Konawaena Elementary School students perform in music showcase

  • First graders show off their coordination skills while performing "Bing Blang." (Susan Suzuki/Courtesy Photo)
  • Members of the Konawaena Elementary School fifth grade ukulele club meet once a week to learn ukulele skills. From left, Maming Bacxa, Riley Asakura and Michael Miller pick out a jazzy tune. (Susan Suzuki/Courtesy Photo)
  • Fourth graders, including Kahiau Kam and CJ Koa Felipe play their rendition of an old French folk song, "Au Clair de la Lune," on their recorders. (Susan Suzuki/Courtesy Photo)
  • From left, Gabriel Ellis, Alyssa Tagawa and Harrison Kaneko play "Sailing" on their recorders at the Konawaena Elementary School Music Showcase. (Susan Suzuki/Courtesy Photo)

More than 550 students from grades preschool through fifth grade participated in a music showcase at Konawaena Elementary School on April 19. It was a time for each grade level to share a little glimpse of what they’ve learned during their weekly music class. In addition to the grade level performances, the fifth grade ukulele club did a couple of selections and all students sang four songs together including the “Konawaena Alma Mater” and “We Are Ohana.”