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! 😀

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 😀

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! 😀

 

 

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!!!

Marching Band 2013 Calendar

Hello everyone,

the calendar for the 2013 marching band season has been uploaded to the Files section.  If you are interested in joining the upcoming season please check it out.  Please note that this calendar is TENTATIVE and subject to change.  Here is a direct link to the Files page.

Don’t forget to attend uniform fitting as well:

Returning Members – Sunday April 7, 12 noon – 4 pm
Incoming/New Members – Sunday April 14, 12 noon – 4 pm
All Members/Make-up – Wednesday April 24, 5 pm – 8 pm

See you all soon!

 

MD Banquet Reminders

Hey Everyone! Banquet is just around the corner so here are a few reminders.

Money Collections start next week Tuesday, April 9 till  Thursday, April 11. It will be in F101, 5 minutes after the second lunch bell.
Boosters – $53
Non Boosters – $60

Also… If any of you are interested in auditioning for banquet entertainment, forms are on the piano in F102.
Auditions are on Wed. April 17 and will start at 3pm. If you have a talent that you’d like to share, please come out and audition. We’d love to see you there!

Lastly… The Best Buy donation drive officially started so please start bringing in your DVD/Electronics that you no longer need. The box is located in the front of F102.

Thank you very much!

Love,
The Banquet Committee  ^^

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 Location Change

a message from Mr. Seta:

Hey everyone!

Due to weather conditions, the location of tonight’s Movie Night has been changed to the Cafe. Do not forget to bring a jacket, something to sit on (if you want to), and YOUR ID. You will NOT be allowed in if you do not have your MoHS ID. Also remember that the doors will open at 5:30 pm and the event will finish at 9:15 pm. See you there, it will be aca-awesome!

Thank You!

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 (^-^)/

SO MEMBERS – PLEASE READ!

(Sorry everyone, updated the link!)

Hello SO members!

The trip is coming up and we need to collect some information on the instruments you are intending to bring to New York.  Please take a moment to fill out this form.  Please make sure you follow all directions and fill it out accurately.  Also please look below for the following notes:

  • Please fill out all student information (no blanks).
  • ALL members must fill out a form including those using personal instruments
  • Please fill out the rest of the information to the best of your knowledge.
  • For the instrument section – the Country of Origin, Costs, and Make Number are optional if you do not know the information.
  • Please fill out a form for each instrument case that you will bring on the trip
  • Clarinets with a double case: fill out the secondary instrument section (you do not need to fill out two separate forms)
  • String Basses and Percussion need not fill out the instrument information section (Percussion: only fill out one form)

If there are any questions, please see Mr. Kubota.  Please have the form filled/submitted by February 15th.

Thank you gang!

P.S. here is the form link again: tinyurl.com/carnegie2013