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He Makana O Nā Mele: The Gift of Music Celebrating Hawaii Youth Symphony’s 52nd Season Proudly presented by ALTRES, Inc.


Maestro Henry Miyamura, Youth Symphony I and

Sunday, November 20, 2016 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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A Message from the President of the Board of Directors Aloha!


hank you for coming to support the young musicians of Hawaii Youth Symphony. The dedication and passion that you witness this evening is evident not only in YSI, but in all of the students enrolled in our various orchestras and programs. Hawaii Youth Symphony envisions a Hawaii where every young person can experience the timeless value of music, learn to play a musical instrument, or otherwise embrace a lifelong appreciation for musical learning. We are committed to developing students of all backgrounds and abilities, so that they may have the opportunity to learn, perform, and grow through music. That is why we have programs that extend into the communities, including a unique partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii. Your support this evening allows HYS to further our vision. Proceeds from this fundraiser will provide students across the socioeconomic spectrum throughout our state with opportunities to enjoy the benefits of quality music education from HYS. Thank you again for believing in our youth, and for your attendance at tonight’s fundraiser.

Richard K. Ing President, Board of Directors

Event Schedule 4:30 pm

He Makana O Na Mele: The Gift of Music begins! • Entertainment by the HYS Alumni Jazz Combo

Registration, Silent Auction, Love Notes, Good Vines for Good Vibes

5:15 pm

Doors Open

5:30 pm

Welcome Presentation, Invocation, and Dinner

6:45 pm

Silent Auction closes

7:00 pm

Concert with YSI & KALAPANA!

8:15 pm

Help HYS “Hit the High Notes” and a YSI finale!

8:30 pm

Auction check-out; event pau! Mahalo!

Jeremy Lawi, drums/leader, Ryan Howe, alto sax, Derek Fujio, tenor sax, Steven Agasa, keyboard, Derek Higashi, bass

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A Message from the Executive Director Dear HYS friends,


usic is among the most treasured of the arts. It is one of the few disciplines that is innately interdisciplinary. It bridges multiple intelligences, from the emotional to the kinesthetic; the linguistic to the mathematical; and the procedural to the emotional. HYS programs make it possible for students to engage in a reflective, exploratory learning process that is creative and fun. Musicmaking requires multitasking, nonverbal communication, precision, and practice, all of which directly benefit their personal development, and eventually, leadership abilities. Of course, your support is just one piece of the puzzle: the combined dedication of parents, family members, teachers, private instructors, and the students themselves, make possible the music you’ll hear tonight. But your presence helps hold us to the standards and core values upon which HYS is organized. Thank you for your commitment to Lifelong Learning, Musical Excellence, Community Service, and Building a Future for Music.

Randy Wong Executive Director

A Message from the Music Director


awaii Youth Symphony treasures every opportunity for its students to perform for the public. Putting yourself on stage in front of an audience requires a special kind of discipline. Our performers must not only come prepared, but also they must be ready to completely commit to the music. This commitment is not just physical, nor is it purely emotional. It’s a commitment that requires our performers to go “beyond” the music, as it’s printed on the page, and further “beyond” the ways in which they were taught. When I rehearse with the members of Youth Symphony I, I tell them they must go “beyond, beyond,” and sometimes it takes a lot of courage for them to commit to doing that. HYS brings opportunities to youth that are unparalleled in other subjects. Music provides openings for our youth to learn, perform, and grow. Many generations of youth have developed themselves through music, and it is our current generation that needs music the most. I applaud you for remembering the importance of music for these children’s lives, and thank you for coming to our Na Mele concert tonight.


Henry Miyamura Music Director 2

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About the 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!

HYS Mission & Vision Mission

The Hawaii Youth Symphony advances 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.


Hawaii Youth Symphony envisions a Hawaii where every young person can embrace the timeless value of music, learn to play a musical instrument, or otherwise embrace a lifelong appreciation for musical learning.

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Guest Artists


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, laid-back 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!

