Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band
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.
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.
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").
For Student Membership & Information on our Student Community Service Project, click here.
For all other membership levels, click here.
As a verifiable 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, your donations to the Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band are tax-deductible. We welcome your donations and you will know that they are being used to perpetuate Hawaiian music and culture.
Marching Band Directors, Students and Parents: You can view and download information about the 2015 Hawaiian Music Award and overall parade/band competition by clicking here.
Our Hawaiian Band Music Public Library began as a community service, free to the public. Here you can view full scores, individual written parts, and even a short history of each piece. You can also listen to a midi recording of each song. Your band could have a chance to sing or even chant in Hawaiian during a couple of the arrangements. The library continues to grow, but to view the current selections, click here.
The FRHB recently received a generous donation from the Chang family, of whom Domenico Moro, the thirteenth bandmaster of the Royal Hawaiian Band, was a close friend. The donation consists of dozens of handwritten musical scores, programs, recordings, personal belongings and other priceless artifacts. To view the ongoing work being done on this collection, click here.
We need volunteers to help us with selling merchandise at the Sunday concerts at Kapiʻolani Park as well as with our other activities. If you are willing to give your time and energy to the Friends, click here.
Students: Become a student member of the Friends & participate in our Community Service Program, gaining hours for your school requirements while helping out the Friends and the Royal Hawaiian Band. For more information, click here.
For information regarding the Mekia Kealakaʻi Memorial Commemoration Ceremony held on March 31, 2014 or for information regarding the scholarship fund established in his name, and how to donate to it, click here.
To view a short tribute to those members of the Royal Hawaiian Band who passed away during the year of 2014, click here.
Our Archived Documents section will allow you access to past newsletters, historical programs, newspaper & magazine articles, and more. To view the Friends Archives, click here.
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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For complete up-to-date information about the "Friends," please join us on our other social media sites as well:
- For the Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band YouTube channel, click here.
- For the Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band Facebook page, click here.