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Maestro Henry Miyamura YOUTH SYMPHONY I and

Sunday, November 1, 2015 Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom

Supporting the ARTS We’re proud to support the Hawaii Youth Symphony as they celebrate the talents of Hawaii’s emerging artists.


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10/21/11 9:39 AM

Celebrating 51 years Hawaii Youth Symphony


Edith Leong in Memory of Jack Leong


Bravo! First Hawaiian Bank applauds the student performers of the Hawaii Youth Symphony, which has nurtured aspiring young musicians for over 5 decades. The skills & friendships gained through a common love of music is an invaluable experience that will continue to last a lifetime. Thank you for giving Hawaii’s youth the gift of music.

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


e welcome you here tonight to enjoy some of Hawaii’s finest young musicians in concert with the iconic, local contemporary group, Kalapana.

Tonight’s performance is the result of countless hours of hard work, practice, and rehearsals, and is a glimpse into the incredible music and concerts planned for our 2015-2016 season. This year, our students will embark on musical journeys they will surely remember for years to come. Hawaii Youth Symphony believes in the transformational power of music for those in the audience as well as those performing on stage. We are committed to each of our students to ensure each has the potential to become the best she or he can be. None of this would be possible without your generosity and support. On behalf of the Hawaii Youth Symphony Board of Directors, I would like to thank you for joining us at tonight’s fundraiser.

Richard K. Ing 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

6:45–8:15 pm

Concert with YSI and KALAPANA!

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A Message from the Executive Director Dear HYS friends,


t HYS, we are organized around the core values of Lifelong Learning, Musical Excellence, Community Service and Building a Future for Music. These core values of Hawaii Youth Symphony are often expressed in commitment to our students. Our students are dedicated to music, and the role of their instructors is to nurture this passion. Their love for music is evident every time they play. Tonight you’ll see it on their faces, in their movements, and hear it in the air. Our He Makana O Nā Mele: The Gift of Music annual fundraiser is a special opportunity; one in which you take an active part in supporting these students’ musical pathways. The funds we raise together tonight support all of our programs—from our no-experience-necessary beginning string, wind, and general music classes, to our very top Youth Symphony I which you’ll hear shortly. HYS subsidizes over 70% of the cost per student, making it possible for children from all backgrounds to participate annually. It is an honor and a privilege to be entrusted the reins of this incredible organization. Thank you again for your support, and enjoy the show!

Randy Wong Executive Director & HYS ‘99

A Message from the Maestro


awaii Youth Symphony holds a special place in the community. We are known as an organization that hones students’ musical abilities, opens their eyes to different kinds of music, and gives them the chance to befriend and perform with others who share their interests and passions. All of this provides opportunities for students to become wonderful musicians. However, there is much that HYS offers: each student grows individually as a person. The students develop maturity and responsibility, including empathy and appreciation for others’ points of view. When students take this step—that is, going beyond the music, I tell them they are going “beyond ‘beyond.’” That is why HYS is so special to our community, and why I am thankful for your attendance here tonight.

Henry Miyamura Music Director & Conductor, Youth Symphony I 2

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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 scholarships and financial aid, as well as 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 December 1964, 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 51st Season November 1, 2015

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Michael Chen Senior at Punahou School




Dinner H



Youth Symphony I Il Guarany O Mio Babbino Caro Concert Suite from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


A. Carlos Gomez Giacomo Puccini arr. Sandra Dackow Patrick Doyle & John Williams arr. Jerry Brubaker

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Youth Symphony I with Kalapana When the Morning Comes

Kalapana arr. Matt Catingub


Kalapana arr. Matt Catingub

For You I’d Chase a Rainbow

Kalapana arr. Matt Catingub

The Hurt

Kalapana arr. Matt Catingub


Kalapana arr. Matt Catingub Youth Symphony I

The Lord of the Dance

(The Lord of the Dance, Thunder and Lightning, Cry of the Celts)

Ronan Hardiman arr. Larry Moore

Master of Ceremonies BEN GUTIERREZ


en Gutierrez is a general assignment reporter and weather anchor for Hawaii News Now (KFVE/ KGMB/KHNL). His musical talent is generally limited to the backyard variety, but on rare occasions he has been allowed to perform music on stage. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts, home of the Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards. He's also a member of the National Weather Association and ASCAP, and is a proud supporter of Hawaii Youth Symphony.

