a mix of classical, pop, and Christmas favorites. Beginning Strings will perform Emile Waldteufel’s Skater’s Waltz and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. The Christmas favorite Jolly Old St. Nicholas is paired with Jingle Bells.

Advanced Strings (8:45pm)
Featuring concert works by Sean O’Loughlin and David Shaffer. Seventh grader Chaemin Lee is featured on piano in Silvestri’s Believe from the movie The Polar Express. Holiday favorites include Dance of the Tumblers from Rimsky-Korsakov’s ballet The Snow Maiden. Rounding out the program is Respighi’s Ancient Aires and Dances. 

Concert Orchestra (9:15pm)
Concert Orchestra combines the members of Advanced Strings with the very best players of Kaimuki Symphonic Winds to form a full symphony orchestra. The group will perform Bruno Mars’ breakout single Just The Way You Are, the well-known Rossini Overture to The Barber of Seville, and the Music Department’s theme song Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana.

There will be programs at the front door and donations are kindly accepted! We hope to see you there!

KSW Ala Moana Winter Concert

KSW Winter Concert at Ala Moana Centerstage
KSW Winter Concert at Ala Moana Centerstage

Last night, the Kaimuki Symphonic Winds (KSW) put on a wonderful, holiday-themed performance for the parents, supporters, and shoppers at Ala Moana centerstage.  The show lasted 45 minutes and 7 pieces were performed, including selections from The Greatest Showman and Merry Christmas Darling.   Two guest conductors Ms. Ledesma and Mr. Sunabe also were a part of last night’s program.

We’d like to thank KMS teachers, former KMS students, volunteers, and parents for coming out to support the concert!  Also a big MAHALO to those who assisted with setup, breakdown, and chaperoning the students!

We look forward to Winter concert #1 tonight followed by Winter concert #2 on Thursday!  Thank you!

Last Day of Kahala Mall VME VIP Pass Sale is Tomorrow!

Good morning,

A friendly reminder that the Kahala Mall Very Merry Event VIP Pass sale will end tomorrow. Each pass is only $5 and they provide discounts at many retailers in Kahala Mall.

More information can be found here: https://kms-music.net/2018/11/29/kahala-mall-very-merry-event-vip-passes-only-5-00/

If you are interested, please have your child bring check or cash to Mr. Fujio in room H-102 by tomorrow.  Thank you!

Kahala Mall Very Merry Event VIP Passes ~ only $5.00

Kahala Mall Very Merry Event VIP Passes – $5

The Kaimuki Middle School Music Department is running a quick fundraiser.  We currently have a limited supply of the Kahala Mall Very Merry Event VIP Passes that will provide passholders discounts at selected stores from Friday, Dec. 7th – Sunday, Dec. 9th.

If you haven’t started your holiday shopping (or even if you have), please consider purchasing a VIP pass to support the KMS Music Department while simultaneously saving money while you shop! Non-profits keep 100% of the money raised!

Please have your child bring the exact amount in cash or a check made out to “Kaimuki Middle School” to Mr. Fujio in H-102. Each pass is $5.00 and you are more than welcome to purchase multiple passes for friends and family. It is first come, first serve… once we run out, we will turn students away.  The FINAL DAY of this sale is Wed., Dec. 5th!

Please see below for the participating retailers and discounts.  Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at kmsmusicdepartment@gmail.com

Thank you!
KMS Music Boosters

Give Aloha 2018 Final Tally

Hi KMS Music parents!

We’d like to thank you all for your support during the month of September when we participated in Foodland’s Give Aloha event! We are proud to announce that this year we raised over $5,000! Thank you so much for your participation and rest assured that your money will benefit the students in the KMS Music program!

Here is the breakdown and also amounts raised from years past!

2018 Customer Donations – $4,370.00
Foodland Match – $ 801.27
Western Union Match – $155.73

Grand Total – $5,327.00

2017 – $4,937.00

2016 – $6,169.00

2015 – $4,905.00

Thank you!

KMS Music Teachers and Boosters

KSW Additional After-School Rehearsals, MFA dress code, and MFA Picture Taking

Hi all,

We hope that you are enjoying your break!  Here are some news items for Kaimuki Symphonic Winds (KSW) students:

1. There have been a few new KSW after-school rehearsals that have been scheduled to prepare for the winter concert and the Music For All (MFA) Festival during Spring Break.  You can view the latest updates in the calendar.

2. The MFA dress code will be as follows:

  • Long black dress pants (no jeans, no corduroy, no leggings, no visible design)
  • Black belt if needed with simple silver or black buckle
  • Completely black dress shoes
  • Completely long black dress socks (no short socks)
  • Long sleeve solid white dress shirt (no print, no shiny material, no off white color)
  • Blue KSW MFA necktie (Students will be provided a form to purchase the ties when they return to school from Fall Break)
  • MFA Group Photo will be taken on Oct. 26th and students NEED to have their attire by that date

3. Below are two pictures of students who performed at Carnegie Hall and should give you an idea of how their attire should look.  The third picture is one of the KSW band along with members of the City Council who honored Kaimuki Middle for being the first middle school band to perform in Carnegie!

Should you have further questions, please feel free to contact us!

Thank you!