Thursday, September 3, 2015

O‘ahu Choral Festival Scheduled for Feb. 13, 2016

The Music Department is gearing up for its annual trip to O'ahu for the Na Leo Hou All-State Choral Festival. At this year's festival, Island School students will join more than 250 singers from high schools across the state to prepare for a culminating concert on February 13, 2016 at Central Union Church in Honolulu.

Our students will have the exciting opportunity to sing under the widely-recognized Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, Conductor of the APM Radio Choir and Manager of the Choral Works Initiative for American Public Media. Wondemagegnehu is regarded as one of the country's most up-and-coming conductors and the experience of singing under his direction promises to be unmatched.

Island School Chorus members who have attended previous all-state choral festivals continue to speak highly of their experience, and many of our graduates list it among their most cherished high school memories.
Island School Alaka'i Chorus students with Mr. Steinbacher and Ms. Alfiler at last year's festival.

Since the festival's inauguration in 2010, the Island School Alaka'i Chorus has not only been the only Kaua'i school to participate but the only neighbor island school to take advantage of this amazing opportunity. Go Voyagers!

Families of Island School Alaka'i Chorus members will be contacted by Mr. Steinbacher with specifics about the festival in the near future.