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2017 Aloha Concert Senior Message

Hey Music Dept. Seniors! It’s hard to believe 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 2017 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. Punctuation 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  Waipahu and the drama club” (0.0) NO!!!!)
  • All messages must be received no later than Friday April 14 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. Answer your math problem! (^^)
  • Please check your information and messages that they are correct before your click “post 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 (^-^)/

Aloha Stadium Rehearsal Sunday 10/30/16

Hey MB! Tomorrow is our big rehearsal at the Aloha Stadium. Please refer to the notes below to be help you prepare. Don’t miss it as it will cause you to be left out of our two major performances at the stadium. Take care, drink lots of water today, get lots of rest, and do your homework tonight as you will be so tired after the intense rehearsal!!!

 Also..please be sure to eat lunch before!!!! Parents if you are reading..please be certain that they eat before they arrive!!!

Guard lunch will be at 1:18pm after sectionals

 Reminders:
– Loading time 1:45pm (PIT: please report at 1:30 to get all of your things packed)
– Roll will be taken at 2:00pm
– What to bring:
o Wear White Top (Guard: Red Section Shirt)
o Black Performance Shoes
o Performance Shako Hat
o Water Jug
o Charts
o Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses (optional, but encouraged)
 We will be back at 7:30pm so please have your parents pick you up no later than 7:45pm.

Finally, OIA ticket $ is due on Tuesday so if you wnat to turn it in tomorrow, we will collect at 2:00pm.

 See you all tomorrow!!!
– Mr. Seta (^-^)

2016 Marching Band Uniform Fitting

The Moanalua High School Marching Band Uniform Committee is having field uniform sizing for the 2016 season.  The field uniforms and shako hats are rented for a fee.

RETURNEE FITTING DAY
DATE:  Sunday, April 10, 2016
TIME:   2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
PLACE: MoHS Chorus Room – F101

INCOMING  NEW MEMBER  FITTING DAY
DATE:  Sunday, April 17, 2016
TIME:   2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
PLACE: MoHS Chorus Room – F101

FINAL DAY FOR EVERYONE
DATE:   Wednesday, April 20, 2016
TIME:    6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
PLACE:  MoHS Chorus Room – F101

It is important to ensure every effort to attend your designated fitting day listed above!  Wear your athletic wear clothing to fitting day!  No jeans shorts or jeans pant, please.  This will make it quicker to try on the field bib pants.

**  A $65.00 non-refundable initial uniform fitting fee is due **

Payment accepted is cash or check* payable to “MoHS Music Boosters Assc.”.

Please download the attached flyer for the complete information!!!

Thank you everyone!!!

Click on link below to download information flyer:

RETURNING BAND MEMBERS

INCOMING BAND MEMBERS

Marching Band New Direction Seeks Your Help

Hey there all you amazing MoHS Music Department Friends and supporters!

I am posting this on behalf of the members of the music department and myself to reach out for assistance.

As some of you may know, I’ve been on sabbatical leave this semester to go back to school and take the time to find ways for our music program to grow even further than you have lead it to be until this day. Though it was really hard to be away from the students for so long, it was really beneficial for me to take the time to think about “where do we go next?”

I’ve had much time to look into where we are with the marching band and what we have to do to take it to the next level. After much research, conferencing with the best in the business, and of course looking at the vision of this program…it is inevitable that we move forward into a new direction and level of performance.

The Moanalua High School “Menehune” Marching Band and Color Guard will be moving into a new direction next season that will hopefully take all of their hard work and make it blossom into a better product that will set a new standard. This direction does include seeking out the best drill writers and music arrangers in order to provide the students the best ideas and innovations to help them to reach for the highest level of learning. Just this part alone will cost up to approx. $10,000. Crazy yeah?

This enormous expense as you well know cannot only be sustained by school support and our incredible boosters assn. Although I have no doubt that the boosters assn will assist us in any way to encourage better opportunities for all music students, the yearly budget must always support ALL entities of the program.

With this in mind, if you or ANYONE else you know that would be willing to help us out with a monetary donation…every one of us would be so grateful. I do realize that you all have supported us in so many ways throughout the years so please don’t feel overly obligated to have to contribute. All I can say is that every little bit counts and will get us closer to the betterment of our amazing legacy that our students and alumni helped to build.

