KHS Alumni Marching Band Update

2014-12-13 Manoa Christmas Parade

The Kukui High Alumni Marching Band has continued to do events over the past two years.  Most recently, the band won “Best Band” at the Kailua Independence Day Parade, over the renowned and talented Royal Hawaiian Band and the Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii.

Some photos are below, and you can also watch highlights in a Kukui High Playlist. on YouTube, courtesy band leader Gregory Kim. It includes:

For the Lions Parade, Kim notes, the band represented the Lions Club from Lebanon-Jordan-Iraq.

2014-12-21 Make-A-Wish Jingle Rock Run

2014-12-21 Make-A-Wish Jingle Rock Run Thank You Note

2015-05-29 Kukui High Special Olymipics - Group Pic

2015-06-27 Lions Internation Convention Parade

2015-07-04 Kailua Independence Day Parade

KHS Marching Band Performs Across Oahu

On October 14, 2013, Kukui High performed for the residents of Institute for Human Services (HIS). They were a great group of people, and very appreciative of the music. We were particularly touched by the kids, who danced with exuberance to every song.

Kukui High at IHS 1

Kukui High at IHS 2

On November 2, 2013, Kukui High played at the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. We entertained the walkers as they started the walk and circled the course, and the rain didn’t dampen spirits, and Kukui High spread some cheer.

Kukui High at JDRF

On December 5, 2013, Kukui High marched in the 2013 Kaimuki Christmas Parade. We had a great time and were positioned right in front of Santa Claus at the end of the parade. We had a blast and the community support was fantastic. Here’s a clip from the Olelo telecast featuring Kukui High:

Also, here’s Kukui High making KITV news:

On December 9, 2013, Kukui High played for the Salvation Army at Windward Mall. It was fun playing Christmas Carols and raising money for a great cause!

Kukui High at Salvation Army Windward Mall 1

Kukui High at Salvation Army Windward Mall 2

On December 13, 2013, Kukui High did a Christmas Flash Mob in Chinatown. Here are some clips from the performance:

On February 19, 2014, we made a happy return to Shriner’s to perform for the kids. We love playing for the Shriner’s kids and working with the wonderful staff. At the end of the performance, we have the kids take over percussion on a couple of songs. This time they drummed to Louie Louie and Hawaii Five-O. They were great and played some MEAN cadences. Here are a few clips from the performance:

Runaway Baby by Bruno Mars:

And Get It On by Bill Chase:

KHS Logo Gear is Back!

It’s been nearly three years since the Kukui High School Library & Logo Shop was closed and converted into the KHS Yoga and Zumba Studio, leaving students and alumni without a place to pick up their outdated and overpriced textbooks and their super awesome KHS T-shirts.

Today, we’re thankful for many things, including a new partnership with Aloha Fun Wear, which is making KHS logo items available once again. They make great gifts for that special Nut in your life. In addition to new fitted tees for women, we’ve introduced a brand new color for ‘Black Friday’ by popular demand: black!

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Check out the Aloha Fun Wear ‘Hawaii Five-0‘ shop today!

Alumni Band Performs at Boys and Girls Club

The Kukui High School Alumni Marching Band participated in the annual “Family Fun Day” at the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii on Saturday, Sept. 28. Check out the photos and videos below!

KHS Alumni Band at the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii

KHS Alumni Band at the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii

Bad Romance: Some members start dancing to this Lady Gaga hit.

Fight Song: We invited volunteers from the audience to play percussion with us. Some kids and aunties (teachers at Washington Middle School) joined in. The Aunty playing the snare drum was sensational. And she said she never played snare drum before… wow!

KHS Marching Band Participates in Summer Special Olympics

KHS Alumni Marching Band at the Special Olympics

The Kukui High School Alumni Marching Band was honored to participate in the annual “Aukake Classic,” the summer Special Olympics Hawaii event, held Aug. 17 at Waiau District Park in Pearl City. The band anchored the Opening Ceremonies, performing the national and state anthems and declaring the games officially open.

“We really loved participating in this event, and look forward to more,” said band director Gregory Kim. “I think our missions and people match up extremely well.”

KHS Alumni Marching Band at Special Olympics