Kamehameha School for Boys’ 24th annual song contest, 1945.

[Found under: “News From Boys, Girls Kamehameha School”]


Kamehameha School for Boys will present its 24 annual song contest on March 4 at the school auditorium with the eighth and ninth graders competing in the junior division at the tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade boys in the senior division.

The eighth graders have as their choice song “Beautiful Kahana” and the ninth graders choice is “Ka Anoi.” The juniors have selected “Wai Lana” and the tenth grade boys a medley of “Kuu Lei Pikake,” “Lei Awapuhi” and “Roselani.” A medley of “Na Lei O Hawaii” and “Aloha Oe” is the seniors choice.

For the senior division the prize song is “Puu Waa Waa” and for the junior division “Malanae Anu Ka Makani.”

The classes will be judged for pitch and enunciation of words, blend, attach and release, pronounciation, phrasing and interpretation and general effectiveness. Judges also rate the classes on the appropriateness of songs.

Winners of the junior division will be presented the Richard Trent cup which was first awarded in 1927. The senior division will compete for the George Alanson Andrus [George Alanson Andrews] cup, which was given by the Athletic association of Kamehameha in 1921.

[The 96th annual Kamehameha song contest will be held on March 18, 2016. Check out this year’s song contest page, with lyrics and translations and all!]

Also, check out the Kamehameha Schools Archives page for more information on the history of the song contest. It even has a listing of the winners throughout the years! It seems the class that performed the medley of “Na Lei o Hawaii” and “Aloha Oe” took the George Alanson Andrus cup that year.]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 2/28/1945, p. 2)


Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXIX, Number 45, Aoao 2. Pepeluali 28, 1945.


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