If you are able to donate, just click on the link below and it will take you straight to our website donation page. Click on donate and it will connect you to our paypal account where you can donate using your credit or debit cards. Under purpose put down “Marching Band Donation”

If you prefer to send a check instead, then you can send it to:
Moanalua HS Music Dept.
2825 Ala Ilima St.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96818
Attn: Marching Band Donation

Thank you so much everyone! I truly appreciate your kind consideration. As a 30 year director of the MoHS Music Dept. i still immersify myself with the passion to help the music program grow and develop at it’s highest level. Music in my opinion is a major key in the successful development of high integrity and human ethics. With all the violence in the world now, don’t you think that there has never been a time where young students need it more? The student motto is “you don’t have to be the best in the world, but be the best FOR the world!”

Please pass this message to anyone that you know!!!!

Thank you again everyone! Happy and Safe Holidays to you all!!!

Sincerely,
Elden T. Seta
Music Director

Marching Band Donation

Concert Band 4th Quarter Assessment

Hey there Concert Band! Here is your assessment example. Download and print your instrument’s music and copy the dynamic shaping into your “I Recommend”.

Pay close attention to the dynamic shaping. Practice this with a metronome so that you don’t drift of the tempo. (halfnote = 90)

Practice!!!! p(^-^)q

Accent Etude –Xylophone
Accent Etude – Tuba
Accent Etude – Trombone
Accent Etude – Trumpet
Accent Etude – tenor sax
Accent Etude – oboe
Accent Etude – Horn in F
Accent Etude – flute
Accent Etude – Euphonium
Accent Etude – Bassoon
Accent Etude – Clarinet
Accent Etude – bass clarinet
Accent Etude – alto sax
Accent Etude – Baritone Saxophone

Marching Band Uniform Fitting

Hey gang! It’s time!!! For what?  MARCHING BAND!!!! WOO HOOOO!!!!

Marching Band Uniform fitting is coming up real fast. Returnees will need to come in this coming Sunday April 26.

Rookies will come in on Sunday May 3rd.

If you cannot make it on Sunday, there will be one more day Wed May 13.

See the attached flyers for information and details. There are two flyers one for returnees and another for rookies. Be sure that you download the correct one!!!

See you all at Uniform Fitting! Woo Hooo!!!!

INCOMING BAND MEMBERS

RETURNING BAND MEMBERS

Aloha concert Senior Messages

Hey Music Dept. Seniors! It’s hard to believe 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 2015 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  Waipahu and the drama club” (0.0) NO!!!!)
  • All messages must be received no later than Thursday April 16 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. Answer your math problem! (^^)
  • Please check your information and messages that they are correct before your click “post 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 (^-^)/

Carwash Fundraiser

Hello all!!! Isn’t it time to wash your car??? As the bad rains pass us and hot weather sets in comes the time to have your vehicle cleaned!

WELL…. the students of the music department will be running a special CAR WASH FUNDRAISER this week Sunday April 12. Funds from this event will go to defraying the high cost of putting on their annual banquet at the end of the year.

The music department banquet is one of the biggest events of the year for our school. It’s known for it’s high quality food, entertainment, and fellowship.  As the cost of putting on the banquet rises, students are working on their own to help keep quality up and costs down.

Come out to Waialae Chevron and bring your cars, vans, SUVs. Information is listed below!

See you all getting your cars cleaned by the amazing members of the Music Department!!!

What: Music Department Car Wash
When: Sunday April 12, 2015
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Where: Waialae Cheveron
4117 Waialae Ave
Honolulu Hi 96816
(Corner of 21st Ave. and Waialae Ave. in Kahala)

Cost: Cars – $10.00 / Trucks and SUVs: $15.00

Journey to the National Festival Concert

Hi everyone! Looking forward to a great concert today!!!

Warning: Lot’s of traffic on the H-1 Westbound today due to construction. You may want to avoid the freeway. Taking Aiea/Halawa…Moanalua Road…Kam Hwy may be an option. check the HI traffic conditions and give yourselves a lot of time to get to PCCC.

