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Students Shine at Spring Concerts

May 16, 2014
By KCS Staff

Our music department presented a series of Spring Concerts on May 9 and May 13. It was exciting to see, at every grade level, our students shine on stage!

Preschool and Kindergarten classes sang a mix of contemporary and classic Christian songs. Several songs were drawn from the Vacation Bible School CD, "Avalanche Ranch, and the preschoolers were adorable in their matching cowboy gear! As a finale, all classes sang the Rich Mullins classic, "Awesome God."

Our 1st to 3rd graders showcased a variety of musical talent for their concert. Prior to singing their songs, 1st graders demonstrated the Solfège technique for singing, using corresponding hand motions for each note. Second graders incorporated the Tinikling, a traditional Philippine dance using two bamboo poles, into their performances. They also composed their own songs: "Jesus in the Clouds" (2A) and "God is Good" (2B). Third graders ended the concert on their recorders, playing several beautiful songs!

The final concert featured our 4th to 10th graders. Students in 6th to 10th grade presented several band pieces. Fifth graders were rockin’ on their ukuleles, as they were accompanied by classmates on piano, guitar, bass, and 4th grader Kolby Kon on drums. Fourth graders delighted the audience on their ukuleles, playing several popular island tunes. The evening ended with the 6th to 10th choir. One of the songs, "Jesus, A Shining Success, " was written by 7th grader Maile Ogata.

All three concerts were a wonderful display of our students’ hard work throughout the year in music class with Mr. Kanakanui (Kindergarten to Grade 10) or Mr. Seria (Preschool). Bravo!