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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He Makana O Nā Mele: The Gift of Music Celebrating Hawaii Youth Symphony’s 52nd Season November 20, 2016


Nakoa Kanahele 12th grade, Roosevelt High School

✧ DINNER ✧ Youth Symphony I

Henry Miyamura, Conductor

Semiramide Overture Gioachino Rossini Sinfonische Metamorphosen I. Allegro Selections from Les Misérables

Paul Hindemith Claude-Michel Schönberg arr. Bob Lowden

Youth Symphony I with Kalapana

Freedom Kalapana arr. Matt Catingub Water Song

Kalapana arr. Matt Catingub

You Make It Hard

Kalapana arr. Matt Catingub

Moon and Stars

Kalapana arr. Matt Catingub

Nā Mele Overture

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Neil McKay


Youth Symphony I Roster Violin I Crystal Cathcart Ian Chang Chelsea Cline, Associate Concertmaster Megan Ganeku Christopher Inouye Alex Kobayashi Evan Liu Skylar Mizukami Elisabeth Sewell, Assistant Concertmaster Ryder Tanaka Megan Uchida, Concertmaster Burson Wang Jinny Wang Violin II Nadine Alcantara Kenneth Chee Kurumi Kawata Brooke Kumasaka Kenny Kwock Allyson Kwong Yudai Leonzon Christian Llantero Lauren Llantero Josiah Matsuda Sabine Mejia Eunice Park Ryan Park Kauai Paule Darius Soo Hoo Caitlin Steele Moriah Tom, Principal Junyi Yin, Assistant Principal Charles Yung Viola Kaycee Beardeaux Kody Dunford Brandon Hong Queenie Huang Sean Kwon, Principal Austin Lau Megan Lauw Michael Murakami Frank Sun Ethan Tran Nashya Yoshimoto Charles Zhang, Assistant Principal


Cello Abigail Austria Joshua Chang Sofia Himeno-Price Christopher Kwock Chloe McCreery Dong-Woo Seo, Assistant Principal Eugene Son Uriel Sung Alexa Wong Gradon Wong Tracie Young, Principal Bass Taiga Benito, Principal Isabella-Marie Geppert Sage Guo Elliott Hee Flute Margaret Nakayama Tamlyn Sasaki, Principal Sherry Tanaka Hana Yoon Aileen Zhang Piccolo Aileen Zhang Oboe Ryan Hirokawa, Principal Daniel Huang Kacie Kajihara Chance Yagi English Horn Kacie Kajihara Clarinet Max Arakaki, Principal Nakoa Kanahele Christopher Montoya Tani Takushi

Bass Clarinet Christopher Montoya Bassoon Everett Amemiya Chanelle Junio Mark Ushiroda Austin Young, Principal Horn Kamuela Akeo Fuma Fujiki Kira Goya, Principal Crystal Lee Emerlynn Shibayama Trumpet Taichi Hirata Ace-Kamakani Inouye Tiffany Nakayama Micah Nishimoto, Principal Davan Sagara Trombone Joseph Abe, Co-Principal Jeffrey Hayashi, Co-Principal Cody Lee Rachael Yamamoto Baritone Ethan Murakami Tuba Jayden Fonseca, Principal Lucas Toor Percussion Marsha Ho Joseph Li, Co-Principal Albert Mackey, Co-Principal Brandy Shinoda Shayn Toothman Piano Queenie Huang

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 and was a Finalist in the Na Hoku Hanohano awards. This year, the orchestra has the special honor of being selected to perform on From The Top, a nationally-broadcast radio show. For the 2016–2017 season, Youth Symphony I is composed of 98 students, grades 9–12, from 27 public, home, and independent schools across Oahu and Maui. They will rehearse more than 130 hours and perform 10 concerts on Oahu and Hawaii islands. Megan Uchida, a senior home school student, 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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Mahalo to Our Table Sponsors

Maestro’s Circle First Hawaiian Bank

Richard & Susan Ing Island Insurance Edith Leong Ginny Tiu, in loving memory of William & Patricia Tiu Kent & Jean Tsukamoto / Accuity LLP

Soloist’s Circle Julia S. Ing

Carol Koga Pacific Property Group United Laundry Services, Inc.

