The Music Department is gearing up for its annual trip to O`ahu for the Na Leo Hou All-State Choral Festival February 14-16, 2019. At this year's festival, 24 members of the Island School Alaka`i Chorus will join more than 300 singers from high schools across the state to prepare for a culminating concert on February 16, 2019, at Central Union Church in Honolulu. Our students will have the opportunity to sing under the direction of guest conductor Dr. Derrick Fox. Dr. Fox is the Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and has conducted all-state choirs, honor choirs and led professional development workshops across the United States and internationally. Dr. Fox is a highly-regarded choral clinician.
Island School Alaka`i 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. It promises to be an amazing adventure which, for many students, could end up being one of the most enriching musical experience of their entire lives.
Since the festival's inauguration in 2010, the Island School Alaka`i Chorus has been the only Kaua`i school to participate in this festival and one of only a handful of neighbor island school to take advantage of this amazing opportunity. Go Voyagers!