Steady Beat - Hawaii Youth Symphony's 2008-2009 Annual Report
Hawaii Youth Symphony's report to our community regarding our performance and activities for fiscal year 2008-2009.
Steady Beat 2008-2009 Annual Report Our Year-End Message to Our Friends Roy E. King, Jr. President Henry Miyamura Selena Ching Music Director Executive Director Steady Beat: It's not the most exciting part of playing music but it's crucial to a well performed piece; a fundamental building block of music. And it was our mantra through out the 20082009 year. With economic woes hitting every sector of support for our organiza tion, our main goal was to hold the line and stay a steady course. From the governance level to the front lines, everyone at HYS pulled together to keep the beat, avoiding layoffs and program cuts. Shifts were made in the way we approached our work and we focused on our business practices to ensure we would weather the financial storm. We took modest steps to maintain programmatic momentum, but we were cautious about pursuing overly aggressive goals that could throw off the beat. The end result was a year of sound financial health, moderate program growth and sensible forward movement. In a healthier economy, we would have gone to greater lengths to expand programming and create more accessibility. However, given the climate in which we were op erating, we believe HYS's deliberate strategy of careful, reserved steps forward--avoiding the loss of any ground--to be a great success for fiscal year 2009. Our music programs continued their boom, showing no decline in demand. We offered services to 505 students, ages 618 years, from 108 schools on Kauai, Oahu, Maui and the Big Island. The numbers are fewer than last year because of a oneyear hiatus of our Pacific Music Institute, HYS's summer intensive course, which usually serves 115 students statewide. Our Symphony Program ran with our three, full, 90plus member orchestras. It also hosted our free Chamber Music Program for 35 students from 13 schools. The three symphonies performed 18 concerts during the season. The chamber groups added two recitals to programming and also performed eight community service concerts at the State Capitol, memorial services for the Hon. Duke Bainum and Charles Cooke Spalding (the founder of the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii), the Mayoral inauguration, and several retirement and recovery residences around town. Page 2 Hawaii Youth Symphony HYS debuted its first percussion chamber ensemble in FY09 Our outreach Listen & Learn educational concerts offered by schools on Oahu and Maui meet their school arts standard. Eight concerts were offered at Blaisdell Concert Hall, Pearl City Cultural Center and Maui Arts & Cultural Center. We put a little more steam into the HYS Academy, our early learning music institute at the Boys & Girls Club in McCully. We continued with our String Program serving absolute beginner to intermediateadvanced players each Saturday morning during the regular season. Thanks to the receipt of TANF (Temporary Assis tance for Needy Families) funds through the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, we were able to build out our Music in the Clubhouse program which includes a FREE Music4Kids general music class and a FREE beginning band class. These classes are our response to the growing need for accessible, basic music programs Music4Kids students perform on recorders. These free classes meet two times per week at the Boys & Girls Club. Photo by Careen Arakaki our Symphony Program helped 10,700 students from 76 jeopardized by shrinking school budgets. We continued to provide the greatest access that we could to our programs, with the continuation of our financial assistance program which dis tributed more than $23,000 in aid. Financial assis tance reinforces our commitment that we will never turn a child away from our programs based on financial need. Our annual benefit, He Makana O Na Mele, Jake Shimabukuro conducted