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Hawaii Youth Symphony

HE MAKANA O NÄ€ MELE: THE GIFT OF MUSIC featuring Maestro Henry Miyamura, Youth Symphony I and guest artist MAKANA Proudly Presented by Bank of Hawaii Foundation

35 picas (W) x 53 picas

with special guests

a umeheiw Lono Ka

Lopaka Colon

Sunday, November 23, 2014 Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom


Hawaiian Host is proud to support the Hawai‘i Youth Symphony and this year’s Na Mele concert.

A Message from the President of the Board of Directors Aloha!


xtraordinary concerts on stage are the result of dedicated teachers, students and their parents, and the staff of the Hawaii Youth Symphony. The countless hours of rehearsals have a way of uniting the hearts of students in inexplicable ways. Every performance gives our students an opportunity to experience firsthand the awesome feeling of being part of something much larger than themselves. Over the past 50 years, the Hawaii Youth Symphony has become the preeminent organization for music education in our state. We provide opportunities for youth from public, private and home schools across our state. Our ongoing partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii allows us to extend our reach to even more children in our community. The Hawaii Youth Symphony is at an exciting point in its history, because of the generosity of supporters like you. On behalf of the board of directors of the Hawaii Youth Symphony, I would like to thank you for joining us for the Na Mele concert of our 50th anniversary season. Enjoy the concert! Chris Yuen President, Board of Directors


4:30 pm

Registration, Silent Auction, & Country Store open

5:15 pm

Ballroom Doors open

5:30 pm


6:00 pm

Silent Auction closes

6:30 pm

Country Store closes


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A Message from the Executive Director Dear HYS friends,


ver the past 50 years, the Hawaii Youth Symphony has enriched the lives of thousands of Hawaii families. HYS has become known for quality music education, with opportunities for students to learn and perform together. For many Hawaii students, their HYS experience serves as a foundation for life-long learning and for some, it is a springboard to careers in music. I am proud to count myself among the alumni who was given an opportunity to be a part of the Hawaii Youth Symphony. When I see the dedication on the faces of today’s students and hear the beautiful result of their hard work, I am often transported back into my past, the fond memories of HYS still vivid in my mind. Today’s youth inspire me to carry on the mission of this great organization. It is a privilege to help perpetuate this 50-year legacy of excellence in music education, knowing that more lives are being touched in lasting ways by the power of symphonic music in our community. Mahalo for your support, Randy Wong Executive Director & HYS ‘99


A Message from the Maestro

have a motto for the students—it is to go “beyond” the music, and then “beyond” that. The students involved in the Hawaii Youth Symphony are indeed receiving much more than music education. There is much more to music than the science and mechanics of playing it, and this is what I mean by “going beyond the beyond.” I’ve had the privilege of mentoring many instructors over the years and this is what I always ask each of them to pass on to their students: a musical score becomes your own only when you add your own musicality into the performance. This is when music becomes a life-changing force in the lives of others. I believe you’ll be able to experience this from today’s concert. As part of our 50th anniversary, we are preserving what is good from the past and celebrating our current accomplishments to create an exciting, vibrant future for the next generation of young musicians. Thank you all for supporting the Hawaii Youth Symphony with your presence here today. Henry Miyamura Music Director & Conductor, Youth Symphony I

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About Hawaii Youth Symphony

awaii Youth Symphony (HYS) has connected Hawaii’s young people with music education since its incorporation in 1964. We are the only statewide youth music education program, directly serving an average of 650 students, ages 7–18, from over 100 schools statewide. Our mission is to advance critical and positive links between music study, academic achievement, and social emotional development with programs that service youth through orchestral music education, performance opportunities, and community engagement. HYS is able to strategically serve any interested student, regardless of previous musical background or ability. We distribute over $30,000 annually in scholarship, financial aid, and travel assistance for neighbor island students. Additionally, HYS reaches neighbor island communities with annual outreach tours that target a different island each season. In total, 20,000+ people attend our 20+ concerts each season!

