Marching Band 101 for all Rookie Parents

Attention
All First Year, New and/or Rookie Parents
A MANDATORY INFORMATION BRIEFING IS SCHEDULED
MARCHING BAND 101:
“EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT 
MARCHING BAND…BUT ARE AFRAID TO ASK”

Tuesday, July 29 @ 7:30‐8:30PM

Location:  MOANALUA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT CENTER

We are asking that at least one parent or guardian attend this important informational session. Information presented become essential to your child’s success in the program.

All Rookie Members will be receiving flyers regarding this event at the 7/24 rehearsal. You can also click on the link below to view and download.

We look for seeing all of you. Thank you so much!!!

2014 MARCHING BAND 101 Flyer

 

Updated MB Calendar (7/23)

Hey gang!!! Well we are off to a great start to the 2014 Season. Thank you all for already putting forward your best so that we ALL can achieve more.

There have been changes due to various reasons so please check on the updated calendar for adjustments.

Specifically:

  1. MB Intensive Workout. Sunday 7/27 2-9pm
  2. MB Rehearsal @ Aloha Stadium 10/26 (Guard 12:30/Full  2-7pm)

See you all at practice!!! Woo Hooo!!!!! \(^-^)/

- Mr. Seta (^-^)/

2014 MB Calendar

We are on our way!

Hey MB Gang!!! Well the 2014 MB season is well on it’s way.  The Color Guard and Drumline are in full swing and making amazing progress so far!!!!

Brass and Woodwinds are about to begin their summer sectionals too!!! Please check the updated calendar! There are changes in some of the placement of brass sectionals as well as corrected some errors in the Full Band.

If you have any questions, please call us at 831-7905 or email me at elden_seta@notes.k12.hi.us.

Thanks gang!!! It’s looking pretty EXCITING!!! WOO HOOOOO!!!!

2014 MB Calendar

 

 

2014 MB Season is about to begin!!!

Hey gang!!! Well can you believe that it’s already time for the MB Season to start up??? WOO HOOOOOO!!!! The “Seasons or Change” show is taking good shape as music is being composed and ideas are all coming together to make this show the best ever.

Percussion and Color Guard takes the forefront as auditions begin. Please take a look at the attached link to our MB Calendar. It has been updated so look carefully and make the necessary changes.

It’s not too late to join us, so if you are still interested see me (Mr. Seta) ASAP to get you in the fun. It’s time for the greatness to begin. 2014 Moanalua HS “Menehune” Marching Band and Color Guard…SEASONS OF CHANGE!!!

WOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!!!!! \(^-^)/

2014 MB Calendar
Updated 5/22/14

Aloha Concert Ticket Sales 2014!

Hello everyone!

Our Aloha Concert is just around the corner on May 3, 2014 at Neil Blaisdell Concert Hall.  The performances will begin promptly at 5:00 pm.

Tickets will go on sale starting on Monday, April 21st at Neil Blaisdell box office or online via Ticketmaster.com.  Please note there is a $6 processing fee per ticket for credit card transactions.

We will also be selling tickets at school from Tuesday, April 22nd-Thursday, April 24th during lunch up in F101.  Tickets will be $15 (cash and check only at school).  The first two days will be open to Music Booster members only.  Please make checks payable to MoHS Music Boosters Assn.

Please join us for a wonderful night filled with music.

Parade of Orchestras 2014

Hello everyone,

join us at this year’s Parade of Orchestras on Saturday, April 19th at Pearl City Cultural Center.  Admission is $3 at the door.  See below for scheduled performance and report times.

Student Report Times: 
(Load time – 8:00 am @ Moanalua HS)
Concert Strings – 8:45 am
Concert Orchestra – 9:30 am

Performance Times:
Concert Strings -9:40 am
Concert Orchestra – 10:25 am
Symphony Orchestra – 11:20 am

2014 Aloha Concert Senior Messages

Hey Music Dept. Seniors! It’s  already time for your final Aloha Concert. As this milestone approaches, it is also time for your to submit your senior message for the Aloha Concert Program.

Here is the info that you will need:

  • Messages must not exceed 20 words. (the, and, is, &, etc are considered as words. Punctuations are not considered as words as long it is not used as multiple…ex: ?!%#!!!!!!!!) Messages that exceed 20 words will not be submitted into the program.
  • No inappropriate language, symbols, or intentions will be allowed. Any message containing inappropriate matter will be deleted
  • Please keep messages music department related. (ie: Thanks to my friends from Mililani” (0.o) NO!!!!)
  • All messages must be received no later than Thursday April 10 at 11:59pm.
  • Click on the comment link of this message. You will be asked to leave your full name (no nicknames) and email address just in case there is a question or concern.
  • Click on “leave a comment”  to submit.
  • Please check your information and messages that they are correct before your click “submit comment”
  • Please do not submit multiple messages. If you do not see your message appear in the comment section…don’t panic! All comments need to be approved by me before you see it posted. There are only a certain amount of comments that appear.

