Kamehameha Schools, formerly called Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate (KSBE), is a private co-educational college-preparatory institution that specializes in Native Hawaiian language and cultural education. It is located in Hawaiʻi that operates three campuses: Kapālama (Oʻahu), Pukalani (Maui), and Keaʻau (Hawaiʻi island).
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama holds the annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest, in which each graduating class participates as a graduation requirement by singing Hawaiian songs. Each class sings a coed song, and students in grades 10-12 sing a men's and women's song. Five judges evaluate the musical performance and use of the Hawaiian language. Following the singing portion, the hōʻike, an exhibition of hula and song, takes place.
The most recent Song Contest was held on March 18, 2011 and featured songs performed by Aunty Irmgard Farden Aluli. The ninety-second Contest has yet to be announced.