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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM Kaimuki Middle School’s Symphonic Winds ensemble performed at Carnegie Hall in New York last month and earned a gold award, then traveled to Boston to take in some of the historic sights. The Hawaii State Ethics Commission has advised against such trips, citing a conflict of interest for teachers and chaperones who receive free travel. Pictured here at after-school practice is the ensemble with guest conductor and Kalani High School student teacher Clement Zhang.