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Youth Symphony I Roster Violin I Crystal Cathcart Shin Chang, Associate Concertmaster Chelsea Cline Joseph Fujinami, Concertmaster Megan Ganeku Christopher Inouye Kiana Kendall Eileen Liu Skylar Mizukami Hyeon-Jae Seo Elisabeth Sewell Katherine Sewell Ryder Tanaka Megan Uchida, Assistant Concertmaster Angeline Zhou Violin II Ian Chang Darrell Huang Kurumi Kawata Taylor-Anne Kim, Assistant Principal Alex Kobayashi Kathy Kwock Kenny Kwock Evan Liu Christian Llantero Lauren Llantero Carissa Miyamoto Eunice Park Hana Ra, Principal Shelby Schwartz Caitlin Steele Burson Wang Jinny Wang Ji Eun Yang Junyi Yin Viola Cecily Choy Queenie Huang Brian Kim Sean Kwon, Principal Austin Lau Megan Lauw Nicole Nagatoshi Olivia Reano Ethan Tran Charles Zhang Cello Joshua Chang Hyunwoo Lee Chloe McCreery Keane Miyamoto Jeffrey Pak Dong-Woo Seo 6

Uriel Sung Reid Womack, Principal Justin Yee Tracie Young Bass Taiga Benito Avery Farm, Co-Principal Sonia Romero Christopher Yick, Co-Principal Flute Julie Chai Margaret Nakayama Tamlyn Sasaki Marissa Watanabe, Principal Hana Yoon Piccolo Tamlyn Sasaki Irish Tin Whistle Marissa Watanabe Oboe Izumi Amemiya, Principal Ryan Hirokawa Daniel Huang Claire Shigeta English Horn Ryan Hirokawa Clarinet Max Arakaki Michael Chen, Co-Principal Julianne Matsumoto Chelsea Tanaka, Co-Principal Bass Clarinet Max Arakaki Bassoon Brendan Hiyane, Co-Principal Jennifer Park, Co-Principal Jake Taniguchi Austin Young

Horn Kira Goya Jarod Ishimi Cody Onishi, Principal Emerlynn Shibayama Shane Xu Given Yagi Trumpet Daiya Fujiki, Co-Principal Tiffany Nakayama Micah Nishimoto Matthew Sahara Nicholas Yama, Co-Principal Trombone Joseph Abe, Assistant Principal Jeffrey Hayashi, Principal Julia Lee Steve Park Bass Trombone Steve Park Baritone Ethan Murakami Tuba Louis Lee, Principal David Yamamoto Percussion Mizuki Hamaguchi Marsha Ho Joseph Li, Co-Principal Albert Mackey, Co-Principal Shayn Toothman Piano Queenie Huang Hyeon-Jae Seo

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. This year, Youth Symphony I is composed of 100 students, grades 9–12, from 20 schools across Oahu. This season, they will rehearse more than 130 hours and perform 9 concerts on Oahu and Kauai. Joseph Fujinami, a senior at Mililani High School, is this season’s concertmaster. 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.