Concertmaster’s Circle

Bank of Hawaii Stephen & Gloria Gainsley Friends of Malama Maunalua Hawaii State Federal Credit Union Sharon Himeno & Warren Price / Price Okamoto Himeno & Lum Martin Hsia Ohata Chun Yuen Ruth Oshiro

Principal’s Circle Action Realty Corporation

Ralph & Christine Carungi Bob Hayashi Gladys Hirano Alan & Diane Ito JESE Salon KoAloha Ukulele Dennis & Tina Lau Marcus & Associates Henry Miyamura Dan & Linda Momohara Ken & Sandra Okamoto / Price Okamoto Himeno & Lum Joseph Rothstein, Ph. D. Marjorie Tanoue Michael & Terrina Wong Randy & Helen Wong

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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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My best to the youth in the State of Hawai‘i Keep up the music!

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Proud to support HYS for the wonderful work that you do with our young people for our community. Ginny Tiu


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Mahalo to Megan Uchida, YSI violinist, for this year’s design!

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HYS Music Alive Tour Serving the Hilo, Volcano, Pahoa and Kea‘au communities of Hawaii Island

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Mahalo to Our Donors Hawaii Youth Symphony is grateful for these gifts, made between July 1 and November 1, 2016. PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE ($10,000–$24,999) Anonymous ABC Stores ALTRES, Inc. George Mason Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation ANGEL ($5,000–$9,999) Alaska Airlines Foundation First Hawaiian Bank Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Richard Ing Island Insurance Companies Mrs. Edith Leong State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Mr. Lance Teruya Mr. & Mrs. Kent Tsukamoto BENEFACTOR ($2,500–$4,999) Anonymous Bank of Hawaii Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Gainsley Mr. Bob Hayashi Mrs. Gladys Hirano Mr. Martin Hsia Mrs. Marilyn Katzman Ms. Carol S. Koga Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Momohara Ohata Chun Yuen LLP Mrs. Ruth Oshiro Pacific Property Group, Inc. Price Okamoto Himeno & Lum ALC Dr. and Mrs. Geoffrey S. Sewell United Laundry Services, Inc.

Mr. & Mrs. Kendall N. H. Hee Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Hokama Mrs. Julia S. Ing Mr. & Mrs. Alan S. Ito Jonathan Y. C. Ching Revocable Trust Kaimuki Middle School Band Boosters KoAloha Ukulele Mr. & Mrs. Kerry Komatsubara Mr. & Mrs. Franklin T. Kudo Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Lau Mr. Malcolm D. Lau Mr. & Mrs. Ferdinand F. Llantero Ms. Patti Look Marcus & Associates, Inc. Matson Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Manuel Mejia Mr. Joseph Rothstein, PhD Mr. & Mrs. Lance Uchida Velocity Honolulu/Cycle City, Ltd. Mr. & Mrs. Gaylord Wilcox Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Y. Wong Mr. Randall G. Wong & Dr. Helen Liu SPONSOR ($500 - $999) Dr. Yi-Chuan Ching Mr. Geneson Coloma & Ms. Theresa Kiehm Mr. & Mrs. Owen Fukumoto Mr. & Mrs. Roy T. Ganeku Dr. Sandi Kwee & Dr. Leilani Ka‘anehe Mr. & Mrs. W. Peter Kwong

Ms. Ann Mahi Mrs. Dorothy Mason Mr. & Mrs. David Monk Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell Nishimoto Mr. & Mrs. Brian Stapleton Mr. Harold Toor Mr. & Mrs. John J. Verghese Wong’s Drapery Shoppe Dr. Mark M. Yoshida PARTNER ($250–$499) Mr. & Mrs. Alan Arizumi Mr. & Mrs. Roger Benito Carole Kai Charities/Great Aloha Run Carole Sheridan Memorial Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation Mr. Kenin Coloma Ms. Rachele Lee Gomes Mrs. Nery L. Heenan Mrs. Molly Inouye Dr. & Mrs. Sid Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Chester Kaneshiro Ms. Elizabeth Kaneshiro Mr. & Mrs. Osamu Kawata Mr. & Mrs. Roy E. King, Jr. Mr. Richard L. Kurth Dr. Jay Kwon & Dr. Natalie Woo Mr. & Mrs. Philip Kwon Dr. Bradford W. Lee Ms. Margaret M. Lin Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Love Mr. Gilbert Miyasato Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Momohara

PATRON ($1,000 - $2,499) Anonymous Action Realty Corporation Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Russell Arakaki Lorraine Araki Avalon Commercial, LLC Dr. & Mrs. Ralph S. Carungi Foodland Super Market, Ltd.

