First Kamehameha Song Contest, 1921.


A large silver loving cup, the George Alanson Andrus trophy, will be presented tonight as the prize at the first annual interclass singing competition of the Kamehameha Boys’ School. the contest will be on the steps of Bishop museum and will be open to the public. Chester G. Livingston will be chairman of the judges, but other judges will not be known until after the contest.

each class is to appear twice on the program, singing two songs at each appearance. the time limit of each appearance will be five minutes. Each class will sing the school song, an original son in which the words, music, or both are new, and at least one Hawaiian song.

No musical instruments for accompaniment may be used. the judges will base their decision on rendition, harmony, volume and originality. Keen competition has developed and those who have followed practice in the various classes declare that unusually fine music will be heard.

Class leaders have been chosen as follows: Henry Kaahea, for the seniors; Charles Kahaunaele, for the juniors; Arthur Mahoe, for the seventh grade; Ezer Mathews, for the sixth and fifth grades.

The trophy is given as a memorial to George Alanson Andrus, who was director of music at Kamehameha Schools for several years.

Admission is free to the public. The program will last about an hour and a half. Limited parking space for automobiles is available in front of the Bishop museum.

[This Friday will the be 99th annual song contest!]

(Star-Bulletin, 5/26/1921, p 3.)


Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XXVIII, Number 9080, Page 3. May 26, 1921.

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