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Guest Artists KALAPANA


alapana emerged as one of the most popular bands on the Hawaiian music scene in the 70s, producing a steady stream of hits. Their eponymous 1975 debut album has been hailed as one of the best of the mid-70s Hawaiian renaissance. And with their trademark vocal harmonies, laidback grooves, and popular originals, many have likened Kalapana to Hawaii’s version of the Beatles. Kalapana got its start in 1973 with thanks to childhood friends DJ Pratt and Malani Bilyeu, who auditioned together at the Rainbow Villa for Cecilio & Kapono. Their first gig was at Chuck’s in Hawaii Kai. As they gained popularity, they went on to become the opening act for Earth Wind & Fire, Sly & the Family Stone, Cecilio & Kapono, and others. The band was nominated for several Nani Awards (the predecessor to the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards), with former lead singer Mackey Feary winning “Best Male Vocal,” among others. Just 3 short years later, Kalapana’s popularity had expanded exponentially, and by June of ’76, they performed for 25,000 people over three nights at the Waikiki Shell. In 1977, they had released their first LP in Japan and performed a sold-out concert tour there. Other concert highlights include the grand opening of Hard Rock Café Honolulu, tours to the Philippines for over 10,000 people, a performance with the Honolulu Symphony Pops, and several successful tours to Japan. Kalapana has recorded 17 albums since their first release in 1975, and practically every album has become an island classic. 25th and 30th Anniversary performances (in 1999 & 2004, respectively) have equally recaptured the magic of yesteryear, drawing capacity crowds. They continue to travel to Japan for concert tours every year—sometimes even two to three times per year! H


Nostalgia aside, Kalapana’s charm is timeless. Hawaii Youth Symphony is deeply honored to present this iconic group tonight with Youth Symphony I. Special mahalo to Kalapana for making this collaboration possible; and to the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra for allowing HYS to use orchestral arrangements from Kalapana’s 30th Anniversary concert.


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Accuity / Jean & Kent Tsukamoto Mrs. Edith Leong First Hawaiian Bank

Stephen & Gloria Gainsley Bob Hayashi Alan & Diane Ito KoAloha Ukulele Dennis & Tina Lau Patti Look Marcus & Associates Henry Miyamura Dan & Linda Momohara Michael & Amy Onofrietti Randy & Helen Wong

SOLOIST’S CIRCLE Hawaiian Host Mrs. Gladys Hirano Richard & Susan Ing Island Insurance Company United Laundry Services, Inc.

CONCERTMASTER’S CIRCLE Bank of Hawaii Martin Hsia Carol Koga Friends of Malama Maunalua Hawaii State Federal Credit Union Kaiser Permanente Ohata Chun Yuen Strategic Communication Solutions, LLC

Sponsor Listing as of October 7, 2015

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COMING SOON: TWO VERY SPECIAL GUESTS HYS is excited to present these PHENOMENAL Guest Artists in the 2015-2016 Season Tickets will be available at the Blaisdell Box Office.

Heralded as one of the finest trombone players of his generation, soloist Toby Oft has also performed with the New York Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and many others.

A debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 11 launched her career, and a front page story in the New York Times three years later helped in the formation of a major international career.



FERDINAND DAVID Trombone Concertino, Op. 4 LEOPOLD MOZART Concerto for Alto Trombone

ANTON BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor J. S. BACH Concerto for Two Violins (with HYS soloists)

Symphony Program Winter Concert Sunday, December 6, 2015 • 4:00 PM Blaisdell Concert Hall

Youth Symphony I Spring Community Concert Friday, April 8, 2016 • 7:30 PM Blasidell Concert Hall

Principal Trombone, Boston Symphony

World-Famous Violinist

You don’t want to miss these superstars with HYS!

HYS’s Official 51st Season T-Shirt Now On Sale! Mahalo to Megan Uchida, YSI violinist, for this year’s design!

Screened in black, tan, and pink on a distinctive maroon shirt.

You’ll be the talk of the town – and a proud HYS supporter! Pre-Order Today! He Makana O Nā Mele: The Gift of Music 2015 11

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Upcoming 51st Season Events Symphony Program Winter Concert

Featuring Special Guest, TOBY OFT Principal Trombone of the BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Sunday, December 6, 2015 at Blaisdell Concert Hall, 4:00 pm Youth Symphony I, Youth Symphony II, & Concert Orchestra H



Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Kaimuki High School, 2:00 pm Clubhouse Band, Beginning String Ensemble, Intermediate String Ensemble, String Orchestra Ensemble, Concert String Orchestra H


