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YOUTH SYMPHONY I Conductor John Devlin

YOUTH SYMPHONY II

Conductors Susan Ochi-Onishi & Elton Masaki with special guests

Streetlight Cadence Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom Sunday, May 5, 2019 2016 Spring Concert Series

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Acknowledgments We are grateful to our community partners, whose generous support and special talents are invaluable to Hawaii Youth Symphony. Hilton Hawaiian Village Susan Smith Master of Ceremonies Ben Gutierrez Audio Engineer Fred B. Li Recording Engineer Duane Padilla Graphic Design Mark Nakamura

HYS Volunteer Stage Crew Aris Doike Parker Nakamura Rory Onishi Parent Volunteers YSI Concert Parents Lawrence So Carol Taniguchi Wes Yoshida

UH Music Department Dr. Laurence Paxton, Chair Byron Moon, Facility Coordinator University Laboratory School Keoni Jeremiah, Principal Ira Wong Kaimuki Middle School Frank Fernandes, Principal

YSII Concert Parents Janis Maki Hedley Uetake Joyce Wong

Mahalo to the music educators and private music teachers whose expertise, encouragement and support mean so much to our talented musicians. We are also grateful to the families and friends who volunteer their time and energy to strengthen our program and make it a success.

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2018–19 Board of Directors & Staff BOARD OF DIRECTORS Richard K. Ing, Chair Patti Look, Vice Chair Sharon R. Himeno, Secretary Mary Ellen Williams, Treasurer Directors Alan Arizumi Liza Wo Davis Gladys Hirano Collin Hoo Martin Hsia Roy E. King, Jr. Tina Lau Erica Mau Orejel Michael Onofrietti Geoffrey Sewell, MD Jake Shimabukuro Jean Tsukamoto

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ADMINISTRATION Randy Wong, President Dr. John Devlin, Music Director Carol Tsang, Director of Finance Aris Doike, Operations Manager Ann Doike, Programs Manager Samantha Champoux, Administrative Assistant Rory Onishi, Music Librarian Parker Nakamura, Operations Assistant FACULTY Symphony Program Dr. John Devlin, Conductor, Youth Symphony I Elton Masaki, Co-Conductor, Youth Symphony II Susan Ochi-Onishi, Co-Conductor, Youth Symphony II Hannah Watanabe, Conductor, Concert Orchestra Wayne Fanning, Associate Conductor, Concert Orchestra

Academy Program Joan Doike, Conductor, Beginning String Ensemble & String Orchestra Ensemble Chad Uyehara, Conductor, Intermediate String Ensemble & Concert String Orchestra Talia Turnbull, Academy Program Coordinator Tugce Bryant, Academy Program Assistant Music in the Clubhouse Joy Waikoloa, Instructor, Music4Kids Matt Momohara, Conductor, Clubhouse Band The Combo Dean Taba, Program Director Pacific Music Institute Dr. John Devlin, Artistic Director Ignace Jang, Solo & String Quartet Program Director Jason Chin, General Manager

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CONCERT PROGRAM

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Welcome

Ben Gutierrez, Master of Ceremonies

Invocation

Joshua Vierra, Moanalua High School senior LUNCH SERVICE

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Elton Masaki and Susan Ochi-Onishi, Co-Conductors William Tell Overture

Gioachino Rossini

Fiddle-Faddle

Leroy Anderson

“All the Way” and “My Way”

Claude Francois, Jacques Revaux and Frank Sinatra arr. Fedor Vrtacnik

Themes from Super Smash Brothers

Nobuo Uematsu and Hideki Sakamoto arr. Andres Soto

INTERMISSION

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Dr. John Devlin, Conductor Star Wars Suite I. Main Title Music from Guys and Dolls

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John Williams Frank Loesser arr. Calvin Custer

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Youth Symphony I with Streetlight Cadence

Orchestra accompaniment arranged by Daniel Houglum I Miss You End of the World You Already Knew Rooftops

Youth Symphony I Die Fledermaus Overture

Johann Strauss

Senior Aloha Ceremony Aloha ‘Oe

Queen Lili‘uokalani arr. Douglas Palmer

Master of Ceremonies Ben Gutierrez

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en Gutierrez is a general assignment reporter and weekend weather anchor for Hawaii News Now (K5/KGMB/KHNL). He is also involved in music and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts, home of the Na Hoku Hanohano awards. He is a proud, longtime supporter of Hawaii Youth Symphony.

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Youth Symphony II Violin I Ylang Guo, Concertmaster Cynthia Kawaiaea Mia Kim Erika Kwee Alexander Lau Christine Lau Jacob Matsuda Lauren Mukae Pieter Nauwelaerts Sakura Saito Lyllica Takahashi Kate Wong Violin II Kayleen Asuncion Téa Caliri Elise Danko Kiana Ejercito Elliott Fujinami Leila Hijii Mayuko Ikeda, Principal Marissa Kwon Alexandra Lecher Chaewon Lee Lily Lockwood Reina Maglasang Erika Miller Samantha Saruwatari Andy Siu Juliana-Symone Tabura Rylee Toma Jordan Wong Hailey Yang Kimberly Zheng Viola Emma Chun, Principal Jihyoung Do Cameron Enomoto Rinny Fan Trevor Hyun Naiya Lim Justin Pascua Keon Sagara Nathaniel Yoshimoto Cello Andy Au Lily Evans Megan Goh Matthew Huo Ethan Ibanez Katelyn Ko Celina Lim, Principal Elijah Shimabukuro Jolien Tran Emily Uetake

Bass Adrian Tran Marlon Velasco, Principal Peter Wiggett Flute Brin Jaffe Tiffany-Ryan Kusano Sejin Park, Principal Michelle Shuai Chinatsu Takizawa Cody Tanaka Piccolo Cody Tanaka Oboe Xun He Reggie Kaiaokamalie Kayla Kanemori Krystal Spear, Principal English Horn Krystal Spear Clarinet Jessica Li Eileen Liu Shlok Maharjan, Principal Alexzander Nelmida Kaitlyn Nohara Jack Vann Bassoon Hayden Hawkins, Principal Eric Kim Jack Saito Jake Yoshimura

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Horn Jacob Fetterman Andrew Hayashi, Principal Jason Hee Ashley Nakazaki Justin Park Rena Takatsuka Trumpet Ethan Garland Riki Haraguchi Courtney Lee Noriko O’Shea Alexander Tomomitsu Ryder Watanabe, Principal Trombone Josiah Duyanen-Davin Keith Maki Moka Sato David Young, Principal Hunter Yokoyama Baritone Robert Wiemer Tuba Jacob Lacambra Cora Lau, Principal Percussion Gavin Ching Tyler Kam Brandon Mitchell Jonah Rosales, Co-Principal Justin Sato, Co-Principal Nanami Yokoyama Harp Kaitlyn Tokunaga

About Youth Symphony II

Youth Symphony II is the second most advanced of HYS’s seven orchestras. This year, Youth Symphony II is composed of 101 students, grades 8–12, from 33 schools across Oahu. This season, they will rehearse more than 120 hours and perform 7 concerts. Ylang Guo, an eighth grade home school student is this season's concertmaster.

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Guest Artists Streetlight Cadence

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treetlight Cadence is an alternative folk pop quartet. Jonathon (violin), Jesse (accordion), Brian (cello) and Ben (guitar, drums) began as street performers in 2010 in Honolulu, Hawaii, playing for tourists while earning grocery money as college students. The band had a strong desire to stand out from other music groups, thus Streetlight Cadence has always moved towards unique instrumentation and arrangements in their music. The group takes inspiration from and has been described as a cross between Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers and One Direction. In addition, the classical instruments, family-friendly brand and storytelling-songwriting style attracts older audiences, making Streetlight Cadence a group enjoyed by

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people of all ages. Jonathon, Jesse, Brian and Ben can be described as fun-loving, energetic and demonstrate an enormous love for music and friendship in their live performances. After winning two successive Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for Alternative Album of the Year and a handful of Battle of the Band competitions, Streetlight Cadence decided it was time to leave Hawaii and head to the mainland to pursue more opportunities in music. Now based out of Los Angeles, Streetlight Cadence continues to thrive. With a five-album discography and their most recent album reaching #16 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, Streetlight Cadence continues to win awards for their original music.

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Youth Symphony I Violin I Stella Hung, Concertmaster Ellie Ochiai Stephanie Yoshida Kristyn Miyamoto Yudai Leonzon Nicolas Tanaka Darius Soo Hoo Kauai Paule Zoe Oda Sabine Mejia Lauren Kwee Megan Ogasawara Max Womack Micaela Diaz-Paez Jaron Kawamura Brandon Yee Alec Tam Leon Yoshida Sunwoo Oh Violin II Charles Yung, Principal Allyson Kwong Taylor DeCastro Brooke Kumasaka Leilani Ikeda Angelina Pablo Kylee Takanishi Kenneth Chee Erin Nishi Marianne Garcia Lauryn Takanishi Valentina Diaz-Paez Bao Nguyen Mika Ishii Mia Caliri Kurumi Kawata Maya Camacho Alizah Chao Jinny Wang Viola Kainoa Maruoka, Principal Sewon Park Dane Mizuno Nashya Yoshimoto Preston Ku Yukiko Hughes Fiona Sievert Andrew Hong Frank Sun Noah Taniguchi Brandon Hong Michael Murakami Andrew Kim Gabriel Agno

Cello Eugene Son, Principal Mira Hu Christian Yamada Christopher Kwock Ryan Fielding Aubrey Danko Joshua Vierra Severino Bulagay Julian Kwon Alexa Wong Chloe McCreery Matthew Li Sofia Himeno-Price Dylan Merkel Cara Tan Bass Matin Boulos, Principal Maysa Segovia Elliott Hee Flute Kiana Kawahara Sherry Tanaka Karen Watarida Erena Yamatsu Piccolo Sherry Tanaka Erena Yamatsu Oboe Emily Fujii Tabitha Hiyane Erin Matsushita Koko Tamai Clarinet Caitlyn Kadooka Maxwell Miyasato Natalie Narito Aaron Omon Bass Clarinet Maxwell Miyasato

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Bassoon Everett Amemiya Chanelle Junio Ryder Kaya Melissa Munemitsu Horn Kai Abergas Fuma Fujiki Grace Kim Kyle Maki Hinano Tsuchiya Brevely-Ann Wiemer Trumpet Kana’i Fu Mark Gorospe, Jr. David Kimura Vincent Ogasawara Davan Sagara Trombone Christopher Feeney Nicole Fontanilla Cuyler Murata Levin So Tuba Kenso Kume Ryoma Sears Percussion Jesse Cumpston Joel Himphayvanh Daniel Kam Tevin Takata Aiden Woodard Harp Marcy Tokunaga Piano Aubrey Danko

About Youth Symphony I

Youth Symphony I (YSI) is the most advanced of HYS’s seven orchestras, and is one of the finest youth symphonies in the country. In its history, YSI has performed with renowned guest artists, was a Finalist in the Na Hoku Hanohano awards, and had the special honor of performing on From The Top, a nationallybroadcast radio show. For the 2018–2019 season, Youth Symphony I is composed of 110 students, grades 9–12, from 22 public, home, and independent schools across Oahu and Maui. They will rehearse more than 130 hours and perform 10 concerts on Oahu and Maui. A recent collaboration with the professional Hawaii Symphony Orchestra put Youth Symphony I side-by-side with many of their teachers and role models.

