Kamehameha Song Contest winners! 1945.

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

CONTEST WINNERS
By Fletcher Aleong

Entering their seventh and last song contest as heavy favorites, the senior class of KSB triumphed again by winning their sixth consecutive annual song fest Sunday, March 4 with 176 points.

Led by Henry Chai, who has been director for four years, this 61 voice chorus, trained by Sgt. Olaf Frodsham for the past four years, sang a medley of “Aloha Oe” and “Na Lei O Hawaii” for their choice selection.

The seniors were awarded the George A. Andrus cup by defeating the tenth and eleventh grades in senior division competition. The junior division winner was the ninth grade by rating higher than the eighth grade group was awarded the Richard H. Trent trophy.

“Pu’uwa’awa’a” and “Malana’i Anu Ka Makani” were the prize songs chosen by the music department of KSB for the senior and junior divisions. Mr. Frank Kernohan and Mr. William Sievers, music instructors at the school for boys, assisted the senior and junior divisions.

The class of 1946, juniors, placed second in the senior division with 166 points. Edwin Beamer, grandson of Peter Beamer of Hilo, led the juniors for his fifth consecutive competition. It’s choice song was “Wailana.”

Placing third in the same division was the sophmore class who received 156 points. A meley of three songs “Kuu Lei Pikake,” “Lei Awapuhi” and “Roselani” served as their choice selection. Cleighton Beamer, another grandson of Peter Beamer of Hilo, directed the class of 1947. Continue reading

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Kamehameha Song Contest past, 1945.

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

BOY’S SONG CONTEST

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

The eighth graders have their choice song “Beautiful Kahana” and the ninth graders choice is “Ka Anoi.” The juniors have selected “Wai Lana” [Wailana] 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 senior choice. Continue reading

Chicken or egg? Did this come before the still popular mele, “Kukuna o ka La”? 1921.

HULA HA’I MEAHOU.

O ke anuenue ko’u papale,
Hokuwelowelo ko’u lipine.
Hae ka ilio ma Puuloa,
He alahula ia na Kaahupahau.
Nanea i ka holo a ke kaaahi,
Ua like me ka lio waha uaua.
Ka ihona au a o Kekele,
Ike i ka nani a o Kilohana.
Hele kuu hoa a maeele,
Aole wai e maalili ai. Continue reading

“E mau ka maluhia o nei Pae Aina,” 1872.

[Found under: “NA OLELO HOOLAHA.”]

Hawaiian National Anthem.—THIS MELE composed by the Hon. Mrs. Lilia K. Dominis has come in; there are many copies of this famous mele from San Francisco, and it can be had for the low price of a quarter, at the Book Shop of H. M. Whitney [H. M. Wini].

(Kuokoa, 12/14/1872, p. 3)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XI, Helu 50, Aoao 3. Dekemaba 14, 1872.

A name song for Miss Pale Kaululehua, 1880.

HE MELE INOA NO MISS PALE KAULULEHUA.

Aia i Kahiki ko lei ahi
Ka alohi ka anapa ka’u i ike
Ua like a like me ka anohi
Ka wahine i ka lihilihi o ka la
Nana i kaupono mai ka moana
Na pe’a kapu o Kealohilani
O ka hulu o ka manu ka’u i ike
Ka hehina wawae o Halulu
A he manu kaulana no ke ao nei
Na kihi poohiwi o ka malama
Ke malama nei au i ko aloha
Ka ukana maewa hoi a ke kino
Haina ka pua i ona i ka manu
O Pale ka wahine laka i ke ahi. Continue reading

A lei for Liliuokalani composed by Mrs. Nahaukapu, 1894.

He Lei No Liliuokalani

He lei he wehi nou e Kalani
O Liliu i ka walu o na lani
Aia i Hawaii ko lei alii
Ka onohi kaimana o ke aupuni
Mai puni oe i ka mali a ka u’a
A ka ili puakea o Maleka
Huli mai ko alo kapu e Kalani
E aloha i ke kupa o ka aina
Aia i ka poho o ko lima
Ke ola o ka lahui Hawaii
Ua ike Makalii me Kaelo
Ua lohe ka uwila ka pae opua
A he pua o Kalani aia iluna
Ke kiekie no i Halealii
Haina ka wohi nona ka lei
O Liliu i ka walu o na lani. Continue reading