Okay Seniors!!! See you leaving your final student messages for the Aloha Concert Program!!!!!

- Mr. Seta (^-^)/

Kidney Foundation Concert

Come join us at Ala Moana Center Stage, on Thursday March 13 for an awareness concert benefiting the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii.  The concert begins at 5:00 pm and features our very own Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

SO and SWE Performance – Kidney Foundation Concert
Thursday, March 13, 2014 – 5:00 pm
Ala Moana Center Stage

MB Uniform Fitting and Tentative Calendar

It is that time of year again!  Marching band uniform fitting dates are just around the corner.  Download the fliers and also check out the tentative calendar.  Here are the dates/times if you are interested in joining us for another great season:

INCOMING MEMBERS FLYER
RETURNING MEMBER FLYER

MB Calendar 2014 DRAFT April 13

RETURNEE Uniform Fitting Dates

DATE:   Sunday, April 06, 2014
TIME:    12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
PLACE:  MoHS Chorus Room – F101

ROOKIE Uniform Fitting Dates
DATE:   Sunday, April 13, 2014
TIME:    12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
PLACE:  MoHS Chorus Room – F101

MAKE-UP Uniform Fitting Dates
DATE:   Wednesday, April 16, 2014
TIME:    6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
PLACE:  MoHS Chorus Room – F101

Gift of Hope Charity Concert

Tickets for the Gift of Hope Charity Concert are now on sale. Tickets will be sold on campus from Tuesday (12/3)  5 minutes after the second lunch.

Join us for an amazing night of great music and giving.

Gift of Hope Charity Concert
December 12, 2013 (Thursday)
Pearl City Cultural Center Auditorium
7:00pm
Cost: $15, General Admission

All proceeds will be donated to: Hawaii Food Bank
All checks payable to: Moanalua High School

email: eldenseta@gmail.com

MB Uniform Return Date/Times

Hey marching band,

don’t forget we will be returning your uniforms on Tuesday, November 12:

4:00 – 4:45 – Clarinet/Low Brass
4:45 – 5:30 – Flute/Trumpet
5:30 – 6:00 – Horns/Saxes
6:00 – 6:30 – Perc
Please bring it at your designated times.  If you are unable to drop it off at that time, please see Mr. Kubota BEFORE your time.
Please bring $1 if you are missing the shoe string in your hat for the replacement cost.
Thank you everyone!

MB Staff Times

Please note that this post is intended for the marching band staff.  Thank you!

OIA: Load busses @ 3:10
   Enter gate 6
Dinner @ 4:30

Wed/Thurs – Practice (like Thursday schedules – music, then field)

Rainbow: Load busses @ 3:55
   Enter Gate 7
Dinner @ 5:25

Mililani: Load busses @ 3:50
   Dinner – 5:35

MB – Performance Time Estimates *updated*

Hello everyone,

here are the start times for each of the festivals:

Performances
Kamehameha – 6:00 pm
OIA – 5:00 pm (Aloha Stadium) [$7 adults, $5 child]
Rainbow – 5:30 pm (Aloha Stadium) [$10 adults, $6 child]
Mililani – 5:00 pm [$8 adult, $6 child]

Below are the estimated return times (will most likely change).  Please note that all students will have to assist in unloading prior to being released.

Estimated Return Times
Kamehameha – 11:20 pm
OIA – 8:35 pm
Rainbow – 11:05 pm
Mililani – 2:30 am (Final Bash)

Thank you!

MB: Updated Performance Report Times

Hello everyone,

here are the updated report times for marching band.  Sorry for the change.  Had to update due to performance time changes.  Thank you!

Kamehameha:
Guard 12pm
EMs/DMs: 12:25 pm (load barriers)
Full: 12:50 pm

OIA: ($7 adult / $5 children)
All loading: (right after school) 2:3o pm
Report: 3:00 pm

Rainbow: ($10 adult / $6 children)
All Loading:(right after school) 3:15 pm
Report: 3:45 pm

Mililani:($8 Adult / $6 children)
EMs/DMs: 12:25 (load barriers)
Report: 12:50 pm 

Mene Classic Volunteers Video

Thank you so much for all of you who have volunteered to help make our 11th Annual Menehune Classic a success.  If you missed the meeting on Friday, October 18, please watch the video above to get a quick briefing on what is expected of each of the volunteers and how check-in and check-out procedures will work.