Tickets are still available so just come on down and join us!!!!

Student Performers: report at 3pm. Don’t forget your dinners if you didn’t order bento. Dinner is at 4:45pm. Bring water to keep yourselves hydrated!

Concert Starts at 6pm!!!!

See you all there!!!!

– Mr. Seta

Music Boosters Assn Scholarship

Attention all Music Department Seniors!

Believe it or not…your 4th and final quarter of high school is already here.  I know college expenses are on all of your minds as it was for all of us. Why don’t you apply for the Music Boosters Assn. Scholarship?
You spent so much of your life in music, might as well give it a good shot!!!

Click on the both links below and print out your application. Applications are due by April 15, 2015

Don’t miss out on this golden opportunity!!!

MoHS 2015 Scholarship Application- V04 _1_

MoHS 2015 Scholarship Involvement Record- V03

Dr. Brian Bowman Recital

World renown Euphonium Soloist Dr. Brian Bowman will be performing a special recital here in Hawaii. See info below! Don’t miss out on this spectacular musical performance!!!

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!!!

RECITAL BY DR. BRIAN BOWMAN, EUPHONIUM
When: Saturday March 7, 2015
Time: 1:30pm
Where: UH Music Dept. Mae Zenke Orvis Auditorium
Ticket Cost: $15 General Admission / $10 Students w/ ID

Call 831-7905 to inquire about tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door if available.

“Journey to the National Festival” Concert

TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Join us on March 8, 2015 for a special performance by the Moanalua High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble. The SWE will be traveling to Indianapolis next month to make their national debut at the Music for All National Band Festival.

This presentation will also feature world renown euphonium soloist Dr. Brian Bowman.

Concert takes place at Pearl City Cultural Center Auditorium on March 8th (Sunday). Concert begins at 6pm. General Admission: $15.00. All Proceeds from this concert will go to defraying the huge cost to send the band to Indiana. Tickets will be on sale from February 16.

Be there to bid the Moanalua Symphonic Wind Ensemble “Good Luck” in this history making event. Looking forward to seeing all of you!!!

Call 831-7905 for details.

Symphonic Wind Ensemble National Band Festival

Hey all!!! Just want to let everyone know that the Moanalua Symphonic Wind Ensemble will be taking the national stage at the Music for All National Band Festival in Indianapolis. If you know of anyone in the area please spread the news to them. The band has been selected as one of the nations top ensembles and will perform with the best of the country. We hope that you will  be able to be there to share this special event.

The SWE performs on March 14 Saturday at 9am in Clowes Hall on the Butler University Campus. Below is information on getting tickets.

Concert Block 3
Clowes Memorial Hall
Sat., March 14, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tickets are $18.00 for adults, $10.00 for H.S. Students/Senior Citizens or $5.00/ea for student groups of 10+
Here is the link:
It would mean a lot to the students to know that there are people there to support them.
Hope to see everyone in Indiana! History in the making!!!!
– Elden Seta (^-^)

Season of Giving Charity Concert

The Moanalua High School Music Department will present a special performance on Thursday December 11, 2014 entitled…”Season of Giving”. Hard working members will be performing an amazing evening of music filled with love and giving. All proceeds from this concert will be donated to the Aloha United Way in hopes that it will make a difference to people in need.

The concert will be held at the Moanalua High School Cafeteria starting at 7pm. Tickets are $10 and are now on sale through the Moanalua High School Music Dept. (831-7905). Tickets will also be available at the door as tickets last.

Join us in this “Season of Giving”. Don’t miss it! You will be amazed and enlightened.

Craft Fair Country Store Donations Needed

Hello all!!! Our annual Moanalua Music Dept. Craft Fair is just a week away!!! Time to get great deals and maybe some holiday shopping done with original and useful items!!!

One of the more popular booths at the fair is our very own “Country Store.”  Music Boosters Assn. is asking for any items that you would be willing to donate to sell at the country store to help raise more funding for the music students.

Please click on the link below to view the PDF with the specifications.

Thank you for everything!!!

Country Store Donations 2014 Winter Craft Fair

 

Aloha Week Parade

Hey MB!!!! Well it’s the big day!!! ALOHA WEEK PARADE!!! WOOO HOOOO!!!