HYS Kauai Community Concert

Monday, February 15, 2016 at Kauai Community College, 4:00 pm Youth Symphony I H


Youth Symphony II Community Concert Joint Concert with Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus

Sunday, February 20, 2016 at Kawaiahao Church, 5:30 pm H


Concert Orchestra Community Concert

Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Ala Moana Shopping Center, 5:00 pm H


Youth Symphony I Spring Community Concert Featuring Special Guest MIDORI GOTO, violin World-famous violin virtuoso

Friday, April 8, 2016 at Blaisdell Concert Hall, 7:30 pm H


Youth Symphony II & Concert Orchestra Spring Concert Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Roosevelt High School Auditorium, 4:00 pm H


Academy Spring Concert

Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Kaimuki High School Auditorium, 2:00 pm H


Aloha Concert Luncheon Featuring Special Guest, MARLENE SAI

Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom Youth Symphony I & Youth Symphony II He Makana O Nā Mele: The Gift of Music 2015


Silent Auction Donors American Carpet One Angy’s Handmade Delights Anne Namba Designs, Inc. Aunty Lilikoi Ben Franklin Crafts Big City Diner Big Island Candies Bishop Museum Buca Di Beppo Buzz’s Original Steak House Choco le‘a Boutique Mr. Youn Choi & Mrs. Hyun Lee Consolidated Theatres Daniel Dae Kim d.k Steakhouse Diamond Head Theatre DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki Hotel Germaine's Luau Global Village Grand Wailea Resort Hotel and Spa Great Harvest Bread Co. - Kahala Halekulani Hotel Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki Hilo Hattie Gladys Hirano Honolulu Theatre for Youth Yukiko Hughes Ice Palace Richard & Susan Ing Mr. & Mrs. George Irion Kaanapali Beach Hotel Kakaako Pet Hospital – Pauline Koreyasu Hamada, DVM Kapolei Family Dental Corporation Kennedy Theatre KoAloha Ukulele Kona Brewing Company Ko Olina Golf Club Kristie Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Kyo-Ya Hotels & Resorts LeSportsac 14

Lifetouch Prestige Portraits Liliha Bakery Livestock Tavern Lucky Belly Manoa Valley Theatre Market City Shopping Center Maui Divers of Hawaii Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows McKinley Car Wash Michel’s at the Colony Surf Midas Auto Service & Tires Dan & Linda Momohara Amy Monk Mountain Apple Company MW Restaurant Nico’s Pier 38 Pam & Steve Nishi Dennis Oda P. F. Chang’s China Bistro Pagoda Restaurant & Catering The Pegge Hopper Gallery Pint + Jigger Polynesian Cultural Center Pure Joy Day Spa Robert’s Hawaii, Inc. Joshua Romero Rosalie Prussing Art SKY Waikiki Special Gifts by Clarice St. John Knits Star of Honolulu - Rock-A-Hula Show Summit Magazine Susan Page Modeling Tanaka of Tokyo Restaurants The Compleat Kitchen The Kahala Hotel & Resort Waikiki Parc Hotel Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Mr. & Mrs. Gin Wong Michael & Terrina Wong Randy & Helen Wong Zaratez Mexicatessen List as of October 15, 2015

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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 1, 2015. PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE ($10,000–$24,999) ABC Stores The Al Sherman Foundation The Thomas J. Long Foundation ANGEL ($5,000–$9,999) First Hawaiian Bank Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc. Gloria Kosasa Gainsley Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation Mrs. Edith Leong Mr. Lance Teruya Jean & Kent Tsukamoto BENEFACTOR ($2,500–$4,999) Russell & Dana Arakaki Bank of Hawaii Friends of Malama Maunalua Hawaiian Host, Inc. Hawaii State Federal Credit Union Mrs. Gladys Hirano Martin Hsia Richard & Susan Ing Island Insurance Companies Kaiser Permanente Ms. Carol S. Koga Strategic Communication Solutions United Laundry Services, Inc. Randy & Helen Wong

PATRON ($1,000 - $2,499) Anonymous Dr. Ralph & Christine Carungi Dr. John Chen & Dr. Lillian Chen Mr. Alton Farm Mr. & Mrs. Owen Fukumoto Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Gainsley Mr. & Mrs. Roy T. Ganeku Great Harvest Bread Co. Kahala Mr. Bob Hayashi Mrs. Julia S. Ing Mr. & Mrs. Alan Ito KoAloha Ukulele Dennis & Tina Lau Mr. Malcolm D. Lau Ms. Patti Look Marcus & Associates, Inc.