History of Hawaii Youth Symphony


he Hawaii Youth Symphony is the direct descendent of a 1954 special project of the Honolulu Junior Chamber of Commerce. In the 1964–65 season, through the efforts and support of many interested individuals and community groups, HYS was granted a Charter of Incorporation, as a non-profit organization within the State of Hawaii. Originally a string orchestra only, Hawaii Youth Symphony was expanded into a full symphony orchestra under the direction of Mr. Peter Mesrobian, string and orchestra teacher at Punahou School. Later years saw the development of the Junior Orchestra and an entry-level strings program; Maui Music Camp (later Pacific Music Institute); the addition of Youth Symphony II and Concert Orchestra; and finally, the Music in the Clubhouse program. HYS was founded with a single purpose: To make sure island youth have the opportunity to develop—and showcase— their musical abilities. Even in the early days, HYS students performed annual concerts for school children and on the neighbor islands. Those concerts were designed to give children, especially in outlying areas, a chance to hear good music expertly played by their peers. The tenets of 50 years ago still hold true today, and we expect them to continue for 50 years more.


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HE MAKANA O NĀ MELE: THE GIFT OF MUSIC Celebrating Hawaii Youth Symphony’s 50th Anniversary Proudly Presented by Bank of Hawaii Foundation Welcome Video Presentation Invocation

Matthew Uchida 12th grader, Homeschool

Dinner Youth Symphony I Marche Slave

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky arr. Chas. J. Roberts

Na Mele Overture

Neil McKay

Youth Symphony I with Makana, Lono Kaumeheiwa, and Lopaka Colon Ka Wailele O Nu‘uanu

Jay Kauka arr. Dale Senaga

Ta Manu

Makana & Ben “Lono” Kaumeheiwa Lyrics by Alice Namakelua arr. Neil McKay

Delys “Hulali” Recca, dancer Tears Makana arr. Dale Senaga The Long and Winding Road

Paul McCartney arr. Gavin Min

Fado Traditional Music by Makana arr. Dale Senaga Ku‘ulei Awapuhi

Emily Taylor Youth Symphony I

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Leonard Bernstein arr. Jack Mason HAWAII YOUTH SYMPHONY


About Maestro Henry Miyamura

enry Miyamura conducts Hawaii Youth Symphony’s top orchestra, Youth Symphony I, and has been HYS’s music director and conductor for nearly three decades. Joining HYS in the early ’80s, Maestro Miyamura provided the artistic vision that has shaped HYS’s programs and led to tremendous growth of the organization. Miyamura also founded and directs HYS’s summer program, the prestigious Pacific Music Institute. Maestro Miyamura recently retired from the University of Hawaii, where he conducted the UH Symphony Orchestra. His numerous credits include 14 years as band director at McKinley High School; principal clarinetist with the Honolulu Symphony; and membership in the Eastman Wind Ensemble, the Hillel Chamber Concert Orchestra and the Rochester Philharmonic. Miyamura also served as assistant conductor for the Honolulu Symphony, which gave him the opportunity to conduct concerts featuring artists such as Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; David Bar-Ilan, piano; Joshua Bell, violin; and Harvey Pittel, saxophone, as well as Hawaii entertainers. Miyamura was named winner of the prestigious 2001 Alfred Preis Award by the Hawaii Alliance for Arts Education for his lifetime commitment to arts and education in Hawaii. Miyamura received a Bachelor of Music degree and a Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, as well as a Master of Music degree from Western Washington University.

Mistress of Ceremonies Denby Dung


enby Dung is a Clarinetist and Emcee with the Royal Hawaiian Band, a music instructor at Chaminade University, and the on-camera Host of The Pet Hui on OC16. A graduate of UH Manoa with a Bachelor of Education Degree in Secondary Music, Denby has taught general music, band, and chorus at numerous schools. In 2001, Denby represented her island home at Miss America as Miss Hawaii, promoting her platform “The Music Effect,” exploring the positive effects of music as an essential part of a complete education. She has been featured in the award-winning Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival trailer, Deal or No Deal Australia, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and Hawaii 5-0. Denby and her family are fosters for the Oahu SPCA and have five rescue dogs of their own—Whitewater, Harley, Stitch, Gage and Shiloh.


