Happy Camper for Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

Jean Souza, of the Kaua‘i Ocean Discovery, talks about sea life to Kalaheo Elementary School’s more than 50 second grade students on Friday, May 10, 2024, during an educational field trip to Kukui Grove Center. Souza will be appearing at the Kaua‘i Visitor Industry Wildliofe Stewardship Summit on Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Outrigger Kaua‘i Beach Resort.

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

A stage full of Kaua‘i ‘Opio and Keiki Orchestra keiki violin players and the Kaua‘i Community College Symphony are directed by Sarah Tochiki on Sunday afternoon, May 12, 2024, during the Spring Concert 2024 that played at the Kaua‘i Community College Performing Arts Center, which enjoyed its soft opening in early April after being closed for repairs.

What other 4-year old can say they were backed by a full orchestra, said Sarah Tochiki as a stage full of keiki violin players, many in preschool, joined the Kaua‘i Community College Symphony Orchestra on Sunday at the KCC Performing Arts Center. Especially heart warming was the performance of the Kaua‘i ‘Opio and Keiki Orchestra, known as KOKO, keiki violin players in the Tochiki-arranged Moon Song that teaches violin players the beginning steps of learning the violin.