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Mr. Henry Miyamura Dan & Linda Momohara Mr. & Mrs. David Monk Mr. & Mrs. Craig Nakagawa Ohata Chun Yuen LLP Michael & Amy Onofrietti Mr. Warren Price III & Ms. Sharon Himeno Guy & Barbara Shibayama Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Shinsato Mr. & Mrs. Alves Shiu Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Takemoto Ms. Jennifer Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Brian Watanabe Mr. & Mrs. Gaylord Wilcox Michael & Terrina Wong Mr. & Mrs. Corey Yama


SPONSOR ($500 - $999) Anonymous Mr. Ed Elms & Ms. Elizabeth Wong Mr. & Mrs. Carlton Gushiken Mr. & Mrs. Gary Johnson Mr. & Mrs. W. Peter Kwong Ms. Jennifer Miyamoto Mr. & Mrs. Barron Nagatoshi Mr. Joseph Rothstein Mr. & Mrs. Michael H. C. Seu Brian & Mary Stapleton Mr. Michael Stringert Mr. & Mrs. Brian W. Sung Wong’s Drapery Shoppe Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Yick Dr. Mark M. Yoshida Mr. & Mrs. Randall Young PARTNER ($250–$499) Dr. Yi-Chuan Ching Mr. Brandon Correa Mr. Justin Davies & Mrs. Laurel Wong Mrs. Helen K. Higa Mrs. Molly Inouye Ms. Margaret M. Lin Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Nakamaejo Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell Nishimoto Mr. Steven Premo Mr. & Mrs. Dean Tanaka Ms. Amy A. Taniguchi Barry & Carlene Toshi Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Winner Dr. Lester Yim & Dr. Letitia Yim 16

CONTRIBUTOR ($100–$249) Anonymous Ms. Arline Akina Mrs. L. Christine Ban Mr. Joel Bradshaw & Ms. Jean Kirschenmann Ms. Linda Mae Chang Mr. Tin Shing Chao & Ms. Lai Ling Ng Mr. Glenn Chinen Mr. & Mrs. Robert Choy Dougal & Ann Crowe Mrs. Mook-Lan M. Fan Mr. & Mrs. Bob Fissell Mr. & Mrs. Ron Geronimo Mr. Lorin Gima Dr. and Mrs. Orin Gima Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Goya Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Hanaumi Mr. & Mrs. Don Hazzard Kendall & Shelley Hee Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Hokama Mr. & Mrs. Albert Hu Mr. & Mrs. Namkyu Hyun Mr. & Mrs. Warren T. Ishimi Mr. Grant Ito & Ms. JoAnn Yosemori

Dr. & Mrs. Toshihiko Kawasugi Mr. & Mrs. Osamu Kawata Mrs. Anne King Mr. & Mrs. Roy E. King, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Kohara Col. & Mrs. Daniel Lau Mrs. Joanna Lee Julia M. G. Lee Mr. Bin Li & Ms. Sujuan Situ Mrs. Mei-Fa T. Liu Dr. Richard Liu & Dr. Amber Liu Mr. & Mrs. Ferdinand F. Llantero Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Lum Mr. & Mrs. Meredith Maeda Mr. Edward Masunaga Ms. Cari Matsuura Maui Specialty Chocolates Ms. Sidney Jean PalmMcIntosh Ms. Sharon S. McPhee Dan & Karen Miyamoto Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Momohara Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Mori Kenneth H. Morris Hawaii Youth Symphony

