Entertaining at Hale Ho’ola Hamakua

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Although the travel from Maui required predawn wake-up calls, the seventh and eighth graders from Kalama Intermediate School in Makawao were on task and attentive as they play for the residents of Hale Ho’ola in Honokaa, the first of their scheduled performances on Hawaii Island. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)
Benny Uetake closes out the concert for the residents of Hale Ho’ola with a lively ukulele version of “Jamaica Farewell.” (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)
Seventh and eighth graders from Kalama Intermediate School in Makawao came to Hawaii Island to play in the Ukulele Festival at Waikoloa. The students, under the direction of Benny Uetake, make a first stop in Honokaa to play for the residents at Hale Ho’ola. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)
Benny Uetake leads his seventh and eighth graders as they play for the residents of Hale Ho’ola. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)
Eighth grade ukulele players from Kalama Intermediate School in Makawao, Maui. Clockwise from front right, Kiha Mossman, Isaiah Asing, Brendon Eligio and Koa Hashimoto. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)
Seventh and eighth graders from Kalama Intermediate School in Makawao play for residents of Hale Ho’ola in Honokaa. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Although the travel from Maui required predawn wake-up calls, the seventh and eighth graders from Kalama Intermediate School in Makawao were on task and attentive as they play for the residents of Hale Ho’ola in Honokaa, the first of their scheduled performances on Hawaii Island. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Benny Uetake closes out the concert for the residents of Hale Ho’ola with a lively ukulele version of “Jamaica Farewell.” (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Seventh and eighth graders from Kalama Intermediate School in Makawao came to Hawaii Island to play in the Ukulele Festival at Waikoloa. The students, under the direction of Benny Uetake, make a first stop in Honokaa to play for the residents at Hale Ho’ola. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Benny Uetake leads his seventh and eighth graders as they play for the residents of Hale Ho’ola. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Eighth grade ukulele players from Kalama Intermediate School in Makawao, Maui. Clockwise from front right, Kiha Mossman, Isaiah Asing, Brendon Eligio and Koa Hashimoto. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Seventh and eighth graders from Kalama Intermediate School in Makawao play for residents of Hale Ho’ola in Honokaa. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)