The University of Hawai‘i Band has a long, rich history that began in 1923 with an eighteen-member drum and bugle corps. Today, the UH Bands are comprised of some 300 students, performing in the 200-member UH Rainbow Warrior Marching Band, three concert bands, and five pep bands. These students entertain over 400,000 spectators annually at our football, basketball, and volleyball games – nearly one hundred athletic events and dozens of concerts every year!
As the most visible student organization on campus, the UH Bands afford all students the opportunity to participate in an activity central to the Department of Music, the University, and the state of Hawai‘i. Open to all majors on campus, the University of Hawai‘i Bands provide a home for you filled with tradition, pride, performance excellence, and most importantly, aloha spirit!
UH Bands welcome new Jazz Band Director
The Music Department of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is proud to announce jazz trumpeter and band leader Mike Lewis will join the UH Music ʻohana this fall as Director of the UH Jazz Ensemble.
UH Bands' Performance Dates: Saturday, September 2 - UH Football vs Western Carolina Saturday, September 30 - UH Football vs Colorado State (High School Junior/Senior Night) Tuesday, October 3 - Wind Ensemble at Ala Moana. Saturday, October 14 - UH Football vs San Jose State (Homecoming) Saturday, October 28 - UH Football vs San Diego State Sunday, November 5 - Rainbow Drumline / Guard Clinics Thursday, November 9 - Rainbow Invitational Marching Festival Saturday, November 11 - UH Football vs Fresno State (Military Night) Saturday, November 25 - UH Football vs BYU Sunday, November 26 - Band Concert with Orchestra at McKinley high school