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Donors (Continued) Mrs. Susan Ochi-Onishi Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Oda Ms. Carole K. Onouye Mr. Steven Premo Randal S. Furomoto & Associates, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Dean Tanaka Ms. Brenda Tang Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Winner Dr. Lester Yim & Dr. Letitia Yim CONTRIBUTOR ($100-$249) Anonymous Ms. Arline Akina Mr. & Mrs. Robert Y. Akinaka Mr. & Mrs. Angelito Alcantara Ms. Anne Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Masanobu Arakaki Mr. James Chan Mr. Taukai Chang & Ms. Dexin Guo Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Char Ms. Yongli Chen Mr. & Mrs. David Chi Mr. & Mrs. Robert Choy Mr. & Mrs. Bob Fissell Ms. Charlotte Fukumoto Mr. & Mrs. Randal Furomoto Mr. & Mrs. Scott B. Gomes Mr. & Mrs. George Haraguchi Dr. Nina Hayashi Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Hiyane Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hu Mr. & Mrs. Douglas W. Hung Mr. & Mrs. Namkyu Hyun Ms. Morganne Kaahaaina Dr. & Mrs. Toshihiko Kawasugi Mia T. Kim Mr. & Mrs. Eric K. Kobayashi Mr. Ernest Kobayashi Col. & Mrs. Daniel Lau Mr. & Mrs. Michael Lee Mr. Bin Li & Ms. Sujuan Situ Mr. Shichao Li & Ms. Haiying Wang Dr. Jeffrey Lim & Dr. Marcia Nagao Mrs. Mei-Fa T. Liu Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery Logan Mr. & Mrs. Chester J. Malins Mr. Elton Masaki Mr. & Mrs. Roy Masaki Mrs. Carol Matsushita Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts


Mid Pacific Steel Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Ivan Morita Mrs. Karen S. Mukai Dr. & Mrs. George I. Nagao Ms. Carol Nakaganeku Dr. Steven Nishi & Dr. Pamela Tauchi-Nishi Mr. & Mrs. Melvin S. Nishina Mrs. Doris Ogawa Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Oishi Mrs. Helen T. Oshio Ms. Frances E. Oshita Dr. & Mrs. Robert G. Peters Ms. Meredith Prescott Mr. Warren Price III & Ms. Sharon Himeno Dr. Praphan Puapong & Dr. Ratana Puapong Mr. & Mrs. Dennis W. Randall Mrs. Maxine Robson Mr. & Mrs. Makoto Saito Ms. Corynn Sakamura Ms. Janice Savidge Mr. & Mrs. Steven Shimabukuro Ms. Junko Shimana Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin H. Shimokawa Shinnyo-En Hawaii Mr. & Mrs. Dayne Shinsato Ms. Joan Shishido Dr. Namthip Sitachitta & Mr. Wesley Yoshida Mr. & Mrs. Michael S. Son Ms. Nancy K. Sonoda Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Sorensen Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Taba Ms. Jill Takemoto Mr. & Mrs. Kent Tamai Dr. Lynn Tanoue Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Tom Mrs. Faith Tomoyasu Dr. Takuma Itoh & Ms. Carol K. Tsang Dr. Dailin Wang & Ms. June Tang Rev. Msgr. Terrence Watanabe Mr. Tsunehisa Watanabe & Ms. Priscilla Carmichael Dr. Robert Weiner & Dr. Linda Weiner Mrs. Nancy D. White Mr. & Mrs. Gin D. Wong Mr. & Mrs. Vernon K. W. Wong Mr. & Mrs. Grant S. Yee Mr. Xiang Yee & Ms. Jiangyan Zhu Mr. & Mrs. Su Juen Chris Yeh

