Windward Notes – The Scarecrow Said It

by WCS Blogmeister

I haven’t had the occasion to do much (okay…any) singing this summer. Way too many events, visitors and home improvement projects have chewed up my days like locusts through a wheat field. At least the TV hasn’t take up much of my time. No summer sports I care about and the steaming pile of reality […]

Windward Notes – Granite, Granite Everywhere

by WCS Blogmeister

This has exactly nada to do with singing but is my version of celebrating being alive. Until I found this on YouTube I didn’t even know the technology existed to make this kind of video but I love how they used it! The result is a complete sphere of view, just click and drag in […]

Windward Notes – Thank You, Mrs. C

by WCS Blogmeister

Warning: soapbox standing to follow. I bet I’m not the only person whose most influential teacher was a conductor. Thanks to the small community I grew up in, I had the same choir director from 6th grade all the way through the end of high school and she had a profound effect on my life. […]

Windward Notes – Simple Joy

by WCS Blogmeister

One of the things about my mother that really struck a chord with her then-teenage son was her role in the University of Vermont’s Interdisciplinary Studies program, specifically that arm of it that dealt with the care and treatment of children who were radically developmentally disabled and saw little for their future beyond constant care. […]

Windward Notes – How Big Is That Field? (Hint: Really Big)

by WCS Blogmeister

About singing but not in a choir, yet in one…kinda. Just a neat story I wanted to share… In 1995 I designed a computer-based forecasting system for a disc drive manufacturer that linked together sales and marketing offices in 31 countries around the world and then was tasked with training all of the users (it’s your […]

Windward Notes – Glow Little Glow Worm Glow

by WCS Blogmeister

So here’s something cool that a very short list of people on the planet know. It’s not a secret, it’s a nobody-in-their-right-mind-would-see-this sorta thing. When the USS California (CGN-36)  was in dry dock getting a face lift following an Indian Ocean cruise* there was an afternoon set aside to clean the reactor rooms. Yeah, the […]

Windward Notes – Inspiration For Every Voice

by WCS Blogmeister

A friend sent me this and I had to share it. After the singer speaks, hit pause and wrap your head around what she just said. How do you know you’re singing a correct pitch if you can’t hear it? You sing it over and over into a receiver that works much like a guitar […]

Windward Notes – Did You Hear That?

by WCS Blogmeister

In the never-ending quest to eat fresh plants and animals I find myself shopping for groceries on my way home from the office several times a week. Yeah, there’s a Costco haul of massive proportions from time to time but the regular flow of food from the store to my face is usually done in […]

But where will I park??

by karyn castro

There is plenty of parking around Kawaiaha‘o, if you know where to look! Luckily, our concert is on a Sunday, so street parking and the metered municipals will be free. Street Parking Punchbowl Street, Kawaiaha‘o Street, Mission Lane, and S King Street in front of ‘Iolani Palace and the Hawaii State Public Library all have street […]

Windward Notes – The Big List (and the Bigger List…)

by WCS Blogmeister

Much going on with Memorial Day and family craziness so I wanted to pass on something that I’ve been using for  long while. If you’re looking for a zillion pieces of Hawaiian music and chords and EVERYTHING, this is the place: Mike Bonnice’s Massive Library Grab your ukulele and explore!