WATCH: Tradition, legacy on display at Kamehameha Schools Song Contest

Tradition, legacy on display at Kamehameha Schools Song Contest

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hundreds will gather at the Blaisdell Arena on Friday night for the 99th annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest.

Each year, the freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors at Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama come out fighting with their best melodies and smooth harmonies in hopes of earning ultimate bragging rights — and the coveted school trophies.

This year’s theme is Na Mele Ohana, The Music and Legacy of Vickie Ii Rodrigues, a beloved musician, kumu hula and all around entertainer.

[Also read: Kamehameha students eager and excited on the eve of 99th annual Song Contest]

Hawaii News Now will broadcast the event live online and on K5 (Spectrum 22 and Hawaiian Telcom 13), starting at 7:30 p.m. Tune in on air starting at 6:30 p.m. for a special pre-show.

To watch a livestream of the event online, click here.

This story will be updated.

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