FRIEND (Up to $100) Anonymous Ms. Carol Aki Ms. Melisa Ampornpun Mr. & Mrs. David Anderson Mrs. L. Christine Ban Ms. Ellen E. Belconis Captain & Mrs. Stephen S. Bell Mr. & Mrs. Philip Brown Mr. Kenneth H. Burtness Mr. & Mrs. Mark Caliri Mr. & Mrs. Eduardo Camacho Mr. Matthew Carr Ms. Martha Child Dr. George Chu & Ms. Diane Wong Dr. & Mrs. Evan Dobelle Mr. Harry Dobelle Mr. & Mrs. Arnel Domingo Rev. & Mrs. Yoshitaka Fujinami Ms. Julia Fujioka Mr. & Mrs. John Geppert Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan C. Gochu Mr. William H. Gould Ms. Kimberley Haines Mr. & Mrs. Lance Hayashi Ms. Janna Healy Ms. Fujiko (Donna) D. Hughes Michelle N. Ige Ms. Carolyn Ing Mrs. Laura Ing Baker Col. Alan R. Iverson Ms. Ethel C. Iwasaki James K. Michishima, CPA Hoku-Komohana M. Ka‘aha‘aina Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Kawano Mr. & Mrs. Barry Kikuno Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Kimura Mrs. Anne King Mr. Charles T. Kishimoto Mr. Aaron Kito-Hong Dr. Adelheid Kuehnle & Mr. Gordon Wallace Mr. & Mrs. Ty Kubota Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Kubota Mr. & Mrs. Clement Lau Mr. Joseph LeBlanc Mr. & Mrs. Arvin Leonzon Mr. & Mrs. Michael Li Mr. Peter Li & Mrs. Fiona Leung Dr. Milton Liu Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Lui Ms. Jennie Lum Mr. & Mrs. Steven Marcus

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Mr. & Mrs. George Masaki Mr. & Mrs. Dan T. Miyamoto Ms. Janet H. Murphy Dr. Elizabeth Nakasone New City Nissan Mr. & Mrs. Sam Ng Mr. & Mrs. Ernest N. Okazaki Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Ono Mr. & Mrs. Kaname Oshiro Mr. Tom Park & Ms. I-Mei Sun Mr. & Mrs. Larry Radel Mr. & Mrs. Ron Ruhaak Mr. & Mrs. Todd Sakuda Ms. Laurie Shimabukuro Ms. Ruby Shimabukuro Dr. & Mrs. Alfred Sison Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence W. J. Siu Mr. & Mrs. Robert Springer Mr. Michael Sitch & Ms. Louise Ing Mr. & Mrs. Dean K. Taba Mr. & Mrs. Ben Tano Mr. Ryan Y.K. Teruya Mr. Gary T. Todoki Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Toma Mrs. Janice Trubitt Ms. Rochelle Uchibori Ms. Tara L. Vaughn Mr. & Mrs. Vance Wakakuwa Mr. Nathanael H. Wallace Andrew Z. S. Wei Mr. & Mrs. Frank Wei Mr. John Wollstein Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Womack Mr. & Mrs. Clinton Wong Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Wurthner Mr. & Mrs. Corey Yama Dr. Byron K. Yasui Ms. Dale H. Yatsushiro Ms. Mildred A. Yee Mr. & Mrs. Philip Yee Mr. & Mrs. Keith Yoshimoto In-Kind Gifts Anonymous Alan Wong’s Aunty Lilikoi Bar Leather Apron Bead It! Ben Franklin Crafts Beretania Florist Big City Diner Buzz’s Original Steak House Compleat Kitchen Consolidated Theatres Dave & Busters Diamond Head Theatre

DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki Hotel Ms. Heather Doyle Dr. Richard Liu & Dr. Amber Liu Duke’s Waikiki Germaine's Luau Grand Wailea Resort Hotel and Spa Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Honolulu Theatre for Youth Mr. & Mrs. Richard Ing Island Slipper Kaanapali Beach Hotel Mr. & Mrs. Roy E. King, Jr. Ko Olina Golf Club Kyo-Ya Hotels & Resorts Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Lo Market City Shopping Center Maui Divers of Hawaii McKinley Car Wash Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Momohara Mr. Randall G. Wong & Dr. Helen Liu Mutual Publishing Mr. & Mrs. Mark Nakamura Mr. & Mrs. Hao Nguyen P. F. Chang’s China Bistro Pagoda Restaurant & Catering Polynesian Cultural Center Pure Joy Day Spa Robert’s Hawaii, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Neil Sananikone Mr. & Mrs. Ramon Segovia SKY Waikiki Tacos Zarate Tanaka of Tokyo Restaurants TD Food Group, Inc. The Cheesecake Factory The Pegge Hopper Gallery Ms. Kelley Toor Top of Waikiki Revolving Restaurant Tsukuneya Robata Grill University of Hawaii Athletics Department Velocity Honolulu/Cycle City, Ltd. Waikiki Parc Hotel Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Waialae Country Club Wet ’n’ Wild Hawaii Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Y. Wong Mr. Kenzo Yanos Mr. & Mrs. Chris Yuen Zippy's Restaurants