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Guest Artists

escribed as “dazzling” by the New York Times, Makana is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, and composer who is widely known for lending his musical talent for social change. His guitar playing has been featured on three Grammy-nominated albums, including the soundtrack of the Academy-Award winning film The Descendants. A protégé of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar legends, including Bobby Moderow Jr. and the late master Uncle Sonny Chillingworth, Makana has dedicated his life to perpetuating as well as evolving the traditional Hawaiian art form. From this tradition Makana has evolved his own dynamic, highoctane style, coined “Slack Rock”: slack key infused with elements of bluegrass, rock, blues and raga. Makana’s playing has garnered praise from such guitar luminaries as Kirk Hammett (Metallica) and Pepe Romero (Spanish Flamenco Master). Makana is considered one of the “greatest living players” (Esquire Magazine) whose “instrumental brilliance bears comparison with the work of such groundbreaking acoustic guitarists as John Fahey and Michael Hedges” (Maui News). The focus of Makana’s art is to celebrate the beauty of tradition while exploring new, relevant perceptions, sounds and themes. In his music he often honors his forebears, the vintage Hawaiian music legends as well as the rock poet idols of the 60s, paying homage to the kupuna (elders) who carry within their Beings the cultural wisdom passed down through generations.


ercussionist Augie Lopaka Colon Jr. has performed worldwide since his days as one-third of the trio Pure Heart (with Jon Yamasato and Jake Shimabukuro), and is currently featured in Legends in Concert. Mr. Colon has a unique, unmistakable sound that complements any artist he works with. He performs regularly with Makana, Henry Kapono, Don Tiki, Mana Maoli Collective, Mick Fleetwood’s Island Rumours Band, Nathan Aweau, HAPA, and The Waitiki 7. Mr. Colon’s father, Augie Colon Sr., was percussionist and bird caller for the Martin Denny group. 6 | He Makana O Nā Mele: The Gift of Music


ono Kaumehiewa, bass, started his professional music career with his band Country Living, playing at night clubs while he was a junior at Kaiser High School. With no breaks between gigs for 4 years at The Ranch House in Aina Haina, 9 years at Stuart Anderson’s in Ward Warehouse and 4 years at John Dominis, Country Living performed five nights a week. In 1992, he began performing at Roy’s Hawaii Kai with Bobby Moderow, forming the group Maunalua. In 1994, while performing as a guest artist, Lono met Makana for the first time. They’ve been performing together ever since. HAWAII YOUTH SYMPHONY

Youth Symphony I Roster Violin I Shin Chang Yun Chang, Associate Principal Chelsea Cline Joseph Fujinami Ria Im Benjamin Kim Da Hea Kim Kilinoelani Montgomery Brent Ramos, Concertmaster Hyeon-Jae Seo Katherine Sewell Matthew Uchida Megan Uchida Kisa Uradomo, Assistant Principal Angeline Zhou Violin II Misa Akiyama Crystal Cathcart, Assistant Principal Megan Ganeku Sean Harding, Principal Daniel Huang Darrell Huang Christopher Inouye Kiana Kendall Taylor-Anne Kim Eileen Liu Evan Liu Robert Mastriano Carissa Miyamoto Skylar Mizukami Aylton Nakamura Hana Ra Elisabeth Sewell Ryder Tanaka Ji Eun Yang Viola Brian Kim Sean Kwon Austin Lau Michelle Lee Si Jia Li Nicole Nagatoshi Gwynette Paez Lauren Park, Principal Charles Zhang Athena Zhao, Assistant Principal

Cello Eileen Chen, Assistant Principal Pascha Hokama Olivia Knock Keane Miyamoto Ian Murakami Jeffrey Pak Dong-Woo Seo William Suh Kahler Suzuki, Principal Reid Womack Justin Yee Tracie Young Bass Cuyler Bleecker, Assistant Principal Avery Farm Sonia Romero Christopher Yick, Principal Flute Cody Leclere, Co-Principal Jiwoo Park Sarah Park, Co-Principal Aoi Shinagawa Marissa Watanabe Piccolo Jiwoo Park Aoi Shinagawa Oboe Izumi Amemiya Codie Murata Ryan Nakazaki, Principal Claire Shigeta Clarinet Max Arakaki Michael Chen, Co-Principal Christy Kiyama Chelsea Tanaka, Co-Principal

