New orchestra launched for high school students

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Maestro Conner Yoshimoto leads the Hummingbirds Youth Philharmonic as they work through a piece during a rehearsal June 1 at the Hawaii Science and Technology Museum in Hilo.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Josselyn Dawson looks up to receive instruction before playing the viola during a rehearsal for the Hummingbirds Youth Philharmonic.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald In the front row, Josselyn Dawson, left, and Hina Nanamura play the viola while Leyla Stevens plays the saxophone and cellist Kassawndra Hamilton looks for cues from maestro Conner Yoshimoto during a June 1 rehearsal for the Hummingbirds Youth Philharmonic in Hilo.

High school musicians have a new opportunity to pursue their musical passions with the recent launch of the Hummingbirds Youth Philharmonic through Hilo’s Hawaii Science and Technology Musuem.