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Programs

The Hawaii Youth Symphony is among the largest youth symphony programs in the country, serving 700 students annually from more than 100 schools across the state.  Incorporated in 1964 with a single 80-member orchestra, HYS has grown nearly 8-fold in the past  half century with 13 different programs. We offer a complete spectrum of out-of-school music programs organized under two sections: the HYS Academy and Symphony Program.

To ensure that no interested child is turned away from a quality music education because of financial need,  HYS distributes more than $35,000 a year through its  financial aid program.  HYS offers assistance  for registration fees, instrument rentals, private lessons and air and surface travel for neighbor island students.