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.


Official – School Closed on Thursday, August 7

Please see the memo below from Principal Bruce Anderson, distributed this morning to Maui High School staff.

Stay safe, everyone.  No hoarding bottled water!


HONOLULU -The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) is scheduling closures at designated public schools in advance of storms Iselle and Julio. On Thursday, Aug. 7, all public schools in Hawaii and Maui Counties (Maui, Molokai, Lanai) will be closed. All other public schools will remain open and continue their regular school schedule and afterschool

School closures are being made according to the storms’ paths and in preparation of designated emergency shelter sites.  “The force of these storms remain uncertain, however, we do not want to wait until last minute to close our schools,” said Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi. “Additionally, many of our schools are designated emergency shelters and it is
necessary to prepare these facilities as the storms approach.”

State and County Civil Defense officials expect lselle to impact Hawaii Island and Maui County (Maui, Molokai, Lanai) on Thursday. Julio is forecasted to impact the Hawaiian Islands on Sunday.

THURSDAY, AUG. 7: All public schools in Hawaii and Maui Counties (Maui, Molokai, Lanai) will be closed.

FRIDAY, AUG. 8: The schools in Hawaii and Maui Counties that are designated emergency shelters will remain closed on Friday. The Hawaii County schools are listed above, Maui County designated shelters are:

  • Baldwin High
  • Lokelani Intermediate
  • Kekaulike High
  • Hana High & Elementary
  • Molokai High
  • Kilohana Elementary

DOE officials continue to meet with State Civil Defense and are closely monitoring the storms’ patterns. Information regarding public schools and afterschool activities will be announced as needed. Please tune in to public media to receive updates regarding any further school closures. You may also follow the DOE on Twitter at @HIDOE808.

Maui High School will be closed on Thursday, August 7, 2014. Please follow media releases
regarding classes on Friday, August 8, 2014.


Bruce Anderson

Silent Auction – Donation Request

Dear Band Parents,

As you may know, we are having a fundraiser dinner “Parade of Dreams Gala” on July 26 to help defray the travel expenses for the upcoming Rose Parade trip. A major event during the dinner will be a Silent Auction where the participants can bid on a wide variety of merchandise and services.

From band parent meetings earlier this year, one of the keys to the success of this trip is parents volunteering at least 30 hours of their time. We would like to give you the opportunity to receive credit towards your 30 hours through this event. We are asking parents to look to their employers (or any other businesses) to see if they can donate towards the Silent Auction. Items that we are looking for include art/collectibles, jewelry, hotel stays, and gift certificates for services, activities, or merchandise. You will receive credit toward your 30 hours in portion to the fair market value of the donation.

If, upon asking, someone does want to donate an item, they may either complete the attached donation form or complete one online. If they choose to complete the attached form, please be sure they write in the detailed description section, “credit goes to your child’s name”. If they complete the form online at (click on Silent Auction), have them write “credit goes to your child’s name” in the description section of the form. Please try your best to collect the item and deliver it to Mr. Wasano at the bandroom.

Should you have any questions,please feel free to contact the Silent Auction committee listed

Thank you,

Silent Auction Committee

Download a copy of this cover letter:  Silent Auction Cover

Rose Parade Meeting – Wednesday, June 18 at 6:30pm

There will be a meeting for all Rose Parade participants and parents on Wednesday June 18 at 6:30pm at the Band Room.  On the agenda:

  • Makena Beach Dinner – How you can help
  • Other opportunities to volunteer
  • Carl’s Jr. Coupon Booklets
  • Maui Oil Car Wash Fundraiser

Questions?  Make sure you jot them down and bring them to the meeting! One of our Boosters will be happy to assist you.

Carl’s Jr. & Green Burrito Coupon Booklets – $5.00 each

Carl’s Jr. & Green Burrito will again be participating this year with the fundraising efforts of the MHS Band Booster Club. As you already know, offsetting this year’s mainland travel cost will be an ongoing challenge throughout the year, and hopefully this booklet can help everyone in the process. This program is voluntary, but can benefit all that need to find ways to lower costs. We can all use that!

These fundraising booklets that retail for $5, have over $13 in free food, as well as over $89 in additional discounts. This is over a $100 value. Offers are valid through 12/31/2015, and they are also good at any participating restaurants on the mainland.

Students will be selling these booklets to family, friends, and the general public, and will receive 100% credit for each book sold credited to their Rose Parade account. Carl’s Jr. is donating the booklets, and donating all food redeemed from the coupons.

We would like to start distribution after band practice on June 16th, 2014. The beginning allotment is 10 booklets per student. As a bonus, we will be giving one free booklet per family to use when the initial distribution is made (sometimes it’s easier to sell when you have tried the coupons yourself). After you sell your first 10 booklets, you may turn in the money to get another additional 10 booklets. There is a limited initial supply. Those participating that need additional books may have the allotment of the students not participating on a first come, first serve basis after June 30th. Again, this is a voluntary program, and you can earn as much as you are willing to put in.We are able to reorder if the need warrants in the future. Any questions or additional booklets needed?  You can just text me at 264-1059, or email me at

Awards, New Officers, Section Leaders Announced!

2013-2014 Awards:
John Philip Sousa Award: Marlena Cua
Most Inspirational Band Students: Ronson Castillo, Justin Doronio
National School Marching Award: Kourtney Kaya
James M. Kidoguchi Scholarship: Marlena Cua, Kourtney Kaya, Dayna Yoshimura

Congratulations to our newly elected/appointed officers and section leaders!

2014-2015 Officers:
President:  Melissa Agtunong
Vice President:  Dylan Manibog
Secretaries:  Maricar Torres, Alyssa Yoshimura
Librarians: Courtney Cadiz, Aaron Gilo, Mitchell Gray, Jolene Pascua
Equipment Managers: Daniel Iwasaki, Nathaniel Pacubas, Jeb Rulloda, Joshua Ubias
Drum Majors: Wailana Kauai, Naomi Tabangcura, Jonel Dumelod

2014-2015 Section Leaders:
Flute: Nicole Gicale-Eisenberg
Clarinet: Aaron Gilo, Pauline Piso
Alto Sax: Marc Antonio
Tenor Sax: Mary Pascua
Trumpet: Willard Peralta
Mellophone: Kylie Barut
Bartione: Zachary Ricardos, Russell Rodriguez
Tuba: Joshua Ubias
Battery: Andrei Dela Cruz, Princess Dumelod
Front Ensemble: Alyssa Yoshimura
Color Guard: Danica Badua, Alyssa Damaso, Maricar Torres (Head), Summer Yanos

Summer Rehearsal Schedule

Our summer rehearsal schedule has been posted online at

Rehearsals will run on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:00pm to 5:00pm throughout the summer. Also, make plans to be at our Full Band Camp on July 14-18 from 10:00am to 5:00pm on each day. We will be flying in clinicians from Oahu and California to help us get started on our field show.

For rehearsals, make sure you come prepared:
If you are a woodwind/brass player, make sure you have your mouthpiece, reeds, swabs and other playing supplies. I have some items for purchase, but in limited quantities.
Constantly hydrate (drink water)
Eat (good food, not sugar and caffeine)
Shorts (girls must wear shorts over your leggings)
Athletic shoes (no skate shoes or slip-ons)
Water jug