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Congratulations Class of 2019 Gabriel Agno William Alicar Jr. Everett Amemiya Kenneth Chee Josiah Duyanen-Davin Lily Evans Christopher Feeney Nicole Fontanilla Kana‘i Fu Fuma Fujiki Marianne Garcia Riki Haraguchi Andrew Hayashi Ilaisaane Head Joel Himphayvanh Tabitha Hiyane Andrew Hong Brandon Hong Chanelle Junio Daniel Kam

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Kayla Kanemori Kurumi Kawata Grace Kim David Kimura Preston Ku Kenso Kume Christopher Kwock Alexandra Lecher Courtney Lee Jessica Li Megan Loh Reina Maglasang Keith Maki Kyle Maki Chloe McCreery Maxwell Miyasato Dane Mizuno Xandra Morataya Melissa Munemitsu Michael Murakami

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Trinity Myers Sunwoo Oh Ryan Park Justin Pascua Jonah Rosales Davan Sagara Samantha Saruwatari Elijah Shimabukuro Michelle Shuai Eugene Son Darius Soo Hoo Krystal Spear Tevin Takata Rena Takatsuka Koko Tamai Joshua Vierra Jinny Wang Alexa Wong Nashya Yoshimoto

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Message from the Maestro Dear Seniors:

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hank you for the service you have given to HYS throughout your careers and especially for this, your final year in our program. As a first-year leader of the organization, I felt so supported by our senior class in the way you performed as artists, but even more so by the personal contributions you made in supporting your peers and uplifting our orchestras as a whole.

Many of you were very active on our student board, and I especially want to thank Grace Kim for her specific spearheading of this program. She is one of many that took the initiative to develop this new program at HYS that provides chamber-music experiences, social outings, and community outreach opportunities to the members of HYS. Thanks also to Grace for being our Na Mele speaker and to Joshua Vierra for being our invocation speaker this afternoon.

As you all go forward in your careers, I urge you to remember the musical experiences that you had within our orchestras and also the lessons that you learned about being a good colleague and a good citizen within your community. We hope that your years in HYS will serve you throughout your life and that you will support the arts in the places that you will call home. I am so invigorated by the quality and diversity of the paths that you have ahead of you next year. It is a source of great pride for the entire HYS family to celebrate the achievements you have made during your time in high school. Now—we cheer you on as you leave our program and make your mark in other places. We wish you the very best of luck and hope that you will keep in touch with us so that we can continue to celebrate you. HYS is here for you and we are proud of you. With aloha,

John Devlin

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Class of 2019 Gabriel Agno

Youth Symphony I, Viola / Mid-Pacific Institute

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usic will always play a major part in my life. I am thankful for the countless lessons that have ingrained themselves into me throughout my four years in HYS for I have improved as a musician and also an individual. While in HYS, I have had the opportunity to meet individuals from many walks of life with their own perspective on the pieces that we play and music itself. Thanks to the various views, I have developed my own outlook on the art of music and hope to share it with many more people. Aside from HYS, I am involved in various activities in and out of school. I have been a Mid-Pacific athlete in soccer, volleyball, track, tennis, and bowling. I was fortunate to compete with the varsity bowling team who had a perfect season, placed 1st at the ILH Championship and 2nd at States. Outside of school, I volunteer at Kapiolani Medical Center and I sing with my church’s choir during weekly masses. After I graduate high school, I plan to pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy and a minor in music while playing in my University’s orchestra.

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William Alicar Jr.

The Combo, Electric Bass / Hanalani School

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have always had an interest in Jazz since I was young, but having that interest came with struggle of finding other like minded musicians to play with around my age. But ever since HYS started their Jazz program, I’ve never felt grateful. The HYS Jazz program has given me many opportunities to play in front of many people and to improve my craft in playing my bass. The one important thing I learned from HYS is of responsibility. You need to be responsible to practice your pieces and make sure they are performance ready, you also need to be responsible to never forget your gear or music. Learning this responsibility will help carry over into my life as a college student away from home. I will have to learn how to be responsible for my time, my actions, and my work. After I graduate, I will be going to Seattle University to study Computer Science. I will also plan to continue my musicianship as I move away from Hawaii.

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Class of 2019 Everett Amemiya

Youth Symphony I, Bassoon / Kalani High School

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verett has spent six of his seven years of playing the Bassoon in HYS: one year in CO, two years in YS2, and three years in YS1. He currently attends Kalani High School and is a member of the Wind Ensemble. He was also a member of the Marching Band for four years, and was the Drum Major this past season. What Everett enjoyed the most about HYS was the bonds he created and strengthened with his fellow musicians, as well as performing wonderful orchestral music in the concerts. Through his experience in HYS, Everett has learned that hard work will pay off in the end, as long as perseverance accompanies the work. He has made countless memories and experienced so much through his musical career, and is extremely thankful for every opportunity HYS has offered. Everett would also like to thank Mrs. Susan Ochi-Onishi, Mr. Derek Fujio, Mr. Dennis Kaneshiro, Mr. Richard Hotoke, all of his friends, and most importantly, his parents, for supporting him throughout his musical journey.

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Kenneth Chee

Youth Symphony I, Violin / Punahou School

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remember my first time in Hawaii Youth Symphony was CSO. I walked in the Boys and Girls club not knowing what I was going to encounter. Being in Youth Symphony, it pushed me as a musician and broadened my perspective on what I could achieve. One thing I liked best about being a member of the Youth Symphony was being able to meet other people that have the same passions as I do. Being fortunate enough to have an extroverted personality, I instantly clicked with the people there and got to make new friends from other schools. HYS has taught me not only the beauty of music; but the beauty of persistence, diligence, and patience. HYS has also given me opportunities to achieve greatness not just in music, but in other activities as well. I was fortunately able to be a member of the Punahou Tennis team, win business awards, and achieve 1st place at the state Chinese competition held at UH. My interest in linguistics and culture point me to international relations or law, and I plan to continue my music education in college. I would like to thank Mr. Henry Miyamura, Dr. Joseph Stepec, Dr. John Devlin, Dr. Helen Liu, and my family for the endless support during my experience at HYS.

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Class of 2019 Josiah Duyanen-Davin

Youth Symphony II, Trombone / Waipahu High School

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his was my first year and last year in an orchestra and it was a very fun year. I have met a lot of new people from different schools from across the island. Since this was my first year, it was very interesting in how the music was very different than normal band pieces. Being a brass player, we have plenty of rests in certain songs but most of the time we have block chords which is awesome when we play it in-tune with each other and hearing that glorious chord. Other than Youth Symphony, I have participated and achieve a lot throughout my high school career. I have participated in the Macy Thanksgiving Day parade back when I was a freshman when the Hawaii All State Marching Band was invited. I have participated in the OBDA Select Band for two years being my Junior and Senior year in high school. After high school, I want to become an Auto Technician, because I really like to work on cars which is why I will be attending Universal Technical Institute. It’s a trade school located in Avondale, Arizona and it teaches young auto technicians like me how to work in the fields. After that I plan on trying to get a degree in Music Performance. My passion for music will never die.

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Lily Evans

Youth Symphony II, Cello / Kamehameha Schools–Kapalama

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ily Māliakapi‘ina‘akalā Mei-Ling Evans is a senior at Kamehameha Schools - Kapālama. She began playing the cello in 7th grade and was encouraged to more seriously pursue her musical education by her middle school orchestra director, Daniel Shaver. She has been a student of Dr. I-Bei Lin for the past few years. In her spare time, she enjoys dogs, Dungeons & Dragons, and drawing as well as other things that do not begin with the letter D. This fall she will be training sled dogs in Alaska, or attending a college on the mainland if that falls through.

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Class of 2019 Christopher Feeney

Youth Symphony I, Trombone / Castle High School School

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hris has been playing the trombone since 7th grade at King Intermediate and has been a member of HYS for two years, YSII as a Junior and YSI now as a Senior. Along with HYS, he is currently at Castle High School and is part of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Castle Jazz Band, and the Castle Marching Knights as a Section Leader and Student Band President. Being a member of HYS has been both an honor and a privilege for Chris. He enjoys playing more challenging music and rehearsing, and performing with the State’s best student, and professional musicians. The high caliber of HYS rehearsals and performances like the Side-By-Side Concert with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra and performing with Raiatea Helm on Maui have provided Chris with valuable lessons in hard work, accountability and collaboration. Chris plans on attending a 4-year university to study Earth and Space science and continue performing music at the college level.

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Nicole Fontanilla

Youth Symphony I, Trombone / Waipahu High School

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eing a part of the Youth Symphony for the past two years has not only provided me with endless opportunities to improve as a musician and student, it has also strengthened my passion for music immensely and has allowed me to create everlasting friendships and memories in music. I am extremely thankful for the countless life lessons I have learned, the numerous skills I have gained, and the wonderful opportunities that were provided to many of us through this program. In addition to being a member of the symphony, I have also been a part of Waipahu High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concert, jazz, and marching band programs for the past four years. After high school, I plan to continue my musical studies at a four year university that I have not yet decided on. Huge MAHALO to my parents for all the love and support, Dr. Devlin and #EpicStepec for being amazing conductors and educators, Mr. Fu for constantly pushing me to become the best musician and person I can be, and to all the Hawaii Youth Symphony Staff members for the sacrifices that have made to make every single opportunity in HYS possible <3.

