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!
Mark your calendars! Join us every Wednesday evening to make great music!
Alumni! September 22, 2018! Save the date!
Homecoming is early this year! Please make plans to join us for another fun day catching up with your fellow alums...and playing HORSE! To keep up with the latest information, please check HERE.
UH Bands' Performance Dates:
AUGUST 2018 Mon 20 First Day of Instruction SEPTEMBER 2018 Sat 1 UH Football vs Navy - Military Night Mon 3 Holiday: Labor Day Thurs 6 UHWE 1st concert, Ala Moana, 7pm Sat 8 UH Football vs Rice Sat 22 UH Football vs Duquesne - Homecoming OCTOBER 2018 Sat 6UH Football vs Wyoming - Jr/Sr Night Sat 20 UH Football vs Nevada Sun 21 UHWE 1st concert, Orvis, 7pm
NOVEMBER 2018 Sat 3UH Football vs Utah State Sun 11 Rainbow Drumline Clinic Mon 12 Rainbow Invitational Marching Festival Mon 12 Holiday: Veteran's Day Tues 13 Jazz Band – Smith Amphitheater, 7:30pm Sat 17 UH Football vs UNLV Thu 22 Thanksgiving Sun 25 UHCB, TBD
DECEMBER 2018 Sun 2 Pau Hana Concert Sun 2 UHWE 2nd concert, Orvis, 7pm Thu 6 A Mānoa Christmas, 7:30pm Thu 6 Last Day of Instruction Sat 15 Winter Commencement