Category Archives: Parent News

MB – Performance Time Estimates *updated*

Hello everyone,

here are the start times for each of the festivals:

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!

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 

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

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

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

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

Report: 12:50 pm

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! 😀



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

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!


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



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



  • 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



Hannah Watanabe



Lori Ching



Carolyn Gima



Carol Nishita



Gloria Matsumura



Lori Matsumoto



Joan Ho/Loretta Loo



Janice Oumaye



Colette Shichida



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 (^-^)/

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

Music Dept End of the Year BANQUET DONATIONS


The end of the year is fast approaching and with it comes our annual Music Department Banquet.  This occasion celebrates the hard work and dedication of our music department students.  Our goal is to make this event as enjoyable and fun for the students as possible. However, it is very difficult to meet this goal due to the current economic situation, so we would like to ask for donations, which may consist of (but are not limited to) monetary donations, gift cards, snacks, and prizes. Any and all contributions would be greatly appreciated.

 If you would like to donate, please contact Mr. Seta at 831-7905 or via email at

 We value and are incredibly appreciative of your consideration and generous support.

 Thank you,

Banquet Committee 2013

Gift of Hope Charity Concert Ticket Refund


All Gift of Hope Charity Concert Ticket Holders

Refunds for purchased tickets will take place on FRIDAY, December 7, 2012

TIME: 6-7:30PM




We apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause you and your families.

The members of the Moanalua High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra expresses their deepest gratitude to all of our families and friends for you love and support that you have shown to all of us. We will continue to learn, achieve, and triumph.

Mahalo Nui Loa to all!!!

Winter Concert Ticket Sales Starts Tomorrow

Winter Concert Ticket Sales are on Tuesday Nov. 20 and Wed. Nov. 21. Tickets go on sale 5 min after 2nd lunch bell.  You will get a number in line. please respect each other and wait your turn like all. Thanks!

Nov. 20 (Tues): Booster Member paid students only (3 ticket maximum)
Nov. 21: (Wed): All members (No Maximum)

Cost: $15 General Admission. (Children Under 3 y/o free)
Write Checks to: Moanalua High School Music Boosters Assn.

All adults that are planning to come to purchase ticket will be required to check in to the school and will be expected to stand in line. NO SPECIAL PRIVILEGES! No reserves by phone taken.

Warning: Tickets are projected to sell out very fast. Don’t miss the date.

Music Dept. Picture Taking

Hey all you music dept. folks! Hope your weekend is going well! Just a kind reminder to you all that picture taking is on Monday (11/19) Don’t forget your uniform and be sure that it is to your requirement specifications.

Picture taking begins at 2:15. Concert Band….you are up first so don’t waste any time!!!


  1. Be ready at least two groups before. (Check the schedules posted)
  2. Check your uniform to be sure it’s at regulation. (You will be pulled if not)
  3. Line up your groups in order of tallest to least tallest
  4. Be ready to enter the F101 entrance closest to the women’s bathroom.
  5. Follow the directions of photographers and instructors
  6. Pack up all of your things before you leave
  7. Seniors: Proceed to the library to take your senior shot. (NOT OPTIONAL)

Disclaimer: Please don’t leave any valuables lying around as we have had incidents in the past. Always remember…if you don’t want to be victimized then don’t set yourself up to be a victim. Keep all of your valuables with you at all times..or better yet….leave them at home.

See ya at pic taking!!! WOO HOOOOO!!!!

Menehune Classic Thank You!!!

What a night! The 10th Annual “Menehune” Classic was a tremendous success. Amazing music, spectacular pageantry, and great Hawaii weather made it a perfect evening. Special thanks to Wayne Sakamoto and Casey Jim for chairing the event together. You guys did a fantastic job as usual. Thank you also to the Music Boosters Assn. and the countless amount of parents, students, and friends that volunteered their time to organize and work so hard to help make this event possible. We here at the music department, are so blessed to have such dedicated, caring, and selfless people that do so much for the sake of the students of the music program. The relationship and camaraderie is truly one of a kind. I feel so blessed to be able to associate myself with such greatness. You are all simply the best there is!!!

I hope that you all had a good rest today! As the season of the Tribal Warriors moves into it’s final few weeks, I hope that you will be able to join us at our future performances so that you can see how much your commitment has serviced not only us at Moanalua, but all the hard working music students of our state.

It was especially great to see so many past students and parents celebrating together as FAMILY. It was definitely a tear jerking moment.

Thank you again to all for making our decade of the Menehune Classic a great event for all. I’m sure that the next decade awaits us with so much more to look forward to!

Mahalo Nui Loa!!!

– Elden