Students make music magic

The Kapaa Middle School choir and ukulele band will perform their free Christmas concert 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10.

Along with music of the season, there will be a spaghetti dinner, book fair and country store at the KMS covered court. The dinner, $6, starts at 5.

The performance will feature 160 students from grades six through eight, The choir is directed by Mary Lardizabal and ukulele band is co-directed by Loke Sasil.

“We are excited to share our gift of music with everyone,” Lardizabal said. “We are busy with our fundraisers and performances throughout the community, but our concerts are always a special time to bring everyone together to celebrate this festive season. And what better way than to hear our children sing.” 

Some Christmas songs they will perform include “Perfect Christmas Night,” “The Angels Sang,” and ukulele songs written by Sasil: “Little Drummer Boy,” and “Kolohe Christmas.”

“We have a wonderful selection of Christmas and holiday songs this year to bring in the season,” Lardizabal said. 

It promises to be a wonderful event.

“Our gift of music is the best gift of all to share with our family and friends, and of course, the community,” Lardizal said. “We have worked very hard preparing for our many performances and this is our big concert to showcase what has been learned in the first semester.”

The concert is free, but donations will be accepted to help fund a trip to the Heritage Music Festival in March in California.

The group continues to raise money. The choir will be singing throughout the community. It will be singing outside of Walmart on Friday, Dec.12 and 19.

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