KMS Choir Places 3rd in Competition!

On April 2nd, 21 students from KMS participated in the Annual Middle School Chorus competition at Waipahu intermediate.

There were 9 schools competing this year, from Niu Valley Middle all the way to Kapolei intermediate. Our neighbor Dole Middle school was also in the competition.  It was a fierce, serious competition with 5 judges, some were from the music industry:  Weldon Kekauoha (multiple Na Hoku Hanohano award winner) and the Mana'o company band members (also Na Hoku Hanohano winner).  There were two Oahu/Honolulu Chorus/chorale directors who also served as judges for the competition.

Our chorus started with Glorious by David Archuletta and ended with the Cup song from the movie Pitch Perfect. The students wowed the judges and other schools with their solo parts and harmony. In the end, Kalakaua was placed 3rd behind Waipahu intermediate (2nd) and Kapolei Intermediate (1st place); which was really good considering we're competing against schools who have a more established elective chorus program.

Please congratulate the following students if you see them. 

Justin Dumbrique-6th (solo)
Kayden Rodrigues-Asuasu-6th (solo)
Mary Jane Villamar -6th

Rahnee Aguinaldo-7th (solo)
Alyia Boaz -7th
Allen Callejo-7th (soloist)
Bernadette Castillo -7th
Clarisse Daloping -7th
Johnson Kihleng -7th
Aya Love -7th
Dominic Niko -7th
Kyle Pinsoy-7th (solo)
Evangeline Purcell -7th
Sharmaine Ramirez -7th
Reillyn Shotaro -7th
Helen Villoan -7th
Quyen Nguyen -7th
Jessa Mae Villanueva -7th

Alyia Bvendia-8th
Rzenseth Cabansag-8th
Matthew Dacosta-8th

Thank you Ms. Aiwohi and Mrs. Mun-Takata for your continuous support. 
Thank you, teachers for being flexible with these students, and thank you so much for all the supportive and kind words.
Karin Rombang-Matsushita
7th/8th grade Math Teacher
Kalakaua Middle School