Bassoon Brendan Hiyane, Co-Principal Jennifer Park, Co-Principal Stephanie Spear Jake Taniguchi Horn Jarod Ishimi Cody Onishi, Principal Brandon Quach Emerlynn Shibayama Shane Xu Trumpet William Fong, Assistant Principal Daiya Fujiki Dylan Fujimoto Jaewoo Lee Zachary Pang Tate Sakamoto, Principal Trombone Joseph Abe Jeffrey Hayashi Steve Park Sanako Saito, Co-Principal Jonathan Suda, Co-Principal Tuba Louis Lee Marc Teshima, Principal Percussion Rachel Kasashima, Principal Ashley Kwon Joseph Li, Assistant Principal Albert Mackey Meika Yada Harp Gabrielle Logan Piano Yun Chang

About Youth Symphony I Youth Symphony I is the most advanced of HYS’s seven orchestras, and is one of the finest youth symphonies in the country. Youth Symphony I is comprised this year of 101 students from 26 schools on Oahu and Maui. Brent Ramos, a senior at Moanalua High School, is this season’s concertmaster.


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Upcoming Hawaii Youth Symphony 50th Anniversary Events Symphony Program Winter Concert Featuring Special Guests Keri Hui and Shiori Kawahara, Winners of the Aloha International Piano Festival & Competition Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Blaisdell Concert Hall, 4:00 pm Youth Symphony I, Youth Symphony II, & Concert Orchestra o HYS Maui Community Concert Monday, February 16, 2015 at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, 4:00 pm Youth Symphony I o Youth Symphony II Community Concert Joint Concert with Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Kawaiahao Church, 5:00 pm o Concert Orchestra Community Concert Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Ala Moana Shopping Center, 2:00 pm o Youth Symphony I Spring Community Concert Featuring Special Guests Ignace Jang, violin, and Conrad Tao, piano Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Blaisdell Concert Hall, 4:00 pm o Youth Symphony II & Concert Orchestra Spring Concert Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Roosevelt High School Auditorium, 4:00 pm o Academy Spring Concert Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Kaimuki High School Auditorium, 1:00 pm o Aloha Concert Luncheon Featuring Special Guests The Brothers Cazimero Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Hilton Hawaiian Village Tapa Ballroom Youth Symphony I & Youth Symphony II 8 | He Makana O NÄ Mele: The Gift of Music



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HYS’s Official 50th Anniversary T-Shirt Now On Sale! This year's distinctive design comes from Megan Uchida, violinist in YSI

Screened in gray and gold on 100% cotton. Wear it around town and show your support for HYS! A collector’s item for sure! 10 | He Makana O Nā Mele: The Gift of Music


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50 YEARS! Thank you for your dedication and diligence  To this program. Your commitment to our youth with music Is commendable. 


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Mahalo to Our Sponsors TITLE SPONSOR

Bank of Hawaii Foundation TABLE SPONSORS MAESTRO’S CIRCLE Accuity LLP / Jean & Kent Tsukamoto Mrs. Edith Leong Hawaiian Host SOLOIST’S CIRCLE Mrs. Gladys Hirano Richard & Susan Ing Island Insurance Company, Ltd. Todd & Jeanne Murata Symphony Honolulu Condominium Project United Laundry Services, Inc. CONCERTMASTER’S CIRCLE Friends of Malama Maunalua Mr. Martin Hsia Kaiser Permanente Mrs. Carol Koga Ohata Chun Yuen Servco Foundation Tom Shimabuku Family

PRINCIPAL’S CIRCLE Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Gainsley Hawaii State Federal Credit Union Mr. Bob Hayashi ‘Iolani School KoAloha Ukulele Dennis & Tina Lau Ms. Patti Look Mid-Pacific Institute Mr. Henry Miyamura Dan & Linda Momohara Michael & Amy Onofrietti Strategic Communication Solutions, LLC Mrs. Marjorie Tanoue Mr. Ka‘upena Wong Randy & Helen Wong

