The Royal Hawaiian Band
10 a.m. Saturday May 6, Main Stage
Founded in 1836 by order of King Kamehameha III, the Royal Hawaiian Band is one of the last living links to Hawaiʻi's monarchy. Steeped in tradition, the Band has survived a number of political changes throughout the years. it has remained a vital part of Hawaiʻi's daily life as the islands evolved from a monarchy to a territory, and finally to the 50th State of the United States. Today, the Royal Hawaiian Band is an agency of the City and County of Honolulu and is the only full-time municipal band in the United States. Led by Bandmaster Clarke Bright, the band performs and marches in over 300 concerts and parades each year including: city, state, and military functions; schools, community centers, shopping malls, retirement communities, graduations, and private events. Weekly public performances are held on Fridays at ‘Iolani Palace and Sundays at the Kapi‘olani Park Bandstand.