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Class of 2019 Kana‘i Fu

Youth Symphony I, Trumpet / Waipahu High School

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usic has always been a big part of my life. I started my music journey in elementary school playing the cello and was part of the HYS youth strings program. I switched to Trumpet later on and I haven’t been out of the music scene since. My family is a very musical family with my dad being a band director and my mom being a very good trumpet player. I have to thank them for always pushing me to be better and for never giving up on me. Being a member of HYS has been an amazing experience and I would recommend being a part of this amazing program to anyone who has the opportunity. I also think that music should be a part of everyone’s life, and it has been an important part in building mine.

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Fuma Fujiki

Youth Symphony I, Horn / Kalani High School

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y name is Fuma Fujiki and I go to Kalani High School. I have played the French Horn in YSI for the past three years. I like playing the French Horn very much because when I make music with my friends and perform for others, it makes me feel very happy. I have learned a lot over these last few years about music and my instrument. Being in YSI forced me to practice my instrument and get better, so it was a good motivation for my horn playing. I hope to continue playing music for the rest of my life.

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Class of 2019 Riki Haraguchi

Youth Symphony II, Trumpet / Kalani High School

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iki has been a member of HYS for four years. He started off in Concert Orchestra in his freshman year and then moved up to Youth Symphony II for the last three years playing the trumpet. Currently he is at Kalani High School and is in the Wind Ensemble band and marching band. Being a member of HYS, he always enjoyed playing at the concerts. HYS has taught him to learn to work with others because everyone has a role to play. HYS has also taught him to manage time because you need to figure out a way to balance everything with school, activities, sleep, etc. Riki has also been a part of the 2017 UH Summer Band, 2018 OBDA High School Select Band, and OBDA High School Solo and Ensemble for all four years. After high school he plans to stay here and attend University of Hawaii at Manoa, majoring in Civil Engineering.

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Marianne Garcia

Youth Symphony I, Violin / Homeschool

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our years ago, I joined YSII for my Freshman and Sophomore year, and have spent my last two years of high school playing with YSI. Playing in a symphony orchestra is truly a team effort, and I have been taught more lessons in discipline, technique, and hard work than I can count. More importantly, however, I have been taught how to look beyond the notes to tell a meaningful story, that carries a message to the audience. I have witnessed firsthand through our Listen and Learn Concerts and our community concerts, the joy and excitement music can bring to me, to my fellow musicians, and to the people we play for. I have appreciated every moment of my time in HYS, and I am thankful to all of my music teachers who have brought me to where I am today. In addition to playing the violin, I have been a participant of the Diamond Head Theatre Shooting Stars, a Castle Medical Center volunteer, a dedicated member of American Heritage Girls Scouting, and an avid reader. In the Fall, I will be attending the University of Hawaii, pursuing a degree in biology.

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Class of 2019 Andrew Hayashi

Youth Symphony II, Horn / Pearl City High School

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xcellence with honor,â&#x20AC;? is the motto of every Pearl City High School student, which means that they achieve excellence not by chance, but by choice. Being a part of HYS allowed me to meet other exceptional players from all around the island and create everlasting friendships. Along with being in HYS for three years, I've had the opportunity to be in the High School Select Band for three years. In addition, I am currently the president of the PCHS civil engineering club and I've competed in Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE), which is an underwater robotics competition, at the international level multiple times. After high school, I plan to attend UH Manoa pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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Ilaisaane Head

Concert Orchestra, Trumpet / Pearl City High School

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eing a member of the Youth Symphony was truly an experience I'll cherish. It has taught me and surrounded me with people who sincerely love music. Being a part of the Hawaii Youth Symphony Concert Orchestra has introduced many aspects of music that I could incorporate to my daily life as a musician. I admit, there have been days where I didn't feel my best, but participating with this group of amazing and talented musicians have made me a better person and has inspired me to pursue music even further in my career. I have achieved goals I have never thought I would be able to reach, or play music I thought I wouldn't be able to play ever in my life. Although this is my first and last year as part of the Hawaii Youth Symphony Concert Orchestra, the knowledge that I've gained will stick with me as I enter college. I plan on enrolling into a 4-year university on the mainland and graduating with a BM in Music Education. I enjoy music; it's my passion, and I would love to share this same love and passion for music with people. Thank you to Mr. Fanning, Ms.Watanabe, staff and students for making my experience in CO an unforgettable one.

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Class of 2019 Joel Himphayvanh

Youth Symphony I, Percussion / Kailua High School

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it or miss, I guess they never miss, huh?" For Joel, music has been a huge hit, casting a large impact on his life. At the time of writing this, he is a percussionist in his final year at Kailua High School. Joel started his HYS experience in his sophomore year of high school, playing in CO. The year following, he earned a seat in YSII, and the year after, in YSI. The biggest lesson that HYS had taught Joel throughout the years was dedication and perseverance. Without this, he might have never found a passion for music, and instead would have been a lost soul just trying to get through high school. Music allowed him to create a second family within his peers. Aside from HYS, Joel has also participated in both the 2018 and 2019 OBDA High School Select Band. Joel plans to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa, in order to receive a degree in music education. He also plans to continue playing music in college, with the ambition of eventually becoming a musical performer at Disneyland.

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Tabitha Hiyane

Youth Symphony I, Oboe / Mililani High School

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YS has been an integral part of my high school career. By not only allowing me to expand my musical expertise, I was given the opportunity to play a part in something much bigger than myself. Through the HYS program, I connected with countless talented musicians across the islands and formed meaningful friendships. I am thankful towards HYS for allowing me to give back to my community and teach me what it means to be a good role model and a good person. I would like to thank my music teachers and mentors, Mrs. O, Dr. Devlin, Dr. Stepec, Mr. Akamichi, Ms. Michelle, Mr. Hirata, Mr. Hiyane, Mrs. Higuchi, Mrs. Ujimori, and Mr. Fukiya, who have inspired my growth as a teenager and a musician. I would not be the person I am today without the support of my mom, my dad, my brother, Brendan, my friends, and teachers. I owe gratitude towards the HYS community for giving me a chance to play music. Next year, I will be studying English and pursuing a pre-medical pathway at a four-year university. Despite parting ways with HYS and all the memories I have made over the past few years, I will continue to play music for the rest of my life.

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Class of 2019 Andrew Hong

Youth Symphony I, Viola / Punahou School

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ndrew began his musical journey with piano lessons at six years old at the Punahou Music School. He enjoyed playing the piano, but upon joining the school orchestra in fifth grade he found a new passion for the viola. He began taking private lessons with Mr. Craig Young in eighth grade, who over the years has helped him to hone his musical abilities and has given him insight on the intricacies of playing classical music. Andrew is grateful for his support. It was Mr. Youngâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s encouragement that influenced him to audition for the Hawaii Youth Symphony for the first time this year. Being a member of YSI has allowed him to play with excellent musicians who share his same passion for music. HYS has shown him the levels of preparation, dedication, and determination necessary to meet high expectations. After high school he hopes to attend college on the mainland and pursue graduate school in computer science or mechanical engineering. Andrew will always cherish the memories of his first (and last) year in HYS. Without this experience, his senior year would not have been as fulfilling, and he is grateful for the wonderful opportunity to make great music with great people.

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Brandon Hong

Youth Symphony I, Viola / Punahou School

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began playing the violin at the tender age of eight. However, I now play the viola thanks to Maestro Craig Young. Although I often find myself playing the Viola, I have a few disparate interests not related to Orchestra. Throughout my high school life, I have participated in sports, debate, and various other community service organizations and clubs. I hope to major in political science, as I enjoy the application of theory and historical precedence involved with it.

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Class of 2019 Chanelle Junio

Youth Symphony I, Bassoon / Moanalua High School

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any of the most exciting, beautiful, and exhausting parts of my life stemmed from my musical experiences. I have developed a huge appreciation for music, and the life lessons I have acquired from it have impacted me greatly. I am grateful to have participated in HYS for five years, as it has played an influential role in my growth as a musician and as a person. This program gave me opportunities I never expected to have, such as playing with renowned artist Raiatea Helm. It also allowed me to learn from amazing conductors who have opened my eyes to an advanced understanding of music. I would like to thank my conductors; Dr. Devlin, Dr. Stepec, and Maestro Miyamura. Mr. Hotoke has been my private lesson teacher for seven years and I am thankful for his constant support since I began playing the bassoon. Also, I was fortunate to have played in many other great ensembles, including Central District Honor Band, Hawaii Symphonic Band, Oahu Civic Orchestra, OBDA All State Select Band, and UH Summer Band. After high school, I plan to pursue a major in Music Performance at a four-year university and to also continue studying psychology and Spanish.

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Daniel Kam

Youth Symphony I, Percussion / Roosevelt High School

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hroughout Daniel’s five years in the Youth Symphony program, he has made great strides in not only his playing ability, but also his overall musicianship. From the beginning, the program has always been an amazing way for Daniel to meet awesome musicians and gain unforgettable experiences. With the addition of ‘The Combo,’ lead by Dean Taba, it has allowed Daniel to expand his understanding of music by exposing him to countless styles from around the world. With the combo, Daniel has found a great deal of passion in playing the drum set and hopes to pursue this passion throughout the rest of his life. Daniel would like to thank his private lessons teacher, Edwin Ho, and combo director, Dean Taba for their endless support throughout his journey in music. If you would like to watch Daniel play during the concert, I doubt you will have trouble finding him.

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Class of 2019 Kayla Kanemori

Youth Symphony II, Oboe / Kaiser High School

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y name is Kayla Kanemori and I am an oboist in YS2. I am a student at Henry J. Kaiser High School. My favorite memory from Hawaii Youth Symphony is our annual Listen and Learn Concert. It has also given me the opportunity to meet musicians from all around the islands. Through HYS I have learned that with hard work and perseverance, you can accomplish anything. I have been apart of HYS for the past four years, and am very thankful for all that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned and accomplished musically. After I graduate, I plan on attending a university where I can get a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in aviation. My dream is to be a commercial airline pilot and live in Hawaii. Aside from flying, I have a huge interest in biology and medicine, and I wish to possibly pursue these fields in the future.

