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!

MFA Festival Thank You from Mrs. O

Music For All National Festival, Friday, Mar. 15, 2019, Indianapolis, Indiana

Congratulations, Kaimuki MS Symphonic Winds students!!! Bravo on a wonderful performance at the 2019 Music for All National Festival! You made us proud in representing Kaimuki Middle School, our community, and the State of Hawaii!!!

I am extremely proud of you all!!! Thank you for your dedication and resilience through all the rehearsals!

As a reward for your hard work, there will be no rehearsal on Monday, 3/25. We will resume rehearsals on Wednesday, 3/27.

Please take the time to thank your parents, chaperones, Mr. Fernandes, Mrs. Titcomb, and our awesome Directors: Mr. Fujio, Mr. Hayakawa, and Ms. Ledesma, for their support! This incredible experience would not have been possible without their support!

Mrs. O

Kaimuki Middle Symphonic Winds featured on HawaiiNewsNow

Hi all,

We hope that your Sunday evening is going well. In case you missed it, the Kaimuki Symphonic Winds (KSW) group were featured on HawaiiNewsNow this past Friday night. Our group of students will be the first middle school from Hawaii to perform at the Music For All Festival in Indianapolis. Way to go teachers and students! Make us proud!

Pleas see below for the link, our apologies for the poorer quality of the video. (It’s a video of a video!)


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