18TH Annual Maui Youth Ukulele Players Contest - Kaanapali Resort
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18TH Annual Maui Youth Ukulele Players Contest

Keiki ‘ukulele players from kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to participate in the 18th running of the Maui Youth Ukulele Players Contest. The contest is held at Hula Grill Kaanapali and gives Maui County keiki the chance to perform on stage in front of a live audience.

Hula Grill

The contest kicks off of at 10 am, but there is a complimentary workshop prior at 9:15. The workshop is led by Hawaii instructor, Kimo Hussey, and is a great way to get the group warmed up and playing together.

Hula Grill

Keiki can compete in the solo division, group division, or both. The contest is sponsored by KoAloha, so every contestant has the chance to win a brand new ukulele. And every contestant will leave with a commemorative t-shirt and other great prizes.

Hula Grill

A simple breakfast and lunch will be provided for the contestants, and family members or other supporters are welcome to order from our lunch menu any time after 10:45 am.

Hula Grill
8:30-9:00 am Check-in
9:15 am__ Ukulele Workshop
10:00 am Contest Begins
(All contestants must be
checked in by 9:15am)

Division 1 K – 4th grade
Division 2 5th – 8th grade
Division 3 9th – 12th grade
Maximum of 4 members
(See Rules and Qualifications)

Each contestant must be a resident of Maui County (includes Lanai and Molokai). Aloha Attire is required. All contestants will be judged on brief introduction, ukulele performances (strumming, rhythm and picking), singing and stage presence, off stage attitude, originality and keeping within the 6 minute time limit. No electrical effect pedals/distortion boxes will be allowed. GROUP DIVISION – Maximum number of four contestants. You must have at least one ukulele player in groups of two and two ukulele players in groups of three or four. Your group may be intermixed in grade levels. Solo Division contestants may also enter in the Group Division. More information here.

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