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Kurumi Kawata

Youth Symphony I, Violin / Kalani High School

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am forever grateful for HYS as I gained priceless experience about working in a group and music in general. Starting from CO and going to YSII and ending up in YSI has taught me a lot; things like being professional musicians and acting like one and socializing with other people from other schools. HYS has mostly taught me to love, respect, and appreciate music, no matter what kind of music it is. We have played so much music like classical, romantic, Hawaiian music, and even jazz. I will never forget to love music. I would like to thank my parents for doing everything that they can so that I could be in HYS. From driving me to YS to attending the concerts, thank you so much. I would also like to thank Mariko Yuen and Ignace Jang for being my violin teachers. I had a wonderful time being taught from both of you. I am currently in Kalani High School and I will be going to school in Japan and will be majoring in Economics.

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Class of 2019 Grace Kim

Youth Symphony I, Horn / Punahou School

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urrently a senior at Punahou School, I have been playing the horn in Hawaii Youth Symphony since my freshman year spending two years in CO and two years in YS1. Throughout the years, music has taught me the most valuable lessons and values, such as persisting in my practice sessions even after going through a musical setback. HYS has allowed me to create meaningful music with people who are just as excited as I am about music. After spending the months of January and February auditioning for music schools mainly in the Mid-West and East Coast, I plan to continue my musical studies at a music conservatory next fall, majoring in French Horn performance. I’d like to thank my parents for allowing me to partake in such a meaningful activity like HYS and for introducing me to music at such a young age. I’m also forever indebted to my private lesson teacher, Marie Lickwar, who has been my biggest supporter in many ways. Her guidance these past five years has truly changed my life. To everyone who has supported me and my musical endeavors along the way: Thank you so much and I can’t wait to see what’s in store!

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David Kimura

Youth Symphony I, Trumpet / Kalani High School

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avid has started with Concert Orchestra and moved up to YSI this year. David plays for the Kalani High School Wind Ensemble, Kalani Jazz Band, and the Kalani Falcon Marching Band. He plans to major in electrical engineering (college to be determined) and continue to play music in college. Through HYS he has learned the importance of music education while performing at listen and learn concerts for elementary students. Performing in the Hawaii Youth Symphony has also taught David the importance of responsibility and commitment while enjoying music. He has made many friends who strive for the best and have taught him things he wouldn’t have learned anywhere else. He is thankful for his parents, teachers, and friends who have helped him along his journey. A special thanks to Mr. Culbert Shimada for teaching and supporting him for the past six years.

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Class of 2019 Preston Ku

Youth Symphony I, Viola / Punahou School

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ey there! My name is Preston. I attend Punahou School and I joined the Hawaii Youth Symphony’s YSI group just last year as a violist, *cough cough* the best instrument in the orchestra ;). My time with The HYS may not have been as long as I would have liked it to be, but I will still say that it has been nothing less than an inspiring and breathtaking experience that has not only helped me discover and nurture my passion for music, but for people as well. After reflecting back on my experiences with the HYS, I realized just how far I’ve come in terms of connecting with the HYS community and my musical abilities. I’m no longer the shy kid in orchestra during the first day of rehearsal, afraid to talk to even my stand partner. Instead, I am now the person who my peers have probably seen laughing, joking, and even making ridiculous faces at my friends during rehearsals…and even during concerts sometimes! Beyond music, I love hiking with friends, reading, and playing video games. As I head to college, I plan on continuing my musical career by joining school orchestras/ensembles while studying biomedical engineering! Finally, I would love to give a great big thank you to my viola teacher Mrs. Sheryl Shohet for teaching and developing my studies in the viola as well as my supportive parents and friends!

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Christopher Kwock

Youth Symphony I, Cello / Iolani School

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ollowing in his brother’s footsteps, Christopher Kwock began his musical career at age six playing piano under the instruction of Ms. Elizabeth Coraggio. After seeing his brother join his middle school orchestra as a violinist, he also desired to join orchestra. During the summer going into sixth grade, Chris took part in Hawaii Youth Symphony’s summer string program and began playing the cello. He has been playing with HYS since seventh grade and entered YSI in tenth grade. Aside from playing cello, Chris enjoys playing chess, listening to music, watching movies, and hanging out with friends. In college, Chris would like to study engineering. Chris would like to thank Mrs. Hafner, Mrs. Wehrman, Ms. Ching, and all of his quartet teachers for the valuable lessons that they taught him. He would also like to thank his family and his friends for supporting him throughout his journey. Most importantly, Chris would like to thank his section for the unforgettable moments that they shared and the unconditional support that they provide.

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Class of 2019 Alexandra Lecher

Youth Symphony II, Violin / Kalaheo High School

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usic is not only a form of art but also a major part of my life. Even as I do other activities such as drawing, writing and studying, music has always been accompanying me. Playing with the Youth Symphony has taught me that hard work and dedication is the only way to achieve your goals. With each season, I would work tirelessly to improve my violin skills in preparation for the annual auditions and push myself toward more difficult pieces. Because of my perseverance, I was able to move to up to one of Youth Symphony’s highest orchestras, ending my high school musical career as a violinist in Youth Symphony II. After graduating from high school, I plan on attending California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo on an ROTC scholarship to study environmental sciences and fine arts while also continuing my passion for music in the school’s symphonic program.

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Courtney Lee

Youth Symphony II, Trumpet / Hawaii Baptist Academy

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began my musical journey at four years old on the piano, and have continued to play the piano to this day. In my first year at Hawaii Baptist Academy as a 7th grader, I joined the band and began my studies on the trumpet. Since starting the trumpet, I have been lucky to be a part of many HYS programs such as CO, YSII, and PMI. I am most grateful to have been able to meet so many incredible musicians from many schools and learn from different teachers who have helped me grow in my music career. I am the principal trumpet in my school’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Together we have participated in multiple OBDA Parade of Bands, and last Spring, we had the amazing opportunity to play in Carnegie Hall for the “Sounds of Spring” Festival. After high school, I will be attending a four-year university where I plan to major in Secondary Education with a focus in Mathematics and minor in Music. I would like to give a special thank you to Parker Nakamura for all the lessons and advice, to Brad Shimizu for shaping my commitment and love for music, and to my parents for supporting me throughout all these years.

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Class of 2019 Jessica Li

Youth Symphony II, Clarinet / Punahou School

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usic has always been a big part of my life. Whether it be through dancing, singing, or playing musical instruments, I always feel the most at peace when I am surrounded by music. HYS has given me the opportunity to explore classical music and challenge myself in my playing, while also enjoying the atmosphere. Getting into CO in my freshman year is actually what drove me to continue playing throughout high school. Starting from the 6th grade and all the way up until now, I have had the pleasure of being conducted under Mrs. O, and I am very grateful for all that she has taught me throughout these 7 years. The most important thing that HYS has taught me is how to time manage. With concerts, weekend rehearsals, and even some Thursday night rehearsals, I was forced to learn how to effectively manage my academics and extracurriculars. After I graduate from high school, I will attend a 4-year university (TBD), majoring in Biochemistry. Further in the future, I hope to work in the medical field under Emergency Medicine. I plan to continue music in college through dance, and possibly marching band as well.

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Megan Loh

Concert Orchestra, Bass / Hawaii Baptist Academy

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egan has been playing the string bass for six years and has been a member of HYS for the past three. She is currently attending Hawaii Baptist Academy and is planning to attend Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska to pursue a B.S. and an M.S. in Neuroscience. She has expressed a passion for performing, serving others, and taking up leadership roles, making HYS the perfect program for her. Hawaii Youth Symphony has rekindled Meganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love for performing in string ensembles and reminded her of the importance of appreciating music and the musicians behind the song. The program has reinvigorated her passion for music after her struggles with multiple knee injuries suffered before joining HYS. She has learned how to play more like a professional and has gained skills in performing that have affected her life in ways outside of music. Megan was always the most excited about the free community concerts she was able to perform in, believing she should share her talents with everyone around her, especially outside of the concert hall. Thanks to her experience in HYS, Megan would love to participate in local orchestras as she moves onto the next stages of her bright future.

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Class of 2019 Reina Maglasang

Youth Symphony II, Violin / Mid-Pacific Institute

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never imagined music to become such a large role in my life and can hardly believe where I am today. Much of my love for music came from Mr. Masaki, as he was my freshman beginning orchestra teacher. His relatable and funny personality allowed me to step out of my comfort zone in more ways than I can count. Prior to learning violin, I participated in Mid-Pacific's swim team and other club teams and am currently trying out canoe paddling, cross country, and track. After graduation, I hope to continue my education in college in the hopes of one day becoming either a pediatric or orthopedic physician. Youth Symphony has been such an amazing experience and I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for supporting me and making my senior year memorable.

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Keith Maki

Youth Symphony II, Trombone / Pearl City High School

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â&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been a part of the HYS for the past two years and it has been without a doubt a thrilling and exciting experience. Through HYS, I expanded my musical knowledge and met many people who has helped me to become a better musician. HYS has been a place where I could challenge myself to play harder music that I would have never gotten the chance to play in school. Aside from the HYS, I am currently in the Pearl City High School Symphonic Winds, Marching Band, UH West Oahu Band, and have also performed in the OBDA Select Band. After high school, I plan to study Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;i at Manoa and continue to be involved with music. I would like to thank my friends, family, my instructor James Sposato, my band directors, Mr. Kamei, and Mr. Otsuka for supporting me through my musical journey.

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Class of 2019 Kyle Maki

Youth Symphony I, Horn / Pearl City High School

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started playing the french horn in 7th grade and eventually joined the HYS in 10th grade where I placed into Concert Orchestra. The following year I placed into YSI and have been there for two years. I really enjoyed playing and listening to a different variety of music introduced to me by my three years in YS. YS has taught me many lessons but the biggest lesson I learned was that even if I make a mistake I can use it and learn from it so it doesn’t happen again. I am also apart of my school’s marching band and also my school’s Civil Engineering Club. After I graduate from high school I will be attending college at the University of Hawaii at Manoa studying Civil Engineering. The HYS has done a lot for me the past three years and has taught me many lessons that I will be able to use later in life. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be apart of this amazing organization.