a workshop for Music in the Clubhouse students. welcomed one of our biggest blockbuster guests. We are proud to claim that the incredible and versatile Willie K made his true operatic debut with the Hawaii Youth Symphony. Seven hun dred people witnessed an inspiring program of Willie K arias with our Youth Symphony I orchestra. More than $50,000 was raised that evening for our music programs. Where Hawaii's Youth Make Exceptional Music Together Page 3 HYS took Willie and his talents on the road with us, performing three, free concerts at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Feb ruary. The ongoing standing ovations from the 900 guests who attended Youth Symphony I and Willie's community concert remind us of the extraordinary tal ents of our islands, and what can be achieved when we work together. The orchestra and Willie also shared their music with 2,000 Maui children at two Listen & Learn educational concerts. HYS closed our season by graduating 54 seniors at our Aloha Concert Luncheon featuring the vocal talents and wit of the legendary Karen Keawehawaii. Among her Hawaiian favor ites, Karen sang a haunting rendition of Misora Hibari's Kawano Nagare No Youni. The day included a tribute to Saburo Watanabe, one of Hawaii's greatest music educators, whose tireless efforts raised the value of our state's school music programs. A creative way to keep our students thinking about music with minimal capital outlay was the establishment of our first essay contest. We know our HYS students are passion ate about music and we want to hear what they are think ing outside of our rehearsal halls. The contest invited all students, no matter where they are seated or how long they have been playing an instrument, to express themselves on paper. Winning entries are published in HYS's newsletters with possibility for future publication. "Musicians must also unearth their courage and find the audacity to put themselves in front of an audience, not just physically, but emotionally as well. Performing can be likened to laying one's soul bare to fellow human beings, open to scrutiny. Although playing an L rn ea f or m Per instrument is an unnatural, man-made action, the music reflects the performer's genuine emotions and evokes in the audience an array of emotions. " --Teresa Ou, YSI violin 2008 essay winner Div I (grades 1012) Grow Page 4 Hawaii Youth Symphony Finally, one of the strongest initiatives that surfaced from operating in a lean environment was the implementation of our PlayOut campaign. PlayOut, a concerted effort to reach out and play together, demonstrates HYS's commitment to making ourselves better and more impactful to benefit our students and ensure the organization's longterm sustainability. PlayOut, adopted by our board and management team, encourages new ideas and think ing beyond our individual organization. It calls for collaborative thinking and partnerships to reap greater rewards than what we can achieve alone, creating improved programming and cost benefits. It changes the way we look at ourselves, and we are incorporating it into our way of doing business. Thank you for being a part of our HYS family. Our 20082009 year was an important one for us to assess what we do, and adjust to internal and external drivers to continue meeting our mis sion. It is the silver lining in an era of difficult times. We look forward to keeping the beat in our communities, and even strengthening them through excellent music and the inspiration of our youth. These qualities do not dim during periods of economic difficulties but rather lead us to a beat that keeps us all together. Mahalo for your support. Roy E. King, Jr. President Henry Miyamura Music Director Selena Ching Executive Director Youth Symphony I performed with the Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus at HYS's Spring Concert. The two ensembles performed Paliuli, "The Romance of La`ieikawai," an original opera by Dr. Neil McKay Photo by Gary Arakaki Where