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IN HONOR OF Henry Miyamura by Dr. Bradford W. Lee by Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Love Thomas Bell by Captain & Mrs. Stephen S. Bell Hollie-Anne Toma by Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Toma Kelsey Mukai by Mrs. Karen S. Mukai Tiffany Mukai by Mrs. Karen S. Mukai Richard Ing by Mr. Michael Sitch & Ms. Louise Ing Derrick Yamane by Mr. Lance Teruya Jordan Takemoto by Ms. Junko Shimana Christian Takemoto by Ms. Junko Shimana Edith Leong by Mrs. Helen T. Oshio Christopher Inouye by Mrs. Molly Inouye Elisabeth Sewell by Ms. Frances E. Oshita Katherine Sewell by Ms. Frances E. Oshita Randy Wong by Ms. Janna Healy IN MEMORY OF Jason Tomoyasu by Mrs. Faith Tomoyasu Geoffrey Au by Mr. Randall G. Wong & Dr. Helen Liu Edmund K. U. Yee by Ms. Janet H. Murphy Jason C. Ban by Mrs. L. Christine Ban

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 Hilton Hawaiian Village Susan Smith Master of Ceremonies Ben Gutierrez Music Arrangements Courtesy of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Centerpieces Celeste Imamura, Patti Look, Laura Kay Rand, Angie Golis Yamamoto Favors KoAloha Ukulele Hawaiian Host Auction Vendor 501 Auctions

Event Consulting Melissa Blake / Blake Entertainment Graphic Design Mark Nakamura HYS T-Shirt Design Megan Uchida Printing Edwards Enterprises, Inc. Audio/Video Fred Li, No Hum Yet LLC Russell Kikuta, Audio Video Hawaii Recording Engineer C&A Recordings Alumni Jazz Band Jeremy Lawi, leader

University of Hawaii Music Department Dr. Laurence Paxton, Chair Byron Moon, Facility Coordinator University Laboratory School Keoni Jeremiah, Principal Ira Wong YSI Concert Parents Lance Uchida Laura Yamamoto Les Murata Gary Hirokane Gavin Hirokane Jerry Kushiyama Lloyd Nakamaejo Delbert Nakaoka Tom Shigeta David Yee Bank of Hawaii Blue Crew

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.

2016–17 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 Sharon R. Himeno Gladys Hirano Nathan Hokama Martin Hsia Daniel Momohara Alan Okami Joseph Rothstein, PhD Geoffrey S. Sewell, MD Marjorie Tanoue Chris Yuen


MUSIC STAFF Symphony Program Henry Miyamura, Music Director & 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, Assistant Conductor, Concert Orchestra Academy Program Joan Doike, Conductor, Beginning String Ensemble & String Orchestra Ensemble Chad Uyehara, Conductor, Intermediate String Ensemble & Concert String Orchestra Helen Fong, String Sectional Coach Charlotte Fukumoto, Coordinator, String Program

Music in the Clubhouse Joy Waikoloa, Instructor, Music4Kids Matt Momohara, Conductor, Clubhouse Band ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Randy Wong, Executive Director Carol Tsang, Finance Manager Ann Doike, Programs Manager Janet Morita, Programs Associate Melody Wan, Programs Assistant Ruth Komatsu, Education Consultant

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Hawaii Youth Symphony

Never Forget Wh e r e Yo u C a m e F r o m T hese islands are very special. This is where I’ve learned life lessons that have shaped me into the person I am today.

I learned that your actions speak much louder than your words, to honor your loved ones because family is everything, and to be mindful of your community. You can dream big and strive to accomplish much, but you must always remember to be humble and respectful. Island Insurance shares these values and that’s why I chose Island as my insurance company.

— M a r c u s M a r i o ta

Island roots. Island values.

A proud supporter of the Hawaii Youth Symphony

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He Makana O Na Mele: HYS & Kalapana (2016)  

He Makana O Na Mele: HYS & Kalapana (2016)