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Chloe McCreery

Youth Symphony I, Cello / Punahou School

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hloe’s first experience hearing an orchestra was at seven years old when she went with her class to an HYS “Listen and Learn” concert. She was intrigued, and her mother told her that she could be up there one day. Her personal musical journey began two years earlier with piano lessons in kindergarten, but within a few years she discovered cello was the instrument she truly loved. She began taking cello lessons in fifth grade with Ms. Pauline Bai from the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra who continues to teach her today. Now, she is the principal cellist of the Punahou Symphony Orchestra and YSI. Playing in YSI, she’s been grateful for all the opportunities she’s had to share her love of classical music with others. She is also thankful for all the friends she’s met in HYS that have made her time as a cellist so memorable. Chloe would especially like to thank her Mom, Dad, and sister for sacrificing so much of their time so she can learn music. She would also like to thank Mr. Henry Miyamura, Mr. Joseph Stepec, Dr. John Devlin, as well as Mr. Randy Wong, the HYS staff, and the concert parents for making her time in HYS one she’ll never forget. Chloe intends to continue playing the cello in college while majoring in biochemistry.

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Class of 2019 Maxwell Miyasato

Youth Symphony I, Clarinet / Kalani High School

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y HYS experience started when I was a just a freshman. I will always remember my first audition to make it into YSII. I was so nervous the day before, I barely got any sleep. The next day I took my audition and did pretty good. Almost a month later, I was sitting in the UH Lab school band room, playing next to four other talented clarinet players. I thought YS would only help my musical skills, but to my surprise, YS taught me so much more. It taught me how to create friendships, be responsible, and most importantly to be ON TIME. The past four years in YSII and YSI has been an amazing ride, and I couldn’t be any happier that I was a part of it.

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Dane Mizuno

Youth Symphony I, Viola / Punahou School

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usic is more than a passion; it makes me who I am. Ever since I went to Japan’s Suntory Hall for a field trip with my local Japanese elementary school, I fell in love in with classical music when I heard the symphony’s rendition of Pomp and Circumstance. Being a YSI member for the past two years has allowed me to explore amazing pieces of music with my most favorite being Elgar’s Nimrod Variation under the baton of Maestro Stepec, which is why walking out of my car to every Sunday rehearsal always brings a smile to my face. In addition to YSI, I am a member of the Punahou Symphony Orchestra, Punahou Chamber Music Program, Student Senate, and Punahou Varsity Soccer team where I was able to win two state titles and two ILH titles while topping it off as an ILH 1st team all-star. In my future endeavors, I hope to apply the Japanese value “magokoro” or sincerity to anything I do similar to how I play music by treating every note with the utmost sincerity. With this in mind, I look to continue music in college while studying International Politics so that one day I can become a foreign diplomat and really change the world for the better.

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Class of 2019 Melissa Munemitsu

Youth Symphony I, Bassoon / Mililani High School

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elissa has been a member of HYS for four years. Starting off in CO for two years, then transitioning to YSII for one year, and for the final year playing bassoon in YSI. Currently, she attends Mililani High School and is a member of the marching band, wind ensemble, and symphony orchestra. She has taken private lessons from Paul Barrett for five years, and Tommy Morrison for one year. Besides playing the bassoon, she also enjoys playing the tenor sax in the pep band, volunteering at the Hawaiian Human Society, and hanging out with friends. Being a part of HYS has let her play music that is intriguing, and enjoyable to play, compared to the music in other ensembles she is a part of. Playing in HYS has taught her the significance of patience and discipline that will help her throughout challenges in life that may unexpectedly occur in the future. After graduating from high school, she plans to attend college on the mainland, plans to major in sociology/criminology track, and later attend graduate school.

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Michael Murakami

Youth Symphony I, Viola / Island Pacific Academy

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icking his first stringed instrument was like picking his starter in Pokémon Emerald, he just didn’t know which one to choose. Michael’s eventual enrollment in the HYS Academy lead to him choosing the viola, which he still plays to this day. He would like to thank Maestro Devlin, Aris Doike, and the rest of the HYS staff for giving kids the opportunity to perform in a symphony orchestra, especially because his school is unable to sustain one. Being a member of YS1 for the past few years has been one of his proudest achievements and he will continue to carry music with him into college. Michael will be attending Stanford University and although he does not intend to major in music, he hopes to continue to make it a part of his life as he goes forward in life. He would also like to thank Craig Young and Jonas Carlson for being the two most influential music teachers in his life. Finally, Michael hopes that HYS will continue to expand its reaches across the islands and change the lives of the children of Hawaii.

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Class of 2019 Trinity Myers

Concert Orchestra, Violin / Iolani School

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rinity Myers begged her parents to let her take piano lessons at age five. Later, because she wanted to be with her friends in orchestra, she began playing violin, too. She now enjoys playing both of her instruments with the HYS Concert Orchestra. Trinity is thankful for the opportunity to play with the musicians of CO, learning the importance of such skills as diligence and musical maturity. At her school, ‘Iolani, Trinity plays with Orchestra 5. She serves as co-president for ‘Iolani’s Student Peace Institute and occupies a similar position for the Model United Nations club. When not practicing her lesson and orchestra pieces (or doing her homework), Trinity enjoys playing favorite pieces and composing, though she professes she is no Mozart. Trinity also has fun spending time with friends and family, reading, and going on beach runs with her younger brother. Trinity eagerly looks forward to college (which one is yet to be determined) next year and hopes to study English or business, while continuing her piano and violin playing.

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Sunwoo Oh

Youth Symphony I, Violin / Kalani High School

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remember my first interaction with HYS was participating in their Beginning Strings program. I walked into that rehearsal room feeling insecure as I thought, “I’m too old to begin playing the violin.” Though, with the positive and encouraging feedback from the HYS instructors, I began to have a little more confidence and decided to take private lessons. My ten year old self would have never imagined that I would be in YSI eight years later. In essence, I continued playing because of the encouragement and confidence HYS had given me. Indeed, HYS has helped me to refine my skills in becoming a better musician; however, it also taught me valuable life skills. I was able to apply what I learned as a musician to my chaotic life; I learned how to maneuver through the accidentals and complex rhythms life threw my way and ended up playing a tune that was harmonious. I am hoping to carry these valuable skills as I move on to a four year university (TBD) where I will be majoring in either pre-pharmacy or chemistry in hopes of becoming a pharmacologist.

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Class of 2019 Ryan Park

Youth Symphony I, Violin / Punahou School

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ince joining CO in sixth grade, Ryan has cherished every Sunday rehearsal of his seven year musical journey with HYS. Having worked his way up to YSI and the Punahou Symphony Orchestra, he appreciates the lessons of patience, persistence, and discipline that he has learned from his wonderful mentors along the way. Ryan would like to express his deepest appreciation for his violin instructor Mrs. Kathy Hafner and especially his mom and dad for their never ending support. HYS has also allowed him to connect with passionate musicians from around the state that have helped him to bring music to cancer patients through his nonprofit HOPE (Helping Oncology Patients Everywhere). For his efforts, Ryan was recently honored as Hawaii’s Top Youth Volunteer by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards and is currently attending the award ceremony in Washington DC. Ryan intends on continuing to pursue music as a hobby in college where he plans on studying applied mathematics.

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Justin Pascua

Youth Symphony II, Viola / Kalaheo High School

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eing a part of HYS has truly been a magical and thrilling experience for me. My favorite part about being with YS was being able to play iconic pieces in music history with a full orchestra. I always found myself lost in the music when I wasn’t lost while sight reading. An important life lesson I learned is that practice makes permanent, not perfect. Outside of YS, I was apart of a paddling club, competed on the Kalaheo judo, tennis, and air rifle teams, and was in the NJROTC program. I placed seventh in my freshman, first in my sophomore, and third in my junior year for both OIA and state championships for air rifle. I was the team captain of the air rifle team for two years. In the NJROTC program, I was a platoon commander for two years and a drill commander for three. I’ve also participated in the annual STN media convention for three years. I plan on attending UH Manoa and majoring in creative media, film being my passion aside from music, later going into army OCS and joining their public affairs team. I’m so greatful to have been apart of this amazing opportunity and experience.

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Class of 2019 Jonah Rosales

Youth Symphony II, Percussion / Kaiser High School

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y mom pushed me to audition for HYS “just for the experience,” so when I found out that I was first chair we both were surprised and nervous­—particularly because this was all new to me. HYS has provided the opportunity to learn from professional musicians and to play alongside the best high school students. Performing in front of a large audience (at the NBC!) at a higher level of musicianship has been a highlight for me. Besides improving my percussion skills, HYS has improved my organization and leadership skills, and helped me with my confidence. This year, I am the percussion section leader for Kaiser High School’s Concert Band, Concert Orchestra, Marching Band, and Jazz Ensemble. I’ve also traveled with my middle school band to Idaho and with Kaiser I have traveled to Japan. Aside from music, I played soccer for 4 years at Kaiser, was chosen to be a student ambassador to Japan, and a guide for visiting Japanese students. Music has been my safe-place and creative outlet, and I’ve met some of my closest friends through band. I plan to attend college and study either communication/broadcasting or music. Thank you to everyone who has taught and supported my passion for music, and I am excited to see where my musical journey will take me next.

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Davan Sagara

Youth Symphony I, Trumpet / Pearl City High School

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y name is Davan Sagara. I am in YSI. I play the trumpet. I go to Pearl City High School. I joined ys my sophomore year after hearing about it from my colleagues throughout my freshman year. I enjoy playing in an orchestra with a variety of students that all love music and work hard to play well. I really enjoyed the last two years where I played in the YSI brass quintet with other talented brass players and really enjoyed participating in chamber rehearsals and performances. Through ys, I have learned to always have a pencil with me as well as how to be a good member of an orchestra and society. Throughout my high school years, I have been active in Boy Scouts, debate, math team, and music ensembles other than youth symphony. I plan to attend a four-year university, but I do not know which school I will be attending since the bios were due before my college decisions were released. I hope to study physics or something related to math and science. I would like to thank all the people that supported me in music such as my parents, and teachers, Especially Mr. Miyamura, Dr. Stepec, Dr. Devlin, Mr. Kamei, Mr. Otsuka, and especially Mr. Michael Nakasone and Mrs. Karen Murata for continuing to help and encourage me to do my best whether it be in music or otherwise.

