No Absences Allowed!

Dear Parents,

At this crucial time, and especially since we are losing a rehearsal on Saturday, I will not be allowing any student to miss any rehearsal next week.  Missing a rehearsal will result in your child not performing at Homecoming on October 25.

Since the start of the school year, we still have not had 100% attendance at any rehearsal.  I cannot understand how this can be, given the magnitude of what we are trying to have your children accomplish.

Parents, I pleaded with you to schedule appointments for non-rehearsal days, and to not pull your child out from rehearsals for parties and other social events.  During rehearsals, our students need to be able to trust that the people next to them are marching their spot and playing their parts 100%. Anything less is leaving it up to chance.  Every rehearsal is vital.  Every note they play is scrutinized.  Every step they take is measured.  Every swing of their flag is timed.

We have a very curious public waiting to see what this band can accomplish on October 25.  Don’t leave the quality of our performance up to chance.

Mr. Wasano

EDIT: It was brought to my attention that there is ACT on Saturday. Obviously, you are excused for that.

Football and Saturday Rehearsal Cancelled!

Dear Students & Parents,

Due to the possibility of really bad weather, our school administration has cancelled all school events this weekend.  I have taken this a step further and am canceling our performance at the football game on Friday night as well.

So, to clarify, we will not be performing at the football game on Friday 10/17, nor will we be rehearsing on Saturday 10/18.

Please understand that we are losing a vital rehearsal day one week before our Homecoming performance.  I expect all of you to take your instruments and equipment  home to practice.  We cannot afford to have another setback like we did during Fall break.

We do have rehearsal tomorrow, 10/16.  Please be ready to work hard.

Mr. Wasano

Busy, busy!

We have some important events coming up over the next couple of weeks leading into Homecoming. Please make sure to stay on top of your schedules so that conflicts are avoided.

Friday, October 17: FOOTBALL GAME at King Kekaulike HS
5:00pm – Report to band room / loading – Bring jacket!
5:30pm – Bus pickup
6:00pm – Arrive at KKHS
7:00pm – Game start time
9:30pm – Approximate game end time, load buses, depart KKHS
10:00pm – Approximate arrival time at MHS
*Those of you who live up-country: If you will be meeting us at KKHS, please provide signed parental permission asap.

Saturday, October 18: Recruitment/Rehearsal w/ MWIS
8:30am – Reporting time at band room
9:00am – Recruitment/rehearsal begins
12:00pm – Recruitment/rehearsal ends – Lunch break (bring your own as usual)
1:00pm – MHS only: Afternoon rehearsal block begins
5:00pm – Rehearsal over
*Be good hosts. These students are the future of our program, and we want to make sure they feel welcome and included in all activities.

Friday, October 24: Teacher Institute Day performance
7:45am – Reporting time at band room
8:30am – Short performance
8:45am – Clean up, students are excused
*Black polos, jeans, shoes

Saturday, October 25: Homecoming!
10:00am – Rehearsal
1:00pm – Rehearsal over, guard start prepping
3:30pm – All members report
5:00pm – Photos?
5:30pm – Bus pickup
5:45pm – Arrive/unload
6:00pm – Set up in bleachers
7:00pm – Game start time
8:00pm – Approximate performance time
9:30pm – Approximate game end time
10:30pm – Approximate return time to band room

Fall Break Rehearsal Schedule

If you have been keeping up with our online calendar, you should already be aware of our rehearsal schedule during Fall Break:

Tuesday, October 7 from 10am to 5pm
Thursday, October 9 from 10am to 5pm
Friday, October 10 – FOOTBALL GAME vs. BHS
Saturday, October 11 from 10am to 5pm

It’s crunch time! After fall break, there are only two weeks until our FULL SHOW PERFORMANCE at Homecoming on October 25.

Volunteer Hours Opportunity

There is an opportunity to earn volunteer hours by selling the remaining Times Market Chicken Plate.  We have 10 packs of 8 tickets remaining.  You will earn 2 hours for each pack of tickets, first come first served.   The tickets must be picked up and paid for ($64)  at Tasaka Guri Guri (contact Gail Saito, at the Maui Mall or at Party Paradise (contact Jaime Sato, at the Queen Ka`ahumanu Center during regular business hours. Last day to pick up tickets will be Friday, Sep 19th.

Didn’t get a shift for the Maui Fair? Volunteer opportunity!

If any of you were not able to sign up for a shift to help us out at the Maui Fair, here’s your chance to make some volunteer hours!

This weekend, we have some parents selling fundraising tickets outside of Carl’s Jr.  The following times are available on Sunday, September 7:

9:00am to 11:00am for TWO PEOPLE
11:00am to 1:00pm for ONE PERSON
1:00pm to 3:00pm for TWO PEOPLE

Email Kelly Manibog at to sign up for a work shift!

Rehearsal Cancelled 8/21/14

Due to our football game that night, rehearsal on Thursday, Aug 21 will be cancelled.

Game timeline:
5:15pm – Loading
5:45pm – Band room closes
6:00pm – Report at stadium
7:00pm – Game starts
9:30pm – Approximate game end time

Parents, please be sure to pick your student up within 30 minutes of the game end time.