Sponsor Listing as of November 4, 2014

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Silent Auction Donors American Carpet One Angy’s Handmade Delights Anne Namba Designs, Inc. Aston Waikiki Beach Atlantis Adventures Aunty Lilikoi Ben Franklin Crafts Beretania Florist Big City Diner Big Island Candies Bishop Museum Buzz’s Original Steak House Compleat Kitchen Consolidated Theatres Creative Holidays Dave & Busters Diamond Head Theatre DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki Hotel Germaine’s Luau Global Village Great Harvest Bread Co. Halekulani Hotel Hard Rock Cafe Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki Hilo Hattie Hilton Waikiki Beach Mrs. Gladys Hirano Honolulu Theatre for Youth Ms. Fujiko Hughes Ice Palace Mr. & Mrs. George Irion Mr. & Mrs. Randall E. Jaycox, Jr. Ka’anapali Beach Hotel The Kahala Hotel & Resort Kakaako Pet Hospital - Pauline Koreyasu Hamada, DVM Kapolei Family Dental Corporation Mrs. Donna Kawano KoAloha Ukulele Ko Olina Golf Club CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF MUSIC EDUCATION

Kokua Market Kona Brewing Company Liliha Bakery Mrs. Anne Logan Manoa Valley Theatre Market City Shopping Center Masaki School of Music Maui Divers of Hawaii Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows McKinley Car Wash Michel’s at the Colony Surf Mid-Pacific Institute Dan & Linda Momohara Mountain Apple Company Neiman Marcus Ms. Sherri Pang Paul Brown Salon & Day Spa Polynesian Cultural Center Rosalie Prussing Art Barbara & Guy Shibayama Special Gifts by Clarice Star of Honolulu – Rock-A-Hula Show Tanaka of Tokyo Restaurants University of Hawaii Athletics Department Waikiki Parc Hotel Watanabe Floral, Inc. The Willows Mr. & Mrs. Gin Wong Michael & Terrina Wong Randy & Helen Wong

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Mahalo to Our Donors

The Hawaii Youth Symphony is grateful for these gifts that were made between July 1 and October 15, 2014. CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE ($25,000–$49,999) ABC Stores McInerny Foundation Ward Village Foundation PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE ($10,000–$24,999) Bank of Hawaii Charitable Foundation The Thomas J. Long Foundation George Mason Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation ANGEL ($5,000–$9,999) Bill Healy Foundation Hawaiian Host, Inc. Mrs. Edith Leong Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Jean & Kent Tsukamoto

BENEFACTOR ($2,500–$4,999) Anonymous Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc. Friends of Malama Maunalua Mrs. Gladys Hirano Martin Hsia Richard & Susan Ing Island Insurance Companies Kaiser Permanente Mr. & Mrs. Franklin Kudo Todd & Jeanne Murata Ohata Chun Yuen LLP Servco Foundation Tom Shimabuku Family Symphony Honolulu Condominium Project United Laundry Services, Inc.

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PATRON ($1,000 - $2,499) Anonymous Russell & Dana Arakaki Bank of Hawaii Dr. John Chen & Dr. Lillian Chen Mr. & Mrs. Gil Farias Mr. Alton Farm & Ms. Reiko Tanaka Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Gainsley Mr. Bob Hayashi Kendall & Shelley Hee Iolani School Jonathan Y. C. Ching Revocable Trust Jose L. Romero Memorial Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation KoAloha Ukulele Dennis & Tina Lau Ms. Patti Look Dr. & Mrs. Donald Mastriano Mid-Pacific Institute Mr. Henry Miyamura Dan & Linda Momohara Michael & Amy Onofrietti Ms. Mi Jeong Park Mr. Warren Price III & Ms. Sharon Himeno Mrs. Barbara Shibayama Strategic Communication Solutions, LLC Mr. & Mrs. Ira Uradomo Randy & Helen Wong Mr. & Mrs. Robert Yam HAWAII YOUTH SYMPHONY

SPONSOR ($500–$999) Russell & Dana Arakaki Mr. Geneson Coloma & Ms. Theresa Kiehm Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Kohara Dr. Maya Matsuda & Mr. Edwin Matsuda Mr. & Mrs. Ivan Morita Mr. & Mrs. Barron Nagatoshi Mr. Joseph Rothstein Mr. & Mrs. Doug Stanfield Mr. & Mrs. Robert K. Torrey UHA Health Insurance Mr. & Mrs. Brian Watanabe Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Wo Mr. Yong Zhao & Ms. Xi Chen PARTNER ($250–$499) Carole Sheridan Memorial Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation Mrs. Esther Cartoon Mr. & Mrs. Vincent M. Chang Dr. Yi-Chuan Ching Mr. & Mrs. Roy T. Ganeku Mr. & Mrs. George Irion Mr. & Mrs. Gary Johnson Dr. & Mrs. Sid Johnson Ms. Elizabeth Kaneshiro Mr. & Mrs. Calvin Kasashima Dr. Jay Kwon & Dr. Natalie Woo Dr. Richard Liu & Dr. Amber Liu Charles & Maydean Martin Mr. Steven Premo Randal S. Furomoto & Associates, Inc. Ms. Joan Shishido Brian & Mary Stapleton

