Raising our voices for Hawai‘i’s volunteers!

Na Leo Lani was pleased to perform for the June 2 ceremony at 15 Craigside honoring Hawaii’s top volunteers of 2023. Guests included Lieutenant Governor Sylvia Luke. Thank you to Adam LeFebvre for the lovely photos and video excerpt [click here to hear us!] from the event.

The indomitable JoAnne!
With Lieutenant Governor Sylvia Luke

Shabooming along & PBJ!

Another fun night of rehearsal with ensemble -style sectionals and a debut of a new tune by Pure Nerves quartet. The theme was “Goth Night,” which made for a lot of folks in black and some heavy eyeliner. 😉

Enjoy the video snippets and pic below.

Group B working on blend.
Pure Nerves offered an ode to America’s favorite sandwich. 🙂
Doing our best to look like “Goths” — with a dash of Halloween spirit thrown in (photo courtesy of Suzanne).

Standing up for endangered species

In honor of Endangered Species Day and the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, the ladies of Na Leo Lani had a hoot doing energetic anti-poacher themed physical warm-ups at tonight’s rehearsal.

Our most spirited members sported outfits and images of their favorite wild species, from ‘Ohi‘a lehua (currently under threat from Rapid ‘Ohi‘a Death) to rhinos. Enjoy the pic below.

Sweet Adelines give a hoot (& a howl, bark, squeak, and hiss) for monk seals, polar bears, pandas and more — all living creatures like us who love to vocalize.

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with song

We marked this week’s rehearsal with jaunty interpretations of Mexican attire, in a commemorative nod to May 5, 1862, when Mexican soldiers in the town of Puebla valiantly repelled troops sent by French Emperor Napoleon III. Despite being deeply outnumbered, Mexico’s defenders won. Mexican President Benito Juárez in turn declared the day a national holiday. (It would take four more years for Mexico to finally put an end to France’s conquering intentions, but that’s a story for another day. 😉 )

History lesson aside, Cinco de Mayo gave us a reason to celebrate spring with colorful outfits and shouts of Olé!

We also celebrated this week with thanks and a round of applause for our hard-working Music Team and outgoing BOD officers Kieko (President) and Kristi (Vice President).

I want to ride my bicycle

We celebrated World Bicycle Day (June 3) a little early this year with a rehearsal homage to bicycle couture. A Tour de France trophy to Yvonne for being most in the spirit!

Susan B. Anthony contended that bicycle riding “has done more to emancipate women than any one thing in the world.” But did Susan B. ever ride while singing a cappella?

91 and going strong

Our most senior member, Ruth, is not only a powerful bass, she’s also a proud Roosevelt High School alumna. In keeping with tradition, she celebrated her 91st birthday this month with an enthusiastic rendition of the Rough Riders’ school song, joined by fellow alumnae Rosie, Carole, Janice, and more! Hail to thee, Roosevelt, and Happy Birthday to you, Ruthie!

Friendly face-off

Nothing like a little competition to bring out the vamp in all of us! At this week’s rehearsal, we divided into two ensembles and sang to (at?) each other from across the room.

Group 1 had a blast hamming it up, as you can see in the clip below.

❤️ Come join us for Galentines! ❤️

If you have been thinking about getting in the swing of singing again, or just want to check out Na Leo Lani to see what our chorus is about, come join us on Wednesday, February 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for our “Galentines Day” Guest Night!

Where? 902 University Ave, Honolulu, HI 96826

When? Wednesday, February 15, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

For location details and parking info, click our Join Us page, HERE.