Please get lots of rest tonight and drink a lot of water.

Here are some reminders for all of you

  • Report Time: 6:00am (Guard 5:00am)
  • Aloha Uniform (Winds and Perc):
    Aloha Shirt
    Black Dickies Pants
    Belt is optional nut must be ALL Black
    Black Socks (Half Calve or Higher)
    Black Marching Band Shoes (Cleaned and Polished)Guard:
    Aloha Uniform:
    Rifles: Same as Winds and Perc, Guard Shoes, Gloves
    Sabers and Flags:
    Aloha Top and Skirt
    Potato Shoes
    Gloves

    All Hair that is below shoulders must be tied back. Yes that includes the men.

Morning Meal Warnings:
Be sure to eat something before reporting to the music room. Be careful of certain foods that may have  a bad affect on you during the parade.

  • No Citrus (Orange, Grapefruit juices)
  • Stay away from Oily Foods
  • No coffee or strong tea. NO CAFFEINE!
  • WATER is your best bet.
  • Breads are good!

Suntan Lotion is optional. Do not apply over eyes or on forehead.

Please be sure to bring extra change of clothes as you will need to turn your uniform in after arrival back to school. No exceptions to this rule.

If you are going to the Waterpark, please bring all of your things in a bag to take with you. You may leave it in the music room when we are at the parade.

Info to your parents:

  • They may pick you up at school:
    No Waterpark: approx 1:00pm
    Waterpark bound: 5:00pm
  • Parade begins at 9:00am. We are unit #6 in the parade. It begins at Ala Moana Park and ends at Kapiolani Park.
  • They MAY NOT pick you up from the parade site!!! Don’t even ask.

See you all tomorrow “DARK AND EARLY!”

Thanks gang!!!

– Mr. Seta

 

Sup a Long Thank You

On behalf of the directors and members of the Moanalua High School Music Department, I would like to extend a heart felt thank you to all that attended our Annual Sup-a-Long Family Night on Sunday! It was a terrific turn out and it was especially nice to see so many new faces!

I hope that you enjoyed the Marching Band exhibition and got a good idea of what the philosophy of your child’s music education is about as well as the benefits that go with it.

We also extend a our sincere apologies for the errors that occurred with some of your bento orders during the dinner portion. Unfortunately due to our oversight, a portion of the orders did not make it in to the parents in charge. I am truly sorry to the many families that were inconvenienced and we will do all we can to ensure that this does not happen again in our future events.

Thank you also to the many families that generously donated cases of water for our many events this year. Donations are truly appreciated and will be put to very good use this year!

To all a very fond Mahalo for taking great interest in your child’s education, but more importantly their future well being.

Let’s all continue to work together to make your child’s education at Moanalua High School the very best!

Looking forward to seeing all of you at our upcoming events.

Sincerely,
Elden T. Seta
Music Director
Moanalua High School

 

CONGRATS!

Congratulations to Moanalua High School “Menehune” Marching Band & Color Guard alumnus for your amazing feat at the DCI World Championships! We are all so proud of you!!! YOU ARE ALL WORLD CLASS!!!

Sonia Benzor (c/o 2013) – Blue Devils (1st Place World Champions)
Christian Alcantara (c/o 2011) – Bluecoats (2nd Place)
Andrew Ching (c/o 2011) – Santa Clara Vanguard (4th Place)
Chad Ullery (c/o 2012) – Mandarins (21st Place)

MB Rehearsal (Sun 8/10)

Hey gang! I hope that everybody is safe from the storm. We should all be grateful that it did not hit us here as hard as other places. “LUCKY YOU LIVE HAWAII!”

This message is to confirm that Marching Band Practice for Sunday August 10 is on as scheduled. Please be here no later than 10:50am for roll call.

We lost a crucial day yesterday that we can’t get back so this rehearsal is crucial to all of us. Please do not be absent!!! Go over your charts and be sure that your coordinates are marked. Review past movements learned so that we don’t have to go back to re-learn.

