The Maui Ukulele Pop Band’s formal attire consists of matching long pink muumuu with black kukui nut lei for women and white aloha shirt/black pants with pink yarn lei for men. We chose the color pink because it is Maui’s color. We had planned to wear our formal attire to represent Maui on the May 2011 tour of Japan, but we cancelled due to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit Fukushima, Japan.
The Maui Ukulele Pops Band played four times for Kaunoa’s Nutrition Program serving seniors in the community. We played once in 2011 at Tavares Center in Pukalani, twice in 2011 and then once in 2012 at Kahului Union Church for around 200 seniors at each place.
In May 2011 we debut Mele’s Hawaiiana Revue of 15 songs with 5 hula to preview our Japan Tour show at Kaunoa’s Nutrition Program at Kahului Union Church with the following 14 Band members:
Front row: Andrea Kaumeheiwa, Kathleen Figueira, Mel Hayashi, Mele Fong, Cindee Burkitt.
2nd row: Hinano Kaumeheiwa, Beverly Romias, Faith Ito, Linda Ewing, Janet Rineer, Sandy Magallanes.
Standing: Ellen Yamamura, Kelcy Bal, Rich Tom.
(Photo taken at the Band’s Hawaiiana Revue at Kaunoa’s Nutrition Program, Kahului Union Church, 5 May 2011)