Let’s make Saturday a huge success.  Mahalo everyone!

MB: Performance Report Times

Hello everyone,

great job so far this season.  Keep it, keep pushing to be the best that you can be, and stay positive.  It’s going to be a busy fun last couple of weeks.  Don’t forget to focus on what’s most important, each other :)

Here are all the report times for the remainder of the season’s performances.  Please write them down and plan accordingly: (F.E. = Front ensemble, DM = Drum Majors, EMs = Equip managers)

Mene Classic:
F.E/DMs load time: 2:45 pm
Full: 3:30 pm

Aloha Stadium Practice:
F.E. load: 11:45 am
Guard: 12 pm
Load time: 12:15 pm
Report: 12:50 pm

Kamehameha:
Guard 12pm
EMs/DMs: 12:25 pm (load barriers)
Full: 12:50 pm

OIA:
All loading: 2:45 pm
Report: 3:15 pm

Rainbow:
All Loading: 3:15 pm
Report: 3:45 pm

Mililani:
Report: 12:50 pm

MB: Homecoming Week!

Hello everyone,

this is a big week for us.  Here are a few reminders for this week.

Tuesday:
3:00 pm – Battery will have a field sectional
4:00 pm – Woodwinds take the field
5:05 pm – CG takes the field
(Brass meet up in U101 @ 5:45)
Normal Tuesday schedule afterwards

Thursday:
3:00 pm – Full Drumline on Field
4:15 pm – Brass takes the field
5:20 pm – Color Guard Takes the field
5:50 – WW meet up in U101
6:05 – Full Band on Field
8:00 – Dismissal (tentative)

Friday:
2:15 pm – Meet in U101 (pep band uniform)

Don’t forget to bring your military uniform and Under Armour on that day as well.  Be ready for a big week.  Let’s push hard so we can have a great performance and a good time on Friday.  Stay healthy! :-D

MB – Sup-a-Long Reminders

Hello everyone!

Great job last night at the game.

Here a few reminders about tomorrow for Sup-a-Long:

  • Normal Sunday Report times – Guard 12pm and Winds/Perc 1:50 pm
  • Bring your Pep Band Uniform to change into (Polos, Black Slacks, Long Black Socks, Black Marching Shoes)
  • Bottled Water Drop off begins at 4pm; performance starts at 5pm

Let’s have a great rehearsal and put on a good show tomorrow.  Keep up the great work everyone!

 

MB: Friday Reminders

Hey everyone!

Great job so far.  Keep up the great work and keep striving for excellence.

Here are a few reminders for Friday:

Pep Rally – please report to U101 by 8 am.

Football Game – Report time is 5:30 pm.  Don’t forget about your uniform (blue polo, black dickies, LONG black socks, black marching shoes) and tie your long hair back.  Remember all food must be concealed in your backpacks.  Also, don’t forget your LYRES!

Stay healthy this week.  Let’s make Moanalua proud :-D

SWE Assessment

Hey all you SWE members!!! Here is the beginning of the assessments for you. Please keep checking back daily for updates and additions. Please see me if you have any problems with printing the PDF files. You may have to go to ADOBE and load a free PDF reader. You will eventually have to have one anyway.

Notes and advice:

Check your tempi that are marked. Look at the dynamics and articulations carefully. 1st step is work with notes and rhythm…maintain a great tone quality throughout. Next step…express the dynamic and expressive markings to get full credit for musicality.

If you have questions…PLEASE ASK!

Remember what we talked about in class in regards to taking the full journey to reach higher greatness. It IS WORTH IT!!!!

HAPPY PRACTICING!!! (^-^)

 

SWE Trumpet Assessment 

SWE Clarinet Assessment

SWE Flute Assessment 

SWE Horn Assessment

SWE Alto Sax Assessment_1 

SWE Oboe Assessment 

SWE Trombone Assessment

SWE Bassoon Assessment

SWE Euphonium Assessment

SWE Bass Clar Assessment

SWE Tenor Sax Assessment

SWE Bari Sax Assessment

SWE Tuba Assessment

SWE Timpani Assessment

 

Marching Band Memorization Schedule

Marching band members,

A note to everyone, please write the following dates into your calendars.  These are the memorization dates for music.  It is crucial that you follow these goals.  If we feel that as a team we need to make adjustments, we will do so at a later date.

  • July 25 – Hawaii March
  • August 1 – Movement 1 (top – m. 49)
  • August 6 – Movement 1 (m. 49 – end)
  • August 8 – Ultimate Warm-up
  • August 13 – Movement 2 (1st Half)
  • August 15 – Movement 2 (2nd half)
  • August 20 – Movement 3 (1st half)
  • August 22 – Movement 3 (2nd half)
  • August 27 – Drum Break
  • August 29 – Movement 4

Thank you!
- Kubota

First Full Rehearsal Tuesday!