Mr. & Mrs. Brian W. Sung Mr. & Mrs. George Takemoto Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Toyama Mr. Xiang Yee & Ms. Jiangyan Zhu CONTRIBUTOR ($100–$249) Anonymous Mr. Russell S. Akamine Ms. Arline Akina Mr. & Mrs. Robert Y. Akinaka Mr. & Mrs. Michael Amore Ms. L. Christine Ban Ms. Carolann Biederman & Mr. Seth Markow Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Bingham Mr. Harold Chang Ms. Linda Mae Chang Mr. Taukai Chang & Ms. Dexin Guo Mr. Tin Shing Chao & Ms. Lai Ling Ng Dr. David Chen & Dr. TzuLan Kuo Mr. Glenn Chinen Chris & Selena Ching Mr. & Mrs. Harry J. Chinn Mr. & Mrs. Robert Choy The Hon. Lea Crandall & Mr. David Schulmeister


Mr. & Mrs. Richard Cundy Mr. & Mrs. Wendell Dang Mr. Dennis Danko & Ms. Joan Forester Mr. George DeConte, II Mr. Allen I. Emura Helen & Richard Fong Ms. Charlotte Fukumoto Mr. & Mrs. Owen Fukumoto Mr. & Mrs. Randal Furomoto Dr. and Mrs. Orin Gima Dr. Jann Hara & Mr. Kurt Hara Mr. & Mrs. Troy Hatakenaka Ms. Stephanie Hayashi Mrs. Helen K. Higa Ms. Reiki Hirayama Dr. Sean Holliday & Dr. Celeste Yagi Ms. Fumi Hua Mr. & Mrs. Warren T. Ishimi Mr. & Mrs. Edward Iwanaga Ryan Jodoi Ms. Dianne Jordan Dr. & Mrs. Toshihiko Kawasugi Mr. & Mrs. Martin N. Kim Mrs. Anne King Mr. & Mrs. Roy E. King, Jr. Mr. Richard L. Kurth Mr. & Mrs. W. Peter Kwong Mr. Bin Li & Ms. Sujuan Situ

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Dr. Jeffrey Lim & Dr. Marcia Nagao Ms. Margaret M. Lin Ms. Tracy Madrigal Ms. Ann Mahi Mrs. Dorothy Mason Mr. Edward Masunaga Ms. Cari Matsuura Ms. Sharon S. McPhee Ms. Jennifer Miyamoto Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Momohara Dr. & Mrs. George I. Nagao Dr. Steven Nishi & Dr. Pamela Tauchi-Nishi Mr. & Mrs. Melvin S. Nishina Oahu Band Directors Association Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Oda Mrs. Susan Ochi-Onishi Mrs. Doris Ogawa Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Oishi Mie Oishi Mr. Phil Olsen & Ms. Gail Hudson Mrs. Helen T. Oshio Mr. & Mrs. Carl Y. Oshiro Mr. Woongbae Park & Ms. Heebea Shim Dr. & Mrs. Robert G. Peters Mr. & Mrs. Dennis W. Randall

Ms. Julie Reyes Mr. & Mrs. Makoto Saito Ms. Corynn Sakamura Ms. Janice Savidge Mr. & Mrs. William E. Seehafer Ms. Joanne H. Shigekane Ms. Laurie Shimabukuro Mr. & Mrs. Steven Shimabukuro Ms. Junko Shimana Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin H. Shimokawa Shinnyo-En Hawaii Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Suda Mr. Kevin Sullivan & Ms. Verna Victoria Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Taba Ms. Wendy Tachikawa Ms. Fawn C. Takemoto Ms. Brenda Tang Ms. Amy A. Taniguchi Dr. Lynn Tanoue Mrs. Ethel M. Teruya Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Tom Carlene & Barry Toshi Mrs. Janice Trubitt Mr. Ryan H. Tsukamoto Rev. Msgr. Terrence Watanabe Dr. Evone Wong Mr. & Mrs. James Yamamoto Dr. Lester Yim

