He Makana O Na Mele

Event Schedule

4:30 pm – Registration, Silent Auction, & Pre-Show Entertainment

5:30 pm – Dinner Service (Hawaiian-Style Cuisine)

7:00 pm – Concert Begins

8:30 pm – Event concludes

Your participation in this year’s fundraiser is kindly appreciated. HYS subsidizes over 70 percent of the cost per child, keeping tuition below-market, and additionally distributes over $70,000 each year in need-based financial aid. Can music change the world? Hawaii Youth Symphony sees evidence of it every day—and the transformation begins with an investment in each student. Please join us in making the difference.

Reserve Seats and Tables
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Silent Auction Donations

Dining, travel, entertainment, spa, and other experiences are very popular with our guests. We also welcome gifts of wine, spirits, jewelry, and one-of-a-kind items!


Give A Cash Donation

We welcome cash donations, supporting our Na Mele Gala Fundraiser. Online donations are accepted here. Mahalo!

Submit Guests' Names

If you’ve already reserved your table, guest names can be submitted here.

Ad Submission

Sponsors, please submit your ads using this form.

2019 Event Co-Chairs & Committee:  Erica Mau Orejel (co-chair), Richard Ing (co-chair), Mary Ellen Williams (co-chair), Tina Lau, Sharon Himeno, Patti Look

Special Guest: Jake Shimabukuro


We are very excited to have JAKE SHIMABUKURO joining Maestro Joseph Stepec and Youth Symphony I!

Mahalo to Our Sponsors


First Hawaiian Bank

Hawaii Permanente Medical Group

Island Insurance

Marilyn & Steven Katzman

Top of Waikiki/SKY Waikiki

Waikiki Shopping Plaza


Accuity LLP/Jean & Kent Tsukamoto

Bob Hayashi

Gladys Hirano

Sharon Himeno & Warren Price

Teruya Brothers, Ltd.

Trinity Investments


Steve & Gloria Gainsley

Helen Higa

Carol Koga

Patti Look


Action Realty Corporation


Becker Communications

Friends of Malama Maunalua

Martin Hsia, Esq.

Dennis & Tina Lau

Malcolm Lau

Dan & Linda Momohara

Michael & Amy Onofrietti

Pacific Property Group

Thomas & Mary Ellen Williams

Randy Wong & Helen Liu