Maui Made Sundays

The Hawaiian Serenaders

“We appreciate your talent and great efforts,” wrote Toni Rojas, Marketing Director at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center, after The Hawaiian Serenaders last show in April 2016.

We performed three 2-hour sets on April 3, 10, and 24 as part of Queen Ka’ahumanu Center’s Maui Made Sundays new event for the month. We had hula dancers and the Band played once. This all came about because the Center’s new Leasing Manager had seen our Ukulele Mix Plate shows at the Shops at Wailea from January-April 2015. We were pleased to perform at the largest shopping center in Kahului.

One touching moment occurred on the second Sunday when we invited the audience to get up and waltz in front of the stage to the next song and an older couple did just that. As we were singing, a man let go of his walker and held out his hand to his wife, and then they waltzed to “Could I Have This Dance.”

(Photo taken with Linda Ewing and Janet Rineer after The Hawaiian Serenaders show at Maui Made Sundays at Queen Kaahumanu Center on 3 April 2016)

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Mele Fong is a professional singer, song arranger, and master of multiple strumming styles for the 'ukulele. She is an experienced educator with over 50+ years experience playing the 'ukulele and entertaining worldwide. Mele performs with her husband in the duo "The Hawaiian Serenaders" and leads student groups. In 1996, the duo represented the State of Hawai'i in concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Mele and her husband Richard Tom were both born and raised on Oahu and now reside in Maui.