Dr. Steven Nishi & Dr. Pamela TauchiNishi Mr. & Mrs. Melvin S. Nishina Mrs. Doris Ogawa Mr. & Mrs. Ernest N. Okazaki Mr. & Mrs. George Okuhara Mrs. Helen T. Oshio Ms. Kiyomi Oyama Mr. & Mrs. Gerald M. K. Pang Ms. Bonnie L. Pestana Dr. & Mrs. Robert G. Peters Dr. Praphan Puapong & Dr. Ratana Puapong Mr. Thuong Quach & Mrs. Heidi Wong Mr. & Mrs. Dennis W. Randall Dr. & Mrs. Vern Sasaki Mr. & Mrs. William E. Seehafer Shinnyo-En Hawaii Ms. Nancy K. Sonoda Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Taba Take 2 Production, LLC Mr. & Mrs. Brent Takushi Dr. Lynn Tanoue Mr. & Mrs. Wesley M. Tanoue

Mrs. Ethel M. Teruya Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Tom Dr. Jennifer Townsend & Mr. Reid Townsend Mrs. Janice Trubitt Mr. Ryan H. Tsukamoto Mr. & Mrs. Frank Wei Dr. Robert Weiner & Dr. Linda Weiner Mr. Vincent Wildermuth & Mrs. Sayoko Kendall Dr. Kelley Woodruff & Mr. Benjamin Marx Mr. & Mrs. Gin D. Wong Mr. & Mrs. Jim J. L. Wong Vernon & Joyce Wong Mr. & Mrs. Grant S. Yee Dr. & Mrs. Jack Zhou FRIEND (Up to $100) Anonymous Ms. Mary Bertolino Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Blas Mr. & Mrs. Philip Brown Mr. Matthew Carr Mrs. Mary Lou Chai Mr. Taukai Chang & Ms. Dexin Guo Mr. & Mrs. Robert Chenet

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Ms. Martha Child Dr. Kyungjin Chung & Dr. Ja Yeon Moon Mrs. Ellen Corrie Mr. & Mrs. Arnel Domingo Mr. Roy Epstein & Ms. Jayne Hirata Mr. & Mrs. Shinichi Fujimoto Rev. & Mrs. Yoshitaka Fujinami Mr. & Mrs. John Geppert Mr. Scott Gresham & Ms. Fe Saad Mr. & Mrs. George Haraguchi Mr. & Mrs. Sean O. Harding Mr. & Mrs. Norman Hashisaka Mrs. DeAnna Hayashi Mr. & Mrs. James K. Hijii Mr. & Mrs. Mark Hirokawa Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Ho Mr. & Mrs. William Holowecki Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hu Mr. & Mrs. Douglas W. Hung Mr. & Mrs. Gary S. Ige Mr. & Mrs. Eric Igeta Ms. Ethel C. Iwasaki James K. Michishima, CPA Mr. & Mrs. Guy Kamitaki Mr. & Mrs. Richard Y. Katsura Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Kawakami Mr. & Mrs. Dennis B. Kim Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Kimura Mr. Charles T. Kishimoto Ms. Kim Kiyabu 17

Mr. & Mrs. Eric K. Kobayashi Mr. & Mrs. Roger M. Kobayashi Ms. Sylvia S Koike Mr. David E. Koizumi Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Kubota Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Lau Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Lau Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Lau Hee, Jr. Mrs. Jeong Eun Lee Mr. Jong Ho Lee & Mrs. Ann Park Mr. & Mrs. Arvin Leonzon Mr. & Mrs. Michael Li Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Lui Mrs. Theodora Luke Ms. Jennie Lum Mr. & Mrs. John Mackey Dr. Larry Magnussen Ms. Ann Mahi Mr. & Mrs. Chester J. Malins 18

Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Matsumoto Mr. Maurino M. Mirador & Ms. Veronique Escareal Mrs. Yoshiko Morimoto Ms. Kelsey Mukai Mr. & Mrs. Melvyn Mukai Ms. Tiffany Mukai Mr. & Mrs. Thomas P. Mullon Mr. & Mrs. Mark Murakami Ms. Janet H. Murphy Mrs. Nancy Nishimura Mr. & Mrs. Glenn M. Okino Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Ono Mr. Tom Park & Ms. I-Mei Sun Mr. & Mrs. Florio Pierre Ms. Joanne Potts Mr. & Mrs. Fred Romero Ms. Faith H. Sabat Mr. & Mrs. Roy Y. Saito Ms. Yuriko Saito

Mr. & Mrs. Todd Sakuda Mr. & Mrs. Masahiro Sato Mr. Phil Scellato Mr. & Mrs. Grant Shimabukuro Ms. Ruby Shimabukuro Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin H. Shimokawa Ms. Sheryl Shohet Dr. & Mrs. Alfred Sison Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Sorensen Mr. & Mrs. Edward Sueoka Mr. & Mrs. Loren M. Taguchi Mr. & Mrs. Morris T. Takishima Mr. Alec C. Tam Mr. & Mrs. Herman Tam Mrs. Chizuko Telesco Mr. Robert L. Thomas Mr. Gary T. Todoki Mr. & Mrs. Paul Toma Mr. & Mrs. Don Tomich Mrs. Faith Tomoyasu Ms. Kelley Toor Mr. Nathanael H. Wallace Mr. Ed Watanabe Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Womack Mr. & Mrs. Dylan Yamashita Ms. Kyla B. Yamashita Dr. Byron K. Yasui Ms. Adrienne C. Yee Ms. Mildred A. Yee Mrs. Wendy Yee Mr. & Mrs. Keith Yoshimoto Mr. Chao Zheng & Mrs. Zhen Fan Hawaii Youth Symphony

IN HONOR OF Kelly Holowecki by Mr. & Mrs. William Holowecki Amanda Igeta by Mr. & Mrs. Eric Igeta Christopher Inouye by Mrs. Molly Inouye Edith Leong by Ms. Linda Mae Chang by Mrs. Helen T. Oshio Nellie Matsunami by Kenneth H. Morris Marissa Watanabe by Mr. Ed Watanabe Austin Young by Mr. & Mrs. Randall Young

IN MEMORY OF Jason C. Ban by Mrs. L. Christine Ban Jean Chinen by Mr. Glenn Chinen Patra Puapong by Dr. Praphan Puapong & Dr. Ratana Puapong Jason Tomoyasu by Mrs. Faith Tomoyasu Edmund K. U. Yee by Ms. Janet H. Murphy

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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!


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 Hilton Hawaiian Village Susan Smith Master of Ceremonies Ben Gutierrez Music Arrangements Hawaii Symphony Orchestra DĂŠcor & Centerpieces Celeste Imamura, Alicia Oh, Suzanne Watanabe, Patti Look, Angie Golis-Yamamoto, Laura Kay Rand, Denise Tanaka, RenĂŠ Tomita, Micah Young Alumni Chairs Richard Ing, Keith Sakamoto Invocation Michael Chen Graphic Design Mark Nakamura HYS T-Shirt Design Megan Uchida

Printing Edwards Enterprises, Inc. Audio/Video Fred Li, No Hum Yet LLC Honolulu Community College MELE Program Russell Kikuta, Audio Video Hawaii Ruth Komatsu Derrick Yamane 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.

2015-16 Board of Directors & Staff BOARD OF DIRECTORS Richard K. Ing, President Vice Presidents 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 Daniel Momohara Alan Okami Keith Sakamoto Marjorie Tanoue Chris Yuen


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, Beginning String Ensemble & String Orchestra Ensemble Helen Fong, String Sectional Coach Chad Uyehara, Conductor, Intermediate String Ensemble & Concert String Orchestra

Charlotte Fukumoto, Coordinator, String Program

Music in the Clubhouse Joy Waikoloa, Instructor, Music4Kids Wayne Fanning, Conductor, Clubhouse Band


Randy Wong, Executive Director Meredith Prescott, Administration & Finance Manager Ann Doike, Programs Manager Janet Morita, Programs Associate Ruth Komatsu, Education Consultant

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