He Makana O Na Mele 2021: Jake & Amy


Rebroadcast Dates:

  • March 17, 2022 at 7pm on KGMB
  • March 21, 2022 at 7pm on K5
  • March 27, 2022 at 4pm on KHNL



We invite you join us and celebrate the potential of our youth, generations of whom have had their lives transformed through HYS programs and their first encounter with music. Especially in these times music is a bridge that connects: it engages communities; it brings people of all ages together; it creates pathways for youth for their academic and social-emotional growth. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic Hawaii Youth Symphony has continued to reach out to more students and families from diverse populations as we strive  to fulfill our vision to Make Music a Right, Not a Privilege. 

Pre-recorded at the Halekulani and televised, the event will feature performances by HYS students, world-renowned entertainers Jake Shimabukuro and Amy Hānaialiʻi, and collaborative performances with junior orchestras from Hawaii’s sister cities in Japan!

Television presents an incredible opportunity to introduce the HYS mission and showcase our performers to a broad audience. HYS is partnering with Hawaii News Now to produce this special one-hour television event.

Interview segments will share student success stories with viewers and remind them of the importance of music education. HYS relies on the generosity of supporters like you to further our mission while navigating new times. We appreciate your consideration of sponsorship of this year’s event. Your contribution will go towards breaking down barriers like financial hardship, access to qualified music teachers, and the high cost of instruments.

Event Sponsors


SimplicityHR by Altres
Waikiki Shopping Plaza


Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
Island Insurance


Action Realty
CPB Foundation
First Hawaiian Bank
Governor Ben and Vicky Cayetano and Ginny Tiu
The Resort Group
Trinity Investments
Jean & Kent Tsukamoto


Gladys Hirano
Lorrin Hirano, Esq.
Martin Hsia, Esq.
Mary Ellen & Thomas Williams
Patti Look
Randy & Helen Wong

Program Supported by Hawai’i Tourism Japan

2021 Event Co-Chairs

Erica Mau & Collin Hoo

Event Publicity: 

Becker Communications, Inc.

Event Social Media:

Vibe Creative Marketing