97th Annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest

When:
March 17, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Where:
Arena
Categories:

97th Annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest
March 17, 2017
Blaisdell Arena

Date:
Friday, March 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Venue:
Blaisdell Arena

Theme

NA‘U E LEI: THE MUSIC OF BINA MOSSMAN

In 2014, the Kamehameha Kapālama High School and Choral Department were gifted by Dr. Michael and Bina Chun, a chest of music belonging to Bina’s grandmother and the prolific composer – Bina Mossman. The chest was filled with dozens of Aunty Bina’s original compositions, sheet music, lyrical notes and choral arrangements.

Independent, strong, and servant leader are just a few words that come to mind when thinking about Bina Mossman. As an influential and progressive Hawaiian woman of her time, Aunty Bina is best known for her musical and political contributions to Hawai‘i. Born the year the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown and during an era where song fests and glee clubs were still inspired by Hawaiian royalty, Bina Mossman was the first person to create an all-Hawaiian girls glee club. Mentored by Queen Lili‘uokalani, the elegant Bina Mossman Women’s Glee Club would entertain throughout Hawai‘i and abroad. As a champion for women and children rights, Bina Mossman’s political career spans various prominent positions in the Territorial Legislature, the Hawaiian Homes Commission, the Republican National Committeewoman of Hawai‘i and local Hawaiian Civic Clubs. With a lifetime devoted to Hawaiian music some of Aunty Bina’s best known songs include, “Niu Haohao,” “He Ono,” and “Stevedore Hula”.

To celebrate the extraordinary life and rich musical heritage of one of Hawai‘i’s pillars of Hawaiian music, we honor the music of Bina Mossman in the Kamehameha Schools 97th Annual Song Contest.

Program

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Oli Ho‘okipa
Pule
Ho‘onani I Ka Makua Mau
Hawai‘i Pono‘ī
‘Ōlelo Ho‘okipa

Ho‘okūkū O Nā Kāne
Boys’ Competition

Ho‘okūkū O Nā Wāhine
Girls’ Competition

Ho‘okūkū O Nā Papa
Combined Class Competition

Nā Papa I Hui Pū ‘Ia
Combined Classes (Mass Numbers)
I Mua Kamehameha!
Kamehameha Waltz

Hō‘ike

Hā‘awi Makana
Presentation of Awards

Ka Hīmeni Kula
Alma Mater

Ka Waiho‘olu‘u O Nā Papa
Papa 12: ke‘oke‘o (white)
Papa 11: ‘ula‘ula (red)
Papa 10: ‘āhinahina (gray)
Papa 9: ‘ōma‘oma‘o (green)

Songs

Senior
He ‘Ono | Boys
Arranged by Zachary Lum
Song Director: Josiah Kunipo | Papa: 12 | Hometown: Lualualei, O‘ahu
Beautiful Māhealani | Girls
Arranged by Zachary Lum
Song Director: PhyllisMarie Dano | Papa: 12 | Hometown: Kāne‘ohe, O‘ahu
Māpuana Ku‘u Aloha | Combined Class
Arranged by Zachary Lum
Song Director: Keanu Ruperti | Papa: 12 | Hometown: Kāne‘ohe, O‘ahu

 


Junior
Stevedore Hula | Boys
Arranged by Herbert Mahelona
Song Director: Kona Abergas | Papa: 11 | Hometown: Mililani, O‘ahu

Kalokulani | Girls
Arranged by Bowe Souza

Song Director: Teeya Le‘i | Papa: 11 | Hometown: Kahuku, O‘ahu

Ku‘u Home Aloha | Combined Class
Arranged by Zachary Lum
Song Director: ‘Elia Akaka | Papa: 11 | Hometown: Mō‘ili‘ili, O‘ahu

 


Sophmore
Niu Haohao | Boys
Arranged by Bowe Souza
Song Director: Kekoa Kaeha | Papa: 10 | Hometown: Wai‘anae, O‘ahu

Ku‘u Lei | Girls
Arranged by Kapalai‘ula de Silva
Song Director: Nadia Pagdilao | Papa: 10 | Hometown: Kalihi, O‘ahu
Home Haulani | Combined Class
Arranged by Herbert Mahelona
Song Director: Miranda Burigsay | Papa: 10 | Hometown: Waipahu, O‘ahu

 


Freshmen
Laelae | Combined Class
Arranged by Bowe Souza
Song Director: Pili Fronda | Papa: 9 | Hometown: Honolulu, O‘ahu

 

For more information, please visit their website: http://www.ksbe.edu/songcontest/2017/