Hawaii's Youth Make Exceptional Music Together Page 5 2008-2009 Board of Directors & Staff BOARD OF DIRECTORS Roy E. King, Jr. President Chris Yuen PresidentElect Jill Shimokawa Higa Tina Lau Leslie Murata Vice Presidents MUSIC STAFF Henry Miyamura, Music Director Conductor Youth Symphony I Founder & Artistic Director Pacific Music Institute ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Selena Ching Executive Director Ann Doike Programs Manager Michael Nakasone Conductor Youth Symphony II Janet Morita Programs Associate Richard Ing Secretary Jean Tsukamoto Treasurer Susan OchiOnishi Conductor Hannah Watanabe Associate Conductor Concert Orchestra Meredith Prescott Administration and Finance Manager Kelly Shigeta Special Projects Thomas Bingham Krislyn Hashimoto Gladys Hirano Martin Hsia Daniel Momohara Alan Okami Michael Onofrietti Keith Sakamoto Marjorie Tanoue Charlotte Fukumoto String Program Coordinator Conductor Beginning String Ensemble Chad Uyehara Conductor String Orchestra Ensemble Concert String Orchestra Summer String Program Helen Nguyen Conductor Intermediate String Ensemble Wayne Fanning Director Beginning Band Ruth Komatsu Instructor Music4Kids Board members Keith Sakamoto, Jean Tsukamoto, Roy King and Gladys Hirano help organize HYS's food drive for the Hawaii Foodbank. HYS participated in the League of American Orchestras's Orchestras Feeding America initiative. Page 6 Hawaii Youth Symphony for fiscal year ended June 30, 2009 Finance Beat Financial records have been independently audited by Gerald Y. Ushijima, CPA. A copy of the auditor's report is available for viewing at the Hawaii Youth Symphony office: 1110 University Avenue, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96826-1508. REVENUES Contributions Registration Fees Contracts Box Office & Sales Special Event (net) Summer Programs Other Income TOTAL Financial Aid 4% Depreciation 2% $209,258 145,705 209,477 61,345 39,213 9,864 10,181 $685,043 Sum m er P ro gram s 7% Bo x O ffice & Sales 9% Sp ecial E v en t (n et ) 8% O t h er In co m e 1% Co n t ribut io n s 31% Co n t ract s 31% Regist rat io n 21% EXPENSES Education and Program Concert Production General Administration $374,263 101,490 96,027 23,302 11,984 $607,066 General Admin 16% Concert Production 17% Education and Program 61% Financial Aid Depreciation TOTAL Schools that Keep the Beat Aiea High School Aina Haina Elementary Ala Wai Elementary Assets School August Ahrens Elementary Baldwin High School Calvary Chapel Christian School Campbell High School Castle High School Christian Academy Dole Middle School Farrington High School Ft. Shafter Elementary Hahaione Elementary Hawaii Baptist Academy Hawaiian Mission Elementary Hickam Elementary Hilo High School Holomua Elementary Homeschools Hongwanji Mission School Honolulu Waldorf School During 2008-2009, students represented 108 schools on four islands Manoa Elementary Maryknoll School McKinley High School Mid Pacific Institute Mililani High School Mililani Ike Elementary Mililani Waena Elementary Moanalua Elementary Moanalua High School Moanalua Middle School Mokulele Elementary Myron B. Thompson Academy Niu Valley Middle School Noelani Elementary Nuuanu Elementary Our Redeemer Lutheran School Pearl City High School Punahou School Queen Kaahumanu Elementary Radford High School Roosevelt High School Royal Elementary Sacred Hearts Academy Salt Lake Elementary Seton Home Study Soto Academy St. Andrews Priory St. Francis School St. Louis School St. Theresa School Star of the Sea School Stevenson Middle School Thomas Jefferson Elementary University Laboratory School Voyager School Wahiawa Middle School Waialae Elementary Waialua Elementary Waikiki Elementary Waipahu High School Waolani Judd N. School Washington Middle School Webling Elementary Wilson Elementary Iolani School Island Pacific Academy Kaelepulu Elementary Kailua High School Kailua Intermediate School Kaimuki High School Kaimuki Middle School Kaiser High School Kalani High School Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Elementary Kapolei High School Kauai High School Kawananakoa Middle School King Kekaulike High School Kuhio Elementary School La PietraHSG Le Jardin Academy Leilehua High School Lunalilo Elementary Lutheran High School Maemae Elementary Where Hawaii's Youth Make Exceptional Music Together Page 7 Keepers of the Beat We thank our friends who made contributions between July 1, 2008-June 30, 2009. CONDUCTOR'S CIRCLE ($25,000+) Cades Foundation Robert Emens Black Fund of the Hawai`i Community Foundation The Hot Topic Foundation National Endowment for the Arts State Foundation on Culture and the Arts PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE ($10,000 $24,999) ABC Stores The Thomas J. Long Foundation Toyota Hawaii ANGEL ($5,000 $9,999) Bank of Hawaii First Hawaiian Bank Foundation John R. Halligan Charitable Fund Mrs. Edith Leong Macys Foundation Mayors Office of Culture and the Arts McInerny Foundation PATRON ($1,000 $4,999) Anonymous Accuity LLP ACMP Foundation, Inc. Ms. Cindy Neeley/AlohaCare Mr. John Y. C. Chang City Mill Company, Ltd. / C. K. Ai Foundation Commercial Data Systems Herbert & Nancy Conley Environmental Planning Solutions, Mr. Wayne Fanning Foodland Super Market, Ltd. Mr. & Mrs. Owen Fukumoto Stephen & Gloria Gainsley June Olson Fund at the Hawai`i Community Foundation Mr. Bob Hayashi/Rainbow Holidays Hazel H. Takumi Foundation Ms. Jill Shimokawa Higa Mrs. Gladys Hirano Mr. Lorrin Hirano Mr. Martin Hsia Mr. & Mrs. Richard Ing Island Insurance Companies Mr. & Mrs. Alan S. Ito Mr. & Mrs. Edward Iwanaga Jonathan Y. C. Ching Revocable Trust Julia Temple Davis Brown Foundation Chester & Jeanean Kaneshiro Mr. & Mrs. Roy E. King, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James Kinoshita KoAloha Ukulele Koga Engineering & Construction, Inc. Tina & Dennis Lau Mr. Benjamin Marx & Dr. Kelley Woodruff Dr. & Mrs. Wilfred Miyahira Mr. Henry Miyamura Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Momohara Ohata Chun Yuen LLP Mr. & Mrs. Michael Onofrietti Mrs. Ruth Oshiro Mr. & Mrs. Keith M. Sakamoto Stryker Weiner & Yokota Dr. and Mrs. Danny M. Takanishi, Jr. Mrs. Marjorie Tanoue Dr. Lawrence Tseu Gen. & Mrs. Fred Weyand Y. Fukunaga Products, Ltd. BENEFACTOR ($750 $999) Anonymous Chris & Selena Ching Mr. & Mrs. Judd Finkelstein Ms. Yma Hasegawa Mr. Se Hyun Kim & Ms. Mi Young Park Mr. Richard Lakes & Ms. Etsumi Hida Lance Uchida Mechanical Engineers Mr. & Mrs. Merwyn Lee Mr. & Mrs. Carl Matsuura Ms. Debbie Miyagi Dr. & Mrs. Robert G. Sherman Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Spence Mr. & Mrs. Chad Takara Mr. & Mrs. Barry Toshi SPONSOR ($500 $749) Anonymous Ms. Judith A. Arrigo Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Bingham Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii Carole Sheridan Memorial Fund at the Hawai`i Community Foundation Dean Y. Horie, D.D.S. Mr. Allen I. Emura Ms. Stephanie Fitzpatrick Honolulu 100 HTH Corporation/Pacific Beach Hotel Iolani Band 2 Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Nakamaejo Mr. & Mrs. Alan Okami Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Takemoto Mr. Donald Tarleton & Ms. Robyn Chun Kent & Jean Tsukamoto Ms. Ipolani M. YeeKaneshiro PARTNER ($250 $499) Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Robert Y. Akinaka Mr. & Mrs. Marc M. Aoyama Vladimir G. Bernstein Carolann Biederman & Seth Markow Dr. and Mrs. BeeiHuan Chao Dr. Todd China Mr. Andrew Ching Dr. & Mrs. YiChuan Ching Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Choy Mr. & Mrs. Eben W. Chun Mr. Geneson Coloma & Ms. Theresa Kiehm Mr. & Mrs. Alan Doike Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert Doles Mr. & Mrs. Isami Enomoto Mr. & Mrs. George F. Freitas, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Hanaumi Mr. & Mrs. John Hayashi Mr. & Mrs. Tevita Hifo Mr. & Mrs. Lance Hoopai Mr. Seogcheon Hwang & Ms. Hwaseon Jeong Mr. & Mrs. David Y. Ige Mr. & Mrs. Selby W. Jacobs Mr. Terry W. T. Lau & Ms. Noe Tanigawa Mr. Michael S. Lawnsby Mr. & Mrs. Peter Lewis MahometSeymour High School Kazuhiko & Hiroko Matsubara Maui Tribe Productions LLC Dr. & Mrs. Clarence Y. Murata Mr. & Mrs. Gary K. Ogata Mr. & Mrs. William T. Oshima Ms. Kiyomi Oyama Mr. & Mrs. Gerald M. K. Pang Mr. Christopher J. Petersen Randal S. Furomoto & Associates, Inc. Ms. Faye SaitoFukuhara Mr. & Mrs. Neil Sananikone Mr. & Mrs. Michael H. C. Seu Mr. & Mrs. Bill J. Shaver Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin H. Shimokawa Mr. & Mrs. Dayne T. Shinbo Ms. Pearl A. Simonson Mr. & Mrs. David Sneed Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Sorensen Mr. & Mrs. Brian W. Sung Mr. & Mrs. Jon Uchiyama Ms. Angela Uyeda Mr. Larry H. Uyeda Mr. Dailin Wang & Ms. June Tang Mr. Ka`upena Wong Dr. & Mrs. Sonny Wong Mr. Daniel Yang & Ms. Tracey Noh Mr. & Mrs. David Yee CONTRIBUTOR ($100 $249) Anonymous Mrs. Betsy Akinaka Mr. & Mrs. Michael Amore Ms. Stella Anderson Ms. Ilima Aylett Mr. & Mrs. Steven Bear Captain & Mrs. Stephen S. Bell Big Island Candies Mr. Joel Bradshaw Dr. & Mrs. Vincent C. Brown Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Buell Mr. & Mrs. Steven Cegler Mr. John Stephen Chang Mr. & Mrs. Ki Jun Chang Mr. & Mrs. Clayton Char Betty & Richard Char Ms. Esther Chen Mr. & Mrs. Justin Chen Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Chinen Dr. George Chu & Ms. Diane Wong Mr. SeanNelson Chun Mr. & Mrs. Roland Cortes The Hon. Lea Crandall & Mr. David Schulmeister Mr. & Mrs. Dan Devaney The Fentriss Family Ms. Suzanne Foumai Mr. & Mrs. Tom Foye Mr. & Mrs. Randal Furomoto Mr. & Mrs. Roman Gaoiran Mr. & Mrs. Robert Garner Mr. & Mrs. Dan Giovanni Mr. & Mrs. Brian Gomes Mr. & Mrs. Van Goto Grand Cafe & Bakery Mr. Ken Griffin Carlton & Elsie Gushiken Dr. & Mrs. ChungEun Ha Ms. Mendy Rae Hansen Ms. Pat HarrellLakatos Mr. & Mrs. Earl Hasegawa Mr. & Mrs. Lester Hashimoto Mr. & Mrs. Randall Hee Mr. & Mrs. Gary Hirokane Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Hosaka Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. 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Tek Yoon Mr. & Mrs. Doane M. York Mr. & Mrs. Robin Yoshimura Ms. Grace K. S. Young Mrs. Pamela Young Mr. William Young FRIEND (Up to $100) Anonymous Ms. Dorothea Aganos Mr. Hunter Akamine Mr. Russell S. Akamine Ms. Liane Akana Mr. Wesley Anderson & Ms. Debra Merle Ms. Claire Arakaki Mr. & Mrs. Brian Awakuni Mr. & Mrs. Cass Bailey Mrs. Duke Bainum Mr. & Mrs. John Bak Mr. & Mrs. Fred Bandack Ms. Carol S. Baptist Ms. Suellen Barton Ms. Josie Bidgood & Mr. Chuck Pearson Ms. Evelyn E. Bradberg Mr. Danny Brown Mr. Philip Brown Mr. Kenneth H. Burtness Mr. & Mrs. Allen Bush Mr. Philip Butay & Ms. Kenda Ishida Mr. & Mrs. Frank Castro Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Cathcart Mr. Lynn Chang & Dr. Lisa Wong Dr. & Mrs. Herbert S. Cherry Mr. & Mrs. Godofredo Chico Mr. & Mrs. Harry J. Chinn Mrs. Margaret C. W. Choy Isa Cocallas Mr. & Mrs. Leslie G. Crandall Mr. Thomas Croly & Ms. Denise McKinnon Chris & Jesper Damgaard Ms. Jackie Davis Mr. & Mrs. Robert Deibler Mr. Harry Dobelle Ms. Asia Doike Dr. & Mrs. John C. Donkervoet Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Duckworth Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Ferguson Mr. & Mrs. Alden Fischer, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. I. Foltz Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Fujimoto Rev. and Mrs. Yoshitaka Fujinami Mr. & Mrs. Gary M. Fukuda Ms. Charlotte Fukumoto Ms. Sandra Goya Mr. & Mrs. Howard Hanzawa Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Hashi Ms. Jessie S. Hashimoto Mr. & Mrs. Norman Hashisaka Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Heape Mr. & Mrs. Kenn Higa Darryl & Gayle Hiraki Mr. & Mrs. William Holowecki Hawaii Youth Symphony Lorna & Albert Hu Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Hu Mr. Michael Hutchison Ms. Dorothy S. Igawa Dr. Lori Ho Ikeda Ms. Louise Ing & Mr. Michael Sitch Ms. Eva Ingasalo Ms. Sara