Daily Practices Result in Drill Team and Taikas Precision Marching Striving for complete unity and perfection, the JROTC DRILL TEAM exhibited their boundless energy and dedication in their marching sequences. One could find the team in earnest practice daily in the morning, noon, after school and on Saturdays. Their aim was to become the most outstanding drill team at the annual JROTC Field Day Competitions at Fort DeRussey on April 24. They competed against Kamehameha, Punahou, St. Louis, Roosevelt, Farrington, Leilehua and two schools from Guam. For many years they came in first place but last year were nosed out by the Guam school. Rhythmic precision in rifle control and detailed stance exemplified their determination in maintaining their high standards. Even with their busy schedule of practices, the boys, portraying soldiers, appeared in the comic opera, "The Elixir of Love" at the Blaisdell Concert Hall and performed their sequences for the students of Kailua Intermediate. At the carnival the boys helped out with collecting the scrip boxes and could always be counted on for security jobs. Appearing at all of the football games and some of the basketball games, the McKINLEY TAIKAS GIRLS' DRILL TEAM, began practice sessions in early summer. With better and improved skills learned from previous years, they also marched in ROTC parades, the Kailua Christmas Parade, the St. Patrick's Day Parade and the Easter Seals Telethon Parade. Twice they performed for the University of Hawaii's basketball halftimes. Suited in their white uniforms with matching knee-high boots, the high stepping, precision marching Taikas performed with spark and exuberance while entertaining their vast audience of arena and television viewers. In all, their hard efforts paid as they competed in the Drill Team Assembly to formally show their best work. Mrs. Peg Anderson and Sgt. Dan Abella advised the teams.
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Headlines: Principal Ko Says 'Conduct Yourselves in Creditable Manner' ROTC Proudly Joins Celebration of Nation's 200th Birthday IG Inspection Taking Place Today Sgt. Ito Rates Enthusiasm High Sgt. Abella Backs Cadets 100 Per Cent Sabre and Chain, An Elite Club of Officers Mrs. Anderson Advises Sponsors Cadets Participate in Field Day Competition on April 24
Bicentennial Celebrations Add Pomp, Color to JROTC Program The McKinley High School ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps) Program, established in 1922, was the first program of its kind in the territory of Hawaii. Since then, it has been named an honor unit for the past 54 years. All this and more has been contributed by the outstanding work of the officers and cadets. This 1975-1976 year, the 200th birthday of our nation, has added much color and espirit de corps to the activities of the ROTC program. With the already formed SABRE AND CHAIN OFFICER'S CLUB, new clubs have emerged. They included the NCO Club, and the Drill Team Club. The ROTC clubs have been active in a great many community and school service projects; to name a few - the UNICEF project, Metropolitan Disaster Simulation. They have participated in ceremonies at the State Capitol and opened performances at the University of Hawaii Rainbow basketball games. The McKinley ROTC has also contributed much time and effort into school activities such as parking and many Honor Guard activities. Annual activities for this year were the M-16 firing, Leaders Reaction Course, jungle training held at Schofield, the Alumni, Principal's and Commanding Officer's Parade, the awards ceremony and the Military Ball.
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Choir, Theatre Group Focus on World of Music Pleasant voices from many ethnic groups blended together within the MCKINLEY HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR as students encountered a joyful and enthusiastic feeling toward singing. President Franceen LeBron, Vice President Liz Hall, Secretary Joey Kaapuni, Treasurer Byron Ono and members of the choir worked cooperatively with Miss Puanani Howell, choir director, preparing for the scheduled assemblies and activities for the school and public. These included Christmas caroling at Gibsons, the Bicentennial Youth Debate Activity - a state-wide event which involved students from the neighbor islands' schools, and a visit to Washington and Central Intermediate Schools. School performances were at Thanksgiving, Christmas, the annual spring concert and the commencement exercises. Numerous members portrayed a variety of talents in solo and ensemble music through dances and string instruments including ukulele, guitar and bass. By enabling individuals to experience the world of theatre arts, the McKINLEY THEATRE GROUP presented two spectacular major plays with the opening of the winter production of "Godspell" on Friday, December 5. Godspell was a jubilant celebration of the gospel as told by St. Matthew. The 15 member cast was filled with enthusiasm and sparked in their flashy self-designed costumes, while interpreting the parables of the gospel. With the conclusion of the winter play, "West Side Story" was dreamed up in celebration of the Bicentennial for March 26. For the second consecutive year, the MTG hosted the State Thespian Conference in December. Ten different schools participated in workshops of storytelling, comedy, and Shakespeare, and competed in pantomines, one act plays, duet and solo acting. In the spring, a part of a workshop project, members toured with a children's play, "I Like the Sound of America" in honor of the Bicentennial.
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Band Embarks on Mainland Bicentennial Tour In seeking to maintain the tradition for fine McKinley concert bands, officers of the largest organization on campus selected "Caring Makes Our Band One" as the goal to achieve this year. Setting the high quality of music involved much workmanship, time and dedication. Playing at pep rallies, assemblies, ROTC retreats and bicentennial activities interlocked with sectionals, practices and concerts. Communicating the state of music at the annual Spring Concert and the "Troika" tri-band concert was an important task. McKinley alumni themselves, Directors Mr. Henry Miyamura and Mr. Grant Okamura guided the Wind Ensembles I and II and Symphonic I and II bands. To highlight the Bicentennial year, approximately 198 members along with 22 parents and 25 chaperones, journeyed to the mainland during the Easter vacation to perform on Capitol Hill and in front of the White House for the president and to march in the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. The potentiality for problems was minimized by the teacher and students who cared for the organization and for the excellence of music.
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