Notes:

  • Bring lot’s of water! We will be on the field for a good length of time. You MUST have a water jug!!!
  • Sunscreen, protective eye wear, and a hat is HIGHLY recommended!
  • Be sure to eat before you arrive and to pack a snack for yourself. We will have a 30 minute pass to the field only. This is NOT a lunch break. You can eat your snack at this time period.
  • All of movement 1 should be memorized at this point along with most of movement 2 which is fully memorized by Tuesday.
  • Get lots of rest tonight and be sure to stretch out.

OK GANG! I’ll see ya all tomorrow! (Sun)

– Mr. Seta (^-^)/

Today’s Weekend Workout Sunday 8/2

Hey gang! Good job yesterday at our first day of weekend workout. You pushed through the heat and got lot’s done!!! Please go over your charts and be sure to mark your coordinates so that we can move on and improve!!!

 In regards to today’s rehearsal, please be sure to eat before you arrive. At 2:00 we will have a 30 minute passing to the field. At this time you can quickly eat a snack before the field rehearsal begins. So….that means….pack a snack bring it with you to rehearsal. Also…please be sure that you have your water jugs with you at all rehearsals.
Ok see ya at 10:50!!! Don’t be late!!!
– Mr. Seta (^-^)/

MB Fundamentals Workout

Hey gang!!! Tomorrow is a big day for all of us. Please get lot’s of rest and drink lots of water.

Be ready in the music room by 1:50. Be sure to dress comfortably and be ready to protect yourselves from the sun. (Sunscreen, dark glasses, hat). Water jug with ice water. Wear shoes!

Be sure to bring your instruments. You will need them for the evening session.

Also, don’t forget to bring dinner! Pack it in a cooler to keep it from spoiling. Remember…having dinner is NOT an option.

Rehearsal ends at 9pm. Please remind your parents!!!

Ladies and gentlemen….please don’t miss this session tomorrow! It is absolutely crucial for the sake of all!!!

See you at rehearsal!!!

– Mr. Seta (^-^)/

 

 

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

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 (^-^)/

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

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

 

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

Aloha Concert Program Senior Messages

Hey Music Dept. Seniors! It’s hard to believe 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 Monday April 15 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 (^-^)/

OBDA Parade of Bands

Hey everyone! State Parade of Bands is here!!!! Come out and listen to some amazing music by your fellow brothers and sisters of the music dept!!!!

Friday April 12 (McKinley High School Auditorium)
Symphonic Band (6:00pm)
Symphonic Wind Ensemble (9:00pm)

Saturday April 13 (Pearl City Cultural Center)
Concert Band (2:30pm)

General Admission is $5.oo 

See you all there!!! Thank you everyone!!!

Uniform Check In (Tues. 3/19)

The following items are the required Symphony Uniform that must be pre-packed. Please don’t forget anything. All items will be inspected and checked before it is packed for shipping. Items listed under “required” must be in the garment bag or your bag will not be accepted. Items that are not on the list will NOT be permitted. Garment bags will be provided by the Music Boosters. Shoes will need to be in a shoe bag and not in the garment bag. Check in must be with your roommates!

Please be sure that your garments are on a HANGER

 Girls:

Required:

  • Black Formal Gown  (this includes your top “cover up”)
  • Black Nylons
  • Black Dress Shoes or Sandals

Guys:

Required:                                           

  • Black Formal Coat
  • White Wing Tip Dress Shirt
  • Black Dress Pants
  • Black Dress Socks
  • White Bowtie
  • Black Studs
  • Black Dress Shoes

Optional (Highly Suggested):

  • Black Cummerbund
  • Black Cufflinks

Check in Schedule

Chaperone Groups

In line ready

Check in

Mindy Okahara

2:50pm

3:00pm

Hannah Watanabe

3:05pm

3:15pm

Lori Ching

3:20pm

3:30pm

Carolyn Gima

3:35pm

3:45pm

Carol Nishita

3:50pm

4:00pm

Gloria Matsumura

4:05pm

4:15pm

Lori Matsumoto

4:20pm

4:30pm

Joan Ho/Loretta Loo

4:35pm

4:45pm

Janice Oumaye

4:50pm

5:00pm

Colette Shichida

5:05pm

5:15pm

SO Carnegie Trip Meeting 5:00PM

Reminder to all SO Trip Members and Parents:

The Meeting for all participating SO members and parents is on Sunday March 17 at 5PM

There was a message that was sent out indicating a 4pm start. Please disregard this error. The official time of the final meeting is 5:00pm.

