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2018 Marching Band Sign Up!

posted Feb 27, 2018, 12:37 PM by Jenna Eggering   [ updated Feb 27, 2018, 12:55 PM ]

I hope everyone is off to a great start for 2018!

The Symphonic Band performed at the North Parade of Bands on February 23. Students and parents should be proud of the hard work and dedication that was shown to put on such an awesome performance! Great job everyone!

If you look to the top left of this page, you will see a link for the 2018 Marching Band season under "Look at these now". All those interested in signing up should fill out the form as soon as possible. We all look forward to another amazing marching season here at Leilehua, and we can't do it without the students and parents both! So parents, if you might be interested in joining the Band Boosters, please indicate so on the form! We would love to have all the parent support we can! From building props, to cooking, to driving trucks, support at fundraisers, concerts, performances, etc. It takes a village!

2018 Spring Semester....upcoming events!

posted Jan 30, 2018, 1:36 PM by Jenna Eggering

Aloha everyone!

As we gear up for events this semester, please be checking the calendar often for new events, times, and information!

On February 23, the Symphonic Band will be performing at Mililani High for the Central District Parade of Bands. It will begin at 7pm.

March 3, we will host the Central District Honor Band, at LHS at 7pm.

There are 2 fun events for ALL students to participate in:
Feb 17 is a Game Night where students can play, video, board, and card games with their peers.
Feb 24 is the Band Olympics where students will play various sports against other sections.

Your support is always appreciated! I hope your student (and yourself!) are able to attend these events! Permission forms are needed for many of these. Please check calendar for details!

~Jenna Eggering

Dec 9, 2017 Winter Concert

posted Nov 21, 2017, 2:58 PM by Jenna Eggering

Aloha Families!

We will be having our Winter Concert on Dec 9th at 6pm in the LHS gym. The schedule for the day is as follows, and can be found on our LHS Calendar tab on this site:

2pm: Leadership arrives to setup gym

3:45: All Students arrive to grab instruments from band room and head to gym

4:00: Beginning Band Sound Check
4:20: Advanced Band Sound Check
4:40: Symphonic Band Sound Check
5:00: Mass Band Sound Check

5:30 Doors Open
6:00: Concert Begins

Students may not leave early. They must stay until the end of the concert to support the other students, play in the mass band piece, and help clean up.

Thank you for your cooperation and support this semester!
~Ms. Eggering

Competitions and Upcoming After School Rehearsals for All Bands

posted Oct 25, 2017, 8:16 PM by Jenna Eggering

Aloha everyone!

This Saturday, October 28, is the first marching band competition of the season! Please check the calendar tab above, to find out more info on Saturday's schedule for your child. 

Marching Band rehearsals are always mandatory. Any student who misses any practice the week of a competition will NOT be allowed to participate in that week's competition. Having everyone at practice in the final push is extremely important, so please make sure your child attends all practices.

Please check the calendar often as it also has dates about upcoming rehearsals after November 11th (parade practices after school) as well as the indoor band after school rehearsals. 

Reminder: All rehearsals are mandatory and count towards your child's grade, so please make arrangements for rides and appointments. Each group rehearses for one day a week after school in order to have the ensembles come together, due to the fact they are split up during the day. These rehearsals are crucial to hear everyone together.

~Ms. Eggering

Fall Band Camp and Fundraiser

posted Sep 26, 2017, 5:36 PM by Jenna Eggering

Aloha Parents!

Your child was sent home with a permission form for Fall Band Camp on salmon colored paper on Wednesday 9/20. It is due Friday, 9/29. If your child is eating their meals here, the $35 to cover the meals is also due (if payment cannot be made by this date, please email me). Please utilize the Fall Band Camp tab at the top of the page for more information! Don't forget, we are asking every child to find a volunteer for our Fall Band Camp and the sign up form is also located under the Fall Band Camp Tab.

We have also started our Fall fundraiser with Students were sent home with information regarding the fundraiser on Wednesday 9/20. It is a wonderful way to the music program to earn money, so please ask them about it and share with all your friends, family, and coworkers!

As always, anytime you have questions, comments, cares, or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me at and check back here often and the calendar for dates and information!

Mahalo for all your support!
~Jenna Eggering

Marching Band Rehearsals

posted Aug 28, 2017, 4:02 PM by Jenna Eggering

Dear Parents and Band students,

Please be advised that the marching band schedule has returned to the original format of:

Monday: 5:30 to 8:30
Wednesday: 5:30 to 8:30
And Fri/Sat: 4 to 9, dependent on football games.

As always, please access the band calendar often to check for rehearsals and performance times. The schedule is always subject to change as we progress through the season and adjust to football games and tournaments. 

Should you have any questions, please contact Vice Prinicipal Laurie Pe'a.

Mahalo for understanding.

