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June 15th 2019

The Henry Kapono Foundation is pleased to support Nicole McClain and Caden Hong with a kind donation. Learn about Nicole and Caden below.


Nicole McClain

Nicole's China Trip 2019

My name is Nicole McClain, and I am 12 years old. I was recently given the honor of being invited to sing in China at the Chengdu International Sister Cities Youth Music Festival in July. Your kind donations will be put towards expedited passports, visas, airfare & ground transportation, food & lodging and all other expenses related to this trip.


Caden Hong

Hawaii Youth Drummer Leads Commissioning Project

My name is Caden Hong and I am a percussion student in the Hawaii Youth Percussion Ensemble (HYPE). I am excited to be raising money for a project where I commission five prominent composers to write pieces for young percussion ensembles. We have a fantastic lineup of composers including Nathan Daughtrey, Brandon Dittgen, Chad Heiny, Angela Kepley, and Matt Moore. The composers will be working closely with me to ensure that the pieces are enjoyable and educational for young percussionists to learn. We are also looking forward to possibly having the pieces published worldwide by C. Alan Publications.