KMS Aloha Concert 2018

Kaimuki Middle School Music Families,

We are proud to announce that the video recordings from the 2018 Aloha Concerts are available for your viewing. There are a number of formats for you to enjoy the concerts.

On the Dropbox link, individual movie files for each group are available for download, or a DVD disk image for each night is available for you to download and burn your own DVD-Video disks.

Alternatively, you may view the videos through unlisted YouTube video links, hosted through the KMS Music Department YouTube account.

The video footage was captured at the concert which, which was open to the public. The video is 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.

Kaimuki Middle School Music Department

Enjoy your summer!

Hi all,

The KMS Music Department would like to thank you for all your support and generous donations this past year.  It is hard to believe that the school year is now over and we would like to wish you all a great summer break.

Here are a few pictures that we have compiled from uploaded pictures of the Aloha Concert and the Banquet:

The Aloha Concert showcased the skills the students have learned over the course of a school year. The Banquet was a celebration of all the hard work (including after school rehearsals) of this past year.  Both of those events were a success.  Thank you to all those who donated and also chaperoned the event.

We also are in the process of compiling the Aloha Concert video recording.  Once that is completed, we will post it on this site.

Congratulations to all the outgoing 8th graders!  Have a great summer!

KMS Music Boosters

Thank you for a Great Aloha Concert

Good morning!

Thank you all for attending the Aloha Concerts on Wednesday and Thursday nights.  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!

We didn’t have a chance to take any pictures last night so if you are willing to share your pictures with us, we’d be quite grateful.  We can then in turn share with other parents through a post. The link is below:

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.

KMS Music Boosters

Aloha Concert 2018 – Wed. 5/9/2018 and Thu. 5/10/2018

Hi all,

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow night (5/9/2018) will be Aloha Concert #1 and will feature:

Beginning Ukulele
Intermediate Ukulele
Beginning Strings
Advanced Strings
Concert Orchestra

On Thursday night (5/10/2018), it will be Aloha Concert #2 and will feature:

Beginning Band
Kaimuki Concert Band
Kaimuki Symphonic Winds

On both nights, the concerts starts at 6:00PM (doors open at 5:45PM) and is held at the Kaimuki High School Auditorium.

Programs will be distributed on both nights, but if you’d like an electronic copy, you can download it below. The download password will be on display both nights 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.

Aloha Concert #1 Program

Aloha Concert #2 Program

Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you again for your support of the KMS Music Program!

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:

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

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

Thank you for your support!
KMS Music Boosters

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:

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.

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!