The start of this school year began with a mission to work hard, play hard, and support each other. In August 2012, our Band members found themselves reaping the rewards of a well organized “Band Carnival.” It was an event conducted by the band students and their families providing fun games, wholesome entertainment and “ono” grinds to attendees. This was a first step to raise much needed funds for their New York concert at Carnegie Hall. Since then, many of our alumni and friends have assisted in providing resources to our young men and women. Uluwehi Guerrero, Dale Wisehart, and
the Na Leo Lani O Maui Choir donated proceeds from their annual Winter Concert to the band program. 7:00am morning and afterschool practices have been the norm since the beginning of 2013.
We were happy to host veterans at our annual Veteran’s Day Assembly organized by Mrs. Lily Koa and her students. One of the guest speakers was George Kahoohanohano ‘68. Maui County Veterans Council President, Paul Laub, was so impressed by the students’ outstanding job; he intends to send emails to the veteran community to encourage them to attend the next event in November 2013. Please contact the school office in October for information on the 2013 assembly for veterans. We
would love to have our alumni veterans present.
We invite you to log on to www.sasmaui.org to find out about the wonderful happenings at your alma mater. There is so much to say about our students, faculty and staff. Do know that much of what we achieve here at the Blue and Gold is made possible because of alumni support. Contributions of monetary, in- kind, and prayers are the miracles that keep our school and all its traditions alive.
Patricia L. Rickard