KMS Music Department 2020 East Coast Study Tour

We thank the parents who showed up last night and expressed interest in having their child participate in next year’s study trip.

As you may recall, there were two options presented last night:

  1. NYC and BOS study tour (7 nights) for $3885
  2. NYC only study tour (5 nights) for $3325

The overwhelming majority selected option #1 (NYC and BOS). So when registering your child on Friday on the Seawind site, remember that it will be for the NYC and BOS tour.

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!

Mahalo,
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!)

https://photos.app.goo.gl/VbVn4P76qcHnis1B7

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!

KSW Additional After-School Rehearsals, MFA dress code, and MFA Picture Taking

Hi all,

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!

Thank you!

KMS Music Updates – November 2017

Hi all!

Here are a few updates that may interest you:

  1.  The Music Program raised $1,841.68 through the Great American Catalog Fundraiser campaign.  Thank you to all those who sold and purchased items through the catalog!
  2.  We have also raised  $5979.29 through the Give Aloha Campaign that was held in the month of September.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated!  The funds collected helps subsidize the cost of bus fare and events for students as well as pay for instrument repairs and maintenance. Thank you!
  3. Wilson Fun Fair KCB performance will be held on Sat. 11/18.  Please arrive at 9:30AM and concert will begin at 10:00AM.
  4. Feeder School Tour will be on Wed. 11/29 and Thu. 12/7.
  5. Winter Concert will be on Wed. 12/13 (Chorus, Ukulele, Strings) and Thu. 12/14 (Beg. Band, KCB, KSW) at Kaimuki High School.
  6. Ala Moana KSW Concert will be on Wed. 12/20.
  7. For items #3-6, we are always looking for chaperones. Flyers will be sent out with permission forms. If you are able to help, please fill out the form and return it to your child’s music teacher. Thank you!
  8. Reminder to our Spring Break Study Tour students:  If you don’t have a passport, apply now!  It could take up to 6 weeks to receive your passport through the mail.  Also make sure trip payments are being made on a timely basis.  If will be withdrawing from the tour, please inform your music teacher.

If you have questions, please contact us and thank you again for your support!

KMS Music Boosters

 

Japan Study Tour Meeting Tonight and Give Aloha Reminder

Hi all,

A reminder that tonight is the Japan Study Tour Meeting in H-104 at 6:00PM. It is a mandatory meeting for parents whose child will be attending the study tour during the spring break.

Also, the last day for our Give Aloha campaign is this Saturday, September 30th.  If you are able to, please consider donating to the Kaimuki Middle Music Department!  Our code is 78810 and don’t forget your Maika’i card!  More info can be found here.

Thank you!

Japan Study Tour Meeting Flyer

For all 7th and 8th grade students who will be participating in the Japan Study Tour, attached is a flyer that requests your attendance at a mandatory meeting that will be held on Thursday, Sep. 28th at 6:00PM in H-104.  A representative from Seawind Travel will be going over international travel information to prepare your child for the upcoming study tour.  Please turn in the form by Tuesday, Sep. 12th.  Thank you!

Download Form Here
20170908JapanStudyTour

Open House Slideshow, Music Dept. Handbook, Japan Itinerary, Fall Fundraisers, Wish List, and Other Forms

Hi all!

Included in this post is the Open House slideshow and links to the Music Department Handbook, Japan Study Tour, and Music Department Forms.  The Fundraising and Wish List information, which helps support out wonderful students and outstanding music program, is located within the Forms page.  Please contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you!
KMS Music Boosters

KMS Music Department Handbook

Japan Study Tour

Music Department Forms (Fundraisers, Wish List, Uniform/Instrument Fees Chorus & Ukulele Fees, Practice Sheets)