Director of performing Arts
Under the direction of Vania Jerome, two musical theater productions are presented each school year, one for the lower school and the other for middle and upper school students. Talented parent volunteers lend their skills in costume and set design.
Until the completion of the Bozich Center in 2020, the productions were presented at resorts in West Maui, including the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, the Royal Lahaina, Westin Ka'anapali, and Napili Kai. The Bozich Center's Graham Theater is now the designated home for future productions. In 2020, the Lower School presented A Year with Frog and Toad from the Graham Theater. However, COVID-19 safety protocols prohibited the audience from a live viewing, so enthusiastic audiences were invited to private screenings in Maui Prep classrooms.
Past Lower and Middle School productions:
- A Year with Frog and Toad
- Junie B Jones, The Musical
- Charlotte's Web
- School House Rock
- Aladdin Jr
- The Jungle Book
- Bugsy Malone
- 101 Dalmatians
Past Upper School productions:
- High School Musical, the Musical
- Broadway Bound
- Bugsy Malone
- Willy Wonka
- You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Maui Prep Arts Night is held each semester to showcase the Visual and Performing Arts accomplishments. The Nabavi Dining Hall is transformed into an art gallery with student paintings, sketches, sculptures and other media lining the walls in colorful displays.
The choir, band, and ensemble performances round the event out nicely as a group of students man the tech booth and keep the spotlights squared on the stage.
The 7AM Band takes its name from its designated rehearsal time. Whether you are a vocalist, a musician, or just have a knack for keeping rhythm, the 7AM Band has a spot for you. Mrs. Vania Jerome shares her eclectic playlist as she harmonizes voices and instruments.
Formed in 2009, the 7AM Band frequently performs at school functions and community events including the Relay for Life, Sacred Hearts School Bazaar, Ritz-Carlton Kapalua and the Maui County Fair.
May Day is a unique Hawaiian tradition that dates back to the 1920’s when writers for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin suggested that a day be set aside to celebrate the Hawaiian floral wreath known as the lei. The phrase “May Day is Lei Day” was coined, and the traditional American pseudo-holiday was morphed into a day that celebrates the Hawaiian culture.
In typical May Day fashion, a king and queen are selected, with a court made up of a boy and girl who represent each of Hawaii’s eight principal islands. The official flower and color of each island are represented in the dress of the court and the hula performed by a class of students.
May Day offers a unique opportunity for Maui Prep students to explore hula (tradition Hawaiian dance), oli (Hawaiian chants), and mele (Hawaiian songs), which were the chief forms of expressing history, honoring the past and expressing gratitude.
Maui Prep Lower and Middle Schools celebrate May Day during the first week of May each year.