Please know that this meeting is crucial to the success of our tour. It is MANDATORY for all students and parents to attend. You will not be able to participate in this tour if you do not attend.

Parents: Please sign in when you enter. You will need to fill out forms that are in English. If you will need assistance, please bring someone with you to help with interpretation and writing.

Thank you all for your hard work, understanding, and cooperation.

The dream moment is almost here!!!!

– Elden Seta (^-^)/

Symphony Orch Recordings for evaluations

Hi gang! Good job again at the road to carnegie concert. We leave in 9 days and there is still much to do to be “Carnegie Hall Ready”.

Study the provided audio so that you can make corrections and improvements. It’s getting there! Just keep focused and practice smart and correct.

Let’s all make this perfect for all!!!

– Mr Seta (^-^)

01 Russlan and Ludmilla

02 Internet Symphony _Eroica_

03 Aloha from Hawaii

04 Symphony #4 IV. Finale

The Road to Carnegie Hall Concert

Hello all Moanalua fans and supporters. This is just a heads up that the concert on Sunday is nearly sold out. All pre-sale tickets are sold. There are just a FEW tickets left that we will sell at the door.

We thank you all for your interest and support of the members of the Symphony Orchestra. They are working extremely hard to put this program together and it is our honor to have the opportunity to perform for you.

Those of you who have tickets..please don’t lose them or forget them at home. We hope to be able to service everyone. If not…we apologize for the inconvenience.

Thank you again. See you all on Sunday…6pm…at Pearl City Cultural Center.

The Road to Carnegie Hall Concert

The time for the Symphony Orchestra to take the stage in Carnegie Hall is almost here. Time sure flies fast and the members of the orchestra have been working extremely hard to prepare this once in a lifetime chance in the Big Apple.

The orchestra will preview their Carnegie Hall program in a concert on March 10, 2013.  The performance will take place in the Pearl City Cultural Center Auditorium stating at 6:00pm.

Ticket Sales for this special performance will begin on  Thursday February 28th.

All proceeds from this performance will help to defray the enormous cost for the group’s travel. Tickets are $10 for General Admission. Children under 3 years old free. Tickets are available through the Moanalua High School Music Dept. (831-7905) or orchestra member.

Checks for tickets should be made payable to:
Moanalua High School Music Boosters Assn.

The members of the Moanalua High School Symphony Orchestra would be honored by your presence. We hope to see all of you there!!! Invite all of your friends!!! Send flyer below!!!!

Road to Carnegie Hall Flyer

Movie Night!!!!!

Hey Everyone!

Movie Night is finally here! WOOHOOO! Hope you are all excited to party it up with great fellowship and good food.   Use this time to take a break from all the hard work we’ve been doing during our rehearsals.
Just a few reminders for tomorrow, February 23, 2013
  • Doors open at 5:30pm.
  • Bring your ID! It’s the only way to get in.
  • Pack a JACKET!
  • Bring something to sit on (mats, blankets, etc.)
Don’t worry so much about the weather. If it does not look safe to be outside, we do have an alternate plan.
Okay! Let’s get ready to PARTY!~ See you all tomorrow! Shoots! ^___^

Symphony Orchestra Carnegie Trip Info

Hey SO!!!! The trip is just around the corner!!! Woo Hooooo!!!!  Here is some info and reminders:

  1. Be sure to check the board for your name on the program. Need to be sure that the spelling is correct
  2. Sign up for Rooming is on Wed.  Feb. 13 (5 min after 2nd bell)
  • Boys: 11 Quads / 2 Triples
  • Girls: 9 Quads / 2 Triples

3.  Go to the website and fill out the form for the instrument information.

4.  Don’t forget that we have full orchestra on Wed. Be seated by 5:50pm. We will be pushing extra hard from here on so be ready. YOU CAN DO IT!!! p(^-^)q

Thank you so much everyone!

Love,
Mr. Seta (^-^)/