Parent News


Update 6/25

Hey there Moanalua HS “Menehune” Marching Band! Aside from our “situation”, I do hope that all of you are safe and healthy. I know that everyone is wondering about the Marching Band and the famous question….” when are we starting”?


We are getting closer to getting more information from the State about the approved guidelines for school activities. Please know that we are doing everything we can to get our much anticipated season going. However….it is ALWAYS the priority of our program that we proceed with your safety and best interest in mind. With that said, it is most important that we remain patient and continue to stay informed and prepared. Rushing things and asking people to make uninformed decisions for you is not in your best interest. I’m sure that your parents will agree.


As we prepare for your opening, we would like to announce that we will be postponing our Marching Band season start to July 13th. This will give all of us time to await directives and create the best learning environment for you. You can continue to refer to the same Marching Band Calendar as a guide. Refer to the attached files below. Please make special note that times and dates are subject to change as the State Guidelines and School Administrators directives come out. 
As soon as we know…we will be sure to let you know. 
For now:

  1. You may send in your uniform deposits. Please refer to the deposit refund procedures in case situations do not pan out favorably. Make a special note if you are paying via credit card online.
  2. Can you still sign up for the marching band? Absolutely! If you have friends that did not sign up for our season and still want to do it….let them know that they can still sign up. All links and forms are still active. 

    Sign up link: https://forms.gle/wbAVSCnD1YxTedk8A   

    If you are getting this email then you have already signed up, you don’t have to sign up again. 
  3. Gather all of your instrumental needs: Clean your mouthpieces, wash your swabs and cleaning rags, if you have old used reeds it is best to get rid of them and start fresh Sanitize neckstraps.
  4. Find a good and comfortable face mask that breaths well and is comfortable for you. I don’t know if these exist, but there are many different options that you can look into.
  5. As much as possible we want to be sure that you don’t have to share instruments. In the case that it is inevitable (ie: percussion) we will require you to use gloves.
  6. Start to get some exercise. Get your body ready for the physical demands of the marching band is very important. Walking or jogging in your neighborhood or in a safe place is great not just for the marching band but for your health.
  7. Do not live in fear. This pandemic does not care if you are scared. It is important to be SMART. Follow directions that have been recommended for your best interest:
  • Wear your face masks when you are out and about with other people around you.
  • Wash Your Hands/Use Hand Sanitizer
  • Be aware and respectful of social distancing
  • DO NOT share food and drinks directly
  • Eat properly. Drink a lot of water. Take vitamins. Keep your immune system strong.

Ok Marching Band and Guard!!!! Please continue to be safe and SMART. We must all remain vigilant if we want to get back to normalcy as fast as we can. Like we teach you in the music department….”Be the Best Person FOR the World.”Thank you so much again. We’ll be in touch real soon. Love ya all!!!!
– Mr. Seta (^-^)/

Marching Band Tentative Information

Hi all, this is a copy of the email sent out to all students via Jupiter Grades at the end of the school year. If you already filled out the google form, DO NOT submit another form. This is for everyone’s reference and information.


WE ALL grow anxious about the many school-related activities that we all love and look forward to. One of the biggest of course is Marching Band. As of now, we have not received any instructions or directives from school or State officials in regards to ANY school activities coming up. Please do not react to any rumors from anyone (including media) in regards to school activity mandates.As soon as we receive the official directives we will be in touch with you immediately.


In the meantime, we would like to share with you the necessary information that you will need to begin your Marching Band journey with us. Please note: WE WILL NOT DO ANYTHING THAT WOULD COMPROMISE YOUR HEALTH AND WELL BEING. ALL RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES WILL BE STRICTLY FOLLOWED.

Please take a look at the attached information. 1) Uniform Info (Rookie and Returnee) 2) Expense List 3) Proposed Calendar of Events.
Be sure to discuss this with your parents. If you have intentions of participating with the 2020 Marching Band season then the most important first step is to fill out the MB Intent Registration via this link: https://forms.gle/RP38qZ92WyPAqNmr8

It is crucial that we get your information ASAP so that once an ok is given we can contact all of you right away to get things going. We will also need to contact you with information, music, any changes etc. 
 

In regards to any payments….please read the information on the flyers. You do not need to submit your payments to fill out the intent registration. Payments can be submitted later. AGAIN…please be sure to fill out the intent registration right away.

