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!

Foodland’s Give Aloha Begins Today!

 

Hi all,

September is Give Aloha month at all Foodland supermarkets!  Any contributions made to the KMS Music Department (Code Number 78810) through Foodland using your Maika’i card will be increased by Foodland and Western Union’s generous, charitable program.  This, along with our Great American Catalog, are the major fundraisers for our music department. If you are able to donate, we’d greatly appreciate your support!  Don’t forget to keep your duplicate receipts and turn them in to your child’s music teacher to receive your donation acknowledgement letter from the school.

The monies raised from both fundraisers help subsidize the cost of equipment purchase and repairs, transportation costs for student, and office supplies for the music department.

If you aren’t sure how to make a contribution at Foodland, the following video shows you how simple it is:

 

Contact us should you have any questions!

Thank you!

8/29 – 8/30 KMS Music Open House

Good morning,

The KMS Open House that was cancelled last week due to the hurricane has been rescheduled to this Wednesday and Thursday.

Wednesday, Aug. 29 – Open House (Ukulele/Chorus)
Thursday, Aug. 30 – Open House (Beg. Band/Beg. Strings)

Cafeteria doors will open at 5:30PM and the Open House will begin at 6:00PM

Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you there!

Schools will be closed on Thursday, 8/23/18 and Friday, 8/24/18

Hawaii public schools and Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) offices statewide will be closed Thursday and Friday as Hurricane Lane approaches the islands as a powerful Category 4 storm. This will give our school communities time to prepare — the storm is anticipated to impact Oahu Thursday evening and Kauai on Friday — and allow counties to stand up emergency shelters.

Please stay safe.

http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hurricane-Lane-update-2.aspx

Open House Reminder

Hi all,

Just a friendly reminder that Open House begins tomorrow and wraps up on Thursday.

Tue., Aug. 21 – Open House – Advanced Strings, Concert Band
Wed., Aug. 22 – Open House – Chorus, Ukulele
Thu., Aug. 23 – Open House – Beginning Strings, Beginning Band

Cafeteria doors open at 5:30PM and the Open House runs from 6:00PM – 7:00PM.

We are also looking for some interested parents who would like to join the KMS Music Boosters this year. Boosters assist the music directors with event planning (e.g. Winter Concerts, Aloha Concerts, Banquet), fundraising, and manpower coordination. Meetings are informally held on the first Wednesday of the month at 5:45 in N-102. If you are interested, we will have a Booster sign-up sheet right next to the sign-in sheet at the Open House. Should you have questions, you are more than welcome to ask the directors or the boosters at Open House.

Thank you and we’ll see you soon!
KMS Music Boosters