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Class of 2019 Samantha Saruwatari

Youth Symphony II, Violin / Punahou School

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s a member of Youth Symphony II, Sammye’s passion for music has grown exponentially. While playing with the full orchestra, she learned to embrace the diversity of other instruments. YSII presented the opportunity to play with a complete symphony, which wasn’t offered in a string-only orchestra at school, nor for an elementary-leveled musician in CSO. She has an appreciation not only for her own section, but for all the instruments in the symphony that create music together. The music classes she participates in are the highlight of her school day. In addition to the violin, Sammye starts off her day by playing the bassoon for Punahou’s Wind Ensemble conducted by Mr. Love. Later, she partakes in Wind Symphony led by Mr. King, and Concert Band II taught by Mr. Briguglio. Additionally, Sammye attends Chorale every midday and sings under the direction of Mr. Lippert. She hopes to attend college abroad and earn a degree in music education. HYS was a highlight of Sammye’s teen years, and she will forever be thankful for all the experiences and all the people she met through the Hawaii Youth Symphony program.

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Elijah Shimabukuro

Youth Symphony II, Cello / Kaiser High School

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y name is Elijah Shimabukuro, and I’m currently playing the cello in Hawaii Youth Symphony’s YSII. I attend Kaiser High School, and am under the direction of Mr. Bataluna in our school orchestra. I started playing the cello in sixth grade and am very fortunate to play in the HYS. Music has been a huge part of me for almost half of my life. The disciplines and music I’ve learned along with my fellow YS members allowed our YS teachers to strictly focus on producing great music, rather than on behavior, or trying to make people play with more confidence. This aspect of raw music leaves room for all the fun that music is supposed to come with. All these years learning and conditioning rhythms, bowings, intonation, and difficult key signatures from playing in YS will give me a good foundation for my future as a musician. I am deeply appreciative for this opportunity given to me by HYS. I am a Boy Scout and really close to achieving my Eagle Rank. I only need to complete a few more merit badges and a community service project. After I graduate high school, I plan to take a year off from school and go on a five- to six-month mission outreach with a group of people going with me to a third-world country and serve them in any way I can. After that, I will attend a local community college and hopefully transfer to a university later. Since I was little, I’ve always loved bugs and hope to major in some kind of entomology studies.

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Class of 2019 Michelle Shuai

Youth Symphony II, Flute / Iolani School

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t the age of five, Michelle began her musical journey, starting with the piano. Since then, she has developed her passion for music and learned how to play the flute at age nine. When she was invited to play with Concert Orchestra in tenth grade, she was ecstatic—she never thought that she would be accepted. During her three years in Concert Orchestra and Youth Symphony II, she has learned tremendously about orchestral music. Outside of youth symphony, Michelle has continued her piano studies. This past February, she performed the first movement of the Schumann piano concerto with ’Iolani’s Orchestra 5 and will reprise the piece with the Oahu Civic Orchestra in this upcoming June. She has also been involved in various school activities, such as co-chairing her class’s Junior Prom and the annual writing contest, ’Iolani Writes. After graduating from high school, she plans on attending university (TBD), hoping to pursue a career path in business administration or law and music. She would like to thank everyone who has supported her musical endeavors and will always be grateful toward Youth Symphony for giving her unforgettable experiences.

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Eugene Son

Youth Symphony I, Cello / Punahou School

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ugene has been a cellist with HYS for five years. He is currently attending Punahou School and is part of the Punahou Symphony and Punahou Chamber Music Program. Music has always been a part of Eugene’s life starting from age five when he first began learning piano and is now currently studying with Thomas Yee. His first experience with YSI was playing a piano concerto in 2010. After meeting Mr. Miyamura and playing with YSI, Eugene found interest in being part of an orchestra and started taking lessons with Nancy Masaki. Thanks to YSI, Eugene discovered many opportunities to meet new friends, play a variety of music, and travel outside of Oahu. In college, Eugene is looking forward to participating in the school’s orchestra and continuing private studies on the piano. Eugene would like to thank Nancy Masaki and Thomas Yee for all the time and support they dedicate to him, his parents for supporting his interest and love for music, and all the friends for creating long lasting memories with him.

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Class of 2019 Darius Soo Hoo

Youth Symphony I, Violin / Baldwin High School

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his is Darius’ third year in HYS, and in YSI. Auditioning for YSI in 2016, he enjoys all the experiences and opportunities YS has given him over the years. As no high schools on Maui have orchestra programs, YS has had a huge impact on Darius’ life. Although flying to O’ahu almost every weekend can be tiring, he loves the orchestra setting where he can play with 100 or more peers who have the same musical passion and interests as he does. Along with playing violin, he enjoys running cross country, track and field, filming videos for Baldwin’s digital media program, and spending time with friends. One of the biggest lessons HYS taught Darius was to exceed expectations, and this came from Mr. Miyamura’s saying, “go beyond beyond”. This ideal will continue to influence his life as he pursues a dual major in engineering and music performance. Darius will forever be thankful for HYS and the resources they have provided that allowed him to create copious memories that will never be forgotten.

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Krystal Spear

Youth Symphony II, Oboe / Kaiser High School

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fter experimenting with the recorder, piano, and violin in elementary school, Krystal began playing the oboe in sixth grade. As of today, she has been a member of HYS for three years, starting off with one year of CO followed by two years of YSII. At Kaiser High School, Krystal is part of the concert band, symphony orchestra, and the marching band, serving as the head drum major this year. In addition to music, she serves as a leader in Key Club and student broadcast journalism programs. Krystal is extremely grateful for all of the opportunities HYS has provided for her, from the years of musical training in YS and PMI to the amazing friendships that she has been able to form through the programs. She would also like to thank her family for their unwavering support, her friends for their sense of humor, past and current band directors and conductors for their mentorship, and Mrs. Ochi-Onishi for six years of musical and emotional guidance. Music has taught her discipline and passion, and Krystal would like to continue playing recreationally in college.

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Class of 2019 Tevin Takata

Youth Symphony I, Percussion / Castle High School School

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evin is a percussionist in YSI. He started the HYS program three years ago in 2016 in YSII. His studies in percussion started in 2013 at S. W. King Intermediate School in the seventh grade, and continued at J. B. Castle High School. Ever since then, his extracurricular activities all essentially surround music: wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, marching band, OBDA Select Band, etc. Being in HYS under a new conductor every year has taught Tevin numerous perspectives from many different artists and musicians, but it has also shown him an entire realm of talent and virtuosity that he could have never imagined alone. Though he originally wanted to pursue engineering, this has encouraged Tevin to pursue a career in music, particularly film music composition. He plans to study music in college (UH at Manoa) and then receive a graduates degree from a music school (hopefully Berklee, but he’s very indecisive). Being in HYS has surrounded Tevin with an experience he hopes he will never forget, as it has taught him values and disciplines that are essential to his life every day.

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Rena Takatsuka

Youth Symphony II, Horn / Hawaii Baptist Academy

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his was my first year auditioning for HYS; and I remember walking into the audition room shaking, but I think the audition day was my favorite part of Youth Symphony. I loved waiting for my friends to walk back in from their auditions as we congratulate them; being able to see their smiles as all the weight lifted off of their shoulders is something I’ll never forget. When it came time for my audition, I knew it was a 5 minute audition slot to showcase what I had worked so hard on for months, and as nerve wracking as it was, it was also exciting to show myself what I was capable of. I’ve made lifelong friends because of HYS and I’ve learned about how music connects us in our community. In addition to playing in HYS, I’m the French Horn section leader for the HBA Wind Ensemble and a member of Hawaii Symphonic Band. I’ve run track and cross country as well as competed in paddling. I’m the Student Body President at HBA, a National Honor Society member, a Band Intern, a ESL Tutor, Red Cross Volunteer, and an Honor Roll Student. I’ll be attending Hawaii Pacific University in the Fall and majoring in Nursing.

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Class of 2019 Koko Tamai

Youth Symphony I, Oboe / University of Missouri High School (Online)

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oko has been a part of HYS for four years and YSI for two years and considers it to have been one of the best parts of her high school experience. She enjoyed being able to meet and perform alongside people from around the state who she would not have otherwise have met. She credits her HYS friends, both those who are onstage with her today and those who have graduated earlier, for inspiring her to pursue music performance as her college major (school TBD) and for making Sunday rehearsals something to look forward to. She would like to thank her orchestra friends, oboe instructor Ms. Susan Ochi-Onishi, middle school band director Mr. Jason Chin, and the HYS staff for making music such an important part of her life.

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osh has been in Hawaii Youth Symphony for three years. He enjoys meeting new people through music and HYS created this opportunity. During this time he has formed many relationships and learned lessons that will follow him through his life. Discipline, preparation, and respect were instilled in Josh by his HYS conductors, fellow musicians, and concert parents. Outside of HYS, he is a cellist in the Symphony Orchestra at Moanalua High School, runs for pleasure and watches a lot of Friends. In the fall, he will pursue a degree in cello performance and run for the track team.

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Class of 2019 Jinny Wang

Youth Symphony I, Violin / Iolani School

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inny has been a part of HYS for eight years. She first started in SOE and worked her way up to YSI. She enjoyed those eight years with her friends and learned a lot of new skills through this program. HYS has also taught her how to work well with others and listen to each other because every instrument in the orchestra is important. The most memorable experience was during her neighbor island tour and spending two whole days rehearsing, performing, and hanging out with her close friends. During this past summer, Jinny spent one month in Taiwan teaching english to children. She absolutely loved her experience there, which inspired her to pursue a major in psychology specializing in child development. Jinny will cherish the many memories made and will dearly miss all her friends and wonderful teachers and staff in HYS. This amazing journey was truly unforgettable.