Hello everyone!

First off, big thank you and great job to all of you who participated in rookie week.  I am so sorry I couldn’t be there to see you all, but from what I’ve heard, you have all done an amazing job.

Tuesday is our first full rehearsal.  Just a few reminders about that day.  Woodwinds have sectionals starting at 4:15.  Full band starts at 5:45.  Please be seated and ready to go right at 5:45 (so plan to come a little earlier to set-up).  We will be having a music rehearsal and a marching rehearsal so please bring everything you need for both.  Woodwinds, Drumline, and Guard – plan to bring dinner/snack (so that you can eat something small between your rehearsals). 

Thank you everyone!
- Kubota

Rookie Week!

Hey gang,

I hope everyone had a happy 4th of July!  Next week is a big week for us.  ROOKIE WEEK!!! Just a few reminders below:

  • Rookies be here by 1:50 pm
  • Bring lots of water (no juice or soda)
  • Label your WATER JUGS with your full name
  • Bring sun protection (hats, sunglasses, sunscreen)
  • Wear comfortable clothing (athletic shoes, no jeans, etc.)

This week is a very important week so do everything you can to come in the best shape you can and with a positive attitude.

Reminder to all section leaders, officers, and helpers: we will be meeting at 1:00 pm to set up and get ready.

MB: Section Leader Training

Hey marching band section leaders,

don’t forget that we have section leader training this Wednesday from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  Please be on time and come ready to work and learn.  Also, please bring the following with you (these are all things you should have at rookie week as well):

  • Marching Appropriate clothing (marching shoes, comfortable clothing – avoid jeans, etc.)
  • Sunscreen and sun gear (hats, sunglasses, etc)
  • Water (NOT OPTIONAL!)
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Officer Folders
  • A watch or some other timepiece (avoid using cell phones)

We will be reviewing marching technique, covering some new terminology, and giving everyone a chance to practice teaching and commanding.

Marching Band – Uniform Fitting and Instrument Contracts

Hello everyone!

It was such a pleasure to see all of you at your first round of sectionals (or for the percussion and color guard the past few weeks).  This is going to be a great season and we are all so excited to see what amazing things you will be able to accomplish.

Just a few reminders.  Uniform fitting for pep band and other odd’s and ends will be held on the following dates.  Please plan to stay approximately half an hour after rehearsals to allow for fitting.  Don’t forget to say “thank you” to the uniform parents as well.  If you are unable to make a fitting, please contact me ASAP!

  • Flutes and Saxes – June 19
  • Percussion/Guard – June 20
  • Clarinets – June 24
  • All Brass – June 26

Also, don’t forget to turn in your instrument contracts.  If you don’t turn them in on time, you will NOT be able to use a school instrument and you must provide your own.  Contracts are due on the following:

  • Flutes and All Brass – Monday, June 17
  • Clarinets and Saxes – Wednesday, June 19

Thank you everyone.  Let’s have a great season! :-D

 

 

Music Dept. Banquet

HEY GANG! It’s Music Dept Banquet Time!!! WOOO HOOOOO!!!! Ready to PAR——TAY?!!!!!!!

Here is some info for you:

When: Saturday May 11
Where: Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel (former Prince Kuhio Hotel)
2500 Kuhio Avenue, Waikiki Beach, HI 96815
Ph#: 922.0811
Time: 5:30-11:00pm
Attire: Semi Formal (Like Winter Fantasy or if you were to go to a wedding reception)
Parking: Valet Parking $10 (includes tip)

Don’t forget to bring your school ID!!! Have your parents drop you off and pick you up at the hotel front. Do not meet them off the hotel site or go walking off into Waikiki!!! Safety over convenience at all times please!!!

Finally…get ready to have a great time and spend quality time with friends and family!!! It’s going to be awesome!!!

See you all having a blast at the banquet!!!!

WOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! \(^-^)/

 

Banquet Table Sign Up

Hey gang! Just a reminder that your banquet table sign up is on Tuesday. Table sign up will start 5min after the 2nd lunch bell. Everyone must sign up on their own. No one will be allowed to sign up for others. Ten per table.

See you signing up for your big event!!!!

- Mr. Seta (^-^)/

Aloha Concert Tickets SOLD OUT

Just to let everyone know that the 2013 Aloha Concert is SOLD OUT! If you are a lucky holder of a ticket, please do not lose them or forget to bring them to the concert. If you have extra tickets that you may not need, please have your child notify their director right away so that they may find someone that may want to purchase them.

Thank you all for your support!!!

- Elden Seta