2019 Music Banquet and KSW MFA Proclamation

The KMS Music students enjoyed a night of food, games, entertainment, and dancing at the Ala Moana Hotel on Sunday, May 19th. It was a fantastic way to end another wonderful year with the music program. We can’t thank the students, teachers, parents, and other KMS Music supporters enough for what they have done and continue to do for the music program at KMS! Thank you!

The City and County of Honolulu also recently proclaimed March 14-16, 2019 as Kaimuki Middle School Symphonic Winds Days. The City recognized that KMS was the first middle school from Hawaii to participate in the prestigious Music For All Festival held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mrs. O and the KSW students were presented a certificate that acknowledged their achievement.

Music Banquet – https://photos.app.goo.gl/uuwSPtSPQJD7eYdE7

Proclamation Presentation – https://photos.app.goo.gl/rW21Hr1Pp1VuCPeH7

Thank you!

Belated Thank You for attending the Aloha Concerts!

Hi All!

Sorry for this late post! The KMS Music Department would like to thank you all for attending the Aloha Concerts two weeks ago!  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!

Currently, the videos for the 2019 Aloha Concerts are in a post-production process and when they have been completed the YouTube link will be posted here. We believe the videos will be ready next month.

In the meantime, you can enjoy the KMS Aloha Concerts from the past years:
KMS Middle School Aloha Concert Archive

Disclaimer: The video footage was captured at concerts which were open to the public. The videos are 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.

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.

Thank you for a great school year!

KMS Music Boosters

2019 Aloha Concert Program

Just a friendly reminder that tonight and tomorrow night are Kaimuki Middle’s Aloha Concerts. The concerts will be held at the Kaimuki High Auditorium beginning at 6:00PM.

Below are electronic copies of tonight’s program, 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 for immediate download.

Aloha Concert #1 (5/8/2019)

Aloha Concert #2 (5/9/2019)

Thank you and we’ll see you tonight and/or tomorrow night!

2019 Aloha Concert Parking Update

Good morning! We received word early this morning that the parking lot resurfacing project has been completed and the main parking lot can now be used.

Please disregard the alternative parking maps sent home with your child. You may now park at Kaimuki High School tonight and tomorrow as normal!

We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

Thank you!

2019 Aloha Concert Parking

Hi everyone,
Kaimuki High School is currently repaving their main parking lot so we have included instructions on how to access general and handicap parking on the two nights of the Aloha Concert. A PDF of the parking map can also be downloaded below.

General Parking: Drive down Kapahulu Ave. and enter through the Winam Ave. gate. You will be directed to park on the Athletic Fields by the parking attendants there.

Handicap Parking: Drive down Kapahulu Ave. and enter through the Leialoha Ave. gate. There will be a parking attendants there to assist you with parking.

Please consider arriving early to accommodate for the change in parking location and bring a flashlight or cellphone to help light your way back to your vehicle after the concert. Your child will receive a hard copy of this form either today or tomorrow.

Upcoming Events for KMS Music Department

Hi all,

The school year is quickly coming to a close and we’d like to update you on school events that will be taking place within the next 2 months!

April 6th – Parade of Orchestra Beginning Strings and Advanced Strings students will be performing at the Pearl City Cultural Center on the afternoon of April 6th.

April 22nd – 28th – OBDA Middle School Honor FestivalRehearsals for selected students representing different middle schools will take place after-school at both Kaimuki Middle School and Sacred Hearts Academy. Their performance is scheduled on Sunday, April 28th at McKinley High School

May 4th – Beginning Parade of Bands Beginning Band and Kaimuki Concert Band students will be performing at Kaimuki High School on Saturday, May 4th.

May 8th -9th – Aloha Concert Night #1 will consist of Chorus, Beginning and Intermediate Ukulele, Beginning and Advanced Strings, and Concert Orchestra. Night #2 will consist of Beginning Band, Concert Band, and Symphonic Winds. Both concerts will take place at Kaimuki High School Auditorium.

May 17th – Oahu Middle School Choral Festival Chorus students will be showcasing their talents on Friday, May 17th at the Pearl City Cultural Center.

May 19th – KMS Music Banquet The KMS Music Department Banquet will be held at Ala Moana Hotel on May 19th between 5:00PM – 9:00PM. Forms for the event will be distributed this week or next week.

June 6th – July 12th – Summer School KMS Music Directors strongly encourage students to register for music classes during the summer, even if your child will miss a few weeks due to family vacations. The added school hours will greatly develop their playing skills and abilities! Summer school runs from June 6th – July 12th and the cost is $159.00.

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!