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FRIEND (UP TO $100) Anonymous Mrs. Nancy L. M. Au Ms. Mary Bertolino Mr. & Mrs. Philip Brown Mrs. Mary Lou Chai Ms. Martha Child Ms. Merle K. H. Chong Mr. & Mrs. Cyrus Choy Mr. & Mrs. R. Dougal Crowe Mr. & Mrs. Arnel Domingo Mr. & Mrs. Robert Fleming Ms. Heather Florendo Mr. Peter Fong & Ms. Chiny Wang Rev. & Mrs. Yoshitaka Fujinami Ms. Julia Fujioka Mr. & Mrs. Marcus N. Fulton Mr. & Mrs. Scott B. Gomes Mr. & Mrs. Dickey K. Hamasaki Mr. & Mrs. Sean O. Harding Mr. & Mrs. Norman Hashisaka Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Heape Mr. & Mrs. Albert Hu Mr. & Mrs. Gary S. Ige Mr. & Mrs. George S. Ige Mrs. Jasmine N. Irvine Mr. Andrew Ishii & Ms. Diane Imamura Mr. Grant Ito & Ms. JoAnn Yosemori Ms. Ethel C. Iwasaki James K. Michishima, CPA Mr. & Mrs. Norman Kaneshiro Mr. & Mrs. Jefferry Kato Mr. & Mrs. Richard Y. Katsura Mr. & Mrs. Osamu Kawata Barry & Wendy Kikuno HAWAII YOUTH SYMPHONY

Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Kimura Mr. Charles T. Kishimoto Mr. & Mrs. Eric K. Kobayashi Pierson & Betsy Koike Mr. Allan Kuba Ms. Judy Lam Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Lau Hee, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Martin Lauw Legends Fine Hawaiian Handcrafted Jewelry Dr. Tom Leland & Dr. Jean Adair-Leland Mr. & Mrs. Michael Li Mr. Peter Li & Mrs. Fiona Leung Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Lui Mrs. Theodora Luke Mr. & Mrs. Robert Main Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Martin Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Matsumoto Mr. Burr McCutcheon & Ms. Claire Arakaki Mr. & Mrs. Robert McGovern Col. & Mrs. James P. McGuire Ms. Audrey Miyamoto Dan & Karen Miyamoto

Mr. Yifeng Yuan & Ms. Li Fang Li Mr. & Mrs. Gary Nakano Mr. & Mrs. Sam Ng Ms. Melvina Nomura Mr. & Mrs. Earl K. Okawa Mr. & Mrs. Ernest N. Okazaki Mr. & Mrs. Kyle Okazaki Ms. Bessie A. Ono Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Ono Ms. Prudence Ota Ms. Hannah Paa Mr. & Mrs. Angel G. Pablo Mr. & Mrs. Fernando H. Paez Mr. & Mrs. Florio Pierre Ms. Joanne Potts Mr. Thuong Quach & Mrs. Heidi Wong Ms. Faith H. Sabat Mr. & Mrs. Roy Y. Saito Ms. Yuriko Saito Mr. Phil Scellato Mr. & Mrs. Mark T. Shimabukuro Ms. Ruby Shimabukuro Dr. & Mrs. Alfred Sison Mr. & Mrs. James Sonobe Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Sorensen


Robert & Leinani Springer Mr. & Mrs. Lester Suehiro Mr. & Mrs. Michael Suen Ms. Doreen K. SugitaTsutsui Mr. & Mrs. Dean K. Taba Mr. & Mrs. Morris T. Takishima Ms. Beth Tamayose Mr. Ryutaro D. Tanaka Ms. Kelly Tatom Mr. Robert L. Thomas Mr. Gary T. Todoki Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Toma Mr. & Mrs. Paul Toma Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Tran Mrs. Nancy D. White Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Womack Mr. & Mrs. Clinton Wong Mr. & Mrs. Galen Wong Mr. & Mrs. Youngchang Woo Mr. Jung-sen Wu & Ms. Xiucheng Li Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Wurthner Mr. & Mrs. Corey Yama Dr. Byron K. Yasui Mr. & Mrs. David Yee Mr. Gerald Young Mr. & Mrs. Randall Young

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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!