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Alexa Wong

Youth Symphony I, Cello / Punahou School

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lexa started off playing the violin at age six and eventually moved on to the cello at age ten. She joined CO in seventh grade and continued throughout her high school career, participating in YSII and eventually YSI starting in tenth grade. She enjoyed getting to know musicians from other schools around the state, playing a variety of styled pieces, as well as laughing in the dressing rooms with them together. She hopes to carry the values of dedication and collaboration she found in HYS to future music ensembles she participates in. Aside from HYS, Alexa is also a part of Punahouâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Music Program and has had fun planning bonding outings for these groups. Outside of music, Alexa is an editor for her schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s yearbook, The Oahuan, and a member of a Chinese dance troupe, Phoenix Dance Chamber. She always looks forward to spending time with her family and appreciates their support, weekly instrument pick-ups, spontaneous sing-a-longs, and love from her first concert, all the way to her last.

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Class of 2019 Nashya Yoshimoto

Youth Symphony I, Viola / Homeschool

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want to play THAT!” Those were my words after watching Roddy Chong’s violin performance when I was six years old. I had to wait until eight to enroll in HYS’ Beginning Summer Strings (BSS). I was pretty bent on choosing the violin, but that all changed when I heard the rich tones of the viola, an instrument I never knew about until then. To my parent’s surprise, I picked the viola, and never regretted it. After BSS, I did Intermediate SS, CSO, CO, YSII, and YSI. Over the years, I truly enjoyed making music and friends with many talented musicians and being able to perform all kinds of pieces like Symphonic Metamorphosis, Mannheim Rocket, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet and Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony. Outside of HYS, I enjoy horse-riding, track and field, playing by ear, reading, drawing, spending time with family and friends, and watching great movies. A huge THANK YOU to Jesus, my family, my private teachers (Mr. Jean and Mr. Flanter), and my HYS conductors (Mr. Uyehara, Mrs. Watanabe, Mrs. Ochi-Onishi, Dr. Masaki, Mr. Yamane, Mr. Miyamura, Dr. Steppec, and Dr. Devlin). Upon graduating, I plan to pursue degrees in business and art.

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Mahalo to Our Donors Hawaii Youth Symphony is grateful for these gifts, made between July 1, 2017 and April 11, 2019. CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE ($25,000 and up) ABC Stores Cades Foundation Department of Community Services McInerny Foundation PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE ($10,000–$24,999) Anonymous Altres, Inc. John R. Halligan Charitable Fund Hookele Award of the Hawaii Community Foundation George Mason Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation Susan M. Kosasa Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Richard Ing Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Kosasa ANGEL ($5,000-$9,999) Aloha International Piano Festival Blacksand Capital, LLC Gov. & Mrs. Benjamin Cayetano First Hawaiian Bank Foundation Gloria Kosasa Gainsley of the Hawaii Community Foundation Ms. Sharon Himeno & Mr. Warren Price III Mrs. Gladys Hirano Island Insurance Foundation Johnson Ohana Foundation Kathleen Sullivan Wo Charitable Fund Mr. & Mrs. Steven Katzman Mr. David Leong Mr. & Mrs. Alika Mau State Foundation on Culture and the Arts The Resort Group Ms. Ginny Tiu Top of Waikiki Revolving Restaurant Mr. & Mrs. Kent Tsukamoto Ward Village Foundation William K.H. Mau Foundation

BENEFACTOR ($2,500–$4,999) Anonymous Action Realty Corporation Ms. Lorraine Araki Avalon Commercial, LLC Bank of Hawaii Becker Communications, Inc. The Ebbtide Family Fund Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Gainsley Mr. Bob Hayashi Mr. & Mrs. Kendall N. H. Hee Mr. Martin Hsia Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm S. Koga Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kurisu Mr. Malcolm D. Lau Ms. Patti Look Mr. Gilbert Miyasato Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Momohara Mr. & Mrs. Michael Onofrietti Pacific Property Group, Inc. Sullivan Family of Companies Tanaka of Tokyo Restaurants Mr. Lance Teruya Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Toyama Waikiki Shopping Plaza Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Williams Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Y. Wong Mr. Randall G. Wong & Dr. Helen Liu Wong

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PATRON ($1,000 - $2,499) Anonymous Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. Aloha United Way Mr. Alan Arizumi Castiglione A Casauria Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Yong Ho Choe Mr. Kenin Coloma Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Conley Mr. Peter G. Drewliner Foodland Super Market, Ltd. Mr. & Mrs. Owen Fukumoto Hazel H. Takumi Foundation Hdg Inc. Ho'ea - the Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Jay Ifshin Island Insurance Companies Jonathan Y. C. Ching Revocable Trust Mr. & Mrs. Paul Kosasa Mr. Richard L. Kurth Mr. & Mrs. W. Peter Kwong Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Lau Masaki School of Music Mr. Randolph G. Moore & Ms. Lynne Johnson Dr. & Mrs. Derek Orejel Pikake Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Brian C. Stapleton

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Patron (Continued) Ms. Jennifer Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Robert K. Torrey Watumull Stores/Jhamandas Watumull Fund Mr. & Mrs. Gaylord Wilcox Mr. & Mrs. Vernon K. W. Wong SPONSOR ($500 - $999) Anonymous Ms. Lynn Aki-Steele Mr. & Mrs. Russell Arakaki Mr. & Mrs. Kendrick Y.H. Au Mrs. Esther Cartoon Dr. Yongli Chen Elite Pacific Construction, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Randall Hee HEI Charitable Foundation HMSA Mr. Bill Holowecki Mr. & Mrs. Frank Hook Mr. & Mrs. Douglas W. Hung Mr. & Mrs. Micah Kane Mr. & Mrs. Randy Kawamura Mr. Sukhan Kim Marcus & Associates, Inc. Mrs. Marion McKay Mr. & Mrs. Manuel Mejia Dr. Karen Miyamoto & Mr. Dan Miyamoto Mr. & Mrs. David Monk Network For Good Dr. Dung Nguyen & Dr. Nguyet Le Oath Inc. Dr. Ruth Ono & Mr. Alfred Ono Punahou - Music Club Mr. & Mrs. Gavan Sagara Mr. & Mrs. Alves Shiu Mr. & Mrs. Tom Soo Hoo Mr. & Mrs. Dean Tanaka Ms. Juli Kimura Walters Mr. & Mrs. Steve Yamane Ms. Valerie Yee Mr. Xiang Yee & Ms. Jiangyan Zhu Dr. Edward K. Yi & Mrs. Susan Moriyama-Yi Dr. Mark M. Yoshida PARTNER ($250â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$499) Anonymous Mr. Guy Akasaki Ms. Carol Aki Arcadia Retirement Residence Ms. Barbara Campbell Dr. John Chen & Dr. Lillian Chen

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Mr. & Mrs. Darryn Chun Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Dreher Mr. & Mrs. Dexter J. Ejercito Mr. Ed Elms & Ms. Elizabeth Wong Ms. Christina Farala Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii Mr. & Mrs. Randal Furomoto Hawaii State Federal Credit Union Mr. & Mrs. Garry Higa Mrs. Ann M. Ho Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Hong Ms. Fujiko (Donna) D. Hughes Dr. & Mrs. Toshihiko Kawasugi Mr. & Mrs. Daniel B. Kim Mr. & Mrs. Roy E. King, Jr. Dr. Sandi Kwee & Dr. Leilani Ka'anehe Dr. Jay Kwon & Dr. Natalie Woo Dr. Cherilyn Lai-Kadooka & Mr. Chris Kadooka Ms. Mollie M. Y. Lee Ms. Chelsea Maeda Mr. & Mrs. Keith Matsumoto Mrs. Jean McIntosh Ms. Mariko Miho Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Momohara Mr. & Mrs. Chris Nielsen Mr. & Mrs. James Nishi The Honorable Dean Ochiai & Mrs. Ochiai Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Oda Mrs. Doris Ogawa Ms. Sandi Okamoto Mr. & Mrs. Randal Omon Mr. & Mrs. Angel G. Pablo Dr. & Mrs. Robert G. Peters Mr. Steven Premo Ms. Corynn Sakamura Ms. Faith Sato

Mrs. Patricia Sekiya Mr. & Mrs. Allan Shishido Ms. SaraLyn Smith Mr. Larry Takumi & Ms. Jo-Ann Komori Mr. & Mrs. Herman Tam Ms. Brenda Tang Ms. Amy A. Taniguchi Ms. Linda Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Barry Toshi Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Winner Wong's Drapery Shoppe CONTRIBUTOR ($100-$249) Anonymous Mr. Chad Adams Mr. & Mrs. Mark K. Anderson Mrs. L. Christine Ban Mr. & Mrs. Mitch Blaisdell Mr. & Mrs. Steven Casano Ms. Martha Child Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Ching Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Choy Mr. Daniel Chun Mr. & Mrs. Lance L. C. Chun Craigside Retirement Residence Mr. & Mrs. William Cumpston Mr. Dan Curran & Ms. Fatiha Kheddaoui Ms. Lynn Dagli Ms. Donna Devlin Mr. & Mrs. John Devlin Ms. Joanna Fan Messrs. Frank & Lee Goerner Mr. & Mrs. John Garibaldi Mr. Terry George Mr. & Mrs. Scott B. Gomes Mr. & Mrs. Van M. Goto Mr. & Mrs. Troy Hatakenaka Myles & Wanda Shibata of the Hawaii Community Foundation Dr. Nina Hayashi Mr. & Mrs. Michael Hee

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Mr. & Mrs. Helen K. Higa Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Higuchi Mr. J.F. Hilton Hongwanji Mission School Honolulu Museum of Art Dr. Yujen E. Hsia Mr. Xin Huo & Ms. Xiaojin Zhou Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Ihori Mr. & Mrs. Donald Ikeda Dr. Matthew Ikeda & Dr. Masako Ikeda Mrs. Maryellen Ing Ms. Lori Isara Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Ishikawa Dr. & Mrs. David Iwasaki Mr. Ignace Jang Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Keenan Mr. & Mrs. Tim Kelleher Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Kohara Mr. & Mrs. Peter K. Y. Kwong Dr. & Mrs. Salvatore Lanzilotti Dr. Bradford W. Lee Drs. Worldster Lee Julian Leigh Mr. Shichao Li & Ms. Haiying Wang Mr. Lloyd Lim Mr. & Mrs. Meheula Dr. Jeffrey Lim & Dr. Marcia Nagao Dr. Milton Liu Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Lum Ms. Ann Mahi Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Martin Ms. Naomi Masuda Mr. David Masunaga Mr. Edward Masunaga Mr. & Mrs. Carl Matsuura Mr. Burr McCutcheon & Ms. Claire Arakaki Ms. Amy H. Mitsuda Mr. & Mrs. David Monk Mr. & Mrs. Keith Muraoka Dr. & Mrs. George I. Nagao Dr. Linda Dr. Linda Nahulu & Ms. Nola Nahulu Mr. & Mrs. David Nako

