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     Welcome to the home for the Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to help preserve and promote this living legacy for all future generations.

For Student Membership & Information on our new Student Community Service Project, click here.

For all other membership levels, click here.


In Progress: Soon there will be a new section of our web site dedicated to the Mekia Kealakaʻi ceremony held on March 31, 2014. To view the KITV coverage of the ceremony, click here. The new section will also include information about his life, his music, and the ongoing scholarship fund for promising Hawaiian musicians. Until the new section is completed -

For information on the Mekia Kealakaʻi Memorial/Scholarship Fund, click here.


For information on the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Hamilton Library Exhibition on the Royal Hawaiian Band, click here.


To view pictures of this wonderful yearly event, click here.


Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band

     The Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band is a non-profit support arm for the Royal Hawaiian Band.  Its mission is to help preserve and promote this historic organization.  You are invited to join the "Friends" and become a vital part of this effort.

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     For information regarding the "Friends", please navigate this website using the primary links found within the left-hand column of this "Home" page ("Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band").


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The Royal Hawaiian Band

     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, under the musical leadership of Bandmaster Clarke K. Bright, is an agency of the City and County of Honolulu and is the only full time municipal band within the United States.

     For information regarding the Band, please navigate this website using the primary links found within the left-hand column of this "Home" page ("Royal Hawaiian Band").

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