IN HONOR OF Jason C. Ban by Ms. L. Christine Ban Edith Leong by Ms. Linda Mae Chang by Mrs. Helen T. Oshio Henry Miyamura by Ms. Carolann Biederman & Mr. Seth Markow by Mr. & Mrs. Harry J. Chinn Dylan Suehiro by Mr. & Mrs. Lester Suehiro Kayli Sullivan by Mr. Kevin Sullivan & Ms. Verna Victoria Jordan & Christian Takemoto by Ms. Junko Shimana Hollie-Anne Toma by Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Toma

IN MEMORY OF Geoff Au by Randy & Helen Wong Jean Chinen by Mr. Glenn Chinen Kakuji Kajiwara by Mr. & Mrs. Norman Kaneshiro Ed Kanaya by Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Bingham by Mr. Allan Kuba by Oahu Band Directors Association by Ms. Bessie A. Ono by Mr. & Mrs. Mark T. Shimabukuro by Ms. Doreen K. Sugita Tsutsui by Ms. Wendy Tachikawa by Dr. Byron K. Yasui Beryl May Lum by Ms. Merle K. H. Chong George Mason by Ms. Carolann Biederman & Mr. Seth Markow by Mrs. Dot Mason Marianne Miyamura by Ms. Elizabeth Kaneshiro

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Acknowledgements We are grateful to our community partners whose generous support and special talents are invaluable to Hawaii Youth Symphony. Event Chair Tina Lau Silent Auction Chair Vicky Chiu-Irion 50th Anniversary Planning Committee Chairs Patti Look Jean Tsukamoto Bank of Hawaii Foundation Hilton Hawaiian Village Susan Smith Master of Ceremonies Denby Dung Music Arrangements Dr. Neil McKay Dale Senaga Gavin Min Hawaiian Host, Inc. Kauai Coffee DĂŠcor & Centerpieces Patti Look, Angie Golis Yamamoto, Laura Kay Rand, Michelle Saoit, Rene Tomita Alumni Chairs Richard Ing, Keith Sakamoto

Photo Displays Brandon Higa Jill Kagihara Invocation Matthew Uchida Graphic Design Mark Nakamura HYS T-Shirt Design Megan Uchida Printing Edwards Enterprises, Inc. Video Presentation Kathryn & Tim Bradley, Take 2 Productions Audio/Video Fred Li, No Hum Yet LLC Russell Kikuta, Audio Video Hawaii Ruth Komatsu Recording Engineer C&A Recordings University of Hawaii Music Department Dr. Laurence Paxton, Chair Byron Moon, Facility Coordinator

Les Murata Gary Hirokane Gavin Hirokane Jerry Kushiyama Lloyd Nakamaejo Delbert Nakaoka Tom Shigeta David Yee YSI Concert Parents Lance Uchida Jan Watanabe

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.

2014-15 Board of Directors & Staff

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chris Yuen, President Vice Presidents Richard K. Ing Roy E. King, Jr. Malcolm Lau Tina Lau Leslie Murata Michael Onofrietti Patti Look, Secretary Jean Tsukamoto, Treasurer Alan Arizumi Nathan Hokama Gladys Hirano Martin Hsia Eric Lagrimas Daniel Momohara Alan Okami Keith Sakamoto Marjorie Tanoue

MUSIC STAFF Symphony Program Henry Miyamura, Music Director & Conductor, Youth Symphony I Derrick Yamane, Conductor, Youth Symphony II Elton Masaki, Assistant Conductor, Youth Symphony II Susan Ochi-Onishi, Conductor, Concert Orchestra Hannah Watanabe, Associate Conductor, Concert Orchestra Academy Program Joan Doike, Conductor, Beginning String Ensemble & String Orchestra Ensemble Helen Fong, Conductor, Intermediate String Ensemble Chad Uyehara, Conductor, Concert String Orchestra


Charlotte Fukumoto, Coordinator, String Program Music in the Clubhouse Joy Waikoloa, Instructor, Music4Kids Wayne Fanning, Conductor, Clubhouse Band ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Randy Wong, Executive Director Meredith Prescott, Administration & Finance Manager Ann Doike, Programs Manager Janet Morita, Programs Associate Ruth Komatsu, Education Consultant Hawaii Youth Symphony

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