New Director Introduction and Revised Marching Band Rehearsal Schedule

posted Aug 16, 2017, 12:52 PM by Jenna Eggering

Leilehua High School Band


Dear Band Parents,


I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to you all; my name is Jenna Eggering and I have been hired as the new Band Director at Leilehua High School. As you can imagine, it has been a whirlwind couple of weeks for me, getting to know your students, the school, and the program itself. I have had wonderful help from the Band Boosters, Mr. Roque and Mr. Matsuda in assisting with the marching band, and the band leadership students. They all have answered many of my questions--some several times over--and have been wonderful in working with me to help me learn the ins and outs of the Leilehua Band program.


A little about my background: I graduated the University of Hawai’i in 2008, taught band and choir at Waimea High on Kaua’i, subbed in the DOE, assisted various smaller music programs, and the last two years I have been teaching at Kapolei High where I assisted with the marching and concert bands after school. I am thrilled for this opportunity to work with your students both on and off the field. This year is going to be an exciting one for us all!


Going forward, I wanted to make you all aware of some rehearsal time changes for marching band--some are only slight. After reviewing the current schedule I wanted to make some adjustments to let your student(s) have more time for homework, family, friends, rest, and proper conditioning for when they are in head-to-toe uniforms, with their adrenaline rushing, and giving their all at tournaments. I consulted with the staff and leadership before making this move and many feel it is a positive change. Many of our students are in AP classes with a large homework load or can’t stay at school as late on both Friday or Saturday nights, etc. I believe firmly in balance for teenagers, and this new schedule allows us the same rehearsal hours, 10, just spread over differently during the week. The idea of “Work Hard, Play Hard” can be achieved with efficient rehearsals, hardwork, and dedication. This schedule should also allow for a more consistent rehearsal schedule for everyone to plan around.


Monday: 5-8pm (30 min earlier)

Wednesday: 5-8pm (30 min earlier)

Friday: 3-4 (If a football game night--only 4 left as of 8/15--section leaders will call a sectional earlier in the week and inform their section with enough notice)

Saturday: 10-1 (No practice if football game that night, and only 2 left as of 8/15)


I appreciate everyone’s support for this revised schedule as it serves in the best interest of the students achieving balance during their busy high school careers. Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email me back at Email is always the quickest and easiest way to get a hold of me and if you would like me to call you, feel free to add your phone number and I would be happy to! I look forward to meeting you all over the course of the year!


Please sign and return the attached form acknowledging receipt of this letter and the new rehearsal schedule beginning the week of 8/21/17.




Jenna Eggering

Thank you Mr. Kinoshita

posted Aug 3, 2017, 6:45 PM by Aladdin Roque-Dangaran

Important Announcement!

posted Jul 25, 2017, 2:59 AM by Alan Kinoshita

Aloha Band ‘Ohana,


I want to thank everyone that has helped to make Leilehua one of the finest bands in the state! We all have worked together to build a strong, vibrant and successful band program. Each of us dedicated countless hours doing what was necessary to provide the best learning opportunities for the students.


With a heavy heart, I wanted to let you know that I will not be returning to Leilehua next school year. I have accepted a position at Kamehameha Middle School on the Big Island. After weighing all the factors, my wife and I decided it was the best decision for our family.


The hardest part for me, is leaving the best band ever! Please help me by supporting your child during this difficult time.


Again, I want to thank everyone for the love and support you have shown me and my family throughout the years and wish you the very best in the future.


                                    Alan Kinoshita

Donations for Leadership Camp

posted May 17, 2017, 2:22 PM by Aladdin Roque-Dangaran

Aloha Parents and Students,

As the school year draws to an end.  I wanted to take this time on behalf of the LHS Band Boosters, to thank each and every one of you for making it a successfully memorable one.  We couldn't have done it without your help.  

We hope you all take the time during the summer to refresh and recharge!  In preparation for the 2017-2018 school year, much is already underway to set the stage for another exciting event filled year for our band program.  To kick everything off, LHS band leadership students will be holding their annual leadership camp, where planning and organizations begins for everything from selecting new officers/committees to the marching band performances.

To help defray the cost of the camp, we are seeking donations from family and community organizations.  The following is a list of items on our wish list.  Please drop off to Aladdin at the band room no later than Friday, May 26th if you are able to help us by donating.

Thank you very much!

Carrie Jyo
LHS Band Booster President

GroceryQuantity Needed
Costco Rolls100
Rice2x 50lb bags
Eggs30 Dozens
Spam18 cans
CerealVariety 3 boxes
Milk 3 Gal
Pog 3 Gal
Vienna Sausage2 boxes of 24
Shoyu1 Gal
Oyster Sauce1 big can
Carrots1 Bag of carrots
Green Onions1
Portuguese Sausage3 Packets of 4
Tuna1 Large Can of Tuna
Box of Chipsenough for 50 people
Peanut butter and jelly1 pack of each
Mayo1 Gal
Bread5 bags of 2
Corn6 Cans
ButterA whole big tub
Toss Salad4 Containers pending
DressingAny kind
Onions1 Bag
Hot Dogs3 Packs
Yaki soba noodles5 packs
Pork Butt20 lbs.

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