The Skai Academy Band


The Skai Academy Band was our first musical group and set the standard of how we work with young performers. Comprised of youth vocalist and instrumentalist between 10-19yrs old from various cultural backgrounds, the group was well known for its diverse musical style, its captivating live performances and playing traditional to mainstream music genres covering time periods from the 1940’s to present day top POP 100's, RnB, Jazz, Funk and Hip-Hop.

The band started as a vocal ensemble group accompanied by Director, Kai Simone on piano and music director Emmanuel Turner on bass guitar.  Within a year the band began to transform as we acquired young instrumentalist from both outside and within the group. Rehearsals became an "on the job" learning environment as the popularity of the group presented many performance opportunities. 

As a result, they were featured as musicians, vocalist and actors in several Skai Academy stage productions and videos as well as being invited as guest on FOX6 Real Milwaukee, won best organization at WAMI's summerfest 2012 and was the opening act for 414MKE at Turner Hall. 



Allen Stone

Fly Like An Eagle (cover) - The Band featuring Ebony & Ari
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Rain - featuring Rounak (Bruno Mars cover)
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Before I'ts Too Late


Raquel Rodriguez 

America: Prince Tribute

Turner Hall Milwaukee

414 MKE Celebration

April 2016

Billie Jean (cover remix) - Bethune Academy vocal band 2012
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"You were a smash hit ….. from the sharp dress, big smiles and terrific music."

Ken Johnson, Director

Jazz@Five 2014, Madison WI


Cassie and the Flyin

Harlem Allstars

May 2014

Stop The Love

V100.7 Family Fest

March 2015