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)!
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.
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.
One more thing, there will be a KMS 8th Grade Snack Tent located right outside of the auditorium tonight. Prices are listed above.
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!
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!
Below you will find the 3 Open House slideshows that the KMS music teachers presented the prior 2 weeks. You will also find links to 3 fundraising forms under the “September 2018” section here: https://kms-music.net/forms/.
The forms are:
Three Ways to Give
Great American Fundraiser
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:
For Kaimuki Concert Band (KCB), the schedule this week has been modified to the following:
Wednesday, Aug. 29 – KCB Woodwind has been cancelled
Thursday, Aug. 30 – KCB Brass has been cancelled
Friday, Aug. 31 – KCB Full Band Rehearsal 2:25PM – 3:30PM
For Kaimuki Symphonic Winds (KSW), the schedule this week has been modified to the following:
Monday, Aug. 27 – KSW Brass has been cancelled
Wednesday, Aug. 29 – KSW Full Band Rehearsal 2:25PM – 3:30PM
Thursday, Aug. 30 – KSW Full Band Rehearsal 2:25PM – 3:30PM
Friday, Aug. 31 – KSW Full Band Rehearsal 2:25PM – 3:30PM
Thank you for your understanding and please let us know if you have any questions.
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.