Mr. Erwin Nell & Ms. Theres Gruter Mr. & Mrs. Travis Niimi Mr. & Mrs. Melvin S. Nishina Mr. Glenn Nohara Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Okada Mr. & Mrs. Glenn M. Okino Orchid Isle Orchestra Dr. & Mrs. Tilden Osako Mrs. Helen T. Oshio Ms. Mildred Oshiro Prof. David Ross & Ms. Ann Castelfranco Mrs. Alexa Rofoli Mrs. Miyoko Sasaki Mr. & Mrs. Takahiro Sato Ms. Martha Seroogy Shinnyo-En Hawaii Mr. & Mrs. Leo Shiohira Ms. Sheryl Shohet Dr. James Sim & Ms. Ying Xu Dr. Alex Suenaga & Ms. Kay Mattos Mr. & Mrs. Dean K. Taba Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Taba Mr. & Mrs. Clayton Takemoto Mr. & Mrs. Kent Tamai Mr. Ryan Tanaka Mr. & Mrs. Derek Tenn Tiffany & Co. Ms. Kathy Todoki Ms. Monica Toguchi Mr. & Mrs. Mark Tomomitsu Mrs. Janice Trubitt Mr. Ryan H. Tsukamoto Ms. Rochelle Uchibori Mr. Allen Uyeda Rev. Msgr. Terrence Watanabe Mr. & Mrs. Frank Wei Ms. Karis Whi Mrs. Nancy D. White Dr. Robert Weiner & Dr. Linda Weiner Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Womack Ms. Audrey N. Wong Mr. & Mrs. Gin D. Wong

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Mr. & Mrs. Jim J. L. Wong Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Wood Mr. John Yamano & Ms. Sharon Nishi Mr. & Mrs. Grant S. Yee Ms. Mildred A. Yee Dr. Edward K. Yi & Mrs. Susan Moriyama-Yi Mr. & Mrs. Keith Yoshimoto Mr. Chao Zheng & Mrs. Zhen Fan FRIEND (Up to $100) Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Robert Y. Akinaka Mr. & Mrs. William A. Alicar Angy's Handmade Delights Ms. Heather Arias De Cordoba Ms. Jone Augustin Mrs. Ellen E. Belconis Ms. Mary Bertolino Mr. & Mrs. Philip Brown Mr. Kenneth H. Burtness Mr. Richard Byron Mr. & Mrs. Mark Caliri Mr. Matthew Carr Mr. Eric Chang Mr. & Mrs. Derek Chinen Ms. Faye Ching Ms. Louise J. Ching Ms. Michelle Cintron Dr. George Chu & Ms. Diane Wong Mr. & Mrs. Leslie G. Crandall Mr. Peter Cumpston Ms. Sharon de la Pena Dr. & Mrs. Evan Dobelle Mr. John Ellis & Ms. Jessica Wong Ms. Teresa Fabry Mr. Glenn Fernandez Mr. & Mrs. John Fielding Mr. & Mrs. John M. Flanigan Ms. Sylvia Flores Rev. & Mrs. Yoshitaka Fujinami Dr. Karin Fujitani & Mr. Wes Waniya Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Fujioka Ms. Julia Fujioka Dr. & Mrs. Francisco J. Garcia Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan C. Gochu Mr. & Mrs. George Haraguchi Mr. Fred Harris Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Hashi Mr. & Mrs. Lance Hayashi Mr. & Mrs. Michael Hee Mr. & Mrs. Kenn Higa Mr. Reid Hinaga Mrs. Arlene Y. Hiu Mr. & Mrs. Steven Ho

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Friend (Continued) Ms. Lauren Holt Mr. Robert Hsia Mr. & Mrs. Ivan Hung Mr. Brian Hunsaker Ms. Lee Ann Ichimura Ms. Carolyn Ing Mrs. Molly Inouye Ms. Ethel C. Iwasaki James K. Michishima, CPA Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Jim Kaahumanu Elementary Mr. & Mrs. Guy Kamitaki Aiko Kanemitsu Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Kawaoka Mr. & Mrs. Galen Kawasaki Ms. Morgan Kaya Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Kaya Mr. Alex Kelawala & Mrs. Pauline Shum Mr. Guy Kellogg Mr. Trent Kobayakawa Ms. Debbe Lau Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Lau Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Lau Hee, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Garson Lee Mr. Jeong Hoan Lee & Ms. Seon Hee Choi Ms. Joycelyn Lerud Mr. & Mrs. John Li Mr. Matthew C.K. Li Ms. Sara Lin Ms. Jane E. Lovell Mr. Jeffery Lucero Mr. & Mrs. Raymond K.T. Lui Mr. & Mrs. George Masaki Ms. Pamela Masaki Mr. & Mrs. Seimasa Miyashiro Ms. Janet H. Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Sam Ng Ms. Erin Nishi Mr. & Mrs. Warren Nishimoto Mr. Ernest T. Nogawa Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Okuhara Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Okumoto

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Mr. & Mrs. William T. Oshima Ms. Myra E. Oshiro Mr. Tom Park & Ms. I-Mei Sun Ms. Bonnie Lee Pestana Ms. Kathy Raymond Mrs. Muk Lan Leung Rice Dr. Alec Schumacker Mr. & Mrs. Todd Seeber Mr. & Mrs. Grant Shimabukuro Ms. Laurie Shimabukuro Ms. Ruby Shimabukuro Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence W. J. Siu Ms. Laurie Skrzenta Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence So Mr. & Mrs. Stan Sugiyama Mr. Kevin Sumida Mr. & Mrs. Loren M. Taguchi Mr. Thomas Takara Ms. Karen Thompson Mr. Gary T. Todoki Ms. Allison Tomisato Ms. Kelli Trammell University of Hawaii Music Dept. Mr. & Mrs. Brent Watanabe Mr. Mike Wilson Mr. & Mrs. Corey Yama Mr. & Mrs. Gary Yamamoto Ms. Beryl Yanagi-Fujita Ms. Dale H. Yatsushiro Ms. Mildred Yee Mr. Will Yeh Mr. & Mrs. Todd Yoshikawa Mr. Bobby Yung & Mrs. Regina Sha Jing Zhao

In Honor Of Dr. Benson H. Araki by Ms. Lorraine Araki Jason C. Ban by Mrs. L. Christine Ban Ms. June Choi by Mr. Robert Hsia Mr. & Mrs. Steven Gainsley by Mr. & Mrs. Keith Matsumoto by Mr. & Mrs. Warren Nishimoto Dr. Yujen E. Hsia by Mr. Martin Hsia Cyrus Kelawala by Jing Zhao Ashley Muraoka by Mr. & Mrs. Keith Muraoka Maestro Henry Miyamura by Ms. Juli Kimura Walters by Dr. Mark M. Yoshida Ellie Ochiai by The Honorable Dean Ochiai & Mrs. Ochiai Naomi Suto by Debbe Lau Michael Titterton by Ms. Bonnie Lee Pestana Mr. Derrick Yamane by Mr. Lance Teruya In Memory Of Geoff Au by Mr. & Mrs. Kendrick Y.H. Au Richard D. Bauman, Professor UH Civil Engineering Department by Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Momohara by Mr. and Mrs. Gordon G. W. Lum Mr. Alan Doike by Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Momohara by Mr. & Mrs. Brian C. Stapleton The late Will J. Henderson by Ms. Mariko Miho Dr. Neil McKay by Mr. & Mrs. Randall Hee Mrs. Ellen R. Miyasato by Mr. Gilbert Miyasato Mr. Joseph Rothstein by Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Ihori

The Hawaii Youth Symphony thanks each donor and community partner who has contributed to its programs. Every attempt has been made to publish a complete listing. We regret any omissions or errors that may have occurred, and would appreciate if you would call HYS at 941-9706 to advise us of them. Thank you! Hawaii Youth Symphony

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Schools Represented by HYS Students We are honored to recognize the many public, private, and home schools that nurture HYS studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; academic and musical lives throughout the year. Aliamanu Middle School American School in Taipei Baldwin High School Campbell High School Castle High School Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle Fort Settlement Middle Hahaione Elementary Hanahauoli School Hanalani School Hawaii Baptist Academy Hawaii Tech Academy Hawaiian Mission Academy Hokulani Elementary Home Schools Hongwanji Mission Iolani School Island Pacific Academy Jefferson Elementary Kahala Elementary Kailua High School Kailua Intermediate Kaimuki Middle Kaiser High Kalaheo High Kalani High Kamalani Academy Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Kapunahala Elementary Kaunakakai Elementary Kawananakoa Middle Kuhio Elementary Kwajalein High Lahainaluna Middle Lanikai Elementary Le Jardin Academy Liholiho Elementary Lunalilo Elementary Manoa Elementary Maryknoll School Maunawili Elementary McKinley High Mentoring Academy Mid-Pacific Institute Mililani High Mililani Ike Elementary Mililani Mauka Elementary

Mililani Middle Moanalua Elementary Moanalua High Moanalua Middle Momilani Elementary Murphy Middle Myron B. Thompson Niu Valley Middle Noelani Elementary Nuuanu Elementary Pacific Buddhist Academy Palisades Elementary Pauoa Elementary Pearl City Elementary Pearl City High Pearl City Highlands Punahou School Puohala Elementary Queen Kaahumanu Elementary Radford High Roosevelt High

Sacred Hearts Academy Saint Francis School San Domenico SEEQS Soto Academy St. Andrews Priory St. John Vianney St. Louis School Star of the Sea Stevenson Middle The Crowden School UH Manoa University Lab Valencia High School Voyager School Waialae Elementary Waikiki Elementary Waipahu High Washington Middle Webling Elementary Wilson Elementary

Hawaii Youth Symphony is deeply grateful to all of the music educators and private music teachers whose expertise, encouragement, and support mean so much to our students. Every attempt has been made to publish a complete listing of schools for 2018â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2019, and we regret if any errors or omissions have been made. 2016 Spring Concert Series 43 Aloha Concert

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