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Our mission is to help youth develop to their fullest potential through orchestral music, in the setting of our Islands’ unique culture.

Noteworthy Challenge 2019

The Annual Fund takes care of our faculty and staff, concert production, facility rental, sheet music purchases, instrument maintenance, and more. Your gift to the HYS Annual Fund will help us make ends meet so that we can continue to provide high-quality artistic experiences that Hawaii’s children deserve.

Thanks to Annual Fund donors like you, HYS has made great strides toward making music a right and not a privilege for youth throughout Hawaii. By the end of this season, we will have served 735 students, an increase of 13% from the prior year.

To make the opportunity available to as many students as possible, we keep tuition well below what it actually costs to provide our programs, and we give financial aid to any child who needs it. For every dollar a family spends in tuition, we need to raise three dollars to meet it.

On behalf of all of us at HYS: Mahalo!