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ROYAL HAWAIIAN BAND (RHB)

January 2021 – December 2023
  1. CONCERTS ACROSS O‘AHU
    The Royal Hawaiian Band (RHB) rebounded from the pandemic to serve communities across O‘ahu with an average of 350 concerts a year.
  2. E KANI MAU – HAWAI‘I THEATER
    Produced a large-scale, formal concert at Hawaiʻi Theatre titled “E Kani Mau” (To Resound Forever), a historic performance featuring the RHB and appearances by many local artists, including one of the final performances by the late Danny Kaleikini.
  3. COLLABORATION WITH THE KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS CHILDREN’S CHORUS
    The RHB collaborated with the Kamehameha Schools Children’s Chorus as a featured group in the Hawaiian Airlines preflight video showcasing prominent local artists.
  4. LOCATED A WORTHY PERMANENT HOME AT THE WAIKĪKĪ VISTA
    The RHB began the process of finding a new home for the RHB – a section of the Waikīkī Vista that provides us our own rehearsal space, offices and storage options.
  5. FEATURED MUSICAL PERFORMANCE FOR GOVERNOR GREEN’S INAUGURATION
    The RHB provided musical services for Governor Green’s Inauguration.
  6. RHB FEATURED ON “ALOHA AUTHENTIC”
    The RHB was the featured subject on the KHII television program “Aloha Authentic” with host Kamaka Pili that included interviews with current Bandmaster Clarke Bright, former Bandmaster Aaron Mahi, Karen Keawehawaii and Kuʻuipo Kumukahi.
  7. FILLED KEY VACANT POSITIONS IN THE RHB
    Achieved unprecedented success in filling key vacant positions equaling 18% of the RHB in conjunction with the city’s employment initiatives.
  8. KANEOHE BAY AIR SHOW PERFORMANCE
    Performed as a featured group on the flight line of the Kāneʻohe Bay Air Show featuring the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels.
  9. PERFORM AT O‘AHU SENIOR CARE FACILITIES
    Resumed concert performances at O‘ahu Senior Care facilities as part of the city’s Age-Friendly Honolulu initiative prompting active aging, intergenerational connections, community engagement and inclusion through city department and community projects and programs.
  10. EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH TO YOUNG STUDENTS
    The RHB increased educational outreach through additional school concerts and preschools, elementary, middle and high school venues as part of the city’s Age-Friendly Honolulu Initiative.