Iwai Ms. Ruth Joy Mrs. Christine Kaakua Mr. & Mrs. Akira Kadomatsu Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Kamaka, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Guy Kamitaki Mrs. Lily U. Kaneshiro Shaun Kaneshiro Mr. & Mrs. Richard Y. Katsura Ms. Coleen Kauhane Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Keenan Mr. Paul Kim Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kinoshita Mr. & Mrs. Charles Kishimoto Mr. & Mrs. Brent Hiro Kiyan Mr. & Mrs. Douglas E. Kramp Ms. Mari C. Kumura Dr. Nancy LamportHughes Mr. Bradford Lee Mr. Thomas Lee Dr. Tom Leland & Dr. Jean AdairLeland Dr. Jeffrey Lim & Dr. Marcia Nagao Ms. Sara Lin Mr. Evan K. H. Liu Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Marten Mr. & Mrs. Paul Marx Ms. Christina Marzo Mr. Elton Masaki Mr. & Mrs. George Masaki Mr. David Matsumoto & Ms. Keiko Asao Mr. Joseph McAlister Ms. Amy H. Mitsuda Mr. & Mrs. Dan T. Miyamoto Ms. Fusako Miyamoto Mr. & Mrs. Keith Miyashiro Mr. & Mrs. Kapunahele Montgomery Ms. Michelle Morihara Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Y. Motoshige Dr. & Mrs. Daniel Murai Ms. Eunice Murasaki Ms. Marla Musick Dr. & Mrs. George I. Nagao Mr. Roy M. Nakamaejo Mr. & Mrs. Alan Nakamoto Ms. Elizabeth Nakasone Ms. Shelley Nakasone Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Ng Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Nishimura Richard & Cora Nitta Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell Nowicki Mr. & Mrs. Gary Okamura Mr. & Mrs. Kyle Okazaki Mr. & Mrs. George Okuhara Ms. Aimee Ono "Truly, orchestral music is emotional and touches my soul. The instruments create beautiful music as they play together. How lucky I am to experience it!" Evan Liu, ISE violin 2008 essay winner Div. III (grades 36). Evan donated his cash prize back to HYS! Where Hawaii's Youth Make Exceptional Music Together Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Ono Mr. Kaiwi Opulauoho Ms. Prudence Ota Mr. Bradley Pang Mr. HyoungJune Park & Ms. SangHee Lee Mr. & Mrs. Roger J. Pinell Mr. & Mrs. Henry Reano Ms. Kalaichelvi L. Renganathan Ms. Faith H. Sabat Ms. Susan Saka Ms. Pauline M. Sato Mr. & Mrs. Yoshinobu Sato Ms. Tracey Ann Sevenich Ms. Carmen J. Shafer Mr. & Mrs. James F. Shefte Ms. Ruby Shimabukuro Mr. Glenn Shiroma Mr. & Mrs. Paul Shiroma Ms. Sheryl Shohet Ms. Laurie Skrenta Mr. & Mrs. James Sonobe Mr. & Mrs. Gary Sufrin Mr. & Mrs. Toshiya Sugahara Ms. Linda Taba Mr. Raymond S. Tabata Ms. Evelyn M. Takenaka Mr. Robert Talcott & Ms. Karen Riddick Mr. & Mrs. Gary Tanouye Mr. George M. Tengan Mr. Michael Teruya Mr. & Mrs. Robert Teruya Ms. Carole H. Toguchi Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Toma Mrs. Janice Trubitt Mr. Ryan H. Tsukamoto Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Uchima Mr. & Mrs. Antonio Udarbe Mr. Robert Villanueva T. Vreedenburgh Ms. Veronica Walker Ms. Jean L. Wayne Ms. Fumiko Wellington Ms. Leinani Wong Mr. Ronghui Xu & Ms. Dailin Ye Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Yanagihara Mr. & Mrs. Myong Jun Yang Dr. Byron K. Yasui Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Yee Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Yoshimoto Dr. & Mrs. Jack Zhou IN HONOR OF Thomas C. Bell by Captain & Mrs. Stephen S. Bell Allen Emura by Anonymous Lianne Taira Ho by Mr. & Mrs. Gary Sufrin Kelly Holowecki by Mr. & Mrs. William Holowecki Steven Kaneko by Mrs. Tiffany Kaneko Neil & Marion McKay by Mr. & Mrs. Randall Hee Mr. Roy E. King, Jr. by The Fentriss Family Grandpa Kishaba by Mari C. Kumura Henry Miyamura by Ms. Carol S. Baptist by Carolann Biederman & Seth Markow by Mr. & Mrs. Donald A. Radcliffe Leslie Lynn Opulauoho, Kelii Opulauoho 92 & Kaiwi Opulauoho 93 by Mr. Kaiwi Opulauoho Alika Seu by Mr. & Mrs. Michael H. C. Seu Christian Takemoto by Ms. Junko Shimana IN MEMORY OF Harold Higa by Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Y. Motoshige Howard K. Hiroki by Mr. Alfred Ono & Dr. Ruth Ono Kakuji Kajiwara by Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Kajiwara Marianne Miyamura by Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Fujimoto by Mr. & Mrs. William Holowecki by Pierson & Betsy Koike by Mr. & Mrs. Donald A. Radcliffe by Ms. Carole H. Toguchi Lorraine S. F. Okimoto by Chelsea & Lee Manfredi George Wellington by Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Conley COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN DONORS Mr. Brandon D. Brownlee Mr. Robert J. Carmical Ms. Diane Chong Mr. James Conti Mr. Gary Dunn Mrs. Paula Fukuda Mr. Forrest D. Furman Mr. Brian Gomes Ms. Kaitnarine Harilal Mr. Gennarro Hawkins Mrs. Lorna Hu Mr. & Mrs. Andy Huang Ms. Harlytte K. S. KahanaReid Mrs. Karen Kam Mrs. Gail Kamitaki Mr. Russell Lee Mrs. Maydean K. Martin Mr. Daryl Mau Ms. Alice Mende Ms. Nicole Mercado Ms. Iris C. Mizokami Ms. Diane Morimoto Mr. Ivan Morita Mr. Daniel Yang Mr. Lloyd Nakamaejo Mr. Lloyd Nakamura Ms. Sara Nakasone Mr. Keane Nishimoto Mr. Curtis Noborikawa, Jr. Mr. Jason K. Okumura Mrs. Katy Reano Dr. Robert G. Sherman Mr. Alan Tahata Ms. Kay K. Tanaka Mr. Glenn Toma Mr. Wesley Watanabe Mrs. Maura Yee Mr. Gerald Young Mr. Brandon Zaidi INKIND DONATIONS Aloha Lomilomi Aunty Lilikoi Bead It! Ben Franklin Crafts Beretania Florist Big Island Candies Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts California Pizza Kitchen The Cheesecake Factory Consolidated Theatres The Contemporary Museum Creative Holidays Dave & Busters Diamond Head Theatre Diamond Head Winery Doubletree Alana Hotel Waikiki Emme, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Judd Finkelstein Four Seasons Hualalai Mr. & Mrs. Owen Fukumoto Germaines Luau Global Village Go Bananas Kayaks Great Harvest Bread Co. Halekulani Hotel Harp Therapy Hawaii Opera Theatre Hawaii Superferry Hawaiian Host, Inc. Hawaiian Moon Mr. & Mrs. Michael Hebert Hilton Hawaiian Village Mrs. Gladys Hirano Mr. Lorrin Hirano Honolulu Theatre for Youth HTH Corporation/Pacific Beach Hotel Hyatt Regency Waikiki Ice Palace The Kahala Hotel & Resort Kapalama Pet Hospital Pauline Koreyasu, DVM Mr. & Mrs. Roy E. King, Jr. KoAloha Ukulele Page 9 Kokua Market Manoa Valley Theatre Market City Shopping Center Maui Divers of Hawaii McKinley Car Wash Mermaids Hawaii Michels at the Colony Surf Mr. Henry Miyamura Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Momohara Mountain Apple Company Owen & Owen Photographers P. F. Changs China Bistro Paul Brown Salon & Day Spa Pearlridge Center The Pegge Hopper Gallery Phuket Thai Restaurant Polynesian Cultural Center Roberts Hawaii, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Tom Roesser Rosalie Prussing Mr. & Mrs. Steven Shimabukuro South Sea Arts Special Gifts by Clarice Star of Honolulu Starwood Hotels & Resorts Waikiki Supercuts Mrs. Kelli Takara Tanaka of Tokyo Restaurants Mr. & Mrs. Lance Uchida University of Hawaii Athletics Department W Honolulu Diamond Head Hotel Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Waikiki Parc Ward Centers Mr. & Mrs. Frank Wei The Willows Mr. Bradford Yamamoto, Jr. Yoga Hawaii Young Laundry & Drycleaning Hawaii Youth Symphony is grate ful to each donor and community partner who has contributed to its programs. Every attempt has been made to publish a complete list. We regret omissions or errors that may have occurred, and would appreciate if you would call HYS at 8089419706 to advise us of them. Thank you. Hawaii Youth Symphony provides young people with quality music education, performance opportunities with high standards, and community service projects, advancing the critical links among music study, academic achievement and positive growth and development. HYS envisions a Hawaii where all young people benefit from music education and are able to develop their interests in instru mental music. 1110 University Avenue, Suite 200 Honolulu, HI 968261508 (808) 9419706 phone (808) 9414995 facsimile admin@HiYouthSymphony.org www.HiYouthSymphony.org Facebook: HawaiiYouthSymphony Photo by Gary Arakaki