Color Guard auditions will be announced as soon as we get the ok to go ahead. Please be sure to fill out the intent registration same as everyone else.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at elden.seta@k12.hi.us

Thank you everyone! We look forward to an amazing season… “FIREBIRD”
Sincerely,

Elden Seta

Music Director

2020 MB Expense List

MB 2020 calendar (updated 5.15.20)

MB FITTING FLYER 2020 – RETURNEES

MB FITTING FLYER 2020 – ROOKIES




Kalakokua Fundraiser Pick-up NEW DATE Saturday, May 30th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. MoHS parking lot (Fire station Side)

Please have your tickets ready. Follow all state health guidelines by wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.

Thank you!

2020 Music Boosters Association Scholarship

This goes out to all SENIORS who are currently enrolled in Band, Orchestra, or Choir AND are a current Music Booster Association Member. The 2020 Music Booster Scholarship Application is out and is currently available at U101, U103, and this website. You are all highly encouraged to apply. This is a great opportunity to potentially be awarded $500, which you can apply to future college expenses.

There are a few things that you need to send with your application, like the Music Involvement Log, an Essay, an Official copy of your School Transcript, and you College Acceptance Letter (or other verification of college enrollment). It’s going to take some time to gather all of those things, so get started ASAP. Your application needs to be postmarked by April 9, 2020. No late applications will be considered.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity because you procrastinated. Good luck!

17th Annual Menehune Classic Looking for Volunteers

Hi parents, friends, and supporters of Moanalua! The Menehune Classic committee is looking for hard-working volunteers to assist on the night of the festival. Please consider volunteering so we can continue putting on this amazing event for all music lovers in Hawaii!

Sign Up Now!

Groundbreaking For New Performing Arts Building

Today, various leaders and state officials broke ground on the new Moanalua Performing Arts Center. The new auditorium will have 650 seats and will be our new home for concerts and performances.

2019 MB Calendar (7/31/19)

Thank you all for your patience. I apologize for the delay in posting the 2019 MB Calendar. We’re still waiting on a few dates/events to be settled, so anything in red may change. Everything in black will probably stay the same, but it is subject to change. Check back frequently for updates.

If you’re interested in marching with the 2019 Moanalua High School Menehune Marching Band and Color Guard, please go through this calendar carefully. Make sure that you can commit to ALL the required dates and times. We look forward to seeing you all this coming season!

2019 OBDA Parade of Bands

The annual OBDA Parade of Bands is just around the corner. Moanalua’s performance schedule looks like this…

Friday, April 12, 2019 @ McKinley High School Auditorium

  • MoHS Symphonic Band performs at 7:00 PM
  • MoHS Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs at 9:00 PM

Saturday, April 13, 2019 @ Pearl City Cultural Center

  • MoHS Concert Band performs at 1:30 PM

If you have the time, come and check us out. We appreciate all the support we can get. For both Friday and Saturday, there is an admission fee of $5.00. We hope to see you there!

2019 Music Booster Assn. Scholarship Application

This goes out to all SENIORS who are currently enrolled in Band, Orchestra, or Choir AND are a current Music Booster Association Member. The 2019 Music Booster Scholarship Application is out and is currently available at U101, U103, College and Career Center, and this website. You are all highly encouraged to apply. This is a great opportunity to potentially be awarded $500, which you can apply to future college expenses.

There are a few things that you need to send with your application, like the Music Involvement Log, an Essay, an Official copy of your School Transcript, and you College Acceptance Letter (or other verification of college enrollment). It’s going to take some time to gather all of those things, so get started ASAP. Your application needs to be postmarked by April 18, 2019. No late applications will be considered.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity because you procrastinated. Good luck!

PANDA WEEKEND 2/14-2/16

Hi everyone! Just to let you all know that it is time for Panda Weekend! If you can get to Panda Express Moanalua Shopping Center….you will be able to get a nice meal AND donate to our music program at the same time. It’s the easiest fundraiser ever. This great event is on 2/14-2/16.

All you have to do is go to the Moanalua Shopping Center Panda Express and show them the attached flyer. You can print it out or more easily show it to them on your mobile device. You can even order online using our promo code #261273.

Thank you all for your continued support of our program, more over your children!

Panda Weekend Feb 2020