Wow! Cantamus members did such a great job singing the National Anthem at Homecoming! You learned this arrangement in only one day!
Here’s the rehearsal schedule for this week. We have a luau to get ready!
Ahay Tuburan – Wednesday lunch; Thursday lunch
Ahe Lau Makani – Tuesday lunch; Wednesday 7:30am
All of Cantamus (Aloha Oe, Hukilau, Two Filipino Folk Songs) – Tuesday morning, with run-through of whole program Thursday morning
Be sure you bring your Hawaiian shirts Tuesday morning. I’d like to take a publicity photo, if possible, during rehearsal.
Cast call is 4pm on Saturday. We’ll have time to run our program perhaps one more time.
Cantamus is scheduled to sing the national anthem at the varsity football Homecoming Game, Friday night! We will sing at the stroke of 7pm or a little before. Call is at 6pm. Game is at Canyon State Academy. Go to the school calendar and click on the event on October 22 for more information.
The school is at least 30 minutes from TPA without traffic, so plan to leave well before 6pm.
Download your print copy and audio files of the version we’ll be singing here. You’ll need your password to access them.
I’m putting practice audio files on the blog so Cantamus singers can practice their parts. All the songs except “Aloha Oe” are now on the blog. Download and sing along.
Find these files on the Cantamus Downloads tab. You’ll need your password to access them. If you don’t remember your password, please contact me.
Plans are coming together for the luau musical program. Here it is:
- Ahay Tuburan Soloists: AAT: Peter H., Ben; Katie C.; Jenna, Shannon
- Two Filipino Folk Songs All Girls singing; boys with mouth percussion-type beat boxing
- Ahe Lau Makani Soloists: tenor and alto: Kyle, Lukas, Adam; Anna, Rosalie, Julie, Megan
- Hawaiian Wedding Song Dr. and Mrs. Wolfe (this is an optional song)
- Hukilau All Boys singing; girls, as many as wish, dancing Hukilau Hula
- Aloha ‘Oe Everyone on chorus; verse solos by Melanie, Gabrielle and Annie O.
Costumes for the performance are Hawaiian, of course. Girls: Hawaiian dresses, grass skirts (can be made or purchased). Boys: Hawaiian shirts plus khaki trousers (like your uniform trousers). These items can be found at the Dollar Store or at a second-hand clothing store like Good Will or Gracie’s. Work on this over the break and bring your costume to the first rehearsal after break.
Students who are new to Cantamus must be fitted for their uniforms. Come Thursday, October 7 at 7:45 a.m. so Mrs. Wolfe can fit you and order your uniform. Cost to boys is expected to be under $40; cost to girls is expected to be under $70. We will use these uniforms for all performances after the luau. Families who need assistance in making these purchases, please contact Dr. Wolfe.
The first rehearsal after the break is Thursday, October 21, 7am for all of Cantamus. That’s exactly nine days before the luau, so everyone be there on time!
Men rehearse Thursday morning, bright and early!
THANK YOU to the following parents who have offered to be the COORDINATORS for the Luau!
- MENU – Karin Moffitt
- FOOD Presentation – Kim Ehmann
- SET- UP – Carmina Giandiletti
- CLEAN-UP – Doug Drury
- PUBLICITY – Karin Moffitt
Now we need LOTS of food, and helpers, both students and parents, so please go to the survey and indicate where you can help. You can UPDATE your answers by clicking on your name. Thank you!