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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 Hawai`i's monarchy. Steeped in tradition, the Band has survived a variety of political changes throughout the years. It has remained a vital part of Hawai`i'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.
The Band has traveled extensively from its inception, performing in the Mainland United States, Canada, Europe and Japan, taking with it not only the music and culture of the islands, but the very essence of the aloha spirit itself. As a link to Hawai`i's precious past, the Royal Hawaiian Band performs the best of the Islands' traditional musical heritage, while showcasing Hawai`i's present day talent in both song and dance. In July 1988, the Band performed an historic concert in New York City